It’s dark and moody, but the undertones keep it friendly. In fact, I loved it so much that I didn’t stop with just the one wall (as you can kind of see in the above photo). In a quick, last minute message to Chris at work, I said, “we gotta do all three walls.” To which he replied without hesitation (the man tru-usts me), “go for it!” And I did. Without equal hesitation and no regrets, the wall with the large window got a coat of Crave:
And also the third wall that makes up the living room:
The paint job has completely transformed the room from our original purple paint job.
And it is eons better than our big, boring beige mistake we tried out last week:
We can now look at the room and sigh and say, “Of course!” Like we finally pinpointed what we wanted the room to feel like all along.
We would still love to add some paneling to the wall down the road, but the new darker color (especially now that there are three walls of it) really needs no additional accent. So, we are going to focus on rebuilding the room and continue to think about the paneling.
It was a risky move, we realize. And maybe a color (tone?) that isn’t for everyone and definitely not for every room. But for us, the risk paid off. Big time. Are you digging the new darker digs? Or maybe you have already unsubscribed from future posts out of fear. Ha! We can’t wait to add some accessories in here and really make the room sing.
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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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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