When we move, after unpacking toilet paper, lamps and paper plates, my goal is to try to get one room somewhat setup. This week I was able to almost set up two rooms! I’ll share the room we call The Pink Room today.
The Pink Room is the first room you see when you walk through our new to us front doors. The previous owners had a piano (yes please) and they also had a custom rug cut to the dimensions of the room, including the corner fireplace. I purchased the rug from them (along with one for the dining room and side porch). It was the right decision.
Our painters are able to commit to one room at a time which feels like the perfect pace for decision making. The Pink Room was the room I was most confident about changing, so we started there. Plus, I knew that neutralizing that bossy room would impact the entire feel of the house.
The walls are Extra White and the trim is Shiitake.
We hope to find a piano for this space soon and so far, I think the casual but elegant cigar sofa and these low slung chairs (similar) all from our basement, look great in this room.
And finally, a place for all my weird collections! Black white and brown pottery is showing off on the built-ins.
The corner fireplace with my ribbon by Angela Chrusciaki Blehm waiting to be hung. My ladder back lounge chairs sat out in the barn so many years that the cushions had bird poopies all over them. Good times. I’ve got the cushions in the screened in porch while I decide if I want to use these chairs. If so I’ll have to have the cushions recovered, I think they’re beyond bleaching.
Here’s the wall looking into the little blue side porch. That empty corner to the left is the deidcated piano spot. I’ve already removed those drapes on the porch and am currently trying them out in the family room.
It’s been SO fun to get to think about and decorate a new to us space. It’s my favorite thing EVER. We’ve got six more rooms on the first floor and a bunch of rooms upstairs to tackle but it feels great to have a little space that’s starting to feel like us. And guess what, we still all call it The Pink Room!
PS: the rest of the house looks like this…