Monday, May 18, 2015

Living Room Makeover Inspiration

When we purchased our house, one of the first rooms we wanted to tackle was the living room.  It was scary.  When I walked in there with my husband and our realtor, I had never seen anything like it.  Dark wood paneling on all the walls with dark shades on the windows and red brick fireplace.   It was like a dungeon.

Yikes, right?  Well thanks to watching endless amounts of HGTV shows and my obsessive Pinterest stalking, I knew this room could transform with a little bit of paint (well, a lot of paint), new lighting,  painting the fireplace, and lighter shades or curtains.  I'm envisioning a brighter room with a cozy feel.  

{this photo convinced me that painting the fireplace was a must}

{i love Julia's family room - from Pawleys Island Posh}

{all the green in this room is so relaxing. hopefully i will grow a green thumb soon}

{i need some patterned arm chairs. this one is beautiful!}

Have I mentioned how indecisive I am? Picking out paint colors is so confusing.  I swear these are all different. 

But I finally decided on Benjamin Moore "Edgecomb Gray".  I'll keep you posted on the outcome shortly!


  1. you picked my favorite go to Gray! its a lovely tone of gray /taupe and I am sure you will transform this space into a great look!

  2. that is great to hear! i did a lot of research and fell in love with the color online - i hope to love it as much in person! thanks for stopping by!

  3. This will look great with the fireplace and paneling painted -- I'm excited for the transformation. Jenn