9.08.2009

Still Not 100%

I've been a big tease long enough and decided to show a little bit of my new family room. Now, like the title of my post says, its not 100% done but I just wanted to show some pics in the process. I finished my pillows too- made a dragon one, and some yellow and white striped ones- love them!

Ok, no more talk here is the new paint color:







Still need to do:

-find large enough baskets for the top shelves

-ask the landlord if we can get more shelves because we only have five for each side, hence the large space in the middle

-re-work the shelves because something about them is bothering me.

-find fabric for the new side chair I got- the blue and white stripe will be moving to the bedroom


Other than that a few more tweaks here and there, but I'm loving the color and my new pillows.


Hope you all had a nice long weekend!!

35 comments:

Laura@JourneyChic said...

I adore the paint color! What is it? Nice job with the pillows, too.

Perhaps laying some of the books on the top shelf flat will make it all look a bit less vertical.

You're so lucky that your landlord has allowed these changes! Hope he doesn't make you repaint it white when you leave!

LindsB said...

Laura, I need to move the books around- I think you are right, something less vertical would be great. After I finished painting I pretty much just threw everything back up there, so it does need a little overhaul. It always take a fresh set of eyes to get my mind made up- thank you for the suggestion :)

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love that paint color! It looks so good and I love the yellow striped pillow! Thanks for sharing.

paula said...

It looks amazing! I see this and I just love the color, I so wish I could commit.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Linds,

It's coming together so great. I love all of it! Especially that you picked one of my favorite fabrics for the pillow! Love all of it!!

Emily said...

That blue fits right in for fall and the room looks great! Check Homegoods for some baskets, I always have luck there. So wish I could paint the new place but we are not allowed. Now if only I could buy a place to do a total renovation!

Meg said...

I love it!!!! Looks great ;)

Sweet Nothings said...

looks fantastic!!! :)

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it. Looks so great. What color are your walls? They look similar to mine (Monterey White by BM). Love the pop of color behind the bookshelves!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

It looks simply gorgeous...the mixed fabrics for the pillows, the drapes behind, the lamp and its light, the color on the shelf wall. Beautiful and sophisticated! If you don't get more shelves to divide the larger area perhaps larger artwork or even hanging the artwork up higher in the space would work.
Love it! Janell

Yansy said...

I love, love, love it all! It looks amazing, that color is fantastic. Oh, and can I get some of your pillows? Pretty, please.

Erica and Dave said...

Love the paint color and the magazine holders. I need to get my hands on some of those. Where did you find them?

my favorite and my best said...

looks awesome!!! the pillows, the paint..it works nicely.

Kristin said...

Come decorate my house... please!!!! :) You're fabulous.

Lauren said...

LOVE IT!!! It's looking so gorgeous!!! Love the walls with the blue!!! So perfect!!! Such fun energy & color!!!!
xoxoxooxoxox
awesome!!!!!!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Love the teal in the bookcases. the pillows are great colors!

LindsB said...

Erica and Dave- they are from Ikea- I just painted them white and added a little tag on the front.

Thanks everyone for your nice comments, I'm glad you all love the bold color I went with :)

Nanci said...

I do love the color, much more of a statement then the last color!

Devon said...

Your landlord is LUCKY. Because you have made this rental a home. It's elegant and gorgeous. Am loving that the blue is an accent vs. a completely overwhelming color. You show such great restraint.

pve design said...

I love that blue and would love to see a stripe, painted horizontally, where the mantel is, a gray blue stripe.
The shelves could be a thicker wood or you could always add a chunky molding. Baskets at home goods
or TJ Maxx.
pve

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love it! Did you see the Elements of Style post? She did a book niche in that same color. I know you thought of yours before you saw it, but I thought that was funny.

Haven and Home said...

Looks F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!! I just pillow for a client that are almost identical!

Rachel said...

Love it!! I painted over the weekend, but nothing bold like this color!!!

inthetweeds said...

It's looking great! LOVE the peacock blue color. If your landlord doesn't provide extra shelves, maybe hang a picture or picture grouping in the "expanse"? How fun! The new pillows look awesome too.

KatyO! said...

looking good!!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Looks wonderful!!

Hey, saw your comment over at Blue Hydrangea about the silhouettes. You need to do a blog tutorial on how to make them! ;)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I love it...stepping out! Great ideas to finish it off with too!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This looks fantastic, Linds! I love your color palette so much and your collection of pillow is so pretty.

carlee said...

Wow. From what I can see this is looking amazing! You could not have picked a better color in that area. It truly makes everything pop! Also, I need that striped pillow.

pink-to-green said...

Everything looks fantastic! I love your organized magazine holders and the paint color really makes the space pop! Great job, can't wait to see more!

Freckles Chick said...

I *heart* this room! WOW. I am not kidding you when I say that I really thought it was a room from the glossy pages of a mag. That's what I get for looking at pics before reading the text. =]

Esp. love the blue built-ins background & the detailing on the fireplace surround.

Caitlin said...

It looks so wonderful. I love all the splashes of color and that is a great blue you went with.

I think I need to go organize my book shelves now. YOu are totally inspiring me.

Peacock Feathers said...

I love how you painted the shelves! They look fantastic.

No.35style said...

it looks so good..love those pillows!

domestikatedlife said...

I'm always scared of peacock, there's a fine line when that blue comes a little to bright -- but this is perfect! I love it!