Monday, May 3, 2010

Before + After Pictures: The Historic House By The Water: Living Area, Part 1

Welcome to new (not finished) Living Room, also known as Velvet Curtain Utopia.

Notice that it's shrink wrapped separately from the rest of the house.







22 comments:

Suzanne D. said...

Love the fireplace!!!

Kate @ Domesticating Kate said...

Wow, what a transformation! That mantle is gorgeous - did you make it? The floors are beautiful, and the whole room just looks cozy. I want to curl up in there with a good book (and looks like you have plenty of those, too). The button pillow is adorable. And you've just successfully convinced me even more that we need to start collecting art. The problem is that I'm so fickle, I'm afraid to commit to purchasing a piece. Guess my walls will stay bare for now...

Great job! But admit it... you miss the orange a little. ;)

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

GORGEOUS! The fireplace is fantastic.

Why is it that every home I've ever toured or looked at has this peachy terracotta color on the walls!? What are people thinking!?

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

You did an amazing job, what a ton of work!! The fireplace is the standout feature, the difference truly makes the space. Love the shrink wrap touch.
Janell

Kelly said...

Thanks, Janell. This is one of the only Living Rooms that I've ever owned where I haven't had to replace the floors and windows. Those two things alone saved a lot of work!

Life in Rehab said...

Very nice job! You really changed the whole mood of the room.

Ma, I want some after pictures to show off...

Kelly said...

Thanks, Sunny. The whole James And The Giant Peach theme really wasn't working for us when we moved in. Shocking, I know.

Chelsea said...

Wow! That looks fantastic! What a transformation. The fireplace and paint color make a world of a difference. I'm loving those curtain panels, too. The new living room looks so much more cozy and inviting, although I think a touch of peach would be lovely... ;)

~Chelsea

P.S. How funny - I have a Dali book lying on our entry table, as well. I like yours much better though - mine has some pastel-y and sun-faded art on the cover. Where is the exhibit in FL with his art? Ah, I can't remember. Anyways, that where my Dali book is from... love his work... well, except when it's sun-faded and pastely on my book cover. :)

The Broad said...

Ooooh this is just what I love ! Before & After photos !

Love the light ! and the fireplace.... and the floors.... and the cozy sofa in the corner ... and .....

Suz said...

Nice!! Love the fireplace transformation!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I loooove it! Seriously, redoing the fireplace was the best decision you made! The whole place looks like it's right out of a magazine :).

Jessika said...

Love it! It looks fantastic. I really enjoy before and after photos. :)

Kelly said...

Aw, thanks, everyone.

chacha said...

Love it - you have been a busy bee! The texture on the fireplace is awesome - fits with the era of the house. I know that mantle!

The color of the drapes is great too.

Kelly said...

Yes, I took your advice Chacha!

Meg said...

Wow, Kelly! This is so fabulous. You really added sophistication to this space. Your signature style is always so clean and chic.

Kelly said...

Meg, that's a hugely generous compliment! (I'm blushing.) But thank you!

Vonda said...

Hey Kelly,
It looks fantastic. I love it!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Vonda!

Kelly

Christen said...

Just fabulous!! When can you come do my living room? :)

The Keylors said...

Wowee wow wow wow! It's such a beautiful transformation!

Mrs. Carioca said...

Wow, I love the fireplace and all the details!