Posts Tagged ‘family room’


Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

striking contrasts | Where is June?

{our family room}

Last week Benjamin Moore announced the Color of the Year for 2016.  And it is white.  More specifically, Simply White.  It was surprising, since there are like a billion paint colors.  But I have to say I love the choice.  Crisp and clean.  A blank canvas to build upon.  However, in full disclosure, I am totally biased.  I recently painted our family room white.  After much research and five pint size samples, I chose White Dove for the walls and Simply White for the trim. I loved Simply White because it was a true white.  The room makes me nothing but happy.

I took a risk when painting the interior doors glossy black.  My hope was that I would love the contrast.  I am so pleased with the results!  Actually, I love them.  The doors add interest to the white room.  It was a delight to read the narrative on Benjamin Moore’s website about using white and black.  It emphasizes striking contrasts and bold lines.


define with black


Well, there you go!  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I am by no means a designer, so this is kind of awesome.  More importantly, it reaffirmed the importance to follow your gut and do what will make you happy in your home.  No matter a trend or a “of-the-moment” look, it has to be right for you!

How do you feel about white walls?  Do you love it or do you need more color in your life?

A few rooms in white:

Benjamin Moore Simply White | Where is June?

{images via Benjamin Moore}

As you can see, our family room is a work in progress. It is a very large, BLANK canvas.  Still working on it.  I promise that I will post more about the room.  Including a post about our vintage sliding door into our laundry room.  It was my harebrained idea that actually worked!

**Post not sponsored. Just inspired.


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

famly room inspiration

The Serena & Lily catalog arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I devoured it during Big W’s soccer practice!  I am dreaming of remodeling our playroom into a family/media room.  Ideas are swirling in my head!  Have you made this switch over in your house?  It is so exciting to think about reclaiming that square footage for something other than LEGO storage!

I want pattern, color, comfort, and fun!  The thing is- I want it to be cohesive and well-planned, but not too matchy and not all from one store!  Simple, yet interesting.  Whoa, this is why it is exciting yet extremely overwhelming!  Let me please add that we will not be doing any of the heavy lifting {no handymen around here}, but I will be doing the planning and selection of goods.  Any tips on resources or design ideas?  I am happy to take them!

Follow the rest of the inspiration on my a room for a {family} board.

{Shop this image:: 1//Mohair Throw  2// White Pouf  3//Pewter Charing Cross Rug

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