Monday, January 18, 2010

Living Room Update

Okay, so y'all remember when I asked you about painting the wood trim in our house?

While most of you voted to paint the trim, I just couldn't rationalize painting it because of it's pristine condition. Good news for Hubby. Bad news for decorating options.

Just as I was pulling together swatches for my living room makeover, I happened upon the uber stylish blog of Paula Grace Designs. Since she's a professional designer and likes to interact with her readers, I posed this question to her, "How do you choose a paint color when you have dark wood trim?"

I simply expected a quick and generic response within her blog, nothing more. Well, much to my surprise, Paula responded with an email. She requested pictures of my room as well as any furniture or artwork that would help in selecting a color. The best part, she didn't ask for any was FREE! Hey, who doesn't love free advice when it's GOOD advice.

Y'all want to know what she said?!!!!!!

Ahh, I'm not going to tell you.

But you can read about it, over at her blog Paula Grace Designs.

That's right friends, my little living room was featured in Paula's weekly advice column, Monday's Method. Can ya tell I'm excited?!!!!!

So head on over and while you're there, take a minute to look around. Paula has lots of design advice, stories of inspiration and of course, the sweetest eye candy. Hey, you may want to ask about your own decorating dilemma. Who knows you could be chosen for her next installment of Monday's Method.

Have a great week!

Sincerely, Lisa


  1. Ohh this sounds fun and I'm glad that you are sticking to your guns about not painting the trim if you feel strongly about it. It can be tempting to take a paint brush to everything though can't it? Now, I'm heading over to Monday's Method.

  2. Thank you for the positive comments about my blog and me! It is very sweet of you. I enjoyed answering your questions. Designing is what I do ~ I love it. Thank you for participating in Monday's Method. Hey, maybe one of your readers will be next!
    Paula Grace ~

  3. That was interesting. I never thought of adding a little bit of the paint to the ceiling paint. I'm glad you're not painting your woodwork. :) I am an unpainted wood sort of girl myself. I'm excited to see what it looks like when you get done (especially since I am not the one who has to do all the work).

  4. This is great Lisa! I checked out her advice and it sounds like you're on your way! Can't wait to see your progress on the room.

  5. How exciting!!! I'm going to go over to her blog and see what she advice she had for the room. It's going to be fun to watch the progress.

  6. What a fabulous experience, Lisa! And you are right, Paula Grace has an excellent eye. I love her suggestions but loved reading her blog even more. Thank you-I am so enjoying this adventure of blog and design. It is the affordable intervention I need to a weary day. xoxo Mom~

  7. How very fun for you!!! Lezlee

  8. I like the wood trim... can't wait to see what Paula Grace has to say about. I love the concept behind your blog... I think I'll follow.

  9. How nice to get good guidance. I will go over and take a look, can't wait to see the "after".