Living & Dining Room Transformation
It all started with turquoise- Benjamin Moore’s Tropicana Cabana to be precise. If you’ve been following me for a few years now you surely know of my love for the show stopping color. It’s such a refreshing color that emits happiness and brightens any space. I’ve used this turquoise in prominent rooms in both our current and previous home. The two images below are from our Bedford home.
It was my favorite element from our old house, so I knew it had to make the journey into our New Canaan home. I decided to paint our front room (includes both living and dining room) the Tropicana Cabana since the space does not gets much natural light and I knew this would bring it to life. The previous home owners used darker neutrals that made the space feel heavy and moody (see below).
The bright paint mixed with the exposed beams was an instant win in my mind and the rest of the room began to fall into place. We have this beloved pair of upholstered blue and white wing back chairs that we were using in the space, but they desperately needed to be reupholstered. I had always been enamored with Katie Kime’s ginger jar fabric and knew it would be a match made in heaven. I was able to use my Society Social rattan side and coffee tables in here as well, which gives the room some much needed neutral tones.
As for the dining room, our old table and chairs fit perfectly into the room, so we have yet to update them. All of these pieces came from Etsy. I always recommend searching their furniture shops because most of the time you can find well crafted pieces for better pieces than the big brand stores. The beige and white chairs paired with the wood farm table complimented the bright turquoise in our old house, so we knew it work here as well. I’ve been itching for a chair refresh as these have seen better days, so stay tuned!