Today I thought I’d talk about all the design progress we’ve made on our finished attic. I’ve been sharing a lot of this process on Instagram stories, but in case you missed it – I thought I’d document it here as well.
I’ve also included a couple of “before” shots of this room. When we moved here a few years ago- a lot of our old furniture just got transplanted onto the third floor, regardless if it looked good or functioned well. Our prior home had a finished basement and a room we called “the homework” room (which was a “bonus” room over the garage). Both of these spaces were where our kids would hang out with their friends or work on larger school projects. But, here in this house, our basement is unfinished and there’s no real other kid dedicated space beside their own bedrooms. Keeping the third floor as the island of misfit furniture didn’t make it very inviting – so I knew we had to zhush this space to make it work as a hang out room for the kids.
For over a year I contemplated doing this on my own. I knew I wanted to paint the room white (it’s now Benjamin Moore OC – 151 White) give it a modern look, with a large round light pendant and also incorporate a full wall of bookcases with a library ladder for a little extra pizazz. But, despite having these ideas, I just couldn’t seem to make it happen. Finally, I had the good sense to call in the professionals over at Pimlico Interiors, a local Connecticut interior design company and shop.
I’m so glad I did! Melissa Lindsay, a co-owner and principal at Pimlico fully got my vision and took it to the next level by adding a studio art space with shelves (not shown here) and suggesting we paint the back of the built ins charcoal black (Benjamin Moore Baby Seal) for added oomph. We’re waiting for a few key pieces to come in, like the library ladder, TV and custom window seat cushions, but so far I”m loving how this room looks.
Now that Melissa has gotten me on track with this space, I’m ready to take it over and start the final zhushing process. Below I’ve rounded up a few more key pieces we still need, along with a few decorative items like bowls, throw pillows and artwork I’m considering. I’ll be sure to share the final reveal once this room is fully done!