It is no secret, I have been itching to do a room in coral since I started dream decorating the ABCDJewelBox. I bet I have already posted a bunch of my favorite peachy-salmon-coral rooms, but I feel this idea needs a post unto itself. After years of only white, grey and black, on the walls – I could really go for this! (Do you think I could introduce pinkish-orange master bedroom?)In my single girl apartment I decorated with color – fearlessly. It was a beautiful space. I had pale avocado walls in the living and dining room, high gloss Mincemeat in the kitchen, and my walls in the bedroom were the most gorgeous shade of Whiskey. That apartment was so comfortable – it was handsome and girly all at once. I never tired of living with those shades. It makes me so sad I lived there for seven years during the film and flash era and I really don’t have any good photos of that apartment!I am friends with Barry Dixon on Facebook. The other day he posted this work in progress photo from a home he is decorating in Atlanta. WOW, it looks incredible even with ladders strewn about! Can you just imagine what the finished room will look like? Ahhhh-mazing! I could only wish I had a room that would be appropriate to paint out this way. I love how he embraced the color by painting the moldings, trim and window sashes the same color. (BTW: the color is from his own personal line of paints: “Cockscomb” BD 54 for C2 Paint.)Something I originally missed in the head-on shot of the bed (in the bedroom below) is that the room has chair rail. The window trim and chair rail/bottom third of the wall is painted out a super neutral tan to compliment the floors. Note: the crown molding is painted the color of the ceiling, perhaps with a sheen compared to the matte ceiling. The only real color in this room is saturated coral – both on the walls and curtains. As a side note: I feel like I have been noticing tone-on-tone wall color/solid curtains a lot lately in design. I almost always prefer a solid fabric that matches the walls over introducing another pattern into a space. Of course, you could always be like David Easton who says “I don’t believe in curtains anymore. I like an edited simplicity. The simpler things are, the less I feel the need to change them.” And on a personal note, you may have noticed in the WSJ House of the Day feature that I never put curtains up at the Country House. The way our home is situated, there never direct sun beating in through the windows. We have no neighbors, so it isn’t about privacy. Besides, I love the black window sashes and how they make the view outside appear as though we have seasonally changing artwork hanging on the walls. Black sashes in the new house? You bet!Images via my Peachy-Coral Interiors board on Pinterest.