Tuesday, September 24, 2013

An Updated Living Room.



Last week I shared an updated look at my dining room and how it's changed over the last few years. Today I'm continuing this little series by sharing a new look at the living room with photos taken by Rachel Peters Photography.

First, let's have a look back!

Before: 



I remember stripping this wallpaper so clearly. It seemed to be endless. 

Finally painted. A fresh canvas.


The first look that I created for the room. While pretty, I wanted more personality. It changed little by over time with a few new pieces of furniture but mostly with simple decorating choices.


After:


My favorite part is the built in cabinet beside the fireplace which houses the tv and most of my favorite books and accessories. Steph built it into the empty alcove that was once there. 


Painting the fireplace white was a big job but I've never regretted it. 


I have a gallery wall over the sofa with a mixture of photographs, collected and DIY art and etsy prints. The rug was bought from Rugs USA during one of their big sales.



I'd love to replace the chairs that sit in front of the window. They are really showing their wear but are so stinkin' comfortable. Having them reupholstered is hardly worth it when I could likely have new chairs for less. The little Eames rocker is from Wire Furnishings.


Rachel also took a few photos of me at home in my living room. It was time for a new profile photo! Here is one of them.


Hope you enjoyed the look back. It's fun to see how tastes change over time!

13 comments:

  1. love it Jane. Beautiful pic of you as well!

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  2. You look beautiful! And I love all the updates you've made. That gallery wall is perfect!

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  3. Your room is perfection! I love the built-ins and gallery wall :)

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  4. Looks great - I love the photo of you! I really love those built-ins!

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  5. I don't think I've seen the original before picture, but the room looks awesome! It's so fresh and clean, I love it.

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  6. You living room is lovely, I love the builtins and how you have accessorized them.

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  7. Aww...love YOUR picture! Such a cute dress and your hair looks gorg! Love your bookcase too...what a great use of space:)

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  8. You've done an amazing job on your living room. It looks so fresh and stylish. I especially like the styled shelves / built-ins that flank the fireplace

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  9. Love what you have done with your space! And LOVE the profile pic!

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  10. SO fresh and stylish!! Both you and your living room. :) Love your styling on the built-ins!

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  11. I have a red brick fireplace in my living room and have been meaning to paint it white..would appreciate any tips...I found your blog through your sister...thanks Deboarh

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)