To say I’m obsessed with my freshly painted white walls would be an understatement.
I’ve been living with them for a few weeks now, but it only took me about a day to start bugging my husband about painting additional rooms. Poor Tony! But, don’t feel sorry for him. He knew what he was getting into when he married me!
The truth is, my project list is very long. I need to do a better job of prioritizing before I add painting additional rooms to it. However, don’t be surprised if more of our greige walls get “traded in” for brighter, whiter ones.
For now, I want to share our white rooms and a hint about what’s coming up next!
First, we chose to hire painters due to time constraints. The walls, trim moulding, and ceilings all had to be painted. It took three days and over 20 gallons of paint.
Below, you will find our newly painted living areas. These rooms all open to each other, so it was an all or nothing proposition. You can read more about decorating an open concept home HERE.
This area and the living room needed white walls desperately. We chose a solid front door for privacy. As a result, our entry only receives significant amounts of light from the back of the house.
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The living room windows are inside our patio, which reduces the incoming light. So, the new paint became especially impactful in lightening this room as well.
Time for that hint mentioned above…..I’ll be doing more to brighten this room in the near future and I am very excited about planning this update!
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I must say that I am very happy with the results. Our home has become brighter and the white paint adds to the feeling of spaciousness to each room. In case you missed it, HERE is how we decided it was time to paint.
The color we selected is called Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. You can learn about my paint selection process HERE.
One last thing, in case you are reading Tony…. don’t be surprised if painting additional rooms is high on our to do list soon!
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My kitchen cabinets are Chantilly Lace. Such a pretty white.
I love the color!!! I have fallen for high reflective white in a high gloss enamel for all our trim work and it’s just amazing! Can’t wait to see more!!
SANDY M says
We painted almost our whole first floor (entry, living, dining, kitchen) and trim Chantilly Lace a couple years ago changing from the Restoration Hardware greiges … I too INMEDIATELY fell in love with the brightness and have never wanted to go back! I said “almost” because our entry floor is white Carrara marble with a black granite band around it and I thought the library, one of the rooms off the entry, would look gorgeous jet black, bookshelves and all, and I was right! Such a statement with everything else white!
Wow Sandy! I bet your house is stunning. Your library must be so dramatic. I love to hear about design choices that go right! Thanks for sharing. xo
Jen I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this post! I absolutely love the new wall color! You my friend must love the fresh new look! I am so happy for you! It looks amazing! xo
Love it ! What finish did you do ? Flat , satin etc ?
Thanks! We used flat on the walls and satin on the trim.