So here is part 2 of my living room paint makeover. I think I should begin with a before photo. :)
And by the miracle of paint, Farrow and Ball's downpipe and plummett in this case, VOILA!
And here is the rest of my living room. It is truly amazing how cozy dark walls like this can be.
A side note: there are 9 light sources in this room. And it is still fairly dark at night when they are all on. I LOVE IT!
Here is a mid-paint shot of what was happening on either side of the window. If you look closely in the first photo you'll see there were mirrors inset into these nooks, with little curved glass shelves. GROSS. My husband took out the mirrors and patched the crap out of the remaining gap, and built floating shelves across. I used to hate these columns but now I think they look pretty sweet.
I bought a bunch of plants to fill the shelves in the hopes they would distract from the columns when they grow big and beautiful. Now I don't really care if they distract or not.
Pillows: Ikea and Homesense Staghorn fern: Sparrow Floral Design
Blanket under Lucky: an antique shop in Prince Edward Island
Flos Aim light, and Oaxacan pottery I picked up on a few trips to Puerto Vallarta, on top of an old marble tulip table I think an Italian relative made back in the day.
Vintage West German vases filled with dried flowers from around the house (and the coolest Tillandsia from blumenstudio), furry stool I picked up at Homesense Saturday, J104 chair By Hay Denmark via The Modern Shop, rug from Third World Bazaar, goose decoy was a wedding gift from my inlaws, antlers from the wilds of Alberta.
And yaaasssssss, my Jieldé wall sconces on either side of the fireplace. The only gift I have ever received (from hubby) where I was so shocked and delighted that I burst into tears. And now I finally get to put them to use.
When the painting was done I thought the ceiling looked a little too plain so I picked up a ceiling medallion from Rona for $50
The point of this photo was an attempt to get a decent photo of all of the paint colours/finishes in one shot. Success. :)