From the primary time we considered this dwelling (see the “earlier than” picture beneath), I knew I needed to do a tone on tone search for this room. I agonized over the paint coloration (why do I at all times do this?).
In the long run, it was so value it as a result of I completely love our lounge and our household enjoys it each day—from studying books by the hearth to listening to our favourite information and doing puzzles.
I struggled with our residing house’s open flooring plan and sought out options to make every house really feel distinct and particular person. Along with including arched openings, we did a floor-to-ceiling mid-tone inexperienced in the lounge to provide the house its personal persona.
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This house is likely one of the greatest transformations I’ve ever been part of. Please be at liberty to audibly gasp whenever you see the earlier than photograph beneath.
For those who look intently, you’ll spot dozens of small adjustments, however at a look it seems that the glow-up is 90% “the facility of paint.”
Right here’s a fast overview of the remodels we did: Changed tile flooring for hardwoods, rebuilt the hearth from scratch, reconfigured lighting (and added a chandelier), and moved the air vent to make room for our big wall of built-ins.
Inexperienced Constructed-in Cabinets:
The inexperienced built-in cabinets add storage and do a lot for the room, visually. We retailer a big proportion of our kids’s toys within the cupboards in addition to our file assortment.
I opted for cabinets that aren’t adjustable, so I spent loads of time eager about how we might use them and made certain they have been large enough to show our largest artwork, information, books and decor.
This was my first expertise with customized cabinetry and it was value the additional cash and energy to me. I like how they attain the ceiling and appear like they have been at all times part of the house.
Customized Tiled Hearth:
We designed our hearth from scratch after the unique hearth obtained (unintentionally) destroyed throughout flooring renovation. I took the chance to dive DEEP into Pinterest for a mode that matched our dwelling and felt basic and conventional.
The weather of the hearth I like most because the addition of the bench to the entrance (or as my 4-year-old calls it “the stage,” haha) in addition to the herringbone brick firebox. This can be a working fuel hearth you could activate with a distant management.
I first selected the subway tile from Fireclay Tile within the coloration “Rosemary.” Subsequent, I discovered a paint coloration (Rosemary Sage by HGTV Sherwin Williams) that matched the tile as intently as I might discover. I’m actually pleased with the match, and most of all, the way it all feels very intentional and cohesive.