Board & Batten Navy and White Living Room
It was time to update our circa 2000 Pottery-barn-inspired living room. The red walls and red couch were replaced with a more neutral pallet of navy and white, featuring a crisp white faux board and batten wall treatment. This post offers a before and after of the living room reveal.
Here's the same angle of the living room before. A red accent walls and colorful Pottery Barn rug.
The red couch anchored the room -- and limited the color options for decorating. The tape on the wall is my faux board & batten trick. first tape out where the MDF board would go and paint over it with glossy white paint. When you remove the tape you have a perfect template of where you should attach your boards.
Here's a picture of the living room reveal, featuring a navy & white color pallet with some accents of coral.
We opted to invest in a neutral Pottery Barn couch. The navy on the walls is Sherwin Williams Naval. But what really set the tone for the whole design is the blue & white striped rug.
The view looking back into the sage colored dining room. That room received the same navy and white board and batten wall treatment. And is now anchored with the same blue & white rug.
Here's the same view after (with a sneak peak at the dining room).
Another view of the final. It's become a favorite room in the house!