Okay, this week I'm showing you the after's of the family room in this months colour issue of Style at Home, it's really fun to see the transformation!
Here is what the drywall return doorways were like! These angled corners, had to go!! The adjoining family room was too narrow to make opening up this entire wall practical but we definitely opened it up twice as much.
Photography by Tracey Ayton
The console table is from Chintz and Co. This throw from the Pottery Barn.
This was the real estate photo – before we took possession.
You can see that the colour went from a blue grey to a white/greige. It's Rice Paper by Cloverdale Paint.
I always specify an eggshell finish because I like a little sheen on the walls.
One of the painters from Pure Painters told me that the eggshell finish from Cloverdale Paint was his favourite.
Since this was where the television would be, I decided that the style of sofa I was looking for was very similar to the KIVIK from IKEA so I bought it thinking it was nice not to have to wait to sit on furniture in here since we were without a kitchen when we first moved in.
Well, just in case you're considering this style, DON'T. It's like sitting on a board. The EKTORP, like the one my sister has, is very comfortable and perfect for her family room. This one, not so much.
I just ordered a new sofa yesterday to replace it so I'll show you when it arrives in a couple months.
Here's a close up of my mantle, I love the colourful artwork. More from this artist can be found here.
Terreeia and I found this little piece of art a few years ago when we took a day trip to Toronto Centre Island. I love how the single flower looks like it's forging ahead, no matter what, haha.
And here are my angel nephews William (left) and Markus (right) doing a happy dance to the musical walking bunny on the day we took possession.
The lamp on the console is Ralph Lauren and the floor lamp is from the Pottery Barn. I have specified it a few times in consultations I love it so much.
Okay, a little test for all you True Colour Experts out there, what's the undertone of my drapery and area rug?
PS. You'll see my raspberry drapes in the living room very soon!
My White Kitchen Inside Style at Home (including the before's)
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