Wednesday, July 2, 2008

family room re-do!

What a huge difference paint can make. When we moved in 1 1/2 years ago, the entire house was flat white paint. Blah. Well, except for the bathrooms which were neon shades of high gloss. That's another post. I tackled the worst offenders and some how thought I could live with the family room as is. It was always depressing. Two different floral sofas ended up at the curb. They were well loved and used, but just made the room look even worse. The room's long and narrow. And directly beside the living room. Weird layout and placement.

I was almost ready to call in a professional for a consultant when I got inspired by the new (to me!) elegant sofa. Not what I was looking for but the price was right. I love the color. And then one day a living room throw pillow ended up there and viola! I decided to do in rich creamy, elegant champagne shades of taupe and beige with a really awesome light aqua. A brain storming session with Dana - small bits of chocolate brown accents! Wahooooo! I'm on my way!

This $2.00 thrift store oil painting has been a huge part of the room. Of course I love it as is - no frame. It's so calm and peaceful. I think it'll go right over the computer desk so when I'm stressing here - I get an instant vacation.

I went a few steps outside of my comfort zone and made a bunch of throw pillow. Mainly for the girls to lounge on in their corner (as they're doing at this very moment). I want you to know how hard it was not to use a floral. To use geometric patterns, oh my. But I'm loving the pops of texture and pattern. The best part - all this fabric is from the upholstery books I rescued from a a store going out of business! Up-cycled into new throw pillows. Love it. Can't wait to find the perfect coffee table to anchor it all together. And for the chair Dana's going to do for me.

Now we're in here - and it's a soothing, calm experience. Well, except at the moment as the DDs are beating the crap out of each other...gotta run.


Dana said...

It Looks great! Love the pillows! I can't wait to see it!!!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Great pillows Kelley. I especially love the butterflys. Im anxious to see it done!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

LOVE the wall color!
And your pillows are great. A really nice mix of patterns and textures.

Kimberly :)

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