This is my favorite room in the house because it has french doors that lead to the wrap around deck over looking our yard & pool. When we moved in there was SO MUCH BLUE - it didn't feel warm & welcoming to me and I knew this is where my family would be spending most of our time.
This is what the room looked like when we moved in.
Apparently carpet in the middle and ceramic tile on the outside of the room was a popular style back in the 80's when this room was built. Well it's not 1980 anymore and this look had to go!
Back to Lowes we went for a new color to take over the walls. I fell in love with this color immediately and thought it was exactly what I was looking for to warm this room up!
It's called Pink Chocolate:
So we ripped up the carpet, smashed all the tiles and painted the walls.
Apparently the room used to be bright purple as you can see behind the fireplace - what were these people thinking?!!!!
Next it was time for a new floor. I really love the look of hardwood floors but knew this room would need to be able to survive not only toys and kitty claws, but it would also need to be able to withstand the occasional wine spillage :) We chose a laminate floor in the color "Red Rock Cherry".
Next add in some furniture and fresh flowers and we have the perfect family gathering room!