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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Living Room Make-Over

I thought I'd kick the year off with a room reveal and a resolution to be a better blogger!  With my new iphone I should be able to take more pictures of my projects (one of the big reasons I haven't been blogging is that I forget to take pictures- the items are purchased, made over and sold before I realize I never documented a single thing) I have lots of shows coming up in the next few months and a project list that goes on and on, so here we go... I recently finished another living room make-over for a dear friend and client of mine.  Here's the before picture...

Very dark and dated!  

Our fist task was to remove the dark wall and change up the placement of the furniture.  There was a huge armoire that blocked the room from the entrance way- which created a very closed off dark space.  Here's the after...

Let's take a look at a few of the details...

We had the existing wing chair slipcovered as well as one purchased from craigslist in a beautiful camel colored channel.  Dated sheers were replaced with wood shutters and this gorgeous drop leaf table was just sitting in my clients spare bedroom.  

This is the armoire that previously blocked half of  the entrance into the room.  Now it has its' own wall and makes a great statement.

This amazing designer sleeper sofa and pine chest were found by my client on craigslist.  The artwork was a dull piece purchased at Home Goods- Until my client, who is an artist, revamped it with bold colors- so mad I don't have a before pic!  Pillows are from pottery barn.
My client has lived and traveled all over the World.  This corner represents some of the art she's collected as well as a beautiful rug from Iraq.  Hanging rugs on the wall is very European and a favorite decorating tradition of my client.

 Many of the accessories and accent items are family pieces that have wonderful memories for my client- I love how we can pair them with a simple drip vase lamp from Kirklands and it ties the room together.

I love the warm,  inviting feel of the new living room.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Love, Kelly.


  1. Wow! That looks amazing. Seriously amazing!

  2. That's the color I want on a wall in my living room. I love it.

  3. I LOVE THIS! The artwork makes me drool for some reason. So pretty.

  4. Wow! Great job! Looks so updated and cozy.

  5. The outcome was so gorgeous! Looking at it, the elements unite to reflect a light reddish color which is remarkably relaxing. It also has such an amazing ambiance and it staying in it helps to relieve exhaustion.

    Carlo Wieder