I've been making some changes in my living room in an effort to give it a bit of an updated look. Seems like it took me forever, but I finally finished...for now that is!
I apologize for the lighting in some of these pics. This is such a hard room to photograph. The only time the room isn't dark is when the morning sun streams in through the front door and then it's blinding in pics!
You can see that I made some new pillows for the loveseat.
I love mixing unexpected patterns and colors within a room and pillows are such an easy way to do that. Plus you can switch them out on a whim and I have lots of whims - just ask Pookie. ;)
I added a new pillow to the chair too (opps - it's crooked!) and moved some pictures that were in my powder room to above this chair. (I've never shown you my powder room before. If you'd like to see it, head over to Debbie-doo's for my house tour.)
It's just a fluke that the fabric that I used on the red pillows mimics the stencil that I used on the back of the bookcases. You can see more about the bookcase transformation here.
I also replaced the lamp on the little table to the left of the loveseat and added a cute little cricket that I painted gold. An orchid in a turquoise pot was added to the trunk that serves as a coffe table in an effort to pick up the blue in the picture hanging above the loveseat.
I have plans to move that picture somewhere else in the house, but that's for another day! winkwink!
Here's the little cricket. Isn't he cute?
I changed the lamps and the vignette on the table in front of the windows. You can read more about that here.
There's been another change in this area too. Can you spot what it is?
Can't see it? Look at the before and after of this same area. Obviously, I removed the flag pendants from the drapery panels. What may not be so obvious is that I narrowed each one of the panels by about 18" and also added a deep red ribbon trim to the leading edge of each panel.
I showed you the little accent table that I added a couple of weeks ago.
It sure does help to fill that awkward corner.
Here's how the entire room looks now.
The left side...
...the right side...
...and the whole room all in one shot.
My living room and I party here:
Best DIY Project of July at Beneath My Heart
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design on Wednesday
Uncommonly Yours on Wednesday at Uncommon Designs
Show and Share on Wednesday at Southern Lovely
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits on Thursday at Stone Gable
Show Me Extroidinary on Thursday at The 36th Avenue
Grace at Home on Thursday at Imparting Grace
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Tickled Pink Fridays at 504 Main
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Weekly Top Shot on Saturday at The View From Right Here
Overflowing with Creativity on Sunday at It's Overflowing
Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at Sew Many Ways
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