It seems counter intuitive but painting a small beige room a dark color makes it bigger. My second bedroom is off the dining room and it became a dumping ground because I never went in there. It just felt so bleh. 

I decided it was time for a change. I made a pinterest board and started pinning things that caught my eye. A very clear pattern emerged of dark walls and hints of pink. Even as I type that I'm saying- wait, what? pink?!! 

Except for the hint of pink there was a very masculine vibe coming through as well. Along with different textures to make the space warm and inviting. 

I had been debating painting the room dark and then I went to Cape Town, South Africa and stayed at an amazing flat through AirBnB. It had all of the design elements I was contemplating and it looked fabulous. 

So, I came home and painted the bottom 3/4 of the wall dark and the top 1/4 a dusky rose. 

I'm finishing up the final touches and I can't wait to share this room with you. 

I share my progress over on Instagram, so please feel free to follow along. 

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