Project Tall Pines | A Family of Four from Out-of-State

I've got a new project update for you today! We've been working with some great clients who recently moved from out of state. Their new place is quite a bit larger than their last home, and with their kids now in the pre-teen/teen stage, they were excited to create what they called, "a grown up house with grown up furniture".

For stage one of the project, we're helping out with all three bedrooms (always the #1 priority after a move, since this is where everyone can escape and have their own space), and the living room and kitchen breakfast area.

We also decided to have the interior of the house painted prior to move in, since painting a vacant house is so much easier than one full of furniture. The whole house was very warm initially, with beige walls, orange walls, brown walls, and lots of dark wood trim. We decided to balance out the warm wood trim with a nice neutral, warm white—Sherwin Williams Greek Villa. This brightened up the entire home, and created a lovely neutral base for us to build upon.

We're also updating the carpet throughout the house—always a great idea when you're moving in—to a

Living Room and Kitchen

First up, I'll show you a glimpse at our plan for the living room and kitchen. Here's a quick shot of the living room from the listing photos:

Our plan is to remove the trim and moulding from above the mantel and replace it with drywall in order to make room for a larger Frame TV. The walls have been painted SW Greek Villa, and the carpet will be slightly lighter, and with more color variation. You can see the carpet swatch in the style boards below.

We're also tackling the kitchen furniture, which is open-concept to the living room. Below is a before photo of that space. We're planning for new stools, a new table and chairs, and a new chandelier and pendants.

As for our layout, we're planning for a sofa centered in front of the large windows, two matching exposed frame accent chairs across from the fireplace, a taller wingback leather chair beside the hearth, and a massive rustic wooden coffee table. The layout for the kitchen area is pretty straightforward, with a smallish size table for six and four stools at the island:

Below you can see our style board of the living room with the items we're planning for the space. We went with neutrals, tone-on-tone, black accents, and a variety of fabrics and textures. You'll see this theme play out throughout the home.