Do you do your own house painting? 

I always have; I find it therapeutic and rewarding.  It is the easiest and least expensive thing you can do to change a room.  We purchased our home in September of last year and have slowly been painting our way through the house.  We finally made it to the loft, which is just a spiral staircase climb above the master bedroom this week. 

A surface I think is often overlooked is the ceiling.  Choosing a color, other than the standard white for the ceiling can help make the space feel warmer, pulled together and well designed.  Many of the walls in our home have been painted white, so we wanted to bring in some color to ensure it didn’t feel too cold.   The master bedroom has pine ceilings, so we wanted to select a color that would be in the same tone and complement the space.  The color we chose was olive green and we love it! 

Here is what the space looked like before:




It was a unique and nice space, but it wasn’t that inviting.  It looked much better without the previous owner’s stuff! (oops!)  The room offers great angles, built ins and an amazing skylight window that opens into a balcony, but we didn’t remember any of that from our house tour.  We wanted to make the space worth the climb up the stairs and create a space that you would actually want to be in.    




Some action shots with my foreman, Neil, who always insists on overseeing our house projects! And here is the final product:

Let me know your thoughts.

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