But now since I'm getting my VERY OWN place where I don't have to re-paint the walls back to their original color when I moved out, or worry about re-spackling the walls from nail holes from pictures, I'm gonna go crazy decorating! LOL Currently I have NO pictures on my walls. Yep, three years in this cavern and I still haven't decorated it! Well, what can you do with wall-to-wall mocha colored carpet (which I do like) and ALL walls painted a strawberry chocolate milkshake color??!!! Seriously, put anything up against it and it looks PINK. I don't do PINK!!!
So, today my wonderful Realtor Debbee met me at MY house so I could do some measurements for curtains (just thinking about the kitchen right now) and I also made general room measurements and took a boatload of pictures so I can begin to figure out where I'm going to put what. Sorry, not sharing those pix 'cuz they are b l u r r y. :-( My camera battery was almost toast so I didn't use any flash and was trying to hurry and, well...)
Last Saturday DeAndrea and I spent an hour or so at Joann's Fabric browsing through their bolts of fabric and sample pieces hanging like a rainbow-plus of colors of placemats for their "special order" fabrics. And of course, I found a couple pieces in the spendy stuff that would work with the color scheme I'm wanting. So, for five bucks each, I rented the samples for a week (I do get my five spot back) and promptly tacked both up on my cubicle wall at work to see which one annoyed me after a few days. While I was at it, I figured I would get some input from my co-workers.
This first piece was a favorite of my two immediate neighbors and I delighted in telling them each time someone would vote "against" their favorite. These Stripes earned 7 votes.
Here's what one gal said against the Stripes:
- "The Stripes look dated. Very Brady-ish" uh oh...
The second piece was a great conversation starter...and I decided to jot down the responses I got. Amazingly, the first two guys to vote like the Swirly!
Here are some of the statements I got from the TEN people who voted for the Swirly pattern:
It has character (male)
It's alive (male)
It's interesting (male)
I like it 'cuz I'm into modern and wild (female)
I like it 'cuz it's out of my comfort zone (female)
There were actually two negative comments about the Swirly...can you imagine?!!
It reminds me of the carpet at Vegas (male)
It makes me dizzy (female)
(these walls aren't yellow yet...this picture is the product of no flash, bad lighting and improper white-balance on the camera.)
Ok now, VOTE! Swirly or Stripes???