Fridays at Home: Let’s Play Pretend

11th May 2012

So this weekend, I get to play interior designer. A friend of mine just bought a condo and asked for my help picking out paint colors and carpet. I’m so excited! He is single, and he’ll be living in downtown Houston, so I want it to be swank and masculine.

Here are my inspiration photos:

I’ve got paint swatches but am going to check out the space before making any definite decisions, so I can see what kind of light the space gets and also get a better idea of what he’s looking for. He’s already expressed interest in the 2nd and 7th photos, so I think we’ll likely do a darker gray in the bedroom and a lighter blue-gray in the living room. However, I might there and realize we need something totally different.

Either way, I’ll keep you guys updated. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Is anyone planning any sprucing up or projects for the house this weekend?

  • heidenkind

    This sounds like a trick to try to make a woman do most of the work. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You should use Catcher Block’s apartment from Down With Love for inspiration.

    • He’s paying me, Tasha! ๐Ÿ™‚ But yeah, he does not want to paint.

      • heidenkind

        Oh, that’s good! Might be the start of a new side business. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Finally hung some stuff on the walls yesterday…today I’m organizing bookshelves. Need to start thinking about drapes. Looking for something clean, modern but not too modern….

    • Good for you! If you tell me your colors, I’ll send you some pics of curtains.

  • Andi

    AWESOME inspiration photos! Enjoy!

    • Thanks! They were fun to come up with.

  • Ti

    I really like what you showcased here.

    I am really good at helping others but when it comes to my own home, not so much.

    • It can be difficult. I had been collecting ideas and furniture for a long time before I bought my house, so I had a pretty solid idea what I wanted, but I still don’t feel “finished” with certain rooms.

  • Are you kidding me?? I’m sobbing because I can’t live in that home in the first photo. Shaking my fist at the universe for being so cruel!

    Your friend is obviously very smart to have asked you for help. Can’t wait to see photos of how his place turns out after you’re done with it.

    • You’re so funny! I know, I really love that space.

      He is a smarty pants. I’m exhausted, but it turned out great. Furniture and carpet won’t go in until next week, but I can’t wait to do a bit more.

  • Meagan

    Can’t wait to have a home for you to decorate for me. : ) It will be so amazing. You have such an incredible eye for design. He’ll love it. Can’t wait to see pictures.

    • Duh. I can’t wait for you too either. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll have so much fun.