In addition to all of the pencil/crayon marks it also looked like someone shot a BB gun at the walls. There was lots of spackle action before I could paint. Almost 900 of you chimed in about the paint color for Greta’s closet in our reader’s choice poll, and “bold pink” won by only 90ish votes. We had a lot of fun pin-pointing exactly which pink we were going for. The pink present in Greta’s art and even in her throw is a cool pink and we knew we wanted something bold–we landed on Benjamin Moore’s Peony. It is really deep with cool undertones and almost matches the fabric in the shadowbox exactly. Here’s how it looks in Greta’s closet:
This was my first time painting with a bright, bold pink and I was surprised it took just as many coats as our almost-black walls in the living room! Even with three coats, I was still able to get by using just a quart of paint (although I ended up having to buy two because of the accident).
Now, we are crossing our t’s on the details of the closet makeover (which includes new knobs for the exterior–fear not) and can’t wait to share the plans and get started this week. Stay tuned, friends.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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