It's the old "Save on paint by only painting up to where the rug goes" trick:
We haven't sanded and polyurethained the floor yet. maybe this weekend.
This is the front room before. They had the right idea-- paint it bright and sunny. But they sponge painted a grey over the yellow, making the tone kinda dull, especially when the sun isn't out:
Here's the front door, before.:
Ivan says, "If you're going to use bright colors, don't be a pussy: use BRIGHT colors:"
Three walls are yellow, one is orange. This room is Ivan's color scheme: I wouldn't have chosen it myself, but I do like it now that it's done.
Coming up soon: the basement, before and after.