Thursday, November 22, 2012

Living Room - Before and After

It's hard to believe how much this room has changed!  We started with a long, boring room that only one way in and out ........through the dining room.

Living Room Before Walls Were Removed
But after removing 2 walls (one to the kitchen, the other to the dining/foyer),  it's now open to the entire first floor, which lets the sunlight come streaming through.  And it creates a great circular floor plan - great for parties & family living!

Living Room - During

Once the walls were out and the new beams in place, we could start thinking about decorating the space.  From a design perspective, we wanted to maintain the neutral color palette we used throughout the first floor. So the walls are Early Morning Mist and the trim is Dove White.  The sofa and wicker chairs are also neutral.  The window treatments echo those colors, but add a couple of accent colors - steel blue and moss green.  We used the accents on pillows, rug and accessories. This way you could easily change the color scheme in the future, without a lot of cost!

The result: A much more livable floor plan and a warm, comfortable room.  What do you think?


Wicker Wingback Chairs - Pottery Barn
Rug - Angela Adams Munjoy Hill Pattern
Coffee Table Trunk - Pottery Barn
Sofa - IKEA
Blue Leather Chair - HomeGoods
Small Wicker Chair - IKEA
Curio Cabinet - Ethan Allen
Pillows - HomeGoods, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn
Baluster Lamp - Pottery Barn
Nautical Table - Simply Home

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it. What a beautiful transformation, Laurel! I don't remember seeing a post about the next project...have you found one?

  2. Thanks Candice! We signed all the paperwork for our next project last week. I posted a picture on Facebook.....but probably won't do much blogging about it until after we get this one done. We're trying to stay focused. But it's so tempting to think about the new project!


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