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 firstname.lastname@example.org.