Happy Tuesday Everyone! I am so excited to share the reveal of our client’s living room and entry way makeover that we just completed last weekend! (If you missed her bedroom reveal, you can find it here and her bedroom TV wall before and after here.)
As soon as we had finished our client’s master bedroom, we were so excited that she hired us to immediately help her freshen up her entry way and living room as well. We put together this entire design, from concept to install, in less than 2 weeks! We are loving how light and airy it turned out! We did the design on a budget…we sourced stores like Target, TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Kirkland’s, Ikea, and a couple of great local boutique home decor stores in Parker, CO. Scroll down to check out the Before & Afters!
Let’s start with the entry way Before & After pictures! Right when you walk in our client’s house, the first thing you see is the entry space.
Here is the after…
Originally, she had a lot of dark brown everywhere. There was a dark brown mirror above the espresso entry table, and dark brown picture frames were displayed on top with some greenery for decor (See “Before” picture below.) Our goal was to lighten the space and make it more inviting by bringing in softer colors to complement the espresso table. We also repurposed the bench somewhere else in the house.
Here is what the entry way looked like BEFORE…
To save money, we chalk painted the existing mirror and picture frames, and then added a few pieces of new decor. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint on the mirror and picture frame layered with Paris Grey, Old White, and Coco colors.
New decor included a beautiful distressed lamp from Interiors Delights, a galvanized clock from Kirkland’s, and a floating standing vase from Great Finds. (Both Interior Delights and Great Finds are adorable boutique home decor stores in Parker, CO.)
We also added a storage bin on the bottom shelf to add some texture and function to the space.
THE LIVING ROOM
In the living room, we were able to make the room seem so much larger and lighter by re-arranging furniture, updating textiles in neutral colors, and adding a few new decor pieces.
We re-arranged the furniture by moving the single chair next to the fireplace and adjusting the placement of the side tables by centering them around the large sofa on the large window. We did not buy any new furniture for the space, but we were able to give it a fresh look by adding new curtains, pillows, wall art, lamps, mantel decor, and entertainment center organization/decor.
We have suggested that our client update the tile around the fireplace with a dark grey faux stone so that it really stands out as a unique statement. We are hoping to eventually get that installed by our handyman and can’t wait to see what that looks like with the room! More pictures to come :)
NOTE: Our client also has a three year old son and two twin one year old little girls so the entire design had to be very kid friendly. We did not add any decor to coffee tables or breakable items to side tables for this reason. Sometimes simple is better! :)
For the mantel, we found this beautiful mirror, candlesticks, and grey vase at Kirkland’s. We found the “Home” pallet sign at Interior Delights in Parker, CO.
Here are a few BEFORE Pictures for comparison….
And here is the AFTER again…
Our client already had the cute personalized wall clock so we re-purposed that in the living room instead of her kitchen. (We will be updating the kitchen soon too, so more on that to come!)
We purchased ivory curtains at Ikea, and the pillows and lamps came from TJ Maxx.
For the entertainment center, we purchased some metal baskets to help organize and declutter the space, as well as added greenery. We chalk painted the existing picture frames to lighten them, and added some small decor pieces. We kept the children’s books and games free standing on the bottom so that my client’s kiddos can easily access them.
Here is a close up of one side of the TV wall unit. We tried to mix in personal items (i.e. the seashell and baby pictures) with decor pieces to keep it from feeling too staged.
Our client will be finishing the basement at some point in the near future so she will be moving this furniture sofa set downstairs and getting a new set for upstairs. But for now, the tan sofa’s blend well with the soft neutrals of the room, and are accented with light blue and grey throw pillows.
The mantel decor will be easy to update with the seasons and holidays as well. Our client could add a wreath to layer on the mirror, change out the candle colors, and exchange the florals for more festive florals if needed as the seasons change. We were trying to stick to a budget while also coming up with multi-purpose ways to decorate throughout the year.
We were so excited that our client was happy with her update and can’t wait to see the faux stone fireplace be installed too!
Now on to the next phase with this same client…kitchen updates coming next month! Check back for more beore Before & After reveals coming soon! :)