i loved this living room renovation.
the images don’t show the rug because the floors needed one more week to breathe freely. or something. whatever…this is one occasion where i was happy to follow the rules. i didn’t want to have to go through another floor sanding and staining for a long, long time.
here she is before. what i affectionately called, an oak festival.
and after the white paint got a hold of her:
the beams are actually owl grey by benjamin moore. it’s a super super light grey.
the trim is off white by sherwin williams
the walls are white dove by sherwinn williams
yellow circle artwork from minted (they seriously have super high quality prints and the best customer service)
and lila painted the black and white one. genius, i tell you.
my sis painted that globe for me.
the window seat is perhaps my fave place in the house. perhaps because i heart throw pillows.
perhaps because penelope always thought it was a stage.
would have loved to take the doors off the cabinets under there and put baskets instead. but it ended up waiting for the next family to dream about.
what? small obsession with black and white? noooooo.
again, lila painted the the dots with the line painting. she calls it a “happuh face!”
the map is from one kings lane and i’ve also seen it on zulily
the white rocker chair is from zulily
and the gold table is from target
to my defense, i did try and add pops of color every now and again.
one thing not lacking in this home is storage. and can i just say that built in bookshelves have changed my life. bold statement. but, it’s really hard to be messy when everything has a place…and can be closed into a cabinet. i would haved liked some open shelving in this room, but again, that waited for the next family. i wasn’t ready to commit to doors off at this point in the renovation.
tv hidden! it kind of is exciting, considering we had always displayed it. there was shelving in here but we knocked it out to fit the tv.
those little chalkboard pails were at the target $1 spot, just FYI.
we used to have our tufted couch in the living room annnnnnd, it sure was pretty. but then we dominated it hard. it was ripping and sad, so we moved it into our bedroom and put the comfy sectional back. honestly it’s a way more comfortable and fitting for this stage of our life.
the couch was our very first purchase together as a couple–at a restoration hardware floor model sale. we of course dominated the original slipcover with permanent markers and had it recovered. grey with white piping.
the urban outfitters coffee table is super low and round. not an amazing bargain, but i loved it for this stage in life, no harsh corners and the kids could color or eat at it. what? i never let my kids eat in the living room while i’m laying on the couch watching shows… wait. that’s real life sometimes.
and just because…scenes from the living room with the girls. gosh they were little.
poor, poor dog.
needlepoint pillow was on sale at PBteen
and just for shock value, one more time:
if you want to see the kitchen redo, you can go here
the dining room before and after is here