This is by no means an earth shattering before and after, but i think the feel of the space was really changed without spending a lot of money and without doing anything major. Our whole upstairs was really an afterthought, even 3 years later, and this girl has had enough!
Here we have the only space the bed can go, in front of the window, so i wanted to create a statement wall that could sort of act like a headboard, or at least an anchoring point. These maroon curtains were left over from college days, and i
With carpet and chaise. And laundry pile. I really like the bedding, it was new for the space, so i wanted to find a duvet to save money. Why yes, those are barely off white walls. Aren't they lovely?
The carpet that i need to--sorry.
The carpet that i need to work with, trying to pull out the blue/gray this go round.
Ta da! Ok, there isn't much different except the drapes, rods, art switcheroo, lamps, and duvet, and there's a big ol' bed crinkle, but i think this feels more relaxing with these tones. I think it says "a real grown up couple lives here."
More art switcheroo to bring in the cool blue, and paint sample on the wall. This color (Benjamin Moore Nantucket Fog) isn't gonna work, it is too blue and i am afraid all over will be too dark for the space. My other color contender is Baby Fawn.
That's it tucked into the art, but it's just the chip. Detail of the drapes.
Hideous 80s cream and gold furniture, though luckily it goes with the golds. I wish S would build something that would go that whole length and be a little higher. More paint sample. See free vase?
Trying to give you a better sense of the space. It isn't a large room, but it is certainly not small. There is plenty of space.
I took this sitting between the dormers so you could see how much room is at the end of the bed, and where the tall dresser is. I have a new bed skirt, but it has yet to go on.
View from behind the bed...i love when the leaves grow in b/c it hides the neighbors house. You can see their brick on the bottom right. The cat loves this view, too, and talks to the squirrels and the birds. Rather annoying in the morning when she climbs on my head to get up there.
Imagine how nice paint would look, eh?
1. Sherwin Williams Black Fox-too dark?
2. SW Earl Gray...too blue?
3. SW Roycroft Mist Gray..too light?
Better stop now...
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