Monday, September 12, 2011

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day- Living Room Updates

If you've followed the blog for a while, you know my biggest ongoing project is our living room.  I've been working on it for almost a year now taking things step by step adding furniture and accessories as my budget permitted.  Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was my living room.  It's not finished yet...but it's getting there.


Last year I got to a point that I was so frustrated with trying to manage the space.  I completely failed to make it cohesive.  So when my husband went out of town on a business trip, I invited Emily Hewett of A Well Dressed Home over to give me some advice.  I wanted to remain very involved in the design, but I needed help.  And, I'm just sneaky like that. 

Later that night when my husband called, I confessed that I'd had company.  He asked who, and I tried to soothe it over by simply explaining that a girl around our age from Dallas who was starting her own design business came over to give me some advice about the house. 

He quickly summized, "So you hired an interior designer without discussing it with me?" 

In my effort to maintain my status as a good wife, I corrected him.  "You could think of her more as a rug finder...an accessory guide, if you will.  And, her name is Emily."  He was aware of my burgeoning design blog addiction.  This should have come as no surprise to him.

He followed up with, "Seriously, Jenny.  A 'rug finder'?"  And that was the end of our conversation.  His silence was consent.  And, so the journey our my living room really began.  Emily was such a pleasure to work with--I highly recommend her! 

When your husband moves you away from all of your friends and family only six months after you get married, it's really amazing what you can get away with.

For today I thought I would show you the current state.  Later this week, check back and I'll take you on the evolutionary tour.  You'll be thoroughly amused.  I promise.

Without further adieu~








I must learn how to use Photoshop...  And, that white chair desperately needs a pillow.  It's so naked!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Did I miss the before picture?

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  2. Gorgeous! I LOVE the new pop of lime green in the pillow on the couch...and the coffee table is a beautiful addition too!

    Maria

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  3. I love this!! What a great space.

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  4. The room looks great! I love your new coffee table.

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  5. Mmm I love the color choices! And the color in the back of the bookcases - very nice! I'm a new follower, thanks for linking up to Roomspiration :)

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  6. It's looking good. I like how the sofas are in different colors, but complement each other separately. As an added bonus, I think that painting adds a nice contrast to the walls. Rug finder or interior designer, I'm glad you've got some help with someone else. Bouncing off ideas and trading inspiration from one another make for better results.

    Frances Herrera Interior Design

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  7. It's looking good. I like how the sofas are in different colors, but complement each other separately. As an added bonus, I think that painting adds a nice contrast to the walls. Rug finder or interior designer, I'm glad you've got some help with someone else. Bouncing off ideas and trading inspiration from one another make for better results.

    Frances Herrera Interior Design

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