Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Living Room...so far!


Finally. The living room is ready to be seen!
Houston, we have curtains!!!

I would say the room is about 60% done. But, for now I am very happy with it. The wallet needs a break plus I have a lot of ideas for wall decor and the fireplace and figure I could use some time to be sure what I want to do.

The pics are a little blown out but my living room doesn't get much light due to a super long, dark hallway that leads into it so I had to do some major iphoto(shop) to make the photos presentable.

The view from the super long dark hallway and pretty
much the first thing you see when you enter. I already had the rug so it HAD to stay. I loved it and knew it would look great with the more modern color scheme.

The view from the hallway to our Master Bedroom.

We put Malone's kitchen in a funny little corner and hung the starbust mirror that was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I am thinking I want to do a wall of starburst mirrors here.

The black/white pillows are from Ikea and only $12!!! Yellow rose pillow from Target and velvet teal pillow from Pier1. Orange throw from Ikea.


Tufted chairs from World Market at only $179 a piece! I love these chairs! They are the perfect scale and color for what I was looking for. Pillows are also from World Market. Blue lamp is from Target. Bamboo shades are from Lowe's and white curtains from Ikea.

The table still needs LOTS of dressing. Maybe some coral, picture frames and more magazines?

The artwork above the fireplace is from my very talented Dad. The middle pic was being used in the living room, the blue pic was in our bedroom and the pears were in the kitchen. I love the colors together and these photos just don't do it justice!

Eventually, I would like to add some more molding to the fireplace and beaf up the hearth a little.

Welcome to the land of the bare! This tv wall has been the thorn in my side. I have lots of ideas but more on that later.

Hope you enjoyed the tour! I am linking up with:

77 comments:

  1. I love your living room! It looks so inviting and all the colors make it pop! You have a beautiful home!

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  2. I love it! I think it looks great! :)

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  3. Everything looks really nice! I know what you mean about the TV - I have the same problem here- our TV is over the fireplace.

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  4. I'm fairly new to your blog but I've been reading daily for a few weeks now and you've got a follower! Love the room! I love that rug too. I have the cream version of it in a few spots of my house. I also have one of those "black hole" TV walls with nothing but a flat screen. I'm anxious to see what you do with yours!

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  5. What a bright, lovely room! The rug and the sofa are the perfect anchors and you can go in so many directions as your mood changes :)

    I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing more ~ Traci

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  6. Looks great so far! I LOVE the yellow flower pillow.

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  7. Love your coffee table, you did not say where it was from, do share :)

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  8. What a fabulous room! I love how you mixed colors so perfectly. Very chic!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  9. Oh and I'm also your newest follower. Hoping to get more inspiration ;)

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  10. Lookin' good! I wanna see those grey walls in person! You've done a great job so far.

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  11. Looks great! I love all the colors you are using.

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  12. Beautiful room. Love all the color. thanks for joining WUW.

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  13. Those chairs are beautiful! And I love the way you grouped the pictures above the mantel :)

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  14. Really nicely done, your Dad is very talented as well! Take care, Laura

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  15. I truly love all the colors in this room!! Everything looks great.

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  16. Beautiful!

    A friend of mine just recommended your blog to me and I just read back to the beginning, you are so stylish, I love all your outfits!

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  17. Your living room looks fantastic! Love the colors you chose!

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  18. Love your place! reminds me of 19th century modern meets acid, lol. Love it!

    www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  19. Love all the color! Very bright and cheery.

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  20. It looks great, girl! I love her kitchen in the room and I really like the idea of multiple sunbursts!

    Oh, and that teal velvet pillow is pretty fab, too!

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  21. Your room looks like it could be in a magazine! I love it!

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  22. Your living room is gorgeous! wish I had your skills for mixing pattern!

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  23. This looks great! I have the same exact rug in my living room. Love the starburst mirror, how much was it @ Hobby Lobby?? I'm looking for one for my guest room and I really like it!

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  24. Where did you get your rug? I love it!

