…my family room interior updo

I told you I was loving this boho, California, global vibe. Well, I decided to go ahead and update with a few of the ideas that I was seeing, including using black and brass. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, but wanted to freshen up. Here is the look that I’m referring to.

It’s just a bit more ecelectic, non-symmetrical and uses more black. You still have your whites and browns and natural fibers. This above pictures is lovely, but I didn’t want to go that far. I think when you refresh you don’t want to make too many changes because for me, I won’t be able to refresh again for another 10 years!

I kept my basics and had fun with the accents.

I’m loving the light and the spring sun in this room! And watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix 🙂

…ukulele blue

Hey Guys! Whose ready for warm weather? ME, that’s who.

I feel like in order to put a room together you need to be in that space for a while to sort it out. We are not able to get to the lake as often as I would like so I try to play things out in my head. Originally, I was going to literally paint every itty-bitty thing white in the house – from flooring to stair rails to furniture. I halfway tried that. This piece below was one of the pieces that I painted white, but for months I could not finish it.

When I lose steam for a project it’s usually because it’s not right. I think I’m being influenced by all the color that I’m seeing out in the world. So. Much. Blue. Images that I’ve been drawn to look something like this:

I see so much texture and color and not everything is symmetrical. It feels comfortable and elegant. I’m really into it. So, I decided to try to incorporate the look into the main living space and it started with painting this console blue. It’s Napolonic Blue, but we call it Ukulele Blue based on, well, Reid’s ukulele that matches the color.

Yes, I need to scrape the glass. I also sanded down a white table that I painted early on because I wanted to expose some of the wood. I think natural wood works really well with this dark blue. It was a family affair to get it sanded.

And DH waxed for the first time!

I’m in love with how it turned out.

Lastly, I worked on a few smaller items – a little entry table and hanging some accessories. When doing a dark color, sometimes you need multiple coats. I used three on each of these blue pieces.

Love gold with blue. I framed this antique music many years ago with custom mats and think they work great here.

Feels better. Um, I think no curtains, DH.

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