As you can see, the color came out beautifully. My Aunt and Uncle volunteered to doing the painting and the room required FIVE coats. (The lesson here is to buy paint with the primer built in) She wasn't sure of the exact color, but it's Behr.
The latest addition to this small living room is the amoire, scored at a Wickford, RI antiques shop for a whopping $300!!! My Uncle Steve nicknamed this "The Confessional" because it's nearly 7 feet tall and can fit two people inside. It also included matching bookcases but my mother didn't have any more room for them. The piece is solid and is made of REAL WOOD which is such a rarity now when buying new-er furniture.
This room needed a statement piece, and the armoire is just that. It's gigantic, but my mother did a good job with the details and scale with the remainder of the furniture in this room to make it work.
My mom has done a great job infusing her personal style and interests into this room. As you can see, she's mad about horses and the living room pays homage to her hobby.
I'm continually impressed with my mother's decorating endeavors every time I come home. Now that I'm only a stone's throw away from Newport, we are planning on reupholstering her dining room chairs and finding a solution to camouflage the retro mid-century closet doors in the condo.
Your space should tell a story about you through the things you display down to the fabrics and paint. Have you ever thought about what encapsulates your personal style? Does your space match your outlook on life, show where you've been, or mimics the clothes you wear? It should! Please share why or why not!
Happy Monday. C&H