Once again, the dreams awaken and planning is beginning to take shape. The room has one window but is relatively dark. Lightening the walls will help a lot, and improved lighting is essential. As much as I love the warm rosy tones of the walls at the right, and even though it would be the quickest and easiest fix for the space, I am leaning toward the quieter mossy/beigy neutrals of the wabi-sabi walls now. Because this space is open to the first floor of the house, I want it to have a better flow.
My walls will be more creamy and have less drawing.
I will do something a little different below the wainscot molding. ...Not so dark, but having that distressed look, and I definitely think that some metallic gold touches are in order. The photo to the right has a smudgy indication of gold stenciling above the doorways and along the ceiling molding. I even have matchstick blinds on hand for a continuing effect.
Without a closet in the room, I will be using a large lowboy dresser for storage. I may or may not paint the old teak wood dresser. I hand rubbed it with tung oil decades ago, but the top was damaged with water marks when paper cups holding water were left there. Now they are just reminders of the dementia that led to their presence. I am into erasing those reminders now.
I am ready to move bravely onward.....