As I have mentioned, I wasn't happy with the color we had in our living room and den area. It is a big space with 20 ft ceilings in the living room. So we had it professionally done and it took 5 days! I was prepared to be out of the house for 3 but 5 was pushing it. I have a 16 month old so we clearly couldn't hang around the house all day. I had seen a lot of white spaces out there that I liked so I decided to go for it. It is hard choosing a white. As you may know, there are a million different kinds of white. After much consideration and help I chose Benjamin Moore's Soft Chamois ( I can't pronounce it either). It is a fairly neutral white with a hint of grey. I would normally go for a more warm white but I wanted to offset my very warm orangey hardwoods. The first day I came home I had a slight panic attack because when you actually paint a whole room it just looks WHITE. I calmed down and kept telling myself "once you get the furniture back in, it will be fine." I now love it! I still have some decorating to do but here it is...
I have a little DIY project for over the mantle. I will post when I get it done.
That mirror was on my stair case but I decided to move it here. It might need to be moved up a few inches but don't tell the hubby. It is heavy!
It is such a hard room. Really high ceilings but not a lot of space horizontally. As you can tell also, not a lot of natural light so the white has helped to brighten.
Here is the staircase. We had the railings stained black.
Here is where the horrible cabinet hung. So now it is a blank canvas. I plan on painting that piece of furniture maybe a light grey and getting some lamps and something to hang above. Stay tuned.
Here is a before again