This room is my favorite in our home for two reasons. It always stays clean because Walt is really the only one who uses it and secondly, it's probably had the biggest transformation out of all of the rooms in our house. Two words: faux finish. Make that four words: faux finish/ track lighting. Yikes!
The major changes we made were removing the carpet and installing hardwood floors, just like in Luella's Bedroom, and painting the walls. Can someone tell me what that awful paint color was before? And the faux finish accent wall?! Like why? It was 90's jewel-tone mania up in there. We went back and forth on a couple different paint colors for the walls. I wanted my go-to BM Snowbound but Walt wanted this room to be a bit more moody. We compromised and met in the middle with SW Aloof Gray and both love the way it looks, especially with all of the furniture in the room. The plantation shutters that are pictured here came with the house - they're cheap and some are even broken. I'd love to completely remove them one day and sew some custom curtains for this space. I have the most gorgeous swatch of burnt reddish orange cotton velvet on my inspiration board that I think would be really beautiful next to the fabric of the arm chairs. #goals
This room has a lot of the furniture Walt had in his Brooklyn apartment when we first met. The bonded leather sofa, the record player, and the wood stacking boxes he built to hold his records will always remind me of that boy covered in tattoos that I fell madly in love with. I think the room is finished but Walt still wants to add some vintage firefighter photos to the walls.
I think his parlor is a nice blend of mid century modern and Americana. It screams Walt and I just love that. He works really hard and deserves to have a space all his own.