Stone Street Living Room

On Instagram last week, you saw a sneak peek of our most recent install (#iiprojectgrowinguponstonestreet) and a glimpse of the more sophisticated yet family-friendly foyer.

Just off the entry, we continued that same vibe.  The homeowners were just “ready for a change” after having the same paint color and furniture from when they had first moved in years ago.  It’s amazing how a handful of birthdays and becoming parents can change your whole sense of style.





Here’s what we did…

A new paint color was imperative, and it had to be just the right one because we wanted to carry it throughout the whole main floor.  All too often, I hear homeowners wanting to do an accent wall or various paint colors in rooms that either have massive ceilings or dramatic changes in architecture.  The truth of the matter is that when you have so many different surfaces collecting natural lighting from various windows you will be surprised how many shades one color can take on.  Just be sure to sample colors in ALL the rooms before commiting.

They needed a new family-friendly sofa.  I had been dying to use one of the sofas from Interior Define, and I was so happy to see it installed.  It did NOT disappoint with its incredible lines, and it was equally comfortable. We went with a dark navy (i just can’t quit this color) for its dramatic weight it gives the space as well as its ninja skills against cheesy Dorito fingers and other snacky stains.  

The new ottoman offers a comfortable place for your feet, storage for toys, and a concert venue for Greatest Showman performances (we can’t be the only family that does this), in addition to the new striped chair that we absolutely love.

More focus was brought to the fireplace with the addition of some simple moldings painted white, and I just love that it's one of the first places your eyes go when you walk in the front door… perhaps only second to the massive chandelier. Isn't he handsome? We hung him nice and low not only to help with lighting in the evenings but also to bring the towering ceilings down a little.  

large round chandelier navy and white living room

We continued with hints of blue in the oversized artwork (Homegoods ftw!), textured pillows (did I already say thank you Homegoods?), and the new rug that will help hide any spills that will inevitably happen.

A big (real looking… wink wink) tree in the corner gives the height we need to that area as well as the floor lamp at the end of the couch.  The round wood side table is one I have used so many times (including my own home) because you just can’t beat it for the price.

Come back later this week for the amazingly simple dining room transformation!  Huge impact… low dollars… my favorite combination.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Paint: SW Worldly Grey

Chandelier: Overstock

Sofa: Interior Define

Ottoman: Pottery Barn

Rug: Lulu and Georgia

Side Table: Target

Westwood Wonder Living Room

As promised (you thought I would forget?), I bring you the oh-so-perfectly casual living room of our Westwood Wonder home.

When we arrived for our initial consult, we learned that this room, although historically was used for more of a sitting room, was going to be used as the main entertaining and living space. Because of this, we needed to accommodate a large group of guests, but it still needed to be homey and comfortable for when it’s just the (almost) four of them. Here are a few key things we did.

outdated living room

We kept the homeowners’ sofa because it was recently (and beautifully) recovered and perfectly vintage. We had custom pillows made to liven it up a little and make it the focal point in the room.

custom throw pillows and bay window

We didn’t want to disturb the beautiful bay window, but the window at the end of the room was feeling a little left out and lacked style. Custom curtains hanging high and wide give such great balance to the room, and the colors were exactly what the homeowners were wanting.

navy blue chairs with tall indoor greenery

The room is very long and needed to have a furniture plan that kept it cozy. These four amazing navy chairs are not only big and comfy for movie nights, but by placing them in close proximity to the new, taller coffee table, they are perfect for game night too.

Floor plants always add height and texture to otherwise sad corners, and there’s no shame in fake trees if you’re a black thumb (like this girl).

modern living room furniture

We carried in the paint from the foyer which helps the rooms feel more connected, and paired with new can lights (can we get an amen for can lights?), the room is so much lighter and brighter.

Are you thinking to yourself, “Hey, I like those tall wingback chairs!”?  Well, I did, too, but they needed a makeover. Come back next week for the final Westwood Wonder space and to see those chairs looking oh-so-handsome!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Nesting Coffee Table: World Market (out of stock online)

Blue Chairs: Target