THE LIVING ROOM (S)

Our LIVING ROOM is the heart of our home.

I will never forget the day we first visited the house. It was snowy and cold and the house had been empty for 3 years. But she had great bones. I rounded the corner and looked the length of the living room and saw…the mirror.

THE LIVING ROOM #1 – BEFORE – so much POTENTIAL! So much wallpaper!!!

 

THE MIRROR
THE MIRROR – The original chandelier was tiny – like a pendant hanging in the middle of a large room. I found the current chandelier on ebay – it was removed from Mansion under demolition in New Orleans.
We have two living rooms connected by 8 ft pocket doors. One room (with the big mirror) is the “grown up room and the other is our 140 year old house version of a finished basement for the kids.

We have arranged the furniture in this room every imaginable way – and each time I think “OH Man! THIS is my favorite way!” Until the next time…

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My dear friend Sarah Cramer Shields (cramerphoto.com) photographed our living room…ENJOY.

Long before this blog existed, back in 2008 – I painted our living room (then dining room) pink. I had seen an issue of the old DOMINO MAGAZINE that  featured a home coincidentally nearby in Richmond which had a pink dining room. I tracked down the color and painted our then dining room – now living room – Benjamin Moore PINK CLOUD

When we put the house in the market in 2015 we decided to paint the living room a more neutral color and went with Sherwin Williams Steamed Milk –

LIVING ROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK
  • and recently – in preparation for a Magazine photo shoot – I painted the living room back To PINK!!!

I cannot tell you how many times I have asked myself in the last few weeks  “Why did you paint over the pink??” I am so in love with the living room painted pink. It just suits it.

If I’ve learned one thing from this experience it is that my house is my house until I move out and I will never again make sweeping changes the way I did to put it on the market The last time.

More of the pink living room and my new painting and titled EMERGE

Of course, we will clean it up and make it look nice if we ever put on the market again but I won’t remove “myself” from the house the way I did this last time because for the past two years I have felt like I am living in limbo between two lives. That is no way to live. Welcome back PINK living room I’ve missed you!!!


You may noticed that the other living room is painted a new color too. It used to be Sherwinn Williams SEA SALT.

LIVING ROOM #1 IS PAINTED SHERWINN WILLIAMS SEA SALT
UNTIL RECENTLY – LIVING ROOM #1 waS PAINTED SHERWINN WILLIAMS SEA SALT

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THE PINK CABINET - INTERIOR BENJAMIN MOORE PARADISE PINK
THE PINK CABINET – INTERIOR BENJAMIN MOORE PARADISE PINK

BUT –  kind of like give a mouse a cookie thing. As soon as one living room was pink the other room needed to be a new color as well. WE PAINTED it Steamed Milk 

 

 

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“JEROME” – SOLD ON UGALLERY

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BEAUTIFUL ABSTRACT PAINTING BY ARTIST ISABELLE ABBOTT

We have two living rooms connected by 8 ft pocket doors. One room (with the big mirror) is the “grown up room and the other is our 140 year old house version of a finished basement for the kids.
LOVE the room with no TV

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SOURCE LIST

LIVING ROOM #1 (Sherwinn Williams Sea Salt with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace trim)

Furniture –    Sideboard, Wing-backs – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com

    Sofa – Greenfront http://www.greenfront.com

Durham Coffee Tablehttp://www.ballarddesigns.com/durham-coffee-table/356822

Pink Cabinet – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com (interior – Benjamin Moore Paradise pink)

Desk – Target – http://www.target.com/p/threshold-campaign-desk/-/A-14517906

Drapery –         Martha Stewart Faux Linen – http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-Hemp-Faux-Silk-Back-Tab-Curtain/202377568

Lighting –     Lamps – Roxie daisy, Charlottesville http://roxiedaisy.com

Chandelier – Layla Grayce http://www.laylagrayce.com

Rug –             Sea grass – Ballard Designs – http://www.ballarddesigns.com/seagrass-rug/380329

Pillows –         Targethttp://www.target.com/p/safavieh-ruddy-pillow-set-of-2-pink-18-x18/-/A-21400241

Pillow Collection – http://www.thepillowcollection.com

Pottery Barnhttp://www.potterybarn.com

Magazine Holdershttp://www.target.com/p/threshold-rustic-wire-magazine-holder/-/A-15023400

more on Living Room – http://myoldcountryhouse.com/monday-makeover-sea-salt-living-room/

LIVING ROOM #2 ( Sherwinn Williams Steamed Milk with Benjamin Moore Chantilly lace trim)

Furniture –    Vintage Sofa – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com

Belgian Linen Slipcovered “Caroline” Sofa – Four Seasons Furniture Greenfront http://www.greenfront.com

Coffee Table – Vintage (I have had this table since my footloose days in NYC. It Used   to be a dining table.We had it cut down to the a coffee table)

Sideboard – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com

Ottoman – Target – Reupholstered

Chair – Vintage Reupholstered

Drapery         Home Depot – http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-Rainwater-Faux-Silk-Back-Tab-Curtain/202507653

Rug –              Sea grass – Ballard Designs – http://www.ballarddesigns.com/seagrass-rug/380329

Artwork – Lesli DeVito – http://www.leslidevito.com, http://www.ugallery.com/ProductList.aspx?RC=1&Search=LESLI+devito

Lighting –           Lamps  – Robert Abbey http://www.lampsplus.com/products/robert-abbey-22-and-three-quarter-inch-pink-ceramic-and-silver-table-lamp__g6565.html

Chandelier – Vintage  Chandelier  from Ebay

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE.