Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Before and after: A living room with a bright future..

I just finished up working on this lovely living room makeover. I had a lot of fun pulling together pieces and putting a fresh new spin on this space. With the help of my client, we were able to transform her living room in two weeks time.

I think the first and most important step to re-designing a room is to change the paint color. I don't know about you but I'm ready for a light color palette to take over the world. Maybe it's the lack of sun exposure during these wintry months but I'm ready to let the light in!

The existing paint color was in the brown family so the first item of business was to decide on a paint color to really brighten up the space. We decided on agreeable gray by sherwin williams. After seeing this color in my sister in laws new house, I have decided this might just be my go to color for a while.

My client wanted to bring in some dimension to the wall behind her couch, we decided on a fairly simple design using wall molding. My client went hard at work re-painting the entire room, including the mantle, adding 6 inch base boards and tackling the wall molding all in a couple day's time. Not only did she work hard on all of the above but she managed to sell all of her existing furniture pieces on the local classifieds so we didn't have to worry about where to move it all. I love people that just get the job done and she is for sure one of them!

My strategy to really change the look of this room was accomplished by adding subtle texture, bringing in new updated furniture and decor pieces, adjustments to the layout, and using a new refreshing color palette.

Nikole was so great to work with, we were both really happy with the end result!


BEFORE

AFTER


If you are interested in my design services, please email me at stacichavez@ymail.com


15 comments:

Katie said...

I really like the architectural feeling the wall has now--that was a great idea. These chairs are great too...without arm chairs they keep the open feeling in the room. Lovely! :)

Collette Osuna said...

Holy cow lady!! Wow, what a transformation!!
I LOVE the look of the new room....so open and HUGE:)

I always knew a light color could open up a space, this post proves its still true!

Great job!

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Jessie said...

What a big difference! Love this makeover! The new lighter paint color and new furniture really transformed this space. Adore the ottoman and the wall behind the sofa!

Have a good day, Staci!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Wow! Looks awesome! Great job!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

I love the lighter paint and the paneling.

Great job Stac!

Amanda said...

girl its beautiful!! so much brighter! Im sure they love it!

kelly@refresheddesigns. said...

Wow, those paneled walls are amazing! And love the mirror above the fireplace. Great job! So glad I found your site through Living Savvy.

marti said...

LOVE IT!!!

InteriorGroupie said...

perfect colour choice - the place looks amazing!

Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

WOW, what a transformation!!! It looks like a totally different house, so impressive. LOVE your style! Cheers!

Mandy said...

Wow!! What an impressive before and after! The room looks so much cozier and you made the walls look a good 4ft taller! You have great skills.

Mandy
The Klury Report & Kini Style

Amanda Hill said...

Wow what a great space! Looks charming :)

Holly said...

Agreeable Grey is beautiful - I love it! This gave such a fresh new look to the space. Nice work Staci.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Am loving that board and batten paneling! It makes such a big difference! I love the color! The room really looks different! Good work!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!!!!!!!!

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