Lighten Up, Living Room!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Being home and couped up this summer has made me decide that our living room needs some help. Anyone else feel that way after staring at the walls in this crazy heat! We live in a "boxy" 1960s house so getting light into rooms can be tricky. My first desire would be to sledge hammer down some walls, but that does not seem practical with a new baby and a second story above those walls. So, I will have to be more creative than that. 

Here is how the room currently looks. Traditional, warm, cozy. And of course...lots of red!
First Dilemma was picking paint color. Here is my inspiration piece for the color of the room.
And after trying SEVERAL colors...
We finally selected this one. (It is the upper right color above).

Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray

This is going to be a slow redecorating project, but we will get it done eventually. I will keep you posted as we make progress. Here are some things I am dreaming about to add to the room.

Console table behind sofa

Media Cabinet

Dreamy light...really just a dream right now. Isn't she lovely???

Rich linen drapes
Fabric for pillows.

So...what do you think???


  1. It is going to look amazing! You always do such a great job. Can't wait to see the progress.

  2. Love the pillow fabric the best but everything looks amazing!

  3. I can tell by the pillow fabric you picked that this room is inspiring to be great! Looking forward to watching the transformation.

  4. Love the paint color, tables and fabric! Great start!

  5. I'm doing the same thing in our house...saying goodbye to the reds & going a bit lighter Love all your ideas you have going on.

  6. Love the colour and the furniture choices! That fabric is just gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it turns out!


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