Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OUT with the OLD and in with the NEW!

A friend asked me to help her update her living space. It just isn't her thing and with two growing boys, she just hasn't had time. Her very comfy post college sofas were doing the trick, but since we are (waaaayyyy) past the post college years, it was time for a new look (here it is).
 
Here's what we started with. 

Great bones, beautiful built-ins and a large fireplace made for simple adjustments. 
                     Out with the old...
And in with the NEW! 
        New sofa, flanked by family heirloom side tables...
Custom drapes soften the room and add privacy (when needed)
The oversized floral chair was replaced by something more modern and masculine. 
 Now, this was the find of the year. This ottoman was found on Craig's List for $25. Yes, I said, twenty-five bucks. I hate to give away all of my secrets, but this one was just too good to keep. It was in great condition and was reupholstered in a more current floral, a Kravet fabric.
     The burlap pillow makes this love seat a little less serious. 
Some finishing touches and there you go, Goodbye college, Hello, we're grown ups!
What do you think? 
You know I love a makeover and would love to hear your thoughts. 




                      Bye bye birdie,
                      ~H


                        

4 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, first time visiting your blog. I'm in awe of that deal you got on the ottoman. The fabric is fabulous. Your room looks just beautiful, congratulations on putting together such and inviting space.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You never disappoint! Gorgeous makeover!!!

Simple Dwellings said...

Stunning makeover! I love the soft neutrals and the painted brick! It completely transforms the look of the fireplace! Great job!!

Megan said...

Loving this make over! I'm visiting from House of Turquoise and am so glad to find your pretty blog!

 
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