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Jan 19, 2013

silver lake is in the hoooouuuuse!

we've come a long way in a short time since buying our new sectional. in real time, about two days passed between deciding to repaint the sunroom and THIS:
in blog-time, it spanned a week or two...writing posts is a lot of work!

remember the previous linen curtain i hung in here? sigh, it went with the pinky-peach walls so nicely...

WELL, i had a gray version too - hanging upstairs in our master bedroom. so i switched them around...and it turns out the gray curtain coordinates with the newly painted walls just as nicely!

closer view of objets d'art on our ((discontinued)) side table:


when i painted the walls, i went ahead and painted the dark brown (i.e. ugly) pegboard inside the closet as well a la martha stewart. if you squint your eyes reeeeeeeally hard...it could pass for 'pretty' now!
the iron is stored in the sunroom because i procrastinate until i have a Mount Rushmore of fish's wrinkly work clothes, then sit in front of the tv to help make ironing slightly more bearable.

as for the rest of the room: if you were standing in the doorway to our sunroom...and wearing funhouse glasses...this is what you'd see:
p.s. i did not arrange that throw...K was using it to "be a tiger." he climbed up on the couch then shed his tiger-ness in a perfectly positioned heap...future home stager???

the print hanging on the wall back there is a map of chicago, c.1857...that desperately needs a grown-up frame:

even after bringing that monstrous sectional into the room, K still has a nice little area in the middle to play. 
i eventually want to add a rustic wood coffee table...or maybe some kind of large storage ottoman...but for now, we'll leave it open so K can play with his cars in the "snow."
   the imagination on him, i tell ya...


i didn't realize until looking at these pictures...it appears very cold in here so far, though the red-toned flooring does help warm things up a bit. so my goal is to add more warmth with accessories and plants...

...and art!

this corner of the room is troubling to me in that respect:

while i don't know exactly what's going to happen art-wise, these two pieces i know FOR SURE are going on the gray wall:
two completely unrelated pieces...they look beautiful together.
and i love them.

besides art, the other problem areas in this room are...

don't worry: the wheelbarrow is going -- and staying -- outside once warmer weather hits.

once we find a new media console ((with plentiful drawers!!)), the cord and dvd situations will hopefully solve themselves.

despite these few eyesores, i love love love this room after painting the new wall color! it's inspiring me to get the whole sunroom pulled together once and for all.

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and look! 
ben moore HIMSELF thinks it's gorgeous.
(...pic from instagram)


p.s....now this pic, i totally did stage the throw. heh.

p.p.s. i post tons of pics to instagram --
follow me if you like @meandering_mari!

* mari
LULU & GEORGIA GIFT SHOP

12 comments:

  1. Aaaaammmmaaazzziingg!!!! The grey is so serene and fresh!! Love it!! Your art is fantastic, too. I'm a big fan of ecclectic, what-you-love art on the walls! And, there's some pink so you still get a little!! :)

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    1. thank you laura! yes, i'm totally bringing in the pinky-peach through the art, ha! i'm a little art-crazy so i've got a bunch of options.

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  2. Yay!! I had recently pinned a room bc Silver Lake was the color in it and I love how it looks in your sunroom!So cool that Mr Ben Moore was impressed too:) Very pretty & soothing. Your kleenex box made me smile. How cute is that??!!

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    1. no way! i didn't think silver lake was a common benjamin moore color, but it should be -- i love it!

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  3. Can you please tell me where you purchased this beautiful sectional? I need it!

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    1. of course -- it's the metro sectional by room&board. :) :)

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  4. I love how the walls and couches have a neutral feel to it. It really gives off a relaxing vibe. The hardwood and darker furniture does help with adding color into the room, so you might want to add a bit of that. Maybe a lamp or so in the corner or such. As for the large toys, there really isn’t anything to do except to either provide a closet space for it or store it outside the room. Hopefully you’ve found a much easier solution for it now. Cheers!

    Steven | Valley Home Improvement

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    1. thanks steven! i managed to corral them right out the door and into the shed - victory! :D

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  5. Lovely! can you please tell me what color your trim paint is?
    -Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, it's Behr Bright Ultra White (untinted). :) -mari

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