Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Design Dilemma {Update}

I've made a little progress on the former wet bar situation in my new condo.

When we last spoke (here) about this little space it was looking pretty sad. 
The former owners had taken out the wet bar (see the plumbing?) and put in a sweet makeshift "desk" using a piece of plywood covered with peel-n-stick stainless steel sheeting.  So chic :)
The walls were also very yellowish.  You can see my paint samples sitting on the mantel.  Not yellow. 
Everything has since been removed from that little niche, the walls painted a crisp white (BM Distant Gray) and I bought this little chest that fills the space nicely and provides some great storage.
(sorry about the crappy iphone photos)
You guys gave me a lot of great ideas for the space and some of them are still very strong possibilities. But I needed to get the living room sort of finished and this works for now. 
Many of you suggested shelves...like some rough, natural wood floating shelves like these:
My {adult} kids voted for a bar like the one below.  Shocker ;)

But since the space is right next to my bookcases where there is already a lot going on, I decided that adding shelves so close to the bookcases just wasn't right for me. 
I need clean and simple.

I shoot a lot of photos around town...if you follow me on Instagram, you already know this.  These two below are a couple of favorites from the beach at Pacific Palisades and the Hollywood sign on a cloudy day.
I ordered a couple of prints and had some custom mats cut at a local framing shop.


Far from professional, but I like them and I think they look nice in the space. 

So there you have it. Design dilemma solved for now.

  You know I'm not a designer, so I can't really call it "styling", but I'm always "restyling" (aka changing stuff around) here, so it hardly ever looks the same for very long.  I change my mind a lot....do you?

Hope you're having a great week and as always,
thanks for stopping by.