The Big Reveal, Day 1 (The Living Room)



It's been over three months since I've had an accessorized home. After the flood that happened around Thanksgiving, I sent a lot of things to Marc's storage unit and tucked a lot up above the kitchen cabinets in anticipation of the floors getting redone.

The holidays came, then my busy season at work, and before I knew it, it was March. I've finally gotten my act together and am so excited to share the end result of this episode. I'll share photos from a different room each day. Seeing that there are only three main rooms in my little place, this series will be over on Monday. :)



I hope the artist doesn't see that Olivia the ewe is hanging next to that gigantic register. It's a total blight, but it can't be relocated. I'm thinking of staining or painting the legs on those chairs because they're such an odd color. I'm not sure if I should go for dark brown or black.



I debated retaking that picture of the console because of the cords under it. You know what? I don't have magic electronics. They have cords. I could photoshop them out, but I'd feel dishonest. So there they are.


I'm toying with raising the curtain rod a tad

You saw the desk earlier this week, so I don't think I have to retake that picture. It's there on the left. The desk used to be on the wall where the two slipcovered chairs are, under Olivia, but I moved it to the right of the sofa a while back. While I wish I had a side table next to the sofa (there's a garden stool for drinks, remotes, and books), I liked having natural light at my desk while I was working at home during the winter.


Baxter was no longer interested in being in the photos by the end of the "shoot"

Comments

  1. If you paint that register the wall color, it will blend in. (Usually I would say it will blend in more, because it's not magic paint -- it can't make the register disappear. But given that it's right next to your gorgeous sheep picture -- yeah, the painted-the-wall-color register will blend right in to the wall.)

    Everything looks beautiful. You must be so happy!

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  2. It all looks very put-together! I would agree with anon that you should think about painting the register. Lokoing forward to seeing the rest of your space.

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  3. Oh, it all looks so lovely!

    I noticed the blue pots on your patio -- I've been collecting those for a few years and love how cheery they look.

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  4. Those floors look great! Bamboo wouldn't have looked as nice. Perfect choice.

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  5. I just read the comment about the register and I don't think you should paint it. You've mentioned resale before and buyers might be turned off by that. It's kinda like painting outlet covers.

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  6. Beautiful!! Seriously amazing. I love the color and the console is fantastic - and Olivia the Ewe takes the cake, completely. I didn't even notice the register until I read your note about it.

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  7. love love love this space!! Your chairs and couch and the console are beautiful and look perfect in the space. Can you paint the gigantic register the same color of the walls to make it try and blend in? I have no clue about those things thought, so I could be wrong :)

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  8. Your color palette is soon serene and beautiful. Bravo!

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  9. Looks great! The floors look amazing. I love that mirror above the sofa - gorgeous!

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  10. It looks fantastic! Great work!

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  11. Everything is gorgeous! I love it all!

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  12. I would paint the register. Love leaving the cords out - it's refreshing to know that we don't all live in perfectly staged homes!

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  13. Jeannine! It looks BEAUTIFUL! Love the floors and couldn't imagine them a lighter color. It's such a serene space and I adore your rug and coffee table and of course Olivia. :) You must be so happy to have everything put back together!

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  14. It looks beautiful! I love your wall color and especially the curtains :)

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  15. Jeannine - What a lovely space! Fresh, calming, stylish...my vote is to paint the register - with it contrasted as it is now, it draws attention to itself. Also, what I do with lamp cords, etc., is loop them and tie them so that they hang behind the furniture piece and you only end up with the plug showing at the bottom. Anyway, a job beautifully done!

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  16. Love the colors and can't wait for the rest of the reveal!!!!

    I noticed the one of the pillows on the couch that I hadn't seen before. It looks as if it has a greyhound on it. If that is true, do you remember where did you got it? I have greys and am always looking for accessories (I covet the Jonathan Adler ceramics but can't justify the price.

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  17. It's SO beautiful! I think that the dark flooring is perfect for the style of your space!! I can't wait to see more pictures :).

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  18. That first picture looks like a magazine picture!

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  19. Anon, the greyhound pillow is by Thomas Paul. You can get it from blogger Anita Davis' store here:
    http://pillowmint.net/store/page/cat_5/id_529/n_thomaspaul%3a_greyhound/

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  20. More of the same...your place looks wonderful! Congratulations on sure a chic, well put together living room. Too bad Met Home isn't around as this is right up their style alley. But, what happened to the sweet little owl? Can't wait to see the rest of the rooms.

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  21. looks great - I vote paint to blend the register. our main breaker is in the living room (casualties of not have a basement) and it is painted the same color as the wall.

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  22. Again, great job! I love Olivia. I may need to check out Matthew Moore's prints after we move (yay!).
    For the cords, I've corraled mine behind my desk using some stick-on hooks by 3M. The kind that don't do damage to walls or furniture. I'm going to look for a picture of what I used and I'll email it.

    Paint the register. That's my vote, too. :)

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  23. Exposed cords make me nuts too! I have a friend that made a little fake wall out of (I think she said) gypsum board and painted it the same as the wall for a 'fake wall' to hind the cords behind it. She even painted it to have a baseboard. It looks great!

    Susan

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  24. I love that mirror!! I has seen one similar at homegoods but I went back to buy it it was gone. Can you say where did you get it from?

    thanks
    sie

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