From sunny yellow to calming blues

Thursday, February 13, 2014

So we made a few changes to our space… are you surprised?  When we walked through this house it was clear that the previous homeowners  really liked monochromatic color schemes.  Like painting an entire room based on the cabinetry, trim and floor colors.  Yellow trim? check.  Yellow walls? check.  Yellow floors? check. Yellow cabinetry? check!!  You get the picture.  It was screaming for something different.  It needed some pizzaz.. and something other than yellow. Putting the color aside, we fell in love with the space because of the openness of the room.  and the view… well, that may have to be another post.  

 Here is a BEFORE picture of the space.  



Which happens to be connected to this sitting space HERE: 






There was so many things going on in the room, like, a giant computer desk, a giant plant, {which we discovered was hiding a large hole in the wall to a surround sound never hooked up} and a teeny, tiny table, with an equally tinny light fixture.  

Enter some updates…

Here are some of the things we tackled:

1. New paint color.  We have a A-mazing view of the lake, so it needed to be lightened up! 
I chose Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  It's super fresh and I LOVE it!

2.  The light fixture had to go!  We replaced the table with a large  scratch that, GIANT (120+") table, so it needed a large light fixture to match it.  If you look closely, you can see where we capped off the old fixture… Adios

3.  Created a new Sitting area which you will see below.  I had ordered these large, tufted, velvety Martha Stewart chairs. They are SO comfy and are perfect to snuggle up by the fire in

4. Speaking of the sitting area, the fireplace needed some pizzaz!  Feel free to read all about how I did that in my previous posting here.  It makes me SO happy.  A perfect blend of texture and warm woods all wrapped in one.

5. Besides the obvious layout change, I just have to point out the mid century modern credenza I found because I still can't believe how lucky that was.  It happens to be a teak piece I found on craigs list for $100!!!!!!  All I did was give give it a good oil rub and painted the top {which was so badly water damaged}

6. Last, but not least, I found a STEAL on the drapery.  JcPenny was running a huge sale and I scored all 5 panels with all the hardware for Less than $300!  They happen to be designed by Martha Stewart…



Martha Stewart Drapery panels and Wall art/wall succulent from Pier One


Craig's list credenza find 


New sitting area.  I happened to thrift the table for $5…it just needed a new paint job!




If you're wondering if we made changes to the kitchen area, the answer is yes, but you'll have to wait to see the before and after of that space!
 


15 comments:

  1. What color are your panels? I was actually just looking at these online today! They have an excellent sale for Pres. day but I cant tell the difference between Plaza Taupe and Cedarwood...they look the same online!

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  2. Hi Allie! Ours are the Plaza Taupe. They are a neutral gray with a khaki undertone. Just a really nice, warm fabric! Hope this helps. They are beautiful in person and I had to do VERY little steaming to get them to look great right out of the package =)

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  3. Coming here from Remodelaholic. Love your sense of style! Great craigslist find and the succulents on the wall are too cool!

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  4. Thanks Chelsea! I just checked out your blog and love it too! The fabric wall is so fabulous!!!

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  5. I am so envious of your rug! I have my eye on something similar for under our dining table. Where is yours from?

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  6. I've also been looking for a similar rug. I didn't see a source listed for it, do you mind sharing? The whole space is really beautiful!

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    1. The rug is from Ikea. Our table is SO large that it would have cost a fortune to have something custom made, so if you look closely, you will see that I just combined two of the Ikea square rugs together. It was real classy…I just attached it with duct tape from underneath =)

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  7. Sea Salt is the best! I just used one shade darker called Comfort Gray and those are the BEST COLORS!

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    1. Yes! I used the color Retreat (3 shades down on the color sample) in the adjacent room and LOVE that one too!

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  8. Oh my, it doesn't even look like the same space! So many pretty things to look at! Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! It's an absolute honor being a part of your link up!!!!

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  9. What a wonderful transformation, so inspiring!! I love that credenza and your fireplace makeover is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by Best of the Nest!

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    1. Thanks Pam! The fireplace was super fun! and the credenza….I found for $100 and re-did it! It was a steal!!!!

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  10. i love that credenza-I just painted a midcentury piece with the same look. that rug in your dining room-is that 2 piece, or one?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is my FAVORITE piece in there..and thrifted too!! The rug is two square pieces. Our table is ginormous, so it was how I put a rug under there on a budget =)

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