So, it's hard to believe, but our lease for our first LA place is almost up! And our tenant in Brooklyn wants to renew for another year! So we've decided to move into a fab little apartment (yeah, yeah, yeah...I know I was all "I WANT SPAAAAAACE" when we got here, but now "I WANT CHEAPPPPPER RENT!").
So, we're moving into this killer new apt building in Glendale called the Icis (you know, like the Earl of Grantham's dog!???).
Needless to say, I'm pretty darn excited about taking on a new design project, and I've decided I want this new joint to be a little jewelbox of B-O-L-D.
Like, the minute the door opens, I want your ass standing there, jaw on the ground, and the first words out of your mouth to be "WHOA."
And so I've decided I want to paint the whole main living area--dining, kitchen, and living room--black. Or dark inky/navy blue. I can't decide. And basically I have a ping pong game in my brain every day when I think about it.
On team blue, we've got:
The JK Capri Hotel in Italy (via)
Source unkown (via Pinterest)
via Rue Mag
And representing team black, we've got some doozies too:
via Lonny Mag
via Brendan Wong
And now to confuse this shit even more, I found these photos which basically make me weep with envy and lust and put me in a catatonic drool-like state. And apparently, though it looks black as goddamned night to me, the designer, Cathy Echols says the whole shebang is painted with Farrow & Ball's Tanner's Brown!? Huh? Shit, now I got brown on the brain too. Also, THIS IS ONE OF THE SICKEST APARTMENTS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
Above images by Jack Thompson for Paper Mag
I bow down to you, Cathy Echols.
But now I'm more confused than ever. Though, whether I choose black or blue, I know I want to go heavy on both colors in the place. With some accents of burgundy and, natch, gold as well.