Here is how it looked at Christmas time.
The room was dark and heavy - that Tuscan look that was very popular at one time, but seems to be fizzling out. My taste has evolved to a more light and airy cottage feel.
Here is how the room looks now.
The room has really come alive with lots of vibrant color amid a pale yellow backdrop. Exactly what I wanted.
Painting the walls yellow was the catalyst, but this Ballard giclee, a Craig's List find, was really what sparked the transformation.
Followed by a new look for the mantle.
And more finds from Craig, like this fun rug and a coffee table, which has since been painted.
I think the IKEA sofa, also from Craig, has made the biggest impact in the overall transformation of the space.
Next I switched the position of the coffee table and rug which totally changed the feel of the room, making it much more cozy.
The accessories on the coffee table keep changing to accommodate little hands.
New accessories help to lighten the mood as well, such as the little yellow stool - a clearance find from Target - a wicker lampshade from Pottery Barnt and throw pillows from Ballard.
Other changes include a new arrangement for the top of the entertainment center.
And some vintage accessories.
I added some fun trim to this otherwise boring lampshade for a touch of whimsy.
I'm learning to add splashes of color wherever I can, like this little accent table that recently got a new paint job and was accessorized with some yardsale finds.
Storage is always a necessity when children are around, like this toy basket, which I stenciled with our house number.
I've also learned to include something a little unexpected, like these leopard print window treatments, a subtle addition to the room.
These pillows arrived last week from Carol Maguire Home who hosted my Summer Kickoff Giveaway last month. I love how they go so perfectly with the giclee.
Thank you Carol!
The room is still evolving, and some things still need to be done, like buying a matching loveseat,
and reupholstering the chair (wouldn't that make a great birthday present sweetie??). Suggestions please! I think a salmon color would look great!
But one thing is certain - this room is definitely a happy space that reflects our family perfectly.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!
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