I am going to be intentional about sharing more before and afters this year. Just remember my clients take these photos (y’all do a great job no dig intended) and do the styling. Again no offense to my clients, most have great taste and skills but sometimes it KILLS me to not be able to reach into a photo and tweak the placement of a chair and lamp. (In fact, I am seeing by studying these photos we might rearrange lamps one more time for more balance) Oh well, the frustration AND beauty of online design..it works!
So, Angela has a young family and active life and wanted to spiff (that is my new word) up her living room but keep it practical at the same time.
Here is before
We left the wall color and kept the neutral sofa the same but added lots of various pops of color. The colorful sofa pillows are from Pier One!
I love the parsons desk she already had…she simply made her own linen pinboard and added a few organizational accessories.
She found the sidetable at the Salvation Army and I suggested the fun blue color and fresh lamps. The typesetter art is from Pottery Barn you probably recognize. On the other side of the room, the toy storage is from Land of Nod and baskets from Nell Hills online shop! She already had the leather chair and photography! The vine slipper chair is from Target.com We simply added fresh white drapes and new rods to freshen the windows.
Angela’s living room really illustrates how a little color and organization can really make a room both function for a young family and be pretty! I love how she can work at her desk while the kids play with toys in the same room. Another look at her pinboard and desk area (before it was styled and finished but I want you to see it closeup) Angela said she used her finger to space out the nailheads. Very clever (though i admit this project still scares ME personally..but she pulled it off!)
Thanks for looking and thanks Angela for being a great client…
I enjoyed helping with your home so much!
CHECK BACK MONDAY TO SEE THE DESIGN IDEAS I HAVE PUT TOGETHER FOR THE WINNER OF THE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY…can’t wait to show you and introduce you to KATIE!