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Monday, April 21, 2014

Step away from the living room-another redo.

People, i am back from France and itching to show you pictures but my computer is not cooperating.  We're gonna work off what we have saved, and that is the current state of the living room.  So without further adieu-


Now that is one debrownified turned deblue-ified collected looking living room if i ever did see.

 brown couch, blue poof, gold pillow

 And that is one de-slipcovered, leg showing accent chair working fabulously alongside the plant happy hall table.


And that is one texturelicious tray up on that there wall, with those ikat damask (designy words!) curtain panels who are doing their part to de-tan those tan walls without lifting a paintbrush.


Not that this was so bad...but ignoring the big blue wall wasn't working out that well.  But ignore it i did try, with the gray curtains and the non blue having rug.  Certainly brightened things up, at the very least.  Ten points if you spot Sunday.
It was still too cool in here, with those light blue pillows and ottoman that i assumed were necessary to live with the blue wall and make it a little less random.

Seriously. so. much. better. 

Matchy, but like a collected matchy.

 Another bout of textureliciousness with the only unkillable plant i know.

That is why one must have it in multiples.


I'm finding the blue wall is less bothersome without the slip cover on the chair.  That tv stand is a continued thorn in my side.  Stay tuned for an update on that.

Ah, the important things in life.  Travel, music, and home decorating.  Also, reading, because: Books!


Who knew the key to making this work was golds and more vibrant blue? 


Not me, i guess that one's obvious.  Would never have thought the key to ignoring the blue wall was to bring in a deeper blue.

I love how although the pouf is not leather, it mimics the look of the leather ones with the stitching. And the size of that pouf is gigantic, allowing it to masquerade as a coffee table.

I can not even tell you how much i am loving this "new" space, and i seriously think (aside from the tv stand and minor accessorizing) that it is done.  Emily Henderson-esque, styled up pretty, done.  Step away from the living room.

sources-rug:rugsusa/ ottoman:amazon/ pillow cover: alexandra foster c/o house of turquoise/ curtains and pillows:homegoods

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Cheryl Thornton said...

So funny to come here today and see my couch and loveseat on your blog...I have the same furniture and am always looking for ways to de-brown-ify it!! Yours looks great!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is looking so good!! Love those curtains. I need to do so much to my room but it will have to wait of course. I'm trying to find a color I'd like to add to my room. I found some light purple pillows on sale and like the lighter color for summer. Can't wait to hear about Paris!!!!

hugs, Linda

MomHomeGuide.com said...

Very nice! Love the colors. I have been having fun decorating my living room, too! I've added a new sofa (my living room never had one before), a chevron Mohawk Home area rug and fun pillows that I made from cloth placemats and pillows! I am thinking of making easy curtains next! - Lauren from Mom Home Guide

Chatfield Court said...

Love all of your blues. Your room looks great!

Katie Nathey said...

What a beautiful living room! I love all of the textures and patterns and that rug is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

committedgifts said...

I love the combination of patterns! You do it expertly. I have a blue crush right now too--trying to work more into our bedroom. I found you through Elizabeth & Co. linky--great post!
–Jen @ Committed.

For My Love Of said...

I like the little changes very much! It does look very put together. You're right about the gold, it really does round the space out!

Robin said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Love the poof, love the way you incorporated plants into your space and love the blues! Wonderful!
Thanks for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

The rug is my fave! I want to sink my toes into it! Everything is beautiful.

marisol@travelingsolemates said...

How lovely. I love all the color coordination. The throw pillows softened the feel of the very brown sofa. Interesting that you found the blue wall less bothersome without the throw pillow on the chair. You have very keen eyes. You're inspiring me to redo my house.

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

I hopped over to your original post and wow - that's a huge change from when it was all brown. Love the new colors and how everything coordinates so well without being overly matchy. Well done!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You have really refreshed and pulled this room together beautifully! I love the addition of the darker shades of blue and those curtains are amazing!

The Charm of Home said...

Looks comfy! You went to France? Oh wonderful, do share the photos.

Janice Tonnessen said...

Wow! I love that pouf! And I must have those curtains!! "step away from the living room" haha i think you're right!! It looks great to me! Thanks for stopping by NearlyHandmade last week!

Leslie said...

Loving the colors in this room! So fresh and bright!

Leslie said...

Loving the colors in this room! So fresh and bright!

Leslie said...

Loving the colors in this room! So fresh and bright!

Leslie said...

Loving the colors in this room! So fresh and bright!

Brooke said...

I love all the touches of blue! And I've been lusting after that rug forever- it looks great in your living room!

Jennie Larsen said...

Gorgeous space, I love the colors and textures. Great photos too. WELL DONE! hugs, jen

Katie - Something to be Found said...

Love that bright blue and turquoise pillow on the couch!

Winnie said...

Everything looks wonderful and I really like the colors!

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Love all the fun color and texture!! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week:)

CailinMarie said...

wow. this is such a pretty, inviting space. I love it.

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

Love the look of your living room. So pretty!