Our family TV room is off the kitchen and has been a white ghost since we moved in. I painted the walls gray over Memorial Day weekend.
The sectional consumes the room like a giant marshmallow. Below is a photo of the room all white and rugless. You can also see the window on the left, above the sofa, that we covered with a large painting. (You can see our kitchen plans here.)
Chris, who makes and fixes everything at our house, built the wood panel to perfectly cover the window. The window is directly opposite of the TV so there was a horrible glare. We covered the back of the panel with aluminum foil so it looks real nice from the outside. Actually I just painted it white and it faces the back of the house to the woods.
Still obsessed with fabric and such, I finished the painting recently–felt good to do some arty painting.
I’m still debating how much art I want on the TV wall. It’s all stacked up in the meantime.
The photo below shows the room with frames flanking the painting–too much white for me–and the sofa with the back cushions for maximum marshmallow effect. I found the sofa at Ballard Design Outlet here in Atlanta, it was a classic rolled arm sectional, but I had my upholsterer reshape the arms when he made the slipcover. And the fabric is, gasp, microfiber. I am only a supporter of microfiber in white. The two other white microfiber sofas we have (both at the cottage) perform beautifully, and one we’ve had slipcovered for 10 years with NO stains or major wear.
The above photo also shows our ottoman, which is currently being reupholstered in the flamestitch fabric that Marlowe the cat is sitting on. The drapery for the double window in the room will also be in the same flamestitch fabric…which would have been awesome on the sofa as an alternative.
Right now we are experimenting with the sofa sans back cushions. I’ve just loaded it up with all the blue pillows I could find in the house. I really like it, less ‘mallow more mellow. It feels good to be so close to being finished in here. If I keep the chest behind the sofa, I’ll paint it. And, I’m still deciding fabric for the triangle ottoman (not pictured) that sits in front of the orange chair. I guess if we keep the back cushions off the sofa, I’ll have to reassess the pillow situation. Serious decisions around these parts.