navy1Several months ago we had our sitting room painted Hale Navy, by Benjamin Moore. I had seen the color in a Pottery Barn catalog and loved it immediately. We had been talking about redoing our sitting room and I knew this would be the perfect color for the room. I sort of had a vision in mind of what I wanted the room to look like, but I wasn’t exactly sure so the room has sat bare for about 5 months now. Over the last two months I had decided I wanted the room to resemble a library with a set of shelves and a nice sitting area. Not wanting to spend a fortune on shelves we ended up going with several of  the IKEA Billy Book Shelves in white and couldn’t be more happy. The shelves look custom and have more than ample space on them, exactly what I had in mind. The hubs also added lights above the shelving to give it more of a finished look. Now, we just need to furnish the room and I have turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. We need two chairs, a table with lamp, and a rug to finish furnishing the room. I am also thinking about some artwork as well and am thinking about a few landscape paintings. I am not sure how much we will complete before heading off to Paris, but I will be sure to keep you updated as we go along. Until then, these Pinterest images are fueling my creativity to complete the room.

  • I’m loving the darker wall trend – and those gold fixtures in the second photo are amaaazing.

    Annie Reeves

  • Sara Mueller

    beautiful inspiration photos! I can’t wait to see your new room. A library would be amazing!

  • I love the navy and your inspiration is gorgeous! Just love the first two rooms, and the brass library lights are so pretty against the navy. Can’t wait to see yours!!

  • Love, love, love navy walls!