While our master bedroom and bath renovation is slowly coming to an end (thank goodness!), I've been looking back at how much the house has changed since we bought it. Take a look at how it looked then and how it looks now....
The first floor of the house is really one large room separated into 3 areas with the dining area located in the middle. We used fedora FLOR tiles in both the living and kitchen sitting areas and same style sofas to keep the space balanced and uncluttered.
The floors were refinished and stained in a dark ebony. We used Benjamin Moore's Aura paint in Thunder for the walls and Atrium white for the trim.
The same wallpaper was used in both the kitchen sitting area and the living room to keep the flow of the space consistent. The dining room table was from Cocoon, the store. We primed and painted it the same color used for the trim. We don't have a designated art or play area for the kids, all their art projects take place on this table. The built-in cabinets hold books, magazines, games and art supplies. The kids can easily grab a box of crayons and paper and set up for some coloring. The beauty of this table is that can I get out the paint roller and pan and repaint it at anytime so it looks brand new again.
Art hanging in the window provides privacy while still allowing light to flow in.
Chandelier sconces from Brocade Home hang in both the front living room and back kitchen sitting area to give the space a whimsical, yet traditional touch. Mixing botanical prints and geometric patterns render the space modern but add a warmer edge to it. It's a completely functional space for our way of living: very child friendly without sacrificing style and substance.