So this is a re-reveal! I looked at my original reveal and I just couldn’t live with it being 95% done. So now it’s 100% done and I can sleep at night. For real. I called a spade a spade and grabbed some faux fiddle leaf plants for beside the tv with some planters that mimic the coffee table center piece. In the end I just love how it all came together! When every room in your house needs to be updated, as was the case with us, I truly believe completely finishing one room at a time adds fuel to continue on with the process.
Here’s the before pictures of the living room. As any good blogger, I had to take the pictures from realtor.com because I forgot to take some before moving in. Notice the gold fireplace trim, brick fireplace, and of course the theme of this house, yellow walls. The railing dividing the kitchen and living room also came down to add more flow visually.
Here was my vision for the living room. I wanted to paint the fireplace white. I tried whitewashing it first, but ended up doing a few coats. So I’m pretty sure you could legally call it paint at this point. I wanted to add a focal wall for the TV that also brought in some texture and interest into the room. The yellow walls had to go. They were so kind to paint every single wall in this house this beautiful yellow. (Read: not beautiful). I chose the accent color of pink and brought that out in the art, pillows and throw pillow.
Now, with a little vision, and even more paint, here’s what it looks like today:
As you can see, I like things simple. I think a sense of releaf comes when there’s not a shelf and trinket in every possible nook and cranny.
Similar arm chair (I actually like these better)