Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Living Room Before and After

I have mentioned before that I wish I had taken better before pictures.  I wasn't very organized as we were tearing the house apart, but that doesn't make my after pictures less awesome.  I love our living room!


I could sit in here all day.  It took me two tries to get the yellow walls that I wanted, but I am so happy with the result.  This yellow is sundance by Sherwin Williams.  Perfect.


I love the wood trim and wood floors; and this rug that was my mom's couldn't be more perfect.


On my living room to-do list is window treatments...I want to keep the blinds, but I think a nice valance or something would make the windows pop more.  What do you think?


I love these animal prints.  They were actually old postcards of the husband's.  My sister had them framed for him.


Cozy.



I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!

22 comments:

  1. I also love the wood trim. And the leather chair looks so comfy! Makes me wanna curl up and read! Great choice in the yellow wall color, too!

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  2. Love it! I was thinking the same thing about the chair. The wall color and wood make is so warm and inviting. Great job!!

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  3. UMM, LOVE the yellow!! It is perfect! We're moving this summer and I am so pumped to decorate our first home!! You are giving me some good ideas :)

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  4. That color really added warmth to the room, looks good!

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  5. You're not afraid of color, that's for sure! So many people just seem to go white white white or gray, these days. Question - did you have a particular reason you replaced the mirror above the mantle with a picture? The reason I ask is because I thought the mirror was pretty above the "before" mantle, adding an element that bounced light around the room as well as the, well, circular motif to counter-balance the linear elements going on in the room. For curtains or valances, I would go with something the same shade (or close to it) as the blinds, and a simple design, but possibly raise the rod up to or very close to the ceiling to add some height to the room? Maybe something semi-sheer, to let in the light with the blinds open or up during the day, but obscure the view of anyone being able to look into your house at night. Guess you can tell I'm a city dweller who grew up with houses close to each other in the older neighborhoods, and privacy was paramount :)

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    1. The mirror was moved to the dining room! I knew it would be so fantastic in there that I wouldn't miss it above the mantel. The picture sort of landed there and is staying for a little while at least. One of the next projects will be a built in in our bedroom and when that happens I have an awesome dresser mirror that will be re-purposed for the over the mantel space. I agree it is a great spot for a mirror!

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  6. You brightened up the room, and it looks very inviting.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  7. I love the changes. The decor fits with the yellow on the walls. Everything looks so nice!

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  8. Hi there! Visiting you from the Houston Blogger Social Club. Thanks for letting me take a peek of your world here. XOXO Mandi Roach

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by! I am headed to your blog now.

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  9. Can you tell us the name and maker of that shade of yellow?

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    1. Of course! I meant to include that in the post. The maker is Sherwin Williams and the color is sundance. I will update the post.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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