I am beyond excited to share with you the progress we are making on the living room. About a week ago AJ suggested that he take the kids to visit his parents in upstate New York and I take the time to stay home, relax and get things done. I just about passed out at his absolutely inspired and incredible idea… and then kept telling myself that something would make it never happen. Well, long story short, I got two days by myself. It was glorious. I used quite a few hours to almost complete the painting in the living room and I’m just dying to show this transformation. Come on in…
Remember when we bought the house and the living room looked like this:
Well now the room is a little lighter and brighter now! I took down the curtains, stripped the wallpaper and painted the built-ins Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. The walls got a coat of Light French Gray by Sherwin-Williams. The jury is still out on the wall color. I’m considering changing it to a more greige (gray / beige).
I’m in love with how the space is turning out. I’m feeling a little stumped with how I want to proceed with colors and patterns… I want loads of white (shocker) with punches of navy like in the built-ins. You know I generally like things calm and fairly neutral.
I’m trying to really work on making this space very “us” so yesterday I ordered six 5×7 prints from CVS and framed them. I used all of my faves in the blue / white / green color scheme of our family. I have a couple wedding photos, a couple photos my friend Heather took of us almost two years ago and some I took of the kids.
Well, that’s how the space is coming together! Here are some ideas I’m toying with to continue working on the room… with nothing set in stone:
- Big comfy slipcovered chairs instead of the armless ones (which I would relocate to use as the head chairs for the dining room, I think)
- Curtains… no idea what yet.
- Cover the bench cushions that are currently in the basement in a fabric that is mostly white.
- Add in pillows galore on the couch and window seats to add a little color and texture.
Do you have rooms like this that just slowly evolve over time or do you generally make all your decisions quickly?