Here were the options...
And here's the one I chose..
Winter White. While I like the other shades I found I really wanted a straight up gray. Not a tinted gray like a yellowish-gray or a pinkish-gray. This one is very light and subtle. Since the room can be dark I want it to brighten it up so I was drawn to the lightest shade on the card.
It was a toss up between this and the Sebring White and though it's sooo hard to tell here, let alone in person, that there's even a difference the Sebring is a greenish-tint and I'm SO done with greens in the living room. As you can see it's an olive-ish color now (called River Reed) and though I do love the color, I'm sick of looking at it in this space. Bring in some LIGHT!
So far I've taken down all the paintings and decor. Just have to purchase the paint and clean the walls to start. Can't wait. I think it'll make a world of difference.
Here's my idea of the overall color palette and textured feel..
I've started by "shopping" my home for things to bring in. I have lovely ikat material in a sandy color scheme that I'll be using for pillows, two wicker ottoman/seats, and a BEAUTIFUL large white lamp that I bought a while back at a tag sale that I've been dying to use for more than just a storage room light.
(It was $2!!!....wait till you see it!)
I also have a collection of vintage gold frames that I had found for the shop but just may "steal" for our room instead! I'm loving this look...
and want to do something similar so I think I'll have to keep 'em!
So there's an update.
And now just a few family photos, because the moments are too good not to share.
Isn't this incredible? The moon was so big! It was such a sweet night. Just imagine singing birds, bugs chirping, and the slightest breeze. Cheesy? Yes. But true!
My hair is a hot mess but look how cuuuute she is all snuggly.
And this one's a new favorite! She LOVED swimming in the lake. My little mermaid!