You can kind of see the family room behind my loves in this picture (also the previous dining room color)
Here is another one:
Basically, it is a light green color... kind of similar to a cucumber-lime lotion color. There is wood paneling half-way up the wall. The built-in bookcases are super dark. There are exposed beams on the ceiling and hideous posts that separate the family and dining rooms. On the positive side, the carpet is fairly new and awesome! The furniture (that came with the house), not so awesome.
My plan is to lighten it up significantly! I'm also going to get new furniture and create an awesome (hopefully) DIY piece. Here are some inspiration pics... In the first picture, I like the neutral tones and different fabrics. I like layering curtains with blinds on the windows. I LOVE the chair!
The lighter built-ins really make this fireplace stand out! I also like the sofa table and the curtains over the doors.
Traditional Family Room design by Portland Interior Designer Jenny Baines, Jennifer Baines Interiors
Check out these exposed beams... Love it or hate it?
So, those are my inspiration pictures. Now, I need a little assistance with my fabric! I am completely torn on which way I want to go!
My paint color will be one of these (or similar):
One more question:
Does anyone actually have IKEA's Ektorp Sofa? I've read mixed reviews on it. Mike is 6'3" and people have said it is dwarfy... Also that it is not as comfortable as it looks. Anyone have personal, real-life experience?
Also, anyone want to come over on Black Friday and help me ;o)