Color and Lighting in Our Home: The Second Floor

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This post is sponsored by Soraa Home. All opinions our own. This is the second post in a three post series about color and light in our home. To see the first floor, visit this post

The second floor has a special place in my heart because bedrooms are so intimate. The design of the second floor will eventually continue the neutrals from the downstairs hallway. From the second floor hallway you can clearly see from the front to the back of the house. This floor presents a vastness balanced with intimacy when you walk through a bedroom door. Each bedroom is painted dark, except one which will get a coat of paint in the spring. The rooms are large with at least three windows, letting in plenty of daylight, so we can afford to go darker with the paint color. I’m always surprised how shocked people are when they visit and they like the dark color of the bedroom. It’s quite relaxing. I do think you need certain architecture to pull off a dark color, or the room must be boldly decorated.

We’re sharing images of of the second floor in daylight and dusk so you can see how the mood of the room shifts with the coming season and how we cope. Keeping it romanticized and inviting.

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

In the evening the rooms transform into intimate jewel boxes. Lights on, stacks of books for evening reading. Let’s not pretend: I look at my phone in bed. And the iPad. We don’t have TVs in the bedrooms, but we do have iPads. And they have the dreaded blue light. I’m sure you’ve heard of this whole phenomenon where our favorite devices let off a blue light, and that doesn’t allow our brain to shut down. The blue light tells our brain to wake up! Be alert! This makes falling asleep that much more difficult.  

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

Enter Soraa Home Healthy LED light bulb. Yes, they made a light bulb and removed the blue from the color spectrum, all the while still producing a clean looking light. It’s really interesting to see the color spectrum, linked here.

We’ve put Healthy light bulbs in all our bedside table lamps. I don’t know that we’ll put our devices down, but hopefully if we are well behaved, we will. For those well behaved and not staring at their phone right before bed time, they will pass into slumber much more easily.

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

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House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

House of Brinson / Color and Light in Our Home

This post is sponsored by Soraa Home. All opinions our own.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Amanda

    September 24, 2018

    Every single room you post is my new favorite. Your home is breathtakingly lovely. Would you mind sharing the paint color in the last two pictures- looks like a dusty blush or very light rose color? I’m looking for a feminine but not girly pinkish color for my daughter’s room. Thank you!

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      Susan Brinson

      September 24, 2018

      The light pink color is Setting Plaster from Farrow and Ball. Have fun painting! It’s a beautiful color. 🙂

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    Vonda

    September 30, 2018

    Love F&B Setting Plaster — we call it the calamine lotion paint 🙂

    If you’re able to share, I’m aching to know the manufacturer of your marvelous bed—the wood one—from your one-room challenge. I listened for it in your video but couldn’t quite catch it.

    Beautiful work all around! Glad I found you!!

    • Reply

      Susan Brinson

      October 1, 2018

      Love that – Setting Plaster does look like calamine! The bed is Bunny Williams Home.

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