Monday, April 27, 2009
She already had some great fabric elements---
So what could we do to make it "feel" better?
We added some height and natural elements to the shelf.
We brought the "count your blessings" sign under the shelf
The Curtains make a HUGE difference in softening the room.
Wow --- it really warms up the room!
Notice how we brought the picture above the couch --- down --- and added a couple of candle holders on each side.
It feels more as a "unit" with the couch.
The cedar chest and shelf grouping makes a nice focal point in this Living Room.
We found another lamp and turned them on ---it really brings "LIFE" to the space.
Friday, April 24, 2009
We were in need of something big enough
We walked through the house we were able to find
And the only reason it was still in the house was because,
We brought it upstairs and placed it on it's SIDE!
My friend could not believe we were really going to use it sideways ---
But look how great it works.
Along with the TV cabinet and the accessories it gives enough weight to that side of the room. The room is now more balanced.
We moved the couch at an angle and squared up the two chairs around it. We also moved the cedar chest behind the couch as a sofa table.
The Room definatly feels COZY!
As you look at the bookshelf and imagine it turned upright there is a little cut out shelf that was made just to put a clock radio on.
How fun that we could repurpose this piece that no one wanted in their room and make it a major focal point in the family room.
Look around your house and consider using something differently that it was intended ---
It really gets your creative juices flowing!
Go and check out what everyone is Hooked On Today --- at Hooked on Fridays!
I'm also participating with Melissa at The Inspired Room.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I have not run across a tray very often so ---
We were accessorizing the top of this cedar chest, and found a tray in the family room.
A tray is a great way to take a collection of items and help them to feel organized.
Keep your eyes on the lookout for trays ---
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This space feels more inviting
We also took a couple of things off the wall, so your eye could more easily focus.
Look around your house ---
Go on over to Hooked on Fridays and see
Labels: Living Room
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The art glass she has had for some time but was not sure how to display it.
Well, we went into her storage and found this print,
She bought a few metal easels and the result is . . .
I love how it turned out.
The place settings are displayed on these shelves with lighting on each one.
It creates a colorful and whimsical focal point.
Friday, April 10, 2009
She already had so many of the right elements, we just had to tweak things a little bit. In this BEFORE the focal point on the far wall did not feel quite right.
AFTER ---We found another art piece from storage and created a unit by moving the cabinet further to the left and centering the art above it.
We then exchanged out the black stools for brown textured ones from the office.
A couple of toss pillows and greenery, completes the look.
In this BEFORE ---there was no defined focal point.
AFTER ---The little splash of red on the chair adds life to the space.
BEFORE ---The layout of the room was well balanced and the furniture well placed.
But there was no defined focal point --- a place to rest the eye.
AFTER ---We took the artwork from the entry wall and placed it over the piano. We used the piano light to highlight the face of the woman in the picture and it becomes a wonderful unit to focus on. The sculpture on the left balances out the light, (it came from the bedroom).
It feels so much better.
Less cluttered and LOVE those toss pillows!
Little things can make all the difference.
I'm Hooked on Fridays today, go see what everybody else is "Hooked On".
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
They can bring your personality to the space.
I want to sit by the fire in this room!