Images via Carla Aston.
Hey guys! I'm here to share the final "before" photos in one last room. This is what we're calling "the styling room". It's basically a pretty storage room for our photo shoot stuff with a cute table for meetings and phone conferences (which we seem to have a LOT of these days).
Here are the before photos:This doorway looks into the bedoroom.
Here's a close up of the steps going up to the bedroom. This room was obviously an addition.
On this wall you can see the stairway that leads down to the kitchen.
These slanty ceilings don't leave much wall space for shelving. We're going to have to get creative!
Here's the back of the room. That we're not sure what happened over the past 100 years with that chimney, but if it was still there it would go down into the kitchen (it's not visible in the kitchen at all).
As you can see, we have our work cut out for us on this room. It's small and awkward, but we kind of love it! We decided to paint it all black, add wood floors and a tulip table. Image via IncorporatedNY.
We're planning to build some shelving in the near future and paint the little stairs, and the big stairs leading down to the kitchen. What would you do with this room? xo. Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Inspiration images are linked throughout.
I would appreciate a guide on painting with black in different spaces- how do you know when it’s a good option? I think it can look fantastic and striking but I’m too scared to try it!
I’d put shelving on the wall where the chimney is, but I mean, ALL over the wall, from floor to ceiling, like a giant bookcase 🙂 (I know you already have one of those, so you know what I mean, and it would look amazing there, I think)
I’m sure someone will have already mentioned this. But just be aware unsupported chimney stacks like that can cause problems. If it isn’t visible in the kitchen below you’ve got to question what is holding up all those bricks. The floor in the styling room alone won’t be strong enough to hold an entire chimney.
I would keep it really light as the ceiling and windows could leave it looking really dark. You could then go for really bright colours for your shelving, chairs and accessories and add some bold patterns with textiles and prints on the walls. Conference calls in a dark room can lead to snoozes….as I have found to my peril in my office! I’m sure whatever you do will look fab though.
i think the black walls sounds fab!
can’t wait to see how this turns out!
I love small and awkward looking spaces because when they are styled well they can be stunning. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with this one!
On the right of the chimney I would definitely put a bookcase.
And since the room has a low ceiling, maybe comfy puffs 😀
I’m slightly confused. why would you purchase a home to use as a studio? will the bedrooms be used as individual offices?
Wow, there is sooooo much things you can do in that room ! I’m found of the little stairs down to the room, and the chimney too !
What a funky space! I’m a sucker for dark walls and scorched cedar, but in a room like that I would stick with brightness… whites and bright, light yellows. I love the little bit of exposed brick — what a fun little style element you could work with! 😀 Look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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It’s been fun to see all of the before pics! I love this house! Do you have a diagram of the floor plan you could show us?
Wow, that room is hideous! Can’t wait to see how pretty you guys make it!
What a weird room! In a real house I could see that room being a perfect play room though 🙂
i think you have plenty of windows so black would be great! i can’t wait to see it! our attic is our bedroom and it has alllll dark panels and very few windows, i wanted to paint it, but it’s a lot of work and i’m unsure if i want to paint it…. it’s always a debate for me (and a lot of work).
anyway, excited to see the results!
I just can’t wait to see the after photos!!! I know you guys are going to do something fantastic!!!
I can’t wait to see what you do with this room! I have two rooms shaped like this in a finished attic in my home, and storage in them is definitely tricky!
I love the fire place brick showing and the exposed wood on the celling is kinda cool. : ) A really fun space.
Black is a bold choice! I’m excited to see the outcome. It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of natural light in there, but it’s a great awkward room (my favorite kind!) Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
Totally agree that all black sounds too dark! Maybe only the chimney wall? And then use it as vision wall for brainstorming during meetings/ conferences?