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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Playroom Progress!

Slowly but surely, our playroom is coming together!  Here is a quick update on our progress so far:

I decided on a color palette that uses my current favorite color combination, navy and coral.  The colors are cheery and neither too feminine or too masculine. 

I already had my sofa, which is upholstered in this navy and beigey-gray fabric (like Lulu DK Chant but upholstery weight(!) and significantly cheaper):

I knew I wanted to do navy and coral but hadn't found the right fabric to tie the two colors together until I spotted this fabric.  It was love at first sight, so I decided to splurge on it for my windows.  I justified its expense because of my inexpensive sofa fabric.  The fabric has both warm and cool tones, which is necessary since there is also a camel leather sofa in the room (it came with the husband, as leather sofas tend to do).

63-inch repeats always make fabric buying more fun.

The walls were previously painted a tan-ish neutral that just dragged down the space.  So after testing lots of samples, I found the perfect color.  It's gray but warm, which is necessary with the leather sofa and beige carpet. Worth noting:  don't chose paint colors on a whim.  Take the time to try different shades on your walls and see what happens to them with each hour of the day.  It is remarkable what can happen as the earth rotates.  If you feel stumped with paint colors, I'd recommend learning from Maria Killam.  Her book is such a great resource.

Bookshelves are hung (more on that later).

Baby berts are already beloved by two little children.  They are the perfect size for a high gloss white Ikea Lack end table-turned-desk.

Stay tuned for more progress!

And if you live in the Charlotte area, I would love to help you design a room in your home!  Email me at


Sadie + Stella said...

Your play room is going to be fabulous!!!

Kelley said...

Hi! Just wondering if you would mind sharing the source for your sofa fabric? I love it! Thanks!

Lindsey Suggs said...

Super cute! Do you mind if I ask if your pillow is from Tarjayyy? I have one just like it on my bed. Love the fabric you chose to pull your color palette together!

Julie said...

I love it! I can't wait to see the finished project. It's already come so far.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Love the baby berts chair!

Meredith M. said...

Love everything and those baby Berts are killing me! Would it be weird to buy one if we don't have kids yet???

Matters of Style said...

Kelley- I cannot find the fabric anywhere anymore. It is Hollin Gate Mengikat, but the navy colorway doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Lindsay- yes!! Tarjay!!

Meredith- I know, they are so cute. Can you buy for a niece or nephew?

LindsB said...

Such a pretty playroom- I really love the wallcolor (or the color thats showing up on my computer) I can tell that it goes well with the fabrics you picked out. I cant wait to see the rest of it when you are finished!!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This room is gorgeous! I love love your color palette! And those baby berts are adorable! CANNOT wait to see it in person! xoxo

goheels83 said...

Ahhhhhh it looks so good! Can't wait to come over and see it!

Christine said...

I was hoping you might share the source of your floral inspiration fabric. I've never seen anything like it.

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