Also I'm always inspired by Studio McGee and House of Jade. The goal was to create calm and bright spaces that felt relaxing in the midst of a chaotic (but fun) life with young kids. In the past I've always decorated with color but I find as I get older and as life gets busier, I'm increasingly drawn to calm palettes. It's been a fun departure from the bright spaces of my past!
I thought long and hard about adding shiplap to the entire entry but in the end decided against it - budget was one of them! - and we can also go back and add it at a later date if we want. I had the un-shiplapped walls painted white to match the shiplap and unify the space. It looks so fresh and clean - we love how it turned out!
Basement and Play Room
Wall Color: simply white, Benjamin Moore | Built in Color: Kendall Charcoal, Benjamin Moore | Built in Hardware: Pottery Barn Boulevard Collection (i think sadly it's sold out) | Sectional | Wallpaper and Roman Shade Fabric | Zebra | Sofa Pillows: see my IG post here - all sources are tagged and all of them are shops i found through instagram | Oversize Clothespins: see my post here and you will also get a peek at the "before"
Our next projects include the dining room which we've made good progress on and the office which has a ways to go. Transformations definitely don't happen overnight and there's a lot of ugly - even in designers' own houses - before the pretty stuff comes!