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The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White WallsHi friends! Today is the day, I am finally sharing the full reveal of my den with white walls!! The before and afters will blow you away, it really is amazing what paint can do. If you remember I was back and forth between another dark hue or going light in this room. After much debate and many paint samples later I decided white was best. I wanted the transition between the picture molding and the wall to be seamless. The color I selected was Pure White by Sherwin-Williams and I couldn’t be happier!!! It feels fresh and bright in here, it was just the change I was looking for.

Just to recap, this room was my dining room but we realized it might get more use as a den so we made the switch. I relocated a dining table into my eat in nook and went to work designing a space that would be a nice break from the rest of the house. We have double doors which makes it ideal for some quiet time away from the rest of the house. The sun pours into this room which also makes it a very happy place to be. Check out these before and afters below.

When it was the dining room…

Dining room before with navy blue wallsThe transition to the den with navy blue walls…..

mid-century modern den with navy walls

The den with white walls….

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

What do you think? Pretty cool what paint can do isn’t it?! Here is another before and after below of the room straight on from the kitchen.

Den before with navy walls and modern furnishings

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

The white walls and the clean lines of the furnishings gives a Scandinavian vibe. Adding bold pops of color and subtle patterns, along with some amazing textures highlights my personal style. I have said this many times but don’t be afraid to mix styles within your own.

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

I have seen some amazing horse photography out there lately, especially on IG and knew a simple image would be perfect in here. This piece above is called Presence and it’s by Debra Butler. I have the 18″ x 24″ , just to give you an idea on perspective.

Sven leather chair & Target Pillow

This is Denver‘s favorite spot, he loves to lay in the sun.

Denver lounging

This inspiration for this space came from a Sherwin-Williams color called Dark Night (you can find it above in the paint graphic). When you find a color you love you can use it as the primary color on the walls or you can use it as a secondary color in pops around the room.

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls. Abstract Art & Modern Sideboard

These built-ins are a work in progress, I would like to either add a rolling ladder or add sliding doors to the bottom, stay tuned:).

Bookcase Styling

Another view of the space.

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

These pillows were a splurge but well worth it. Finding the right pillows can be overwhelming, you can find some tips here. 

Etsy Designer Pillows

Minted Horse Print

The artwork in the frames are my pieces, I have been having fun creating again.

Book Case Styling

The full source list will be at the bottom of this post in case you see something you like.

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

The best leather chair ever!!!

Sven Chair Article

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White by Sherwin-Williams. Minted Art

Leather Pouf & Cream Rug

It was important that I use the same color and texture principals in the built-ins. I used whites, wovens, warm woods, subtle colors, a mix of metals and some greenery to strike a balance.

Bookcase Styling

As you can see there are lots of windows so the sunlight drenches the space. On my list is still to get blinds for in here.

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

The king on his throne, haha!

The Full Den Reveal With Pure White Walls

And the other king…

Alcott Sofa

Alcott Sofa Article

Source List

Alcott Sofa-Article

Sven Chair-Article

Marble Table-Article

Madera Sideboard-Article

Horse Print-Minted

Cream Rug-Birch Lane

Round Chandelier-Birch Lane

Acrylic Nesting Tables-Cost Plus World Market


Leather Pouf-ATG

Sofa Pillows-Etsy

Fringed Lumbar Pillow-Target

Wall Planters-All Modern

Elevated Planters-Target


In case you where wondering about the plants, the one next to the sofa is a snake plant, the one in the black planter is a kumquat tree and there are various ferns, tropicals and succulents around the room. I love having the room surrounded by greenery. These are all super easy to take care of as well, so I love that.

If I missed any sources just leave me a comment and I will be sure to get back to you.

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. I love seeing this transition! The room is beautiful – both ways! I am currently deciding between dark and light paint for my dining room. I only wish I had as much natural light as you have!

  2. Wondering about the great curtains?? Source for those?? PS the new color looks amazing but loved the room both ways 🙂

  3. I love both the white walls and the dark walls. However, with all the light flooding the room, I prefer the dark paint. Again, however, with that said, I just might change my mind once you have blinds installed and some of that light is not bouncing around quite so much. Good job, regardless of my opinion.

  4. So very nice! I think I would be fighting Denver for that space on the couch in that sunshine! Now I would love an itty bitty glimpse of the dining area in your kitchen, please!

  5. I never make a comment on a blog but simply must say this – it looks fantastic! Everything looks so inviting and warmer and uplifting. We recently painted our master bedroom a creamy off-white and it looks dynamite. It was previously that darker taupe that was popular a few years ago. That darker taupe just sucked the life out of the room. I feel also that as we get a tad bit older we need lighter brighter rooms – makes us feel better and the lighter colors are actually safer than a dark gloomy space.

  6. Jen, your have done a lovely job! Love the pictures of the two “Kings” — so cute!

    Enjoy your lovely space. Have a nice week-end!


  7. Hi Jen, your room looks fantastic! I love the white walls. Also, what color is your leather pouf? Love that too!

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