I recently worked with some clients that had so much going for them. They had a beautiful home they just recently moved into and new furniture ordered that was to arrive shortly. The only problem was they didn't feel that the colors that the previous owner had painted on the walls went well with their furnishings and style. They were open to any ideas I had for them because they just didn't know where to start!
After they gave me a tour of the home and I was able to see their personal style and the colors that they seemed drawn to, I began laying out some base colors for them. I like to start with one color that will be the "new white". They agreed they didn't want any white walls but rather something warm that complimented their furniture but didn't make the rooms too dark. I chose Sherwin Williams, Latte #6108. They would paint everything this color except for the few areas we decided to add a punch of color to.
These were the pillows that I used as inspiration for the accent wall in their living room. They had samples of the sofas they ordered and together with those, the pillows and the area rug that also had some blue in it, I chose S.W. Meditative #6227.
This would go on the wall in the living room that was the natural focal point with the beautiful fireplace and also housed the TV. I also recommended they paint the sides of the fireplace white to match the mantle. This would allow the fireplace to stand out against the accent wall.
We discussed window treatments and it was my recommendation that they get some soft white panels to keep the windows light and to allow them to not be in competition with the other colors in the room.
In the dining room, they had a beautiful antique buffet table. The room has a niche in the wall where they placed a large mirror. I recommended that they leave the mirror there (love it!) and to paint the inside of the niche black to match the table and chairs and to stand out against the frame of the mirror. They looked at me a little strangely when I suggested that, but I explained that the wall opposite the dining room was the living room blue wall and that it would be important to keep it somewhat neutral while still showcasing this fun space. The black is S.W. Caviar #6990.
They carried the Latte color throughout the rest of the lower level and on up the stairs.
It really warms up the loft area and looks great against the bookshelves they chose to put there.
The other place that we decided to add color to was the loft office.
This was the piece of art that I used as inspiration here.
The Meditative color ended up being the perfect choice for this room as well. They loved only needing to purchase 3 total colors while still having each space look special on it's own.
I just love their beautiful furnishings and accessories. This home certainly reflects their personal taste and personality now. I believe they'll choose to live here for many years to come. If not, I want to know when they're selling! I love this home!