Well, thanks everybody, for your well wishes on yesterday’s big news. Chalk it up to hormones, but some of your comments made me teary-eyed :) We really are excited, and I’m looking forward to sharing this crazy transition for our family with you all.
Okay, so back to business. I know you love to see real houses. . . . I met Joan earlier this year when I did a couple of consultations with her to give her some fresh ideas for her home. Since our meetings, she’s been a busy bee making lots of changes to her living/dining room and den, and she sent me updates to share on the blog. (On a side note, Joan is one of the most stylish grandmothers I’ve ever met.)
What I love about her updates is that she used nearly all of the same pieces, moving them from room to room and adding some new accessories. She wanted to phase out some of the brighter pops of color she had going on. She ended up keeping the same paint colors in both rooms. Here’s a shot of the dining room before her changes:
And, this is what the room looks like now:
In the living room, I suggested she change her furniture arrangement, pulling the sofa out in the middle of the room and bringing the big console from the den into the space:
I love that she created new artwork (and brought in a great pop of blue) by wrapping a canvas painting (that she previously had in the den) in fabric. It’s such a great focal point without being too distracting.
Here’s another shot of the space decorated for Christmas. The white tree works perfectly in there, doesn’t it?
In the den, I suggested she lighten things up by replacing the canvas above the mantel (the same one she wrapped in fabric later) with a mirror. She also re-accessorized her bookshelves by removing some of the books and adding more pops of blue.
Joan had two of her existing chairs reupholstered, and changed out the rattan ottoman for a coffee table she also had already.
Her mantel all decorated for Christmas and ready for the grandkids’ arrival:
Hope you enjoyed this little tour. Thanks to Joan for letting me share her home! Makes me want to do some rearranging around here today. . .