Cool Marries Warm

Nestie Kiki recently wrote:

I could definitely use some help. The room I am really struggling with right now is our family room. Pictured is the previous owner's stuff but it shows the layout:

Everything else shown is what we are keeping in the room:

According to the Sproost quiz, I am modern elegance meets classic. I tend to like cool colors: aqua, light blue, light green, cream, white paired with either white wood tones or dark rich mahogany wood tones. But since this isn't completely my house we do have warmer furniture then I would pick personally.

I would love to marry what I like with what we have. Styles I like include This Young House, Pure Design (HGTV), Crate and Barrel, Restoration Hardware. We picked the rug because it has a lot of color in it, but also has warm and cool tones. I hope that helps.
I really need help with paint and window coverings that will keep the palette soft and cool, but will work with our furniture and rug. If you're up for the challenge, I could really use help. Thanks!!!

Marry the cool and warm tones and add a splash of modern elegance? Can do! Here is the plan:

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Paint - Restoration Hardware Pale Silver
Drapes - Crate & Barrel
Solid Pillow - Crate & Barrel
Octagon Pillows - Bobby Berk Home
Patterned Pillow - Room & Board
Wall Art - Crate & Barrel
Gold Swirls Print - Ballard Designs
Mirrors - Ballard Designs
Chandelier - Lowes
Chair Option 1 (not pictured) - Overstock
Chair Option 2 - Room & Board
Coffee Table - CB2
Accent Tables - West Elm
Table Lamps - Rooms to Go
Candlestick Holder - IKEA


  1. LOVE the gold swirls paint art, I might try something similar in my new apartment. Thanks!



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