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My Living Room Before and After


LivingroomBefore_1I finally finished our living room makeover! I asked Sarah, from Smitten Studio, to help me pull together a modern, rustic living room. I needed someone to help bring my vision to life! There are SO many choices, styles and aesthetics I love, it was a real challenge to just choose a theme! Sarah helped me narrow down what I really wanted and we went through the design process using Pinterest boards, which was so much fun for me because you all know how much I love Pinterest!! Before I had Sarah help me, Zan and I were using furniture from our college days! As you can see in the before photos, it was a bit of a disaster and in desperate need of some love! Before this makeover, I had never bought anything new to decorate with besides leather chairs, which we’ve now moved into our dining room sitting area. It was definitely time to invest in some nice pieces, and a well-designed room that we actually wanted to hang out in, haha! You can see more on The Glitter Guide and Sarah’s blog today! See the buying guide below… Cheers to a new space!!

We had the couch custom-made from an awesome company called Stem. It was fun to choose the style, color, material, legs and height of the couch! Our last couch had a material on it that was not water friendly, so it left huge stains if I tried to clean it with water. I made sure that the material for this couch was, making my life much easier with a toddler running around!

The pot, with the fiddle leaf tree in it, is from Modernica. They have such cool designs and I love the way it holds my tree!

We wanted to add some lights above the gallery wall, to shine down on the art, and also light up the area in the entry way. I went to one of my favorite online shops for lights and pendants, Cedar & Moss. I adore this company and the quality of their products.

Having many pillows is a must! The pillows with the textured circles are from Marge Carson. We love the quality and style of these. They’re so unique and impressively designed.

The comfy yellow chair is from Crate and Barrel.

The coffee table is the shroom table from CB2. It’s natural stone and has a raw natural finish.

I wanted a simple console with a marble top, that I could also use to take photos of recipes on, etc. This one from West Elm was affordable and looks great.

The lamps on the console are from Crate and Barrel.

The faux porcupine quill mirror is such a great staple piece and it’s perfect for a modern, ranch aesthetic. You can find it here!

The copper side table is actually from Urban Outfitters! It’s the perfect size to go next to the yellow chair.

I needed a basket under the console for blankets and pillows and I found the white one at HomeGoods. It was obviously a great price too!

The modern, fuzzy chair was gifted to me by a friend and then I reupholstered it in the faux alpaca fur. You can see the DIY video here!

Also, I had a wood worker make the bench, under the gallery wall, using some old wood our neighbor gave us. It worked perfectly and saved my budget too!

The art gallery wall was not easy to put together! Finding pieces and laying it out was much harder than I anticipated, but after much trial and error, I finally have something I love. Most of the photos are ones Zan has taken. There is also a drawing he did in high school and then a pencil drawing of Teddy Roosevelt that I bought from Best Made. I’m still going to switch out one frame, and then it will be done!!


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29 responses to My Living Room Before and After

  1. Stephanie
    September 14, 2015

    I love the quill mirror! What a great statment piece! Did you repaint everything or just the brick on the fireplace? Could you source the wall anddl trim paint? It is the perfect backdrop!

    1. Eden
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much! We only repainted the brick on the fireplace. The wall paint is Mirage White from Behr and the fireplace is Polar Bear from Behr. The trim is just a classic, plain white from Behr too. If you can’t tell I kind of love Behr paint, HAHA!

  2. Lauren Collinsworth
    September 14, 2015

    Very Pretty! 🙂
    I Love that door! Can I ask where is’ from? Thats exactly what I’ve wanting!

    1. Eden
      September 17, 2015

      Hi Lauren! We had it made from a local company here in LA since we replaced the entire panel, including the lights, etc. Let me know if you want their info 🙂

  3. September 16, 2015

    well done! love the great color palette with that punch of yellow.

    1. Eden
      September 17, 2015

      Thank you SO much!! The yellow chair is my favorite!!

  4. Shellee
    September 21, 2015

    LOVE the quill mirror. Where did you find such a great statement piece?

    1. Eden
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks Shellee! That mirror is from Horchow and it really is such a great staple piece! We love it too!

  5. Sarah
    September 23, 2015

    Love the new look! Where is the rug from? I’ve been looking for one like it. Thanks!

    1. Eden
      September 25, 2015

      Hi Sarah! We didn’t link the rug source because I wouldn’t recommend buying from the company I did!! It took 5 months to actually receive the rug (after I paid for it!) and it came a day after I told them to cancel my order! It was pretty bad, so I would look elsewhere!!! Haha!!

  6. Sarah
    November 4, 2015

    Thanks for the response! One more question, is the “P” pillow custom made or did you order it from somewhere? I love it on that chair. Thanks!

  7. Amy
    January 18, 2016

    Love this makeover. It looks amazing. I see you answered the question about the paint on the fireplace but can you share the finish that was used for the paint on the fireplace? thanks!

    1. Eden
      January 18, 2016

      Hi! We used satin finish for the fireplace!

      1. Amy
        January 18, 2016

        Thanks, Eden!

  8. January 24, 2016

    Hello! I love this whole look. Can you tell me where the bench is from?

    1. Eden
      January 25, 2016

      Hi! We had the bench custom made from a wood working friend. Pretty much found 4 pieces of salvaged wood and then built the bench with a reinforcement piece under! It cost about $65!!

  9. Alanna
    January 29, 2016

    What a beautiful space! I am in love with the monogram tote. Can you please share where that is from? Thank you.

  10. Jaimie-Rose Winder
    March 7, 2016

    Where is the black and white pillow from that’s on the entrance bench?

    1. Eden
      March 7, 2016

      It’s from Restoration Hardware, but a few years ago!!

  11. Libby
    March 26, 2017

    I adore the mid century stool with the spot print fabric. Did you have that reupholstered? If so could you share the source for the fabric? Thank you!

  12. July 7, 2017

    omg this is so gorgeous. I adore that table (bench) below the gallery wall with the pillows. It’s unexpectedly PERFECT for your space. So well done!

  13. chris owen
    August 1, 2017

    LOVE the half door!!!!!!!!! chris

    1. Eden
      August 1, 2017

      Thanks Chris!! I miss that door!!!

  14. Melissa Marty
    May 20, 2018

    Beautiful transformation! Question, what color and paint brand did you use for the walls?? I’m looking for a white or off white and this sone looks so nice!

  15. Diane Brettingen
    October 7, 2018

    Awesome ideas!

  16. Leigh
    November 7, 2018

    Hi! Is the fiddle leaf tree real or fake? Where did you purchase? I love it!

    1. Eden
      November 8, 2018

      It’s real! You can buy them at your local nursery 🙂

  17. Lisa
    March 17, 2019

    Hello! I absolutely love love love your new living room design, especially the yellow chair. Would you mind telling me the fabric name? They don’t seem to have that chair anymore at Crate and Barrel but I still want to copy your color! Thanks.

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