I have been working the past few weeks on redoing parts of my living room. Note to self: not best idea in the world to begin redo right before the holidays. Makes hubby C R A N K Y. Ah well.
I live in a small house on the beach. Yeah it is tough! Ok, the “living” part is no so tough but the small part of the “small house on the beach” is not always conducive to my design ideas! I have a fairly eclectic style and love color…but also love backdrops of solid neutrals. (thus the Ben Moore Duxbury Gray walls…one of the In Detail faves)
As anyone who knows me will say, I also like to change things up….alot. But I am really liking how the living room is turning out even with the tight budget and I think even my family is beginning to forgive me for undertaking painting/moving furniture/moving their favorite items to a new spot….finally. My oldest daughter has no idea why the old “look” was not for me anyway…but hey, she wants to be a writer. Not going to inherit the design business. My youngest daughter loves it all but is more concerned with how SHE looks when she is sitting on the new sofa. Teenagers.
Hubby is patient, And kind. And is just happy a larger tv found it’s way into the design layout. And yes, it DOES take over the room but we enjoy it.
So, I am posting a few of the pictures for you to see how it is coming along. PLEASE note these are pix taken with my iphone and are not professional. Nor are the drapes steamed yet, the room is not completed with accessories etc etc..
I spent a good portion of my budget on fabulous fabrics and have more pillows on the way that will be ‘wow”…but for the most part, everything here is pretty affordable and that means….I can change it up later!
The one major thing left to do is to convince kind and patient hubby that the ceiling fan has GOT to go. it comes in handy in the summer but oh geez…am really wanting a Seascape “Luther” chandelier with a silk dupioni shade…..This may take high level negotiations…and maybe a compromise with a Fanimation cool ceiling fan:) I also like the acrylic prints behind the sofa very much…but I swiped these from my shop and really want all 4 of the same for more visual impact. But until they come in…I will have a riot of color going on!
Dining area adjacent is next…then on to the upstairs….:)
Resources and aproximate costs on some items found at bottom of post.
Robin Bruce “Clark” chairs: $800 each
Private Label “in detail” Chaise as shown: $1200
Private Label “in detail” sofa: $1400 without custom Romo pillows.
Romo fabric: From $110 to $150 a yard retail
Eurofase floor lamp: $450
HIckory White marble twig table: $1200
White lacquer coffee tables: $250 each
Arteriors coral lamp: $220
Arteriors large lamp: $350
Acrylic art behind sofa: $130 each
Amy Butler wool rug: $600
Flea market scandinavian chair: $50
Tj Maxx platter starfish: $14.99
Tj Maxx vases: $6.99 each
Jonathan Adler white vase: $150
Robert Abbey side table by chaise: $225