When I first bought the ModernSauce ranch I was paralyzed with fear when it came to picking out the paint color for the living areas. I spent more money on paint swatches than purchasing the final paint color and countless hours just staring at walls squinting and imagining decorating with furniture I couldn't afford and candlelit dinner parties I probably wouldn't throw. This is the problem when you work in the home decor industry. My likes and dislikes change as frequently as Apartment Therapy posts "articles" in a day. But I finally decided on something similar to this:
Seriously, I think I really got this picture from AT
This is the picture that inspired me. It feels crisp but earthy with a mod flair and has a $2100 coat rack. I'll take it! I call it 'dirty pear' here at the ranch. Sounds yummy, right? But after a few years it doesn't seem to have that crisp earthiness anymore... it started to feel more 'dirty' than 'pear' and now it just feels more like 'zombie pit stain' green to me. To make this shade work (because I still like it in this picture) I think you have to have beautiful ebony skin which I neglected to take into consideration at the time of paint selection.
I would post a picture of my room but it's pretty ghetto right now in that I don't have a lot of furniture and not in a cool minimalism way more like an 'how are you this old and NOT have more than a couch and shitty coffee table?' kind of way. Also the camera is waaay across the room.
So I've been daydreaming about colors. Once I remembered that I'm not glamorously black I had to find another color I look good in so I took a quick peek at my avatar and thought 'Damn, I look good in dark green!" Done. Specifically a dark olive because dark rooms are super chic right now and why the hell not? We'll call it 'dirty zombie camo green.'
Miles Redd for Elle Decor (solely based on font)
Ok the gloss might end up being 'greasy zombie' after awhile...
I would really like to know the grandma that lives here. She seems like a badass. Unless a gay man lives here in which it totally changes everything and then we probably wouldn't get along.