About a year and a half ago, we moved into a 1920 four-square house. You can see the original photos here and here. Before we moved in, we painted almost every room Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. We got the kids’ rooms totally settled. I posted about those here: Evie’s room + Tommy’s room. Since then, we’ve been doing little projects all over. This really feels like it might be our forever home. We love our neighbors and are starting to feel truly at home in this house. While there are so many big and little things we look forward to tackling over the years, I’d love to start sharing some of our favorite spaces. I’m sure it will be fun to look back on these in years to come.
Today I took some photos of the room in the front of our house we affectionately call the “Lego Room.” It has a set of French doors that open onto our screened porch, two walls of windows, bookcases, and an opening into our living room. The sunlight makes this the happiest room to sit in.
The paint on the bookcases and walls helped brighten everything up. When I first saw all the dark trim in this house I was sure I would want to paint it all white (to the horror of my historically-minded friends). But after we painted the walls, I loved the contrast and beautiful wood. We think the bookcases and pocket doors were added later, and the wood was not nearly as nice as the trim work. So I painted those one afternoon while listening to podcasts last summer. I love fiddling around with the stuff on the shelves. The lower two are reserved for the kids’ blocks and get used constantly.
Legos! The room’s namesake.
rug – Ikea
chairs – West Elm
pillow – Pottery Barn Kids (similar)
leather ottoman – Overstock
metal stool – Target
plant basket – Ikea
books – Rifle Paper Co. + Penguin Hardcover Classics
blocks – MagnaTiles, Duplos + wooden