Saturday, April 28, 2012


Yesterday, I shared an inspiration photo for my friend's built-in cabinetry. With that big decision out of the way, we focused on the MANY others that needed to be made...and quickly! Construction was set to begin before we knew it.

We picked this gorgeous Kentwood North American Red Oak hardwood for the flooring:

Next came the fabric selections (for drapes, accent pillows, and upholstery). This was SUCH a fun process and we both LOVED the end grouping. Here is the principal fabric (used on inverted pleat drapery panels and on one 20 x 20 " accent pillow):

Isn't it fantastic??? It has all of the colours that we were hoping to pull into the room and it has the most interesting texture (like a heavy linen with lots of "slub.") It is from Tonic Living.

For paint, we tried out at least a dozen colours on the wall, as well as on pieces of cardboard. Finally, we found a deliciously rich hue that has lots of depth, warmth, and character (although there is something to be said about the name - "Drab" by Farrow & Ball).
And then for all of the millwork in the room (crown, wainscoting, window casings, baseboards, and even the ceiling) we picked Benjamin Moore's OC-33 "Opaline" which is a tried and true colour for me  - it is such a beautiful shade of creamy white (and, as an added bonus, the finish on the built-in cabinetry is almost a perfect match! We did well - it looks great!

And here is an "all put together" look that I created using Olioboard.

So, obviously individual items are not to scale, but this "mood board" certainly does give you the overall "feeling" of what the space will look like upon completion, right?

Well, the room is almost complete - two 2' x 2' fixed picture windows with an interior leaded glass grill in a traditional diamond pattern still need to be installed, but is pretty much it. I will have reveal photos to share with you very shortly - wait until you see - it is sooo gorgeous!!!

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing!! Can't wait to see the finished room. You are hired to tackle our family room, as soon as I can find a recipe for Hossenfeffer!