Come on in!
I will show you inside the closet in a minute. I think my honey did a great job on the window molding! We may get around to changing the door molding too, but the window was new so we were working from scratch. One of my favorite vintage folding chairs is a perfect extra seat. Also LOVE the color of the blinds. I will share all resources at the end of this post.
We went with a rustic theme in this room. There are tons of tutorials for plank walls. We used 1/4" plywood ripped into varying widths and lengths and just nailed them up. We did paint the wall behind the planks a much darker grey so any spaces between the boards would not be so visible. I used a combination of stains and paint to achieve the weathered finish.
Planning on a large clock for this blank wall on the right. It's on my long to-do list:)
Not enough room on either side of couch for an end table so we built a small shelf on each side made of pallet wood.
I had fun with the gallery wall. A combination of favorite vacation photos, and inspirational words (it is a "study" lounge). But I also wanted it to be a room the kids could relax in. What's nice about it is that they can come up here, close the door and get their work done without being in the middle of the house during dinner prep and all the rest of the chaos going on downstairs. And for the ones working late at night, we can go to bed and feel better about the kids being upstairs while they finish up their work.
It took a while but we found the perfect picture for over the couch. There was a fine art photographer next to me at a recent art show I participated in. We had a view of this photo the entire weekend and couldn't stop looking at it. The one we saw was about 4ft x 4ft and $3600. We were happy to find a much smaller print of this peaceful shot of a crab farmer in China. My husband made the perfect frame for it and I think it helps to give that relaxed feeling in the study lounge.
I still felt it necessary to have a small desktop for when the kids wanted to work on a computer. The closet was a perfect spot for this and to store all of the supplies needed for getting homework done.
A charging station is on the left...I never knew these USB outlets existed!
And a custom made shelf/pencil cup holder is perfect for keeping the desktop free of clutter.
This room has been amazing. We finished it just before school began and they've been enjoying it ever since! The couch also opens up to a bed so this room also serves as a guest room. Couldn't do that with the big desk in here before!
Wall and ceiling color: Sherwin Williams Light French Gray
Trim: Benjamin Moore Linen White
Throw pillows: H&M and Michael's
Gallery wall: Inspirational signs-Hydrangea Home, Industrial Metal number 6-Country Living Fair, Galvanized M-Michael's Craft Store
Photo over couch: John Deng Fine Art Photography
Baskets in closet: Michael's Craft Store
Lighting: Lowes Outdoor lighting department - Portfolio Ellicott Galvanized Outdoor Wall light
Blinds: Home Depot - Home Decorators Collection - Driftwood Flatweave Bamboo Roman Shade