Saturday, May 1, 2010

Do Men Always Do It First?

It probably started before Star Trek, you know, the whole "exploring where no man has gone before" thing.  Men really do have a strong sense of fearless adventure I think.

I know color is a really "in" thing right now, but my neighbor has been into it for the last 10 years that I know of.

He is an undiscovered trend setter.

This blue is really this vivid. I love it.

My Hunny did the paint job. My Hunny was not so sure about this vivid blue. For one thing it was hard to paint with. But that is probably not the first thing that my Hunny was thinking about the with this color choice. Don't you love the pillows?

How about from this direction?

Love the stain glass on each side.

Love the choice of light fixture.
It's pretty fun over here!

Just a little peak around the corner.

Actually all the rooms are pretty cool, each different but with the same bold color palate.

You know, a long time ago, when I was getting bored with my house;
I went over to my neighbor and asked him what color he would paint the living room. He said gold. I was amazed, that is one color i would have never picked.

Which prompted me to paint my living room the pretty color it is right now.

Which prompted my neighbor to go back and paint another room at his place in that theme. Of course he kicked it up a notch.
He loves art it is everywhere on every available surface. It looks good I think.

Each collection also has a theme. This is the modern, bold statement section.

 I like this corner in the living room. The living room has florals and still lifes. The art in this room is my favorite.

I could handle these paintings in my house--really I could--easy peasy. I am not coveting, yeah right, I am admiring!

I am flat crazy about the dark blue vase in that still life. The sunflowers over on the side wall kinda float my boat too.

Isn't this place fun?

Here it is. Ya'll have been waiting for this sneak peak.

fireplace mantle. I really thought this was going to be his first really BIG mistake. My Hunny painted it. MY Hunny thought maybe he was having one of those crises. Nah, just teasin.
It works, a bright orange fireplace mantle. Yes, the color is that bright.

I remember when he came home with all these armloads of flowers.

Not being indirect I just blurted it right out; "Whatcha goinna do now?"

Little laugh, "you'll see."

Darn right I'll see, wild horses couldn't keep me away.  What's he gonna do next?
Inquiring minds want to know!


Mamí♥Picture said...

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Julie Harward said...

Well, as long as he's nor trying to sell each his own, I think people should do it if it makes them happy! He really likes the saturated, bold colors! Come say hi :D

joanne said...

I am just starting to get a little bolder in my paint choices. I love this! It's got punch. Yay to the hunny for giving it his all.

Jeanie said...

That was all very fun to see. He really is creative. I love all the bright artwork and the flowers. I'm glad he let you show us.

Kathy said...

He is brilliant. I fear straying from white and very pale earthtones, I am a chicken....

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok...that title was just too compelling to not come take a peak!

Color palooza! That is just lippin' full of fun! Sounds like a fun and funky neighbor to have...the BEST kind!

Anonymous said...

Wow, bold and beautiful!!

Flea said...

SO. VERY. COOL. I love that y'all aren't afraid of color! "I have a roller and I'm not afraid to use it!"

Michelle said...

I love the bold, creativity! Such a bright, fun home. And, your Hunny did a great job.

Bluebird49 said...

He really does love a lot of color, indeed. He has a really charming home and kind enough to let you blog about it--how nice. I'm glad to see men interested in their homes---a lot of times, you just don't get much input from the men. Nice--he must be very nice.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

COOL! My husband would hate it! I love it!

Mental P Mama said...

Now that is a fun neighbor! Are his dinner parties as much fun????

Chris H said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! the colours... so bright and vibrant... awesome! That man has it going on.

Karen said...

That place is so bright and fun that I don't think I'd ever be unhappy there. It just makes me smile.

Angela said...

Oh my, I do love that blue. I would never have picked it but now that I see it I love it. It looks so fresh and bright. Loving those flowers girl. That mantel is amazing. Hubby is a fantastic painter. Can you lend him for can come too. We can sit and watch him paint while we have a pow wow over coffee..I'll have my hubby help him,lol

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love it! And I love color. My Captain would never let me paint our mantle orange. Or would he? Hmmm.....

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

The only word that adequately expresses my admiration is "WOW!" He's a genius.