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Refreshing a Living Room/Dining Room

So yesterday was a fun-filled install day. I hadn’t intended to write a blog post about it, only because I feel like there are never enough hours in the day…but hey. You guys are asking so many great questions, I figured, why not? I’m dying to share more pics with you anyway, and this way I can give you some links to items you’re curious about!

This project was all about giving these clients a new look in their living/dining room. They love to entertain, and they mentioned they wanted a neutral, sophisticated look, but still totally approachable and welcoming. Ummm, sounds like fun to me!

On our initial consultation day, the living room was being used as a playroom…but these clients had visions of moving the toys to another area of the house and creating a beautiful living room when you first walk in the door. Yes. I’m on board with all of that. Wanna see the before?

And here’s AFTER! (below)

You. Guys. Putting this room together was totally dreamy. It’s safe to say it was a REALLY FUN DAY. It was an extra added treat to have my good friend Anne (@pedalhomeinteriors) along for the day to help out. (THANK YOU ANNE!!! You are the BEST!) Ready for some sources? The mirror over the mantel is so unique, and I fell in love with the shape. You can find it here. The area rug looks so high-end, but was a great price. I used an 8×10, and repeated the same rug in the dining room (you’ll see in a sec!). You can find it here. The coffee table is surprisingly heavy, and the top is almost cement-like…LOVE! (you can find it here.) Wanna know a secret? The original coffee table I chose ended up being discontinued. I was SO BUMMED. But, silver lining! I like this one SO MUCH BETTER! The sofa table adds just the right amount of “rustic” to our sophisticated room, and you can find it here.

Let’s take a look at another angle of the “before”:

Aaaand “after”:

Can we talk about these sofas? I must admit, I’ve never ordered a sofa online before, but this pair of beauties made me change my ways! You can find them here. And the fun little end table? Find it here. The pillows came from HomeGoods, always one of my favorite places to stop!

From here, let’s take a look at the wall to the right, in its “before” state:

And “after”:

You guys know I’m a sucker for a big clock…and this oversized metal clock is PERFECTION…you should see it in real life! So gorgeous! Find it here. The console provides great storage for games, toys, whatever! PLUS, it leaves the room looking neat, tidy, and sophisticated. Win-win. You can find it here.

Let’s move into the dining room, shall we? Oh this is fun! Here’s the “before”:


And “after”:

I LOVED the chandelier when I first saw it, and the client asked if we could make it work, or if we should replace it….UMMMMM….KEEP!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Pretty much everything else got sold in a garage sale, and we started fresh! The table is so beautiful, and I was amazed at the quality! Once again, just the right dose of “rustic” to balance our look. You can find it here. The chairs are so soft, and so comfortable. You can find them here. The swanky new buffet turned out to be MUCH darker than pictured online, but it works beautifully! You can find it here. The curtains are such great quality, and we repeated them in the living room as well. Find them here. Oh, and find the lamps here, and the mirror here. Man, that paragraph was a little “here” heavy! 😉

Let’s take a look at one more angle, “before”, looking from the dining room into the living room:

And “after!” (below)

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. Install day/Reveal day is absolutely the best and most rewarding part of the job. Especially when I get to work with such amazing clients…and then, BONUS! I get to share it with you too! Sooo? Feeling a change in your home? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

  • June 29, 2017 - 6:12 pm

    Deb S - Pretty gorgeous…love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

    • June 30, 2017 - 2:55 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Deb!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Audrey - Beautiful redo it. What was the paint color used?…so pretty. Tia 🙂ReplyCancel

    • June 30, 2017 - 2:56 am

      yellowprairieint - Thanks Audrey! The client already had the paint color existing, and I’m not sure of the color. I’ll have to ask her! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 25, 2017 - 8:33 pm

    Wendy Rohs - It’s perfect! Wow!ReplyCancel