Not everyone loves color, but there is something to be said about how a room full of fun and playful color makes you feel. You can’t help but smile upon entering this family room we recently completed in Kaysville.
The color scheme is unique and fun. The playful mixture of orange and pink is offset with the apple green and blue. Color is kept mostly in pillows and accents to make the room easily changed just by playing with a bunch of fabrics….again. That really was the fun part in this room. We loved working with the client to find just the right balance for what she wanted. It’s a livable, comfortable room without being over the top and overly trendy. And can you even tell this is a basement?! It’s so bright and colorful that it feels like the sun is pouring in.
One of our favorite elements in the room is the DIY console table made to double as a bar. The pop of orange barstools bring color to the back of the room.
The focal wall is offset slightly with a soft and neutral accent color just to bring in a little depth to the room. Adding the finish work creates just enough detail to keep it interesting. An accent wall makes much more sense when there is a nice detail to accentuate.
To keep the budget in check we kept the artwork simple and went with a cleaner look (it balances out all the color to not have so much on the walls). We did this cute DIY project with fabric circles to bring color and texture to another area in the basement.
And don’t you just love the penny round backsplash from Ann Sacks we did in the kitchenette.
Here’s a few most snapshots of cute details of the room.
Do you love color or a more muted scheme? Either way, I think you’ll agree that this is an inviting family room bound to attract kid’s friends (for those mom’s who want the kids to play at their house to keep an eye on them!).
LIV for fun.
After our post Monday featuring the gallery wall Pam and Deboni created leading up a staircase, we thought it’d be a great idea to talk about other ways to display your artwork and photography creatively. The photo above was taken at the home of one of our favorite photographers, Sara Boulter. She is also the talent behind the images you’ll see in Room Recipes.
This wonder wall is a fabulous way for her to show off her crazy mad skills and it works so well with the chalk board wall. Kudos to her for such a lovely photo wall made up with her instagram shots.
This wall caught my attention because of the neutral pallet and the blend of similar frames used to create a subtle, structured look that compliments the danish modern dining table and chairs.
The inspiration wall created by smitten, is a great idea for any creative person who has a steady flow of visual inspiration flowing through their workspace. Washi tape makes this idea easy to keep as fluid as your creativity.
Not sure you want to commit to placing frames on the wall? Adding rows of narrow shelves could be the perfect solution to achieve the look while having the ability to mix things up on a whim.
I like seeing object mixed in with the frames for a little whimsical and unexpected interest. Like the key in the image above, or the clock in the nursery below.
Want us to come out and create a gallery wall in your home? We’d be delighted. You know where to reach us.
Our very own, very talented Tonya Olsen’s book is about to hit bookshelves in a matter of weeks so now is a great time to hop on over to Amazon and pre-order your copy today.
We’ll have a few more sneak peaks coming your way, but for now – a little blurb from Amazon to get you as excited as we are for the big launch.
“From exciting entryways to DIY dining rooms, these tried-and-true interior design recipes are the ultimate resource for homeowners looking to spice things up or decorate a space from scratch. With this book, creating a show-stopping master suite or home office is as simple as cooking dinner—just follow the instructions! Turn your house into your dream home one room at a time by incorporating these no-fail recipes for delicious designs.”
We are using beautiful furniture created by Benchmade in our upcoming parade home and we absolutely love the quality and selection of upholstery for this versatile furniture line. We are using an upholstered bed for that ultra inviting and comfortable feature that makes anyone and everyone want to curl up and read in bed. We can’t wait to show you the parade home.
“Benchmade by Brownstone creates furniture to be enjoyed today and for generations to come. We source our materials from all over the world and use very skilled labor to manufacture your product the Benchmade way, and while all the designs are often inspired by the best of the past era, they adapt and define to ensure that each piece is versatile and timeless.”