First, the BEFORE photos...
Exciting, wasn't it? As you can see, the room was just begging for some interest. So we got busy working on it.
Let's be honest. It was a lot of work. But we had a lot of fun in the process. So without further ado, here are the AFTER photos...
I am a big fan of neutrals, and in this room I went for a neutral palette, but I didn't want it to be boring, so I mixed it up with some great patterns.
The rug is from Flor (more on that later) and the coffee table is from World Market.
The sofa is an IKEA Ektorp series. The pillows are from Etsy. (The large one in the center is from my fabulous sponsor Elisabeth Michael.)
That cute rustic birdcage was a gift from my mother.
We changed the stair wall from chocolate brown to this fabulous charcoal gray, Magnetite by Martha Stewart.
I had been thinking of doing a gallery wall in the stairwell, but the Hubby suggested we create one on the charcoal wall. I love it!! The white frames against the gray are beautiful! Our plan is to add more frames as our budget allows until the whole wall is filled.
The tufted chairs are from TJ Maxx.
The white frames are from IKEA.
On the window wall, I framed out the windows with natural linen curtains from IKEA. To create architectural interest (since there was no fireplace) we put a bookcase, and topped it with a beautiful large-scale charcoal done by the hubby's father.
The leather chair is the hubby's and was purchased years ago (pre-blogging days) so I don't remember the name of the shop. The faux fur pillow is from Target.
I hung the curtains, higher and wider than the windows to create the illusion of the windows being larger than they actually are.
The antler was a gift from my mother. I love it coupled with the folded book I made a few years ago, it adds such great texture.
The entry is one of my favorite parts of this whole room design. What appears to be wallpaper on the wall, is actually hand done. I'll tell you all about how I created it in an upcoming post.
I topped the console with a photo purchased from IKEA, as well as the hubby's photo of train tracks in a tunnel.
I'm really happy with how it all came together! It just proves that neutral doesn't have to be boring. In fact, they can be down right lovely!!
Have a great day~