I mentioned I wanted to introduce chocolate as an accent color when I talked about our mood board here, and this is the exact color I was thinking of. You can see a similar pillow color I presented in our mood board:
Number 2, second from the right. The one I ended up getting is from the same Etsy shop, Whitlock & Co., but instead of a lumbar pillow, we decided to go for a larger square size that would complement our huge couch a little better.
That mustardy, chartreuse houndstooth pillow also featured in our original mood board (Numero 9 for reference) is also from Whitlock & Co.. Unfortunately, it sold out. Drat. But she does have a soft gray version that I am eyeing. Impeccable taste going on in that shop.
As far as other textiles and colors go in the room, we are creating a very neutral, soothing backdrop. Perfect for layering in pops of color, but still keeping things cozy in a way that a relaxing family/tv room should. Here’s what we have decided on so far:
1. We’re covering the walls with Zinc. It’s a Martha Stewart paint color. A warm, and quite dark gray. The family room gets a lot of natural light. A lot! Which is great, but it is important to keep in mind when choosing a paint color. We knew we needed to go a few shades darker to really get the cozy factor that we wanted and Zinc will hopefully fit the vision.
2. Although our mood board featured a taupe sofa (the Lounge from Crate and Barrel), we ended up going with a light gray microfiber. I think I let Chris ultimately choose the color and textile for the sofa. He let me have the carpet I wanted and he got to pick the sofa upholstery. It’ll be soft in every definition of the word. See?:
4. We got the Kivik chaise from Ikea we featured in our original mood board. I shopped and shopped for a great chaise that would fit into our budget and this is the winner. It was about $350 for the chaise and this dark charcoal cover. Bargain.
Those are the textiles we have in order right now. What do you think? Grim city? A little dull? Keep in mind we wanted to keep a lot of the major elements of the room neutral so that we could easily change accent colors down the road if we feel like it. Are you feelin’ it?