Revamping a Living Room: Before and After
Redesigning a living room is no easy task, but weeks of painting, re-staining the floors and reupholstering the furniture changed this well-used family room into a tranquil living space.
After we moved out all of the original furniture, we painted the walls with Ionian, a rich, jade green color from Sherwin-Williams. We then installed the crown molding to give the eye an easier transition between the ceiling and freshly painted walls.
Each piece of furniture we added had been carefully chosen, as we considered space, lighting and a balance of our color palette.
We selected a custom made sofa from Living Spaces, with dove-gray velvet that's soft to the touch. Since the couch is the first thing that catches one's attention, we wanted something that would be elegant, yet comfortable.
Our passion for mixing the old with the new couldn't be forgotten, however. The reupholstered Ethan Allen chairs, now revived with a lively paisley fabric, looked perfect beside an elegant side table we found at Consignment Classics.
The placement of our plants was another important factor in making this space come together.
We decided to sit the palm tree in the corner where it will provide a natural shade for anyone taking shelter in this winged-back chair. With the accompanying lamp and natural light streaming in through the windows, it becomes a cozy reading nook where one can curl up and read.
A living room shouldn't be without the client's personal touches. We made sure to hang shelves above the couch and wall sconce where our client can enjoy lighting her candles, and a fun mix of frames to contain several family memories.
What do you think of the finished product? Let us know in the comments below and keep checking back for future interior projects.
Correction 12/20/2016: The side table was sourced from Consignment Classics, not Loveseat.