LIVING ROOM DESIGN PLAN






Happy freaking Friday.  

I have a confession to make and I wonder how other people handle this situation.  I profess to being generally a responsible eater.  I don't buy chips and sweets because I know they will make me fat fatter.  For desert I might eat a yogurt or a Kind Bar [love those].

Here is where the story gets dicy.  I was at Trader Joe's the other day and [I blame it on the fact that I was very hungry] I must have blacked out because I threw these in my cart.


Now in theory I would eat one or two and repeat the next evening right?  I was polite and offered my husband a couple.

Y'all.....I hoovered through everyone one of them [total of 10] before 9:30 pm.  Not one ounce of self control.

I am going on record to say I am actually not a responsible desert eater.  

Period.

#stilllearningat65

True confessions are over.  

On to design.

I shared the bedroom foyer project with you the other day and now I have the living room.  The is a huge room with gorgeous views!

Let's start with the floor plan....


This house was designed by Henri Jova and built in 1971.


And this was the real estate picture...

You can see I changed the whole floor plan because we have these 2 pieces.....

This one is on the wall where the sofa was.  The inside will be painted a deeper blue and the gold toned down just a little....


This huge piece of art on the opposite wall which is probably 6' x 8'

OK...stage is set.

 Let me break it down for you.....

This Bungalow 5 chair with cushions covered in this fabric



Sofa covered in this beautiful deep teal blue! With the floral above as pillows.....

Under the large picture I selected this Lee Industries bench covered in the cut velvet fabric.


End tables on each side of the sofa.

Not sure about the lamps yet but these are contenders....



Across from the twig chair is this one


The fireplace.....still trying to figure out how to update this mirror situation...:) Thoughts?

Facing the wall of windows toward the view we have 2 of these chairs [minus the buttons]

Covered in the solid with 2 ottomans.  The trim will go on the skirts of the ottomans and the folded fabric as pillows.

Next to each chair will be these floor lamps from Circa Lighting.

And this coffee table from Serena and Lily.
For curtains this gorgeous scrim.....and because the walls are heavily textured I am planking them....


I would love to hang a chandelier but am told that can not happen because of wiring....silly electricians.....don't challenge me!

 It has taken all week to price this baby out, check stock and drill down on what goes where.  So funny because after putting it all out there I have already thought of a few changes.....hee haw.

#ittakestimeforperfection

Shazam










19 comments

Anonymous said...

Great choices. For the fireplace overmantel, I'd do a millwork overlay painted in a semigloss medium gray tone pulled from the stone. The overlay could obscure the entire mirror, just a lower portion or create several stacked mirrored "windows". Oooor, have the mirror (and frame) removed, have the mirror antiques and rehang it with a millwork frame painted as recommended above. Oooor, have the millwork overlay painted in a gray to teal ombré. Keep or toss. Meg A

Candice said...

Love this color palette; this richer, bolder blue is a nice update to the seaglass blue we all love!

I would do a grid overlay to tie in your wood paneling. You could frame it out, and then decide how much molding to add, depending on how much depth you want to add. I think it could be really interesting, and you could make it look like 3 inset mirrors, or 10 smaller ones.

Can't wait to see what you do!

Candice said...

Ha, anonymous and I had the same thought, but she is a much faster typer than I am!!

Candice said...

Last thing...the grid could be done with Greek key on the inside edges to tie into the existing furniture piece...

gapeach said...

I have to ask what the quartz countertop is in the photos with the fabrics is? Is that Cambria Britannica or Caeserstone Calacutta Nuvo? I am in the process of picking this out for my kitchen! It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You are planking the walls, you could plank right over the mirror, or the entire fireplace the stone is not a priority. Or, find a beautiful grass cloth to go over the mirror and reframe with matching millwork. Love all of your fabric choices and can't wait to see the hutch spruced up :)

Kathysue said...

Absolutely love the color palette and fabric choices it will be stunning. What style of planking are you going to use? If the mirror has to stay I would make a larger frame around it and add a larger more substantial mantle it looks a bit dwarfed for the size of the fireplace wall.I would add planking in the same feel as the walls if it will work to the top and bottom portion to shorten the expanse of mirror and possible change the shape at the top a bit so it's arched slightly, basically make a large frarme around the mirror portion. Keeping it simple and clean not too much pattern since you have the stone work which is making a pattern already.

Cindy said...

Gonna be fabulous, i can't wait to see! As for the mirrored fireplace, I was looking at a restoration hardware catalog in the child's room decor section, and they had these gorgeous wishbone sconces, don't know if the'd be big enough, or how they could be lit... but that's what i though of when i saw the big mirror. As for Trader Joes, don't EVEN go near the dark chocolate covered mints,... they're insane!

Cindy

Stephanie Thomas said...

Damn you, Sherry Hart...now I have to go to Trader Joe's! NOW!!!

melinda said...

I agree paint the mirror frame in a gray color pulled from the stone. Then antique the mirror.

Anonymous said...

This is going to look beautiful, love the color palette, the fabrics and the velvet sofa, ahhhh... As for the fireplace mirror, oh well, I'm pretty sure you'll come up with something much more fabulous than any of us could suggest you, but here are my 2 cents : I would get rid of the mirror and plank the whole thing. But, in case the homeowner would like to preserve it, then I would overgrout (German smear) the stone, remove that mantel and replace it with a wood beam, rework the mirror frame to something more streamlined and go for a "mirror layered over another mirror" look. Or, like some others have suggested, antique the mirror.

Cindy Hattersley said...

I am sure you will come up with something but that mirror is definitely a challenge. Love all your other selections. Love that John Robshaw in blue. I have wanted to use that forever...can't wait to see it!

karen said...

You can paint the mirror out. Have someone come in and do an abstract painting over it or part of it.

Patti said...

Love your lamp choices. I actually have the Visual Comfort lamps in our bedroom - very pleased with them.

Leigh Brown said...

Scrumptious! Not the ice cream mouthfuls but the fabric selection...Woah! Love it!

Pam Bolton said...

I love everything about this room except the coffee table. It doesn't have enough presence to my eye. I can't wait to see how you zhushing it up. About the mirror, if you antique it, what about cutting is in squares and set it using antique brass schluter strips.

mj said...

I love everything except that fireplace. I think that stone is dismal. I would paint it the same white you chose for your plank wall and also plank right over that mirror in the same white. Also I would take out that mantle and put a more rustic beam with a gray wash.

Sandy said...

I also love ALL your choices...but then again what do I know, I thought the "huge piece of art" looked like it was hung upside down! haha Always enjoy your posts Sherry..

the gardener's cottage said...

hi sherry,

since you mention you are planking the walls could you plank over the mirror? my father in law had that exact situation in a home he owned in the 80's. the difference is that he had the mirror put in. lol anyway i love all your choices and esp that you did not once mention the word shiplap but i just did so dang. xo

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