Living Room

Like most families, our living room is the place we spend the most time.  Until our basement is finished, all of Brady’s toys are in here.  One of the first features that drew me to this room when we looked at this house is all the natural light.  The other thing I like is how large the room is.  Here’s the rundown of renovations:  the old carpet was pulled up and the floors were refinished; the mirror and light fixtures above the fireplace were removed and replaced; everything got fresh paint (we went with Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray on walls & White Dove on the trim/molding/fireplace/built-ins); windows got wood blinds to let all the natural light in but still provide privacy; new baseboards; and crown molding.  However, the biggest addition to this space is the built-in media cabinets/bookcases.  I wanted to use the space above our fireplace mantel for decor and not a TV so instead Gavin built bookcase/cabinet style built-ins on both sides of the door that leads to our porch (a screened-in porch hopefully one day but that’s another project for another day).  Our television is on a swivel so it can pull out turn on an angle for optimum viewing.  I love how the built-ins turned out and they really add a wow-factor to this room.  Another one of Gavin’s projects was turning an old, reclaimed wood beam into a picture ledge for above our sofa.  I love it!

Here’s some of the before pics:




After renovation pics:


Updated the rug 1 year after we moved in to use the other rug in a new space.






4 thoughts on “Living Room

  1. Could you please tell me where you got the beautiful blue striped rug for the living room. I want to paint my living room wedgewood gray and would love to put that rug with it. Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you Kasee. They must not sell it anymore, or at least I couldn’t find it. It you are able to find it somewhere would you let me know? Thanks. The lattice one that you had before the striped one looks like it went well with the paint too. Do you mind letting me know where you got that one and the name of it, if you can remember? There are lots of blue rugs but it hard to know how the blues will look together before you order one. Thanks for your trouble. Your home is amazing. You really have a gift at designing and decorating!!! Every room is truly a delight.

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