Monday, September 14, 2015

Going Gray

We have been living in our house for almost three months now and (in between all of the wedding festivities) we have been slowly changing things in the house. One of the first things we did was paint the main space. We knew right away what we wanted to paint the living room, foyer and upstairs landing because the builder grade off-white made us crazy. All the tans and browns happening were too much. We decided to hire out this paint job since we have extra tall ceilings and there was no way either of us were willing to get up that high to paint. I mean look at these pictures. No thanks.
We decided to go with a light gray throughout the main spaces to make it all one cohesive color. We may even carry this color in other spaces, but we figured we can do that ourselves since they have lower ceilings. The name of the color is Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore that we had color matched to Sherwin Williams paint. We went with a no VOC paint so that we have less toxins living in our house. Below are pictures of what this space looked like before paint.
And here is what it looks like now after paint. It is amazing how much of a difference a little paint can make. 
You can also see a glimpse of what our living room looks like currently. When we moved from Louisiana, we got rid of most of our furniture knowing that we would buy new when we got a house. We bought the sectional couch from Nebraska Furniture Mart which is a huge furniture store in the area. They had a bunch of different selections, but we really loved the chaise lounger so we ended up with this one. We also got our entertainment unit from there which has been great so far. The yellow rug-I am so in love with. It started in the bedroom, but we moved it into the living room and it looks amazing. Moving it has made figuring out the bedroom really hard, but we spend more time in the living room so I am glad we moved it out there.
The space that had the biggest transformation was on the steps so here are the pictures side by side. The gray really makes the place feel warmer and more inviting. We are so in love with this color it has made choosing other colors difficult. Our painters even commented saying how much they love the color and I am sure they see a lot of colors!
So that is the story  about how a little paint changes the whole space. We have some other dreams for this space so I am sure we will update you on it more soon!

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