Our house has four bedrooms upstairs--the master and three others. Of those three, one is our guest room and the other two serve as Torsten's and my offices. Eventually, we plan to convert the rooms currently serving as our offices into kid rooms. If we're both still working from home at that point, either we'll both set up office in different parts of the basement, or we'll set up the guest room to double as an office for one of us. But of course the hope is that by the time we need two rooms for kids, Torsten's company will be big enough to require an actual office in an office building somewhere nearby.
The point in all this is that Torsten has decided he wants to go ahead and move his office into the basement. This has nothing to do with future kid rooms or anything--he just wants a new space to work from, rather than a space that he associates with his old job.
This actually works out great--he wants to move, he has to sort through all the crap in his office now while he's changing jobs anyway, he has a lot of new stuff to set up so he might as well do it in a new space--and plus, as I may have mentioned here before, we're hoping to have a baby sometime in the nearish future, which means that one of us would have to be moving an office to the basement anyway. So, he'll move down there now, and the room that currently houses his office will stand empty for awhile.
And... well, while it's standing empty would be a good time to paint it, no? I feel bizarrely superstitious about doing anything to a planned nursery before there's an actual baby on the way, you know? But at the same time, it would make sense to do it now, and also, I would love to do something concrete and baby-related. It would make me feel slightly better about having to wait to actually have the baby.
Also, we've decided that we want to do the future nursery in turquoise and yellow. I love that color combination, and it's nicely unisex without being boring yellow and green. Behold a couple examples of yellow and turquoise nurseries (source and source--and more pics of both nurseries at the links):
So, if we paint the room, it will be turquoise. And honestly, if something happens and the baby-having is delayed or somehow never ends up happening? I have zero problem with having at least one colorful room in our house. Every room right now is painted a lovely neutral beige, and while it works quite well, I wouldn't mind having a bit more color in our lives, you know?
So, we're thinking we'll paint it, assuming the paint and various other equipment we'll need doesn't cost too insanely much (considering the spending freeze and all). And that's where you come in.
Here are a couple crappy pictures of the room. Please ignore the heinous mess. Torsten has yet to clean it out.
See how there's that white molding thing around the middle of the walls? What do we do with it? If we paint the walls turquoise, should we leave the molding white? Or should we paint it a pale, buttery sort of yellow? Not anything too blinding, but something that would contribute to the eventual planned color scheme of the room? But then if we did that, would that look weird with the closet door in the second photo and the baseboards and the molding around the nook and the shelves in the nook in the first picture? Would we have to paint all of those things yellow too, and if we did that, would it be overkill? Maybe we should just leave it all white and then get a white crib to match?
Also, what do you think of the color scheme, in general? Are we crazy for liking this?
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