So I officially picked up the keys to our new place yesterday. It is ours to do with what we wish. We have permission to paint, and paint we will! I took pictures of all the rooms-it's basically a blank slate at the moment. I'd love any decorating feedback. If you go to the link, look at the left hand side of the screen for the 'albums'-each album is a different room. I'll write notes below with some of my thoughts, but I'm totally open to suggestions! Bathroom-not a lot you can do with this. The tile is hideous, but apart from painting it, I think we're just stuck with a pink bathroom. Dining Room-the picture of the green table settings is what we have at the moment. Instead of the brown wood table, we're going to have the slate top table that is in one of the pictures. We have a 'nature' theme kind of going through the area, so it's green like leaves and grass. We need to do something with the walls-paint color?-and it def. needs a new light fixture. I'm going back and forth between a chandelier or this light from Ikea. I'm also thinking of maybe asking a friend to do some custom art for us of woodland creatures. Entry-we have darling greeting cards that I need to frame from a friend-one says 'Hello Friends' and the other says 'Happy Trails'. I'd like to get a rug and maybe put some paint there for warmth? We have two hooks that are iron to hang our bags on (we both carry messenger bags) and we have a key hook that is also iron and looks like an antique skeleton key. Guest Room-This will be my favorite room, I'm sure. I may even make this the master. But for right now, it's the guest room. I want it black and white. The art is what we're ordering from our French artist. I want a black four poster bed with white guaze curtains, maybe a black rug (any ideas?), a black long dresser with a mirror and I would LOVE a cool chandelier in here. I'd also like vases with roses in them-maybe silk so they are cheaper?-but what vases? Milk glass? Black? Maybe white guaze curtains? And, of course, my wedding dress in the corner. Kitchen-no ideas for in here. Total blank slate. I'd love to do a retro look-maybe black and white with splashes of deep red, but we have nothing to start with. ALL ideas are welcome. Living room-We desperately need a new couch, and we're leaning towards brown-a chaise lounger on one side and maybe a huge armchair to go with it. Like, you could fit two people in huge. We have that white shelf with the owls, our favorite branch, and that's it. Oh-we have brown curtains. We need to paint-maybe tan? We need a rug-ideas? A cool piece of art for over the fireplace. Something for the side wall-maybe the buffet that we have? It tends to collect clutter.... We also need an entertainment center. Master bedroom-Our current bedspread is a pretty yellow with white embroidery. I have white and brass lanterns we can hang with candles in them, and we also have that whole set of yellow stone candle holders you can see in one of the pictures-lots of candles. It might be cool to put a fainting couch in here, or an armchair-the room is quite large. I'd love to get a sleigh bed, but that will prob. have to wait. We need a rug. Do we paint the walls? What color? I don't even know if I'm sold on yellow. I use to always think I'd have a red bedroom-our other bedspread is red and off white from Pottery Barn, but I just got this one... opinions welcome. Patio-the name of the game out here is copper. I got a copper clock to hang on the wall, and copper string lights to hang from the overhanging latice. There is a copper fire pit on clearance at Smith and Hawkin, but dh isn't sold yet.... we have a teak table we just got with a matching teak sofa, but no chairs. There are teak garden bars also at Smith and Hawkin on clearance... but again, dh isn't sold. Ideas are welcome here as well. We should have a doormat, too. The garage is all Sprout. It's going to be BEAUTIFUL. I'll post pictures when it's done, but our shelves are gorgeous, our art for it is beautiful, etc. I can't wait.