I know we're in the middle of the Living Room and Breakfast Room makeovers, but some of you are reeeally observant, and have noticed in some of my posts that the Den (or Family Room, whichever you like to call it), is a different color. And since we've got a few unexpected changes in the mix for this room, I figured I'd better get you up-to-date. (So relieved, right? Now you can sleep easy.) Everyone knows you can't show Afters without Befores....so here's the Den....Before....
No, you don't need to adjust your screen, the walls really are that orange. And no, this isn't the previous owner's doing. I chose it. In 2005
The gallery wall started as a square above the couch, but gradually grew to cover the full wall. It was fun to look at, and guests always loved checking it out, but it started to feel like a family shrine. And the black frames weren't helping with the darkness problem.
Adding lighter furniture, white throws and slipcovers helped, but I was just over the wall color. And over that
If you've been around here for awhile, you probably recognize some of these pieces, as they've since moved to other rooms.
And while I still think the gallery wall is cool, I'm over it, too. Anyone need 52 black frames?
You think I'm colorful now? Check out the palette I had going....remember when the Kitchen was muddy green?
And this sweet pass-thru with the oh-so-useful wet bar....
You may remember the contractors ripped it out, too. (It was a busy four days!)
I can't leave you with a demo image...so we'll go back to the beginning.
And there's our Den....before it's paint makeover last Fall. That I'll show you