Internet, meet the Lavender Trim Living Room.
Otherwise known as the Gag Me With a Spoon Egads It’s So Lavender Living Room.
Don’t be fooled by the Lavender Trim’s clever disguise in these photos: it is not a soft dove grey-lavender. It is LAVENDER. Gross, fluffy 80s chiffon bridesmaids’ dress LAVENDER. And I hate it.
Who would paint trim LAVENDER? Who were these sacrilegious former tenants? It’s nothing against the color itself. It just has no business being on trim. Beautiful original ornate 1900s trim should be WOOD or WHITE.
There’s some other issues here. Beigey walls. Too many nail holes. The new AC unit which we hastily and sweatily installed during heat wave 3 (or was it 4? I’m losing track), and then lazily “insulated” with rags and foam the next day. The stuff that’s been displaced by the AC and hasn’t found a new home.
And the fireplace. So lavender. So fake-slatey. So surrounded by painted-over then badly uncovered tiles. So sad.
I’ve got great plans for her though. Involving tin ceiling tiles and an extra helping of awesomesauce. Plans which I may or may not get to since my project list grows exponentially with every Pinterest visit.
On the bright side, we have a charming bar cart!
So that’s the living room. It’s nice, and homey, but it’s got a long way to go before I would dare to say it emproudens me. (Alan’s friend just made that word up. I’m digging it).
What design woes do you all struggle with in your homes? Any good contenders for Apartment Therapy’s upcoming Style Cure?