Color and Lighting in Our Home: The Third Floor

House of Brinson Third Floor

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 third floor at Stonyford is for wonder and imagination. At the present, the ceilings are falling in or missing. The walls have stress cracks and faded, but beautiful wallpaper. There is little to no electricity on this floor. Once it was used to house the visitors staying at the sportsmans lodge in the mid 1800’s and now it has been used as storage for the past 80-90 years. Consisting of 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and a large utility closet, we can see the potential of every room beyond the dust and cracks. Our imaginations can run wild on this floor, creating spaces for our every whim.

The only thing for certain is that we would like to move our work space to this floor. A place to hash out our ideas, create a beautiful mess and let is stay out so we can marinate on them fo as long as we need. Textures, light and color will be our muse to let our minds wonder. The beautiful mess that is already there, we want to speak to, with slightly imperfect walls and marks of its history. Each room will have its own mood, filled with fabrics and light to craft that special place. It the work rooms, we will have balanced light to make sure whatever colors or texture we are working with show as true. In the rooms for relaxation, we will shape the light to enhance the mood we want to create. This can be done with a neutral light source, by using the lighting fixtures with different shades and light shapers. These different light shapers can create mood with indirect light, diffused light and direct.

This floor still has a long way to go, but that just gives our imagination that much more time to create.

House of Brinson Third Floor

House of Brinson Third Floor

House of Brinson Third Floor

House of Brinson Third Floor


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    October 1, 2018

    Do you mind sharing the numbers and types of rooms on the lower 2 floors? I went back to check because i appreciated that detail here (gave me a sense of the true size!)

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      Susan Brinson

      October 3, 2018

      Of course! The rooms on the second floor are quite large. About 350 sq ft each, ad then the hall ways are quite expansive. The second floor has 3 rooms, 3 bathrooms and a large hallway in 2,046 sq ft. The third floor is 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a closet in 1,200 sq ft. Much smaller rooms! 🙂