Tuesday, May 6, 2014

House Tour: Living Room

Ok, I know it has been quite a bit since my last stop on my house tour, but I am back with the living room today.  That means I did some cleaning just for you guys - sad, but true!


If you are just joining me on my house tour you can catch up by checking out the floor plans, paint colors, laundry nook, guest bedroom, kitchen, dinning room, and downstairs bath.

The bones of my living room have remained the same since I bought the house.  Here is a not so good before picture.


 Luckily it wasn't horrible.  The carpet was in good condition, and in the photo the paint doesn't look horrible.  But I used to call it flesh, it was this beige with a pink undertone, and it was everywhere - including the door.


This is the view from the bottom of the stairs.  I would say this room is about 90% done.  I've been searching for something to put on either side of the large mirror, something architectural.  I haven't come across anything quite right yet.  The rug has seen better days, I would love to replace it with something a little larger and more vibrant.

I can not wait to add crown moulding to this room, I think it will create a nice finished look.


I've been debating either making over, or replacing the ottoman.  It functions great, but we have two cats with claws.  Needless to say, the leather has not held up well over time.  The sectional works great for the space, though it is starting to look a bit saggy in the places that are sat on most often.  Clearly we are creatures of habit with where we like to sit!

Can you see Max photo bombing on the couch above?  He spends most of the morning on the back of the couch soaking in the sun.




The table lamps, apothecary jars, and basket are all Home Goods finds.  I'm addicted to that store!

Looking back towards the stairs you can see the one project we took on in this room.  Aside from painting of course, which was a must.  We put new tile in the landing, replacing the dated brown with a clean and updated light gray ceramic tile.  We also sanded down and re-stained the wood trim around the tile to match the hardwood in the kitchen and dining room.

From here you can get a sneak peak of the gallery wall that goes up the staircase.


Just to the right of the landing is the hallway connecting the the kitchen, the smallest coat closet ever, and the bathroom.

To finish, I'll leave you with a little side by side comparison of where we started versus where we are today.


Hope you enjoyed the tour of my living room, thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. amylshaughnessyMay 6, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Wow, it looks great! I'm not that great at decorating. I like that clear vase with the green things (see? I don't even know what they are called, they are just 'green things' ha ha!).

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aimee!!!!! I love your living room. So beautiful. Love the colors, the textures. I especially love that shelf above your TV and the painted dresser your TV is on. Wow. Just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. We put new tile in the landing, replacing the dated brown with a clean and updated light gray ceramic tile. We also sanded down and re-stained the wood trim around the tile to match the hardwood in the kitchen and dining room. http://num.to/298.722.624.525

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your living room is beautiful! It looks so homey and cozy :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love that mirrored window!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Becky, it was a DIY project!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks Karly! In all honestly it usually looks like a tornado went through it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Leslie your so sweet, thanks so much!! The painted dresser has long since been my favorite piece in the room, it turned out better than I ever expected!

    ReplyDelete
  9. lol, they are 'green things' to me too! I spotted them one day at Target, and in my cart they went!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a beautiful room! I struggle to put together a room that looks and feels cohesive. You do such a lovely job!

    ReplyDelete