Monday, June 16, 2008

Living Room Before and After

This is the Living Room before I moved into the house. I liked this color, but it was pretty dark, and I really wanted a lighter feel in this house than I had in my apartment.
That green room in the far right is now my bedroom. I also painted those stairs...the risers are white, and the treads black. I love them now!!
This sheer is a discontinued Brunschwig & Fils fabric that I used in a showhouse nursery last year. I love it! I took it off the canopy that I had made for over the crib in the nursury, serged the top edge, and just hung it from clip rings.

I need to buy another couple of sets of rings so that I can put heavier draperies on in the winter. This is an old house. I have a feeling it's going to be a little drafty!!

I just love my chair. I bought it at a flea market about 10 yrs ago for $25, and had the seat reupholstered for $50. It has inlaid mother of pearl and other woods. I'll have to get a closeup some time.
This is my Kathleen The desk came from my mother's house. It's really cute, but I'm thinking about painting it black so it fits in a little bit better. It's oak, but the finish is a little too "new" for me. You can see the painted stairs there too!
The fabric draped over the ottoman is a cotton ground with a flocked velvet in chocolate brown on it, with some screen printed blue swirls. I love it! I'll be making a real slipcover out of it at some soon as I can make a decision on fabric for the sofa.
The big plan is to build a faux fireplace mantel there where the TV is now, and put my faux electric logs in it, and hang a flat-panel TV above the mantel. Maybe next year? :)
That's it for now! I spent the weekend hanging pictures and window treatments all over the house. I'll share more over the next few days.


SarahWhite said...

Well, FINALLY!!! OMgosh...just LOVING every little thing about your precious new home. The artwork rocks and I can't wait to see what you decide on for the sofa the curves. You are a designer...yet, your home is not all designer-rey looking. It's real and warm and looks like some happy folk live there. Only thing a dog. need a dog. :)

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I love your wall color, so light and fresh. Your house has so much character, not a lot of that here in the burbs! Love your birthday post. You are so lucky to have such wonderful friends to celebrate with. Jen

linda said...

Ooooh I am so lovin' all of your choices!! The LR color is great...the floors are gorgeous! It looks so homey and loved already!


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