They asked for my help to decorate the living room and kitchen (office and bedrooms down the road). They wanted warm colors and cottage cozy rooms. I've added a couple shots, taken with my iPhone so the quality isn't great but it gives you just a tiny peek at the spaces. What you miss in the kitchen is the gorgeous farmhouse sink, pantry wall, and built-in banquette in the eat-in nook. What you miss in the living room is the light filled second seating area, french doors to the office and large wall of built-ins. The homeowners were a bit stumped as to why the kitchen cabinetry didn't look like they envisioned. You can see the trim is a bright white, the cabinets cream and the walls a taupe, almost mushroom gray, all great colors on their own, not so great when combined together. The family room is pretty much a blank canvas except for a pair of new chairs and sofa. But it doesn't currently flow well with the adjoining kitchen.
As for the living room, the plan is to lighten the walls in the same color as the kitchen. I gave them several options for cream colored paints to try. Paint is tricky and needs to be seen in the light of the
I will be sharing more of my process and how I approach decorating a room in the weeks ahead. I have several projects that I'm excited to show you. Plus a really amazing before and after too, coming this fall. (Steph, that is you. Get ready!! :)) I actually cried seeing the results and it's not even my home. Haha. Back soon....
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Antique chest styling on the inspiration board for the family room by the talented Marianne Simon