In this post I’m going to cover the source list and decor ideas from the keeping room renovation we’ve completed.
If you haven’t been following, we converted a dining room that we never used into a keeping room that we use all the time. You can get details on the DIY renovation and the full reveal here:
COLOR AND CLASSICS
I LOVE color. Always have. I generally use neutrals on my walls, but then I add in bright pops of color. Color lifts my spirits at the same time it calms me – don’t know how. But color just makes me smile.
Other than mixing in a few pieces here and there, I stick with the classics where furniture and decor is concerned. I’m an eclectic soul, mixing old with the new. Fortunately, as with pretty much everything else, TJ and I are usually aligned on our decor style.
The keeping room is a personal favorite. I spend many mornings on the window seat enjoying my coffee. Take a look and let me know what you think =)
I knew from an earlier home that I wanted a comfortable, circular seating group. It’s a look I love and is always functional.
We already had the round coffee table. But the four chairs we had used with it at our last home were way too big for this new space. So we purchased two new chairs, and recovered two older ones.
BLUE AND WHITE
I ordered the club chairs from a local furniture store (Brownlees Furniture if you’re near the Atlanta area). I used a blue and white herringbone fabric. I absolutely love blue and white; it’s probably my favorite color combination and herringbone is also one of my favorite fabric patterns. My daughter was with me when we picked out the fabric and she actually found it and pulled it out to show me. Fifteen and already showing interior design talent!
I made the kidney pillows, wrapping them in a large piping. It’s an easy project that saves money and you end up with pillows in the exact fabric you need so its a win/win.
The wing back chairs came to us from a demolition job my brother was doing. They were originally covered in a pale yellow fabric. I needed a fabric on the chairs to pull together the furniture from both the living room and the keeping rooms. This one had all the colors I needed, and the chintz pattern is an updated classic that again, doesn’t ever really go out of style.
CHECK OUT THE CHANDELIER!
I found this amazing chandelier cam Ballard Design. I was lucky and found it at their outlet store. I saw it sitting on the floor when I walked in the door and I went right over and grabbed it. Sometimes you just know!
You may not get the same amazing price, but they’ve got beautiful lighting and if you keep watching their sales and outlet site you may get as lucky as I did.
The clock also came from Brownlee’s Furniture and was a gift TJ and I gave ourselves on our first year anniversary. We like it because it has both a modern and vintage look to it.
I MADE THE PILLOW FOR THE WINDOW SEAT BENCH
I ordered a 4″ foam off Amazon and used a Crypton fabric because Crypton is resistant to stains. I knew coffee and wine would be enjoyed on that window seat and I wanted to be certain I could get any potential spills out =).
The books and heirloom silver candelabra were my mom’s and the silver bowl was a gift.
More books as decor. If you need some extra books the Goodwill and estate sales are great places to get books. Estate sales are especially good for getting book collections which add a nice cohesive look on shelves.
DO YOU CLEAN YOUR SILVER?
I don’t. Not usually anyway. This tea set is a combination of a vintage tray of my mom’s and a set we purchased at an estate sale. I have cleaned and shined it, but fortunately I love the patina and its a whole lot easier to go that route!
MY NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS
The wall color is Benjamin Moore Pashmina.
The ceiling color is Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls
The trim is Benjamin Moore White Ivory.
If you have any questions or if you’re interested in anything I didn’t cover, you know how to get me . . .
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