The tweed ottoman is a bit surprising for me as well. It's a bit masculine, but I think a little masculinity is needed for balance. Especially with hot pink. I love a feminine room, but I always like a little edge too. I've been telling you forever that I want to do a gray accent wall, and here it is:
Ta da! Talk about edge! Here's a quick reveal of the accent wall I painted in my kitchen! I love it! Such a vast improvement over the super-high-gloss-muddy-puke color it was. I don't know why landlords paint walls such awful colors, they must get a huge discount on the paint they buy. I will be in big trouble if my landlord sees this, but I don't really know what the big deal is. They paint every time someone moves out. And I actually did them a favor. The walls were in terrible shape. I sanded and smoothed the walls, and corrected a lot of the mistakes and sloppiness of the "professional" painters. Flat paint is a much better choice than high gloss when the walls are in bad shape, it doesn't show the imperfections as much. Of course, now that I am done with this wall, there are no imperfections.
This wall really needed a new life since the kitchen is open. When I am lounging on the sofa I am no longer staring at an ugly wall, but a beautiful one! I think this kitchen would be so fab if I painted the cupboards a pale gray, but I won't do that. At least the cupboards are simple. Now I am on the hunt for a screen to hide my refrigerator.