Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Living Room Finished!



I am happy to say my living room redo is finished! (Well at least as finished as it is going to be for a little while! Things tend to change quickly around here so I don’t want to make any promises.) The final pieces of the puzzle – curtains and a lamp – have been added and I could not be more pleased with the result. Here is a look back at what the room looked liked before.



Here is what the room looks like today.


I finally found time a few weekends ago to finish the curtains. For new followers, these are the second set of curtains I have made for this room over the past several months. (You can read about what happened to the first set here.) The fabric had been sitting in a closet for several weeks and I had been going back and forth as to how exactly I wanted to make them.


I thought about making a scalloped edge, adding some sort of decorative trim or even sewing a stripe of colored linen to the top. In the end, I continued with the “simple is better” theme of this room and decided on plain panels.



The lamp is from the same shop as my recently acquired orange chairs. It looks like stone – although I think it is resin – has a gray metal shade, and is a much better fit than the previous brass lamp which used to occupy this space.



The best part to me about this room makeover is it was more about taking things away rather than adding them. The room is lighter, brighter and just all around more representative of the current d├ęcor in my house.


Linking up with
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Remodelaholic Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming


Note: I have not forgotten about the promised “How to sew curtains with lining” tutorial. I am almost finished with the writing and should have it up soon.

54 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is lovely. So calm and peaceful. I'm adoring the pillows on the fabric. Such a great pop of color.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your room looked beautiful before, but it also looks beautiful now. I do like the lighter, brighter look. I have done away with my bold colors also.

Andrea said...

I love how light and bright it is! I adore many aspects of this room, but in particular, your clock, lamp and the simple urn with ivy. I love a touch of green in a room =P

Aimee said...

Beautiful! I love how light it feels now. Also, this Norwegian girl loves the platter with the rosemaling. How beautiful is it on that light background?

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the tranformation! It looks light and airy...

Stephanie said...

The room looks beautiful! It is amazing how changing the colors to a lighter palette makes the furniture and accessories so much more richer. I love that lamp, resin or not, it is cool and unique.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love the brightness of it and that chandelier GORG!! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's so light and bright, Stacy! How are you liking the wall color now that you've lived with it for awhile? I'm sure it takes some getting used to when you've had a darker color up for a while. I've been loving all the lighter colors I see in the homes of the blogs I follow. I have a feeling I'll be going down that road myself!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Hi Stacy, this transition to light is so beautiful (though I liked the before, too :. The lamp is fantastic with that ornate mirror behind it. The drapes are perfection, plain! They are so lovely. What is the header?

Michelle said...

I love the transformation. I used to have a red livingroom too and mine has been replaced with a lighter, airier color, but I'm ready to change it to a different (still light airy) color again. Looks like you just finally opened up the room and let that sunshine in!

Stop by and visit my blog sometime too if you get a chance!

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

Pine Tree Home said...

Beautiful. I can see reading a good book or magazine in that room.

{darlene} said...

I love it, Stacy!!!!!!!! beautiful and light and refreshing!
-{darlene}
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Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

I love the tranformation - much simpler and brighter now. Those printed through pillows in red are fabulous!

Magnolia Charm said...

love IT! :)

Tiffany said...

LOVE the brighter look! Looks impeccably fresh. The chandelier is gorgeous. Great job!

awal.ny said...

I love the new look and I think the room turned out beautifully.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, you living room is fabulous. Very classy and elegant. Love everything about it!! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the room transformation, Stacy! The lighter paint looks wonderful and I love the clock and mirror. Great job on the drapes. Thank you for sharing your pretty room at my Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Red Couch Recipes said...

This is beautiful and for me the star of the room is that wonderful clock! Congrats! What a good feeling that must be! Joni

Erin said...

Your new living room is gorgeous!! Stunning and calming. And that lamp, wow!! :)

Bloggymom said...

Love the room!!!

A Delightful Design said...

Stacy! I really love, and I mean LOVE, the room. I too would have been tempted to add something to the drapes but really, I think you made the perfect choice keeping them "simple". I have been lusting after some cane backed chairs and your lamp is spectacular.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Looks great! Love those chairs and the pillows. I just "shed the red" throughout our house for a lighter, more neutral look.

Shelia said...

Hi Stacy! I love how your room turned out! So fresh and elegant! Beautiful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SHERRY HART said...

Stacy, it is a beautifully edited room. The lighter palate really opened up the space.

SHERRY HART said...

Stacy, it is a beautifully edited room. The lighter palate really opened up the space.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Seriously, I do not think this room could be more beautiful! I love all the light and the accents you have! Now I really want to lighten up my red dining room! Incredible job!

frugal farmhouse design said...

Stacy, You did an amazing job with the room. It looks so fresh and light. Those curtains are to die for. WOW! Lori

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Stacy I love this room. It is so much nicer in the lighter tones. I just love your Mora clock!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It's beau-ti-ful! As much as I love dark wall colors I really like the lighter color you moved to in your space. I'm sure you're thrilled to have all the work behind you. It's so satisfying to finish a project, isn't it?

Melanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and elegant.

aneyefordetail said...

Stacy: This is really nice and so updated and just so fresh and clean! I love red walls, but now the space is so much lighter...very nice job!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Shelley said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! It looks like the changes were pretty simple to make, but they completely transformed the room! Totally impressed :D

Stopping by from Remodelaholic

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous! Oh how I covet that lamp, it's wonderful.Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it's actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

The American Homemaker said...

I just got my living room done too :)

But like you, I change things a lot... LOL

Lisa said...

Your room looks so nice. I love your light fixture.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It's all really beautiful Stacy. Simple changes but a big difference. The round tray shows up so much better now. I hardly noticed it in the before shot.

Cindy said...

Your room is lovely! Your colors are perfect and I love your clock!
Happy Easter, HE is risen!
Cindy

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Your living room looks light, bright and beautiful, Stacy! I am in love with your chandy and clock!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Wow, what a pretty and peaceful room. I am amazed. I love your clock. Oh, I want one. This is so great. FAB job!!!!
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Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Allison Shops said...

How pretty - love the lighter color. Did you or a relative paint the round piece between the windows? Everything is perfect. Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
Atticmag

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it! the furniture is great, love the clock, what a different feeling with the new paint.

Tracie said...

it looks beautiful! Congrats!

Cottage Touch said...

Red is a doozy to paint..Nice project and post.Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Jo said...

It's amazing what color can do for a room ~ love the transformation!

Jo

for the love of a house said...

Stacy!!!! This room is BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely adore everything that you did. It is so fresh and lovely to look at, and so welcoming in feel. I want to sit on the sofa and chat with you (can I have a glass of wine too;)! Wonderful!!

joan

Kristens Creations said...

I was over at Susan's and just clicked on your link. What a beautiful transformation! Love that clock...oh my it is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!! Kristen

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous! Love the clock and the pops of red! Gorgeous!
XO
Kristin

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Stacy - Your room looks fantastic. I love the new color so simple and fresh. I adore the blue circular piece of art - it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anjeanette said...

I do love the colors you used here. But what I love most is your Rosemaling piece. Where did it come from? I adore Rosemaling. It really pops in the room now.

Miss B.e.e. said...

Gorgeous! I am so inspired now. I'm dying to repaint my dining room and this may have just pushed me over the edge:) I love your panels as well. I'm a simple panel girl all the way!

Lisa said...

Simply elegant and gorgeous! Lovely colors. Beautifully done.
Lisa

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

Gorgeous! What a transformation! I love all the carefully chosen details.

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

This is a beautiful transformation! The pop of color on the pillows and wall plate are just perfect.
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