Originally Posted by chinadog
I'm sure Chad will pipe in here at some point at let us know what the final decision was.
Stain finishing and painting got a little behind as the drywall guy did not show as promised yesterday (came this morning). The painters needed to get a new sprayer this afternoon as theirs died. They are sanding and then spraying the PU finish tomorrow. They are not going to be able to paint the ceiling until Monday or Tuesday as a result....Not a good idea to paint until the poly is applied... Call me to discuss tracks on Saturday - may not be a good idea to do before painting.
Not quite the final decision yet, but close, regarding ceiling and walls. I did, however, determine the sconces that I'm 99% sure I'll use - I need to go see one tomorrow, but after shooting over room colors to a couple designer friends and talking to the owner of a lighting showroom (Lutron distributor in Dallas, GA, Bud). Here you go:
Given the guy seems to know Lutron, and he says it will work with the lighting stuff you're doing, Bud, I think we're ok, but here's a link
to the Tiella fixture with specs. It mounts either for uplighting or downlighting. I'm leaning toward downlighting.
Regarding the ceiling, and wall colors, I spoke with the painter this afternoon - when they were spraying the sealer on the bar and columns - and talked over some options. The net-net.
1) Rather than color-matching the walls, I'm going to try to go a shade darker than the fabric for the underside of the soffit (wrapping to the underside of the molding). The painter feels better about flat now for the ceiling. His concern was primarily for the black on the underside of the soffits. Accoring to him - as well as the guys at Sherwin Williams - it is easy to match flat black. The problem is that if you need to touch-up, you need to roll the entire ceiling. Even though it will color-match, the newer paint will appear darker. Just the way it is, according to them.
2) I am actually considering a little change-up to the fabric. Alternating the sage green along with a taupe fabric. For example, the front two areas, right and left, being one color; the second two areas being the other color, etc... I need to see whether the soffit color will match. Not sure about this one... We'll have to see what Sherwin Williams comes up with for the shade darker.