Our last home had brown walls throughout which was fine because we had extensive floor to ceiling windows so it never felt dark. When we bought here, I knew I wanted one color on the walls throughout. Working with a great designer we chose these lovely grey walls. My husband and I are experts at repurposing furniture from one home to a next, so almost all of the furniture we have here was from our previous home. It did help that our previous home was a mid-century ranch home. That gave us a great base for designing our space.