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Gold, White & Navy. <– my jam.
Allow me to explain. It’s no secret that we are trying harder to decorate with intention around here. We feel like we are slooooowly trying to define our style and not just “buying to buy” because something super cute is on clearance. I’m definitely not saying I want every design decision to be a labor of extreme thought and planning (no fun!), but I also don’t want to make spur-of-the-moment decisions that lead to design regret. My new rule? Only buy something that I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEE. If I’m in a store trying to convince myself that an item will work, especially because the price is right — I PASS (sometimes sadly). If something catches my eye in the store and I feel like it’s unique, the price is right, and most importantly, it’s “so me“, then it’s fair game to scoop up! It’s crazy how many items I have passed on this summer, which ironically makes me really proud because it means I’m shopping with intention and hopefully (fingers crossed!!) I will be feeling less design regret in my future. I’ll keep you posted on that part.
For now, allow me to introduce you to an item that recently passed the “Shopping with Intention” Test <– with flying colors might I add.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10814"]
This is the actual photo I snapped in Goodwill to send to Casey. Once I saw it, I knew I wanted it and when I spotted the $4.99 price tag, I was even MORE excited to take her home.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10810,10809"] I love the shape and geometric/glam thing this table has going on BUT black just doesn’t work in my space. I immediately knew I wanted to add some color to this table so I could add it to my office. Hmmm… back to that making design decisions with intention thing.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10799,10797"]
I searched on Pinterest for rooms with navy couches and took note of the color combos. I find myself being drawn to more neutral color schemes lately with smaller pops of color. The whites + golds + a pop of navy consistently caught my eye.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10796,10798"]
I have a lot of silver in my house and don’t really have any gold. To be honest, I was always a little nervous to mix & match the two but really loved the look of subtle pops of gold. But enough of being too scared… gold here we come!! And for $4.99, now was the perfect time to try!
Inspiration Photo viaIronically as I searched for more navy + gold inspiration, this outfit popped up. Then it all clicked! Gold, white & navy are so me. Like literally sooooo me. I headed to Lowe’s to pick up some paint for the table makeover. I wanted to mix and match the navy and white color swatches from the store to see which white would be the perfect pick for this gold, white & navy project. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="11006,11004"] Their new HGTV Home paint selection is HUGE…. so many options (and I love how they’re grouped to help navigate and make picking paint a lot less intimidating)!! I chose some of my favorite navy and white swatches and brought them home to mix & match with a little pop of gold. Decisions, decisions! I ended up going with a quart of HGTV Home Sherwin Williams “Pure White” (SW 7005). I put 3 coats of the Pure White (satin finish) onto the table top and my $4.99 table suddenly looked exactly how I hoped it would (maybe even a tad better!?)[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10814,11109"] [gallery type="rectangular" ids="11315,11391"] Who knew a few coats of Pure White paint could make such a dramatic difference in transforming an affordable piece to the perfect piece for our space? I’m in LOVE and don’t anticipate any design regret on this decision!! Tomorrow I’ll be revealing ALL of our new office updates. Spoiler Alert: this $4.99 treasure is in very good company… ]]>