If you remember here, I complained about the mango colored family room. Below is a "Before" picture from the realtor's listing.
Before (Realtor's Picture)
And, here is what it looks like today (still tons of progress to be made), but you can see the difference of what a little paint (BM White Dove) can do. **We only painted the walls and not the built ins**
From the time we moved in, I have been so excited about the potential of this room. It's obvious strengths are the fireplace flanked by the built-ins and, of course, the natural lighting. My initial plan was to purchase all new furniture (sofa, club chairs, etc.), so much so, that I had picked out the pieces and fabrics. But, with more thought I decided to hold off on the purchases; with a two year old and six year old doing laps around our house, perhaps waiting a year or two is not a bad idea.
To date, the only things I have purchased for this room are the pillows to tie in the blue from sofa, linen from the slipper chairs and the red from the brick fireplace.
Oh, and I also purchased the round black mirror from target.
It is obvious that this room is far from complete - we want to renovate the fireplace (traditional with white molding), get window treatments, new furniture, install new lighting, etc., but we're making progress. Despite this room being far from complete, I am really enjoying the process and just really happy with what a little paint and new pillows can do to a room!!
Sources: Sofa Pillows, Chair Pillows and Mirror.