Friday, September 30, 2011

Living Room Reveal: A Whole New Look With A Few Changes


When updating a room, sometimes all that is needed are a few changes, not a total makeover. Such was the case with my friend, Maureen's living room. This linen floral was used for new drapes which brought the new and existing furniture together, creating a whole new look.

Her recent art acquisition with its turquoise weathered frame was my inspiration when I chose the drapery fabric. The painting now looks much better over the fireplace!

The brown in the floral drapes allowed for more brown in the room like two new leather club chairs which replaced existing, dated tapestry chairs. A brown cowhide rug layered over existing seagrass brings in even more brown. A new blue throw and a new blue rug in the entryway (not shown) ties it all together.

The one thing that didn't change was the rose colored damask sofa. With the addition of the new drapes and new pillows, it looks as good as new.

Maureen loves florals like me and is thrilled with this linen fabric.
Ward is thrilled with the leather chairs.
Something feminine and something masculine! Everyone is happy!

Drapery fabric and fabrication: Calico Corners
Leather club chairs: Direct Buy
Vintage oil painting: Hillsborough Antique Faire
Cowhide rug: TJ Maxx
Throw, pillows and entry rug: Pottery Barn
Coffee Table: From moi!

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28 comments:

Rebecca said...

I like your style! Just beautiful!

cityfarmer said...

of course it's beautiful
it's a vignette design!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The new drapery fabric is fabulous. Love the print and the colors. Great chairs and throw, it looks beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! Love the drapery fabric and the room turned out so beautifully! Pat yourself on the back!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

once in a blue moon said...

Love the turquoise frame~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous fabric and cozy room. Love those chairs. Now, I need to go to TJ Maxx.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful room Delores, it reminds me a lot of your beautiful living room. I can see why your friend loves the results! Your so right about simple changes gives a room a whole new look.
I just did a post on my living room changes would love for you to take a look. Martina

Elizabeth said...

I love the drape fabric! It is so beautiful. Love the inspiration painting.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a wonderful room! Love the curtain fabric and the colors. So cozy, comfortable and inviting.

Sarah said...

Linen and leather is a great combination. ~ Sarah

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What beautiful updates to the room! I love the mix of elements and styles. Everything looks so warm and inviting. Very pretty!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

You do have a good eye. I like the rich worn colors of the curtain fabric, they do feel warm and settled and match the painting perfectly!

I just joined as a follower and look forward to reading more, as well as delving into the past posts.

Lorraine :-}

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the new drapery. It looks like a R.L. Your right, sometimes just changing a few things does the trick. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lizabeth said...

I love the picture over the fireplace...the coloring in the frame is perfect! The fabric for the curtains is so perfect! Love the club chairs too! You helped pulled it together very nicely!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...my gosh! I love those drapes. Those would look fabulous in my house!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE that fabric and how everything is tied together!

Love it!

Lou Cinda

Becca said...

Looks absolutely beautiful! The new drapes are the perfect backdrop for bringing it all together! I know your friends are thrilled!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Love everything! I had pillows made from this drapery fabric and
adored them! Beautiful room!

Jane
Flora Doora

Adrianne from Ventura, CA said...

The room looks beautiful - you have such a great eye and ability to tell what a room needs. Can you come to my house now??

Karena said...

So much warmth and comfort! I love what you have created Delores.

On my way to the Post Office, FINALLY!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Victoria said...

It all looks beautiful, Delores. I am in love with the linen drapery fabric. Have a wonderful weekend.
Best...Victoria

linda said...

it alllooks wonderfulnow i have to get my new florals out .you have inspired me

Sonia said...

What a perfect fabric!! I love the framed piece too...the rooms are beautifully pulled together and I bet that house sells quickly!! Just returned from Sonoma and purchased a runner similar to the one on the dining room table- can't wait to use mine for fall gatherings or Thanksgiving! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Bloomers

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What an inviting and warm looking room. I love those drapes! The color and vintage feel of the pattern pulls everything in the room together. LOVE the leather chairs with the rose colored sofa!
What a great makeover!
Yvonne

Marlis said...

Love love love this room.. It is how i want my room to look, which it never will, but great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.. xo marlis

Designs By Pinky said...

Your friends living room looks beautiful! I love how the drapes and artwork pull the room all together now! LOVE the brown leather chairs; I have a brown leather sofa that I adore! GREAT job! XO, Pinky

Cote de Texas said...

beautiful! i love the curtain fabrics - they really can make a room!!! sooo pretty.

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to know what color is on Maureen's living room walls?

We are trying to find a color similar to her walls. Thank you!

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