When a dated living room needs a lot of work…like a total overhaul, it can seem intimidating. Where do you start? Here are the steps we used to update a traditional living room.
Replacing the wall to wall carpet with wood floors, was my first recommendation. Followed by the need to create a focal point with a console and art. After taping out dimensions on the wall for scale, my client, Cindy searched for art on Minted.com that had meaning to her family.
We bought the comfortable Irving leather chairs on sale from Pottery Barn and used the old television console as a table behind the new sofa. By the way, Pottery Barn is having a big extended Labor Day sale right now…so hop on it if you are considering something. Yesterday, another client got 30% off her dining room table order.
The walls were painted Benjamin Moore Classic Gray. We added a Crate and Barrel console to the other side of the room where the television used to be. The cubes from Ballard provide extra seating for playing board games on the coffee table.
The compact dining room also got some love with wood floors, paint, new furnishings and linen curtains.
And the new buffet provides lots of needed storage.
We used a lot of Cindy’s existing accessories and added turquoise vases from West Elm to update a traditional living room.
The powder room was also completely updated…
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Chief and I are in San Diego for a visit. We’ve had a break in the heat and it feels like feel Fall is around the corner. Especially since I have been working on Fall tablescapes and entertaining for the family here for some upcoming posts! How about where you are? Ready for Autumn?