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  25. Visiting from TT&J and now your newest follower! Love what you've done with the space thus far! My kind of color pallete! =)

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  26. Thanks everyone for the super sweet comments! Thought I would answer a few ?'s on here instead of via email. The rug is from Target and is still available. The coffee table was purchased at a local flee market already painted black. The starbust mirror cost around $25, I think. Glad everyone liked the room. Still a ways to go, can't wait to keep everyone updated!

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  27. What a cute space you have created here and in your living room!!!

    Great minds must think alike because I have the same mirror and same rug in my home!! :)

    Looking forward to reading more posts from you!

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  28. What a warm and cozy space! I love the colors and patterns you've used especially your pillows and the accent chairs by the window. Thanks for sharing your living room with us.

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  29. LOVE your living room. So eclectic, but pulled together. Ooo- it's fabulous. I'm looking for suggestions on direction in my living room. I'd love to hear what you have to say. Stop by if you have a chance. http://www.fairlyfabulousblog.com/2011/04/suggestions-needed.html

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  30. Coming by from your sisters blog...love your room...the colors are just my style!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. Stopping by from TT&J-I love your room. I really want to start incorporating lots of color in my decor. I am tired of blandness. You have such a great mix. Thanks for sharing your room.

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  32. I have the same rug, but blues and greens with the brown. LOVE IT! I went back and got another, so that it would be larger!

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  33. Coming over from your sisters blog, love the room! ALl the colors are beautiful!
    XO
    Kristin

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  35. Love the room, what color is on your walls? Thanks!

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  36. @Mandy

    The wall color is Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams. It is a super neutral gray.

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  37. You've been featured at my Hookin Up With HoH Party this week!

    Please feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    Thanks,

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  38. Just came across your blog today! SOOOOOOO glad I did! I've been looking for some ideas for my new house & your kitchen/lounge layout is extremly similar to ours, so you've given me some fantastic ideas for making the area light & bright & welcoming! Well done!!! Looks wonderful! Will become a follower & keep checking back! Xx.

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  39. Meg I love your living room!! The rug, and then when I saw those yellow chairs wow!! Really great job!

    Come over (all of your blog friends) and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway starting on Friday!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  40. BREATHTAKING! What a knack you have for good color!!!!! I am brand brand new to your blog. Can't wait to "read back"..........
    (Thanks HOH!!!!!! This is a terrific blog)

    Now, where did you get that FAB DAB rug?????? WOWSER!!!!!! Love it. Shoot, I want to come over and have a glass of "something".........:-)
    wine???? tea????? Super talent here! TY!

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  41. Does your rug shed as much as mine does? Just curious! Your room is so lovely and I love that you added the teal blue. I'm considering those flower pillows (because we do have the same rug that you do) and would love to have the source for the fabric on your side chairs if you have it? Thanks!! It's all really beautiful!

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  42. @ Ter'e Thank you so much!! The rug is from Target and is still available. And yes, I am always up for a cold beverage!

    @ Renae Yes, it sheds a little. I'm thinking of steam cleaning it and seeing if that helps. But, I wouldn't say that it sheds a ton. The chairs are actually from World Market and they come in several different patterns. I love them!

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  43. Found you via Tatertots & Jello! I absolutely LOVE what you did with this room. Usually I find modern color schemes done in a cooler palette but I love that your room is warm and inviting. This color scheme would work wonders in my home...hmm, maybe I should go warmer vs. cooler...

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  44. Found you via The Shabby Nest! I LOVE what you've done so far! :) I'm your newest follower!! :)
    Beth

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  45. Your sister was right, it will be a show-stopper when you are finished. It already looks wonderful. Love all your pops of color.
    CAS

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  46. i want your living room!!! it is just my taste :)
    Tina

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  47. Thank you thank you thank you for posting this. I am in the middle of a living room crisis trying to decide how I want to decorate mine. I LOVE YOURS and it is just what I have been looking for. You have inspired me! I even blogged about it. ;)

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  48. It looks lovely! The colors are so cheerful.

    Where did you find the adorable white table between your World Market chairs?

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  49. Love it and all the colors! I have the same rug and also had to keep it for our redo! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Love your room. Just wondering where the rug is from (unless I missed that)?

