Friday, February 17, 2012

Excited and Fickle... Thats Me!

Well readers, so Exciting News!
I don't want to give it a big build up until i'm standing in it, BUT it looks like Casablanca will be getting an addition this year!
The situation started last year during our social season, the Casablanca saw a HUGE rise in member's and by the time Thanksmass rolled around we had a full house! As you can see from the above picture we were busting the "Grand Dining Room" at its seams.  So my good friend and Master Carpenter at the theatre Larry jokingly said "Lets add another 10 feet onto the house as I took the picture. And Readers, that's just what we've planned to do!

The new addition will be somewhere from 10-12 feet wide and 24 feet long and drastically change the house-scape. If all goes according to plan construction should begin in May of this year.  The new room will have double duty, for 364 days of the year it will act as a living room and be magically transformed into dining room for Thanksmass!
As I'm leaving the construction of the room up to Larry and his son Bryson  (aside from telling them i'd like this, that, and the other) And I KNOW I shouldn't be picking paint colors until, ya know... the studs are up... but none the less i've got colors on the brain and how they are going to change the layout of the house. Until now, i've tried to stick to period but manly colors like...
(Turquoise Blue my favorite, in the Den/Bedroom)
(Chartreuse Green in the Kitchen)
(Lemon Yellow in the Lounge)
Obviously I'm all about color, and up till now (girl friends past and present included) I've kept the fourth of these vintage colors at bay...Coral, which brings us back to here...
(Joan Holloway's Apartment on Mad Men)
 This picture really isn't the best, but her living room/ dining room is coral pink. In fact its the only time I've ever really like the color and I'm not 100% it isn't just because of the show haha!  But if pink is my only option on the vintage color palate, it will provably end up being a light shade of coral.

Unless any of you can offer up alternate color choices? 

Anybody? ...Please?



Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Wow, that's exciting news! And I love the sound of coral. What fun! I can't wait to watch every step.

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Gosh, that's a swell announcement, Mick - Congratulations! How exciting! :D

By the way, love the Thanksmass photo - even it the room is bursting at the seams ;)

Missouri Michael said...

My favorite 1950s interior picture I found in a vintage decorating book. They did grey walls, dark green furniture and drapes, with black and white accents. Although, most people don't care for grey, I think it can look very sophisticated when used correctly, and I love a sophisticated looking house!

Amber Von Felts said...

OOh! Big News! Maybe you can have a ribbon cutting ceremony (& party) when it is all done!

Zootsuitmama said...

Yeaaaaa!Mick! That IS exciting! and who wouldn't want more space to decorate! I like coral, but Michaels idea was great too! Very Art Deco-ish...but it seems like with your other decor, the coral would be very fab.

Kathy said...

Wonderful, Mick! More space is always nice. We converted a garage to a 24 x 12 extension of our living space, including two large closets, and have never regretted it. Coral sounds lovely; even a slightly darker shade would be almost a "neutral". Harmonizes with many other colors...