The front room of our house has undergone many a little renovation. Minor things, nothing too major as its bones were in pretty good shape when we bought the house. It was yellow, but it wasn’t terrible. I actually made it more terrible by painting it fluorescent blue. When I say terrible, I mean, it felt like you were walking around in an upside down swimming pool. It was hideous.
This is the room you walk into from the front door, I guess a formal living room. We had no need for it, so for nearly it year, it was blue and empty. Terrible. But then I needed a meeting space for clients. I hated meeting in cramped corners of loud coffee shops, squeezing albums on to tiny tables. So I built out this space to meet with clients in a quiet environment. It made an incredible difference and I’m so happy with it! Now, it’s also my office space, it’s been rearranged (again) and I’m so happy spending even more time in this beautiful room!
So, it looked like this on the day we closed escrow…
And now, it looks like this!
That chandelier was a score on Chris’ part. He went up to the Habitat for Humanity store one day not too long after we bought the house without me. He spotted this ENORMOUS chandelier in the corner. It was brand new, from a store that had gone out of business and still had the $2,500 price tag. But it had been sitting around there for a while, I imagine because it is so gargantuan. So they sold it to him for $100. WHAT!? He installed it before I even got home from work that day!
We painted the walls Urban Sunrise from Valspar at Lowes and it’s the perfect grey. Not too blue or too red, it’s light and reflects the natural light in the room so beautifully! I painted the ceiling the same color, but left a white border to accent the coved ceilings.
Almost all of the furniture here was found at estate sales (the white & black chairs) or Craigslist (the console table). But the sofa is from Custom Sofa Design and the coffee table is from Overstock. The “merde” pillow is Alexandra Ferguson.
And now that it’s pulling double duty as my daily office, it’s undergone another round of changes! But I’ll save those for another day
Photos: Heather Kincaid
Hair & Makeup: Moira Taylor Paris
Florals: Floral Crush