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  51. great job! i love the mix of dark/light colors. my hubby would love a sofa like that one day - it's nice to see that you can still play with plenty of color patterns to liven up a space with a big piece of dark furniture like that. :)

    well done!

    oh- i've admired that rug from target (and one other similar one but with a slightly different color/pattern) for-ever!

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  52. I love your rug. Where did you get it?

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  53. Love it, and some of your other projects, too! I am your newest follower, can't wait to see what else you do!

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  54. The rug is from Target and I believe it is still available.

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  55. I love all the punches of color! Great job! Visiting from Roomspiration!

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  56. I love the bursts of colors scattered throughout...it really brings the room to life. Love those chairs too -- great find! Hoping over from Roomspiration!

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  57. Great room! I love all of the bright colors in it. It looks very cheery and put together.

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  58. It's so beautiful, colorful and happy! I need a dad who paints like THAT. Wow, your mantle is awesome! :) Thanks for linking up to the roomspiration party!

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  59. Very beautiful room...with all that color with the pillows.

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  60. It looks great!! I love those World Market chairs and your pops of color! Stopping by from the Roomspiration party!

    mylifeasamrsh.blogspot.com

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  61. Pops of color are just perfect! Enjoy! Thank you for joining Roomspiration!

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  62. Love it! Warm and cozy with pops of mod! I found you through the Roomspiration Link Party. Glad I did. I joined as a follower, hope you will stop by The Corson Cottage and consider following back:)

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  63. Me again! :) Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your fabulous living room tomorrow (Monday.) Feel free to grab a button to show you've been featured - the html is in my sidebar. Thanks for linking up!

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  64. I love it SO much!! I just want to come over and sit in there so I can look at everything in person- it's so pretty!! Love your pretty pops of color every where!

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  65. I just wanted to tell you that your living room was such an inspiration to me. We had brown leather couches and I just felt like they were so dull. When I saw your LR pics several months ago, it inspired me to make it work! I buy pillows whenever I see them on sale and it has changed the whole look of my LR and made the sofas much more comfortable. I wanted to thank you so much!

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  66. It's only 60% done and it's already looking great. I love the pillows you on your sofa. You picked beautiful colors for the pillow cases of them.

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  67. I pinned one of these pictures on Pinterest a while back and I was looking at it again because i am furnitre shopping and love this look. I was wondering, this isn't the Bernhardt Hewitt sofa is it? I looked at one this weekended and happened to look at this pic again and it looks almost identical! If it is I would love it of you could tell me how you like it and how it's holding up. Thanks SO much!!

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    1. I'm not sure if it is the Hewitt sofa but it is Bernhardt. I have had it for almost 5 years and it is holding up great! The cusions are still very full and the back cusions still look great. It is a very well made sofa. My only complaint is that the sofa is VERY deep. My husband is 6' and he loves it but I am 5'4" and if you are short, like me, it's not so comfy. I always have to put a couple of pillows behind my back bc my feet dangle off the edge and it puts pressure on my back. But, other than that, I have really enjoyed it!

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  68. Thanks for replying! I am 5'9 and my husband is 6' so maybe that wouldn't be an issue for us? I really liked it when I looked at it So it's nice to hear from someone who has it. Trying to decide between this one which is a nicer brand and something that reclines that's a little cheaper. I would like it to last for a long while though. Thanks!

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  69. Actually, looking closer I think yours might be the Foster. Looks almost the same though.

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  70. Hi! stumbled on your blog. I LOVE your style. it's so cheery and sophisticated yet fun/eclectic! Something I'm shooting for in my home :) I was curious about your paint colors - your living room, office and kitchen - are these all the same color? I think you may have said Revere Pewter in a previous post... they look lovely. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much! The color is Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams and yes they are all the same color. If you are looking for a neutral gray, this color would be great if you had a lot of natural light. This house didn't and in the darker areas it read very blue. In our new home we used Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore and it is the perfect greige color.

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  71. Hi! I love your home, so fun/eclectic yet polished! I'm curious what paint colors you've used in your living room, kitchen and office? Are they all the same color?Thanks!

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  72. Where did you get the couch?? Love it.

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