great room intro

Welcome back to another edition of #EgbertHouseRevival – a complete home makeover for my favorite parents. Today we’re introducing the Great Room. The Great Room in this house is just that, so great. You walk in and you’re greeted with 14 foot vaulted ceiling with beams, lots of light and a beautiful stone fireplace that runs almost floor to ceiling. It’s the heart of the house and divides the kitchen and dining spaces from the bedrooms.

Great Room Before-18

Great Room Before-19

This is actually one of the spaces in the house that requires the least amount of structural work. The floors are in great shape and the fireplace is majestic and in full working order. Some of the things we’re going to change is removing/replacing the ranch-style trim, adding new lighting fixtures (OBVS), and painting the walls. The photos make the floor look a little orangey but they are actually a pretty nice hickory like tone that is actually quite good.

We really wanted to space to feel light and bright and overall pretty neutral with pops of blue hues. We have a lot of beautiful heirloom pieces that we wanted to add in the space as well so having a space that felt neutral, timeless and classically cool was key. Check out our inspiration.

Great Room Design Boards-12

All images via Style by Emily Henderson, except image with fireplace which is via Place of my Taste

Definitely taking a page out of Emily Henderson’s book on this one 😉 but I just love how the spaces are so expertly styled, yet feel so easy. You know what I mean?

What do you think of the Great Room inspiration?

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  • Reply Taylor Jones 07/07/2017 at 8:21 am

    I am so excited to see what you do with this space! I think it has SO MUCH potential and I love the direction you are going with your inspiration board!

  • Reply catherinehblu 07/31/2017 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks, Taylor! I’m hoping I get to show some updates soon!

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