Linda wanted a fresh classic living room that she and her husband would be happy to relax in and proud to have guests over. I’ve said this before but some of my BEST clients are blog readers like you! As a reader, Linda already trusted me when we first met. She had a two-story living room and liked what I did here in Florida.
Here are the mantel and furniture before…
And now… The room really isn’t that large…it just feels that way with the tall ceiling. We dressed up the mantel with an Anthropologie mirror (Linda liked the one I have and it was a good shape for here, too) and added Visual Comfort iron sconces in bronze on dimmers (nice at night). We also installed Restoration Hardware curtains that help “cozy up” the two-story space.
The walls are painted Benjamin Moore White Dove. We changed the fireplace mantel to a brighter white that matches the trim and also painted the hearth a matte black. The leather club chairs are from Restoration Hardware (a good size in smaller spaces).There is a Lee Industries classic roll arm sofa covered in worry-free Perennials performance fabric. Along with a pretty stone and gilt coffee table from Horchow.
See how the linen and velvet pillows complement the Restoration Hardware sand Belgian linen curtains. We put new drum shades on her existing lamps. Perfect for a fresh, classic living room.
I love the colors in this Ayla rug from Restoration Hardware and the leather club chairs… elements for a fresh classic living room!
We made a few changes to the adjacent dining room, too. Sometimes (often) I have to be the bad guy when art is looking dated. Lots of times we can change the frame if it’s valuable. But we switched this out for
Ballard iron shelving to display some of their Limoges and family heirloom pewter mugs.
The French farmhouse chairs, that they have had for many years, had a great worn finish so we
had new seat cushions made in a Perennials paisley.
Sometimes it is a good idea to take the chandelier shades off for a new look…
We added RH Belgian linen curtains on this side, too.
The maple banister was stained a rich color in the foyer before I started working with Linda (good idea). We installed Tuftex carpeting in Taupe. Linda is happy (me too)! Now we are moving on to her family room. I just took measurements yesterday.
This fresh classic living room reflects the homeowners much better now.
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