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Lighten Up North Texas

By September 19, 2016 No Comments

Texas is famously known for its Old World, Tuscan décor. But with the rise in popularity of lighter walls and open concepts I think we can all agree that Old World is, well….old. A dark, dated style on its way out. If you know us, you know we’re all about light, bright, clean and airy. We get 232 days of sunshine a year in Texas – let’s stop hiding it behind drawn drapes, closed blinds and dark furniture. We’re asking our fellow Fort Worth and North Tarrant County neighbors to open their minds to a fresh, brighter look that can drastically improve their mood and the look of their home. Here at Urbanology we LOVE the Rustic/Transitional/Nordic Style. Whitewashed walls, natural wood floors, wood beams, pendant chandeliers and rooms flooded with light make our hearts sing!

Not sure what design styles are or what they mean? We wrote a blog post about them a few months back. You can read all about them here.

We recently had the opportunity to transform a client’s dark and dated living room into a light, calm, serene space. A complete floor to ceiling (very tall ceiling) transformation. Check out the before and after photos:




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We would describe the final design of this living room as Rustic Contemporary. The rough cut wood coffee table, wood beam mantle, limestone fireplace and natural trim around the windows gives it a rustic feel while the clean lines of the sofas, chairs and accessories lend a contemporary vibe. See how the lighter walls and updated décor bring a completely different feel to the room? With darker trim it’s important to use a lighter wall color to strike the balance between light and warmth. The dark walls with the dark trim was just too overpowering in the previous space.

Our color of choice for this room was a Sherwin Williams color called Colonnade Gray. Some of our other favorite go-to colors for lightening up living room walls are:

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This project was so much fun! Our clients love their new lighter, brighter home. If you have a dark space in your home in need of some sunshine and TLC give us a call!

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