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This room (like almost every room in our home) was a blank slate with white walls, light carpet and big open space.  Here are the “before” pics:

Master Bedroom "before" by you.

Master bedroom "before" by you.

Master bedroom "before" by you.

Master bedroom "before" by you.
  
Ever since coming across a room painted Adagio (by Benjamin Moore) on the internet last year, I knew I wanted one room in our home to be this color.  The blue gray color is so soothing and we decided it would be perfect for our master bedroom.

Master painted by you.

We also had crown moulding installed, moved our furniture in, picked up a new duvet, throw pillows and a new slipper chair.  Here is how it looks today:

Master bedroom "after" by you.

Master bedroom "after" by you.

TV hung on the wall by you.

Details of the duvet cover that we picked up from LNT on clearance (does the custom photo at the top of this site look familiar?):

Close up of duvet by you.

Close up of the new slipper chair from Target:

Slipper Chair by you.

We still want to replace the carpet, add wall decor and add some decor to the top of the dresser so I wil be updating with all of that soon.

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We’re hoping to finish this makeover in the next couple of days just in time for our guest who will be staying for the weekend.  We started on Saturday and have already finished painting the walls and putting up the wainscoting.  This is what the guest room looked like “before”:
 Guest Room "before" by you. 
 Guest Room "before" by you.

It looked like this for a long time and we actually were mainly using it for storage until we finished other projects and could get around to fixing this room up.  We painted the room BM Sweet Pear:
 Guest Room "during" by you.
   
 Painted BM Sweet Pear by you.
   
 All painted by you.

 
We got the wainscoting from Home Depot and since we wanted 4′ and not the standard 3′ that they sell already cut, we decided to get the 8′ planks and cut them in half:
 Wainscoting cut to 4' lengths and ready to be put up by you.

We started on the wainscoting over the weekend and finished up most of it tonight:
  Wainscoting by you.   
Chair rail installed by you.

  
We just have to finish installing the chair rail, caulking and painting the wainscoting and then we can move on to decorating the room.

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I was in the Benjamin Moore paint store on Friday getting paint for our guest room and picking up some samples for the foyer when I came across the Aura paint collection.  These Affinity colors are gorgeous and the sales person was saying how great the coverage is with one coat (which is great since our foyer is going to be VERY difficult to paint with the extremely high ceilings).  I’m just wondering if the higher price tag is worth it.
    
There are a few new colors that we’re now considering for the foyer:
    

    BM Windchime by you.   BM Refined by you.   BM Jute by you.  
 BM Azores by you.   Metropolitan by you.

     
Azores seems dark, but cut by 50% or even 75% would lighten it up.  We originally wanted a blue-green color but also want it to flow with the colors we already have in the rest of the house, which are mostly BM Historical Colors (Nantucket Gray, Shaker Beige, Lenox Tan, Yarmouth Blue). Choosing paint for the foyer has been the hardest choice yet.
  
I did pick up two gallons of BM Sweet Pear while there though for the guest room and we will be starting on that today. 
     
Have you used the Aura paint?  Let us know your experience and the color you used!

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We still have more decorating to do in our living room but here is the before, during and after from closing day to now:

(before)   ry%3D400[8] by you.
       

  
(during)

      ry%3D400[3] by you.
    
 
(after)ry%3D400[3] by you.

   
ry%3D400[3] by you.

   
What we did
-added crown moulding and new base moulding
-ripped up carpet (the day after closing!) and installed new flooring
-painted (BM Nantucket Gray)
-added a ceiling fan/light
-put up shelving, decor, etc.
     
Still need/want to:
-put up curtains on sliding glass doors
-add wall decor over couch
-get new couches
-add a coffee table (or end tables if we get new couches)
-replace tower next to TV stand with one that has doors/drawers

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This is our foyer:     

    
    
    
     
    
    
    
     
   
    
The carpet (that has been cleaned since this picture was taken), tile and banister are staying the way they are for now.  The ceilings are extremely tall and it gets a ton of natural light.  We’re thinking of going with a blue-green color but we don’t want anything too bright since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. 

Here’s a color palette I put together of the colors we have so far in our home:

Here are a few colors we are considering:
   
      Stratton Blue (BM)           Waterbury Green(BM)       Starry Woods (Valspar)
    
Comments?  Any blue-green colors you’ve used that you love?  Show us! 
We’d love to see how they look in your room (we’re open to any brand of paint).

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