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MONDAY MAKEOVER – CLIENT LIVING ROOM

THE A / Z FAMILY of 4 MOVED INTO THEIR DREAM HOME A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO.

This wonderful young family of 4 has already grown to 5 and will soon be 6! My goal was to give them a living room that would BE SAFE, BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE for  little ones, while still bringing comfort and functional beauty for the GrOWN-UPS.

I had a great head start…the walls in most of the fist floor rooms are painted one of my favorite , AND one of THE most versatile colors – Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

REVERE PEWTER
REVERE PEWTER

THE DECORATING PROJECT INVOLVED THE LIVING ROOM, THE DINING ROOM AND THE STUDY. The current living room furniture  was less that a year old…was going to be relocated to the study. The rug and coffee table and rustic sofa table (all also almost new) would remain.

BEFORE - THE ROOM IS HUGE AND SPACIOUS. the existing furniture was to be relocated to the study.
BEFORE – THE ROOM IS HUGE AND SPACIOUS. The existing furniture was to be relocated to the study.

THE RUG AND COFFEE TABLE REMAINED…THE RUG MAKING A GREAT ANCHOR.

THE RUG WAS OUR POINT OF DEPARTURE
THE RUG WAS OUR POINT OF DEPARTURE. WITHOUT BEING TOO LOUD, IT CONTAINS SO MANY GREAT COLORS TO WORK WITH!
COFFEE TABLE AND RUG
COFFEE TABLE AND RUG

I wanted the furniture to be durable, and comfortable …as well as pretty. There is a HUGE kids playroom downstairs , so I wanted THIS to be the room where the adults could unwind…as well as the whole family. The sofa’s are by Four Seasons Furniture. They make the most beautiful,  practical , slipcovered furniture I have ever seen. The slip covers come off in sections – the arms, the skirt etc…so that cleaning is not a major issue. You can replace sections as need be…for example if the cat claws your sofa skirt but the rest is pristine, all you need to replace is the skirt!

I chose a Very classic and timeless flax colored Belgian linen in an ENGLISH ROLL ARM STYLE. .

FOUR SEASONS "ZOE" SOFA IN BELGIAN LINEN FLAX
FOUR SEASONS “ZOE” SOFA IN BELGIAN LINEN FLAX CUSTOM PILLOWS IN SARAH RICHARDSON BROOKHAVEN CORAL

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The CAMRYN chairs are upholstered in Sarah Richardson’s Denman Pool.The custom made accent pillows are in Sarah Richardson Brookhaven Meadow and Coral. I liked how all the colors coördinated in Sarah’s fabrics, leaving room to bring in more pops of color in the future.

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I swapped out the knobs on the above sofa table. 

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The first time I saw this wall I knew it needed something Tall...with space for toy storage. The kids are still very young but eventually all of their stuff will begin to need a home. guess I will need one more basket come summer!
The first time I saw this wall I knew it needed something Tall…with space for toy storage. The kids are still very young but eventually all of their stuff that wanders in will begin to need a home.  This home has incredible storage but with kids..I think there can never be too many places to stash things! I Guess I will need one more basket come summer!
THE HUTCH IS BRACKETED TO THE WALL TO INSURE IT DOES NOT TIP.
THE HUTCH IS BRACKETED TO THE WALL TO INSURE IT DOES NOT TIP.
FOUR SEASON'S CAMRYN CHAIR IN DENMAN POOL
FOUR SEASON’S CAMRYN CHAIR IN DENMAN POOL. CUSTOM PILLOWS – SARAH RICHARDSON COTTINGHAM MEADOW. My goal was to keep it VERY simple, and classic but not boring…knowing that this family is just getting started. I left room for collections to grow, kids art to be featured and new colors to be introduced.
I HAD SO MUCH FUN CHOOSING ALL OF MY FAVORITE DECORATING BOOKS! THE WOODEN TRAY IS SMITH AND HAWKEN FOR TARGET
I HAD SO MUCH FUN CHOOSING ALL OF MY FAVORITE DECORATING BOOKS! THE WOODEN TRAY IS SMITH AND HAWKEN FOR TARGET
I LOVE THE OPENNESS OF AND LIGHT INHERENT TO THIS HOME.
I LOVE THE OPENNESS OF AND LIGHT INHERENT TO THIS HOME.
I GOT THE HANDCRAFTED "EAT" SIGN AT THE GREENWOOD COUNTRY STORE. IT WAS THE VERY FIRST ITEM I FOUND FOR THE MAKEOVER!
I GOT THE HANDCRAFTED “EAT” SIGN AT THE GREENWOOD COUNTRY STORE. IT WAS THE VERY FIRST ITEM I FOUND FOR THE MAKEOVER! THE KITCHEN WALLS ARE BENJAMIN MOORE STONINGTON GRAY

GINGER AND GUS LOOK DOWN UPON THE FAMILY!

REMEMBER GINGER AND GUS? THIS IS WHERE THEY LIVE NOW...AND I CAN NOT THINK OF A BETTER HOME!
REMEMBER GINGER AND GUS? THIS IS WHERE THEY LIVE NOW…AND I CAN NOT THINK OF A BETTER HOME!
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YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY BASKETS! I LOVE THE MIRROR ABOVE THE FIREPLACE. THE DAY I STUMBLED UPON THAT…WAS A GOOD DAY!
I LOVE BUILT INS - FILLING AND STYLING THESE WAS PURE JOY! I LEFT ROOM FOR THEIR COLLECTIONS TO GROW!
I LOVE BUILT INS – FILLING AND STYLING THESE WAS PURE JOY! I LEFT ROOM FOR THEIR COLLECTIONS TO GROW!
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THE BUILT-INS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE DIMENSION AND CHARACTER…AND ALSO – STORE BOOKS! THE BOTTOM SHELVES ARE KIDS FRIENDLY…WITH LOTS OF GREAT READS FOR STORY TIME AT ARMS REACH.

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FOUR SEASON'S CAMRYN CHAIR IN DENMAN POOL
I LOVE THE COZY  LITTLE NOOKS!

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The client texted me the morning after the installation and told me she felt like she had woken up to a dream. I am so happy that her home now really feels comfy and relaxing as well as beautiful. I can’t wait to she you the STUDY and DINING ROOM NEXT WEEK!

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GET THE LOOK!

Sofas and Chairs – Four Seasons Furniture

Lamps, End Tables, Hutch  – One Kings Lane

EAT sign – Greenwood Country Store

PILLOWS – Pottery Barn and Custom with Sarah Richardson Fabric

Throws – Pine Cone Hill and Target

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7 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – CLIENT LIVING ROOM

  1. Absolutely Peaceful & Cozy! I do have a question for you if you can help me out. We are in the middle of remodeling and I had originally wanted to use Revere Pewter in most living areas of the house and our Master Bedroom and Bath because it looked so beautiful in our bedroom (north and west facing). However, in our south facing rooms (Kitchen and Dining Room) it turned a true brown… I was so disappointed! Is there a gray paint color that you know of that will stay that true gray in south facing light and also will look like Revere Pewter does when it’s showing its pretty gray color? Thanks for taking the time to read this. 🙂

  2. Beautiful. I absolutely LOVE the giraffe painting! Perfect colors for the space & I’m a huge giraffe fan any day of the week. Truly lovely.

  3. Lesli, the south facing rooms (Master Bath, Kitchen, and Dining Room) receive great amounts of light. For some reason that turns Revere Pewter brown. The north facing rooms (Master Bedroom and Living Room) look a warm, silvery gray. Absolutely gorgeous. Just like the pics above.

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