Guest Post: Emily A. Clark’s Favorite Room

I am delighted to share my favorite room on Paloma’s blog today.  As a relatively new blogger, she is definitely an inspiration to me.  While I feel that our entire home is one big work in progress, I would say my favorite room-of-the-moment is our family room.  For the most part, it’s "my room" after every one goes upstairs at night, but during the day, it’s also a hub of activity.  And, the thing I love most about the space? I was able to pull it together using almost all bargain resources–everywhere from Craigslist to consignment shops. Nothing matches, which I feel gives the space a more collected-over-time look and feel.

To create a focal point when you enter the room, I started by painting one wall a dark navy (Stunning by Benjamin Moore).  I wanted to keep the room neutral overall, but went for a strong punch of pattern on the floor by using Pottery Barn’s chain link rug (which I was also able to score at one of their outlets). 
To lighten things up, I added cream accents and brought in more navy and bolder patterns in the pillows.
One of my best finds?  Bookcases with carved detailing for just $20/each from Craigslist (a little TLC was required. . . .)
To see more of my home and decorating projects, drop by my blog.  Thanks again, Paloma, for the opportunity to fill in for you while you’re away!

13 thoughts on “Guest Post: Emily A. Clark’s Favorite Room

  1. Emily, where are those gold lamps from?!?!? I NEEEEEEEED them! Also, beautiful room, I agree with you and love the collected over time look.

  2. I think I agree with you Emily: your living room is absolutely my favorite room in your house (though I do love your office and your daughter’s bedroom, too).

  3. Love love love this room Emily! The navy wall adds such a classic and beautiful feel. And those bookcases were such a fab find, the elbow grease you put into them was worth it. You’ve done such a great job!

  4. That blue wall IS “Stunning”! Especially with that gold mirror and fireplace. This room is the reason I started following Emily’ blog. It inspires me!

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