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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

{Living Room} The Reveal

Hopefully my post title didn't make you think you'd see more pictures of the new house today! Surely you know by now there's no way I'd have a room reveal after only a week!? More like a year and a week. #snailspace

Well actually, we worked at such a feverish pace to prepare the old house for sale and a photoshoot, that some of the spaces were transformed in only a few weeks. And even though I'm anxious to show you more of the new house (yes, there is more than just the Kitchen), I have quite a few projects left to share from this one. That way I can wrap up the Home Tour for our memory banks, too.

The Living Room makeover happened slowly and over a few years, but that allowed us to be selective and add layers as we discovered them. The last big thing on the To Do List was to paint the pale yellow walls...which normally I wouldn't have done considering we were about to move (and there was nothing technically wrong with the old color, besides the fact that I didn't like it)

But since I'd been experimenting with so many paint swatches for the last six months, the walls looked like checkerboards...hence the room got painted! I still couldn't decide on a color, so we went with white. Straight out of the can, Sherwin Williams white.

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room
 
Being the color-lover I am, I thought I'd never have white walls. But actually, they act as the perfect canvas to showcase all the color in the room. It was immediately brighter and happier...and so was I! I can't even believe it's the same room from a few years ago (see Befores here). We did a little final zhushing, and the room was ready for the Open House. (Read our tips on prepping your house for a fast sell here.)

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room


Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Throw

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room 

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

Always a Maggie photobomb. #littlelady #poser

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Living Room

The wall color change was so drastic and such an immediate improvement, that it was just another example of, 'Why did we wait so long to do this?!?!' Do you have a few of those projects sitting around?

The rooms in the new house are very different in size and dimension, but this space has transferred over pretty seamlessly. And I loved the wall color so much, I duplicated it there! I was pretty sad to leave the dragonfly paper behind though.

Click the links to read all the projects in the room's makeover:

The Befores
The Plans




And some additional projects seen in the room:



{Source List}

Teal Velvet Pillows // World Market
Floral Pillow // Tonic Living
Black & White Lumbar Pillow // Ikea
Blue Batik Pillow // House of Jade
Blue Happy Jars // HomeGoods
Monkey Dish // Furbish
Lamps // Home Goods
Pink Taper Candles // Ikea
Black & White Stripe Taper Candles // Target
Driftwood Ball // West Elm
Moroccan Shag Rug // Rugs USA
Gold Wing Dish // Nate Berkus for Target
Gold Leaf Bowl // Nate Berkus for Target
Gold Urchin // Furbish
Driftwood Branch // West Elm
Pink Heels // Nordstrom
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams white, no tint




41 comments:

  1. The white looks AMAZING!!! You're absolutely right about it being the perfect backdrop for the color in there. And yes, I totally thought you were showing us new house living room pics and I thought to myself, "damn! Girl is fast!!!" :D

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  2. I love seeing your house. It is so beautiful and I feel like really reflects you and your personal style and that is what a home should do! Can wait to see what you do to the new one!!

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  3. I love how you add texture to the room. Those pillows are so fun and the wallpaper in the built-ins is just gorgeous. You really do beautiful work!

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  4. White is definitely the perfect choice for all the gorgeous colors you have everywhere. I feel the same way about my house and colors. I've always been a white lover though.

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  5. Love the way you style your house and all the decoration you have in there! Thank you for providing the source list which is so helpful! Can you tell me where did you get the paint (the little lady in mustard dress) in the first photograph? Or maybe what is the name of it? Feels like it's an art piece by some famous artist:) thank you!

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    1. My grandmother actually painted her!! She would be thrilled, and laugh outloud, if I told her you thought it was by a famous artist! thank you so much for your kind comment! That painting makes me smile every time I see it...can't wait to find the perfect spot in the new house!

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    2. I believe the art is very similar to a piece that resides in Lorelei Gilmore's entry way. I was watching last night and noticed it and thought I had seen it before somewhere else. :)

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  6. It looks so great! I love how I can see some of the DIY projects that really made your house a home. I'm sure you're doing great things to your new house now!

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  7. everything is so gorgeous cassie! i love the mix of colors and patterns. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. Being the dog lover that I am, I love seeing the Maggie pictures. :)

    I noticed that you have a camel saddle. I have one as well! I found mine at an antique store quite a while back and love it as a conversation piece (because most people have no clue what it is). Mine has a green leather padded seat. Such a fun and funky piece! :)

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  9. I never noticed your warmer color before, but the bright white makes such a big difference! I wish I would have done a brighter white on mine, but shhh... don't tell my hubby. He might come home one day to find it repainted! ;)

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  10. luv the white - is ur trim a different color? I'm wanting to do white for my walls but then was worried about if the trim would pop or fade.

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  11. I ADORE this room! The decorating, the mixed patterns, everything!!

    I just started my own blog, and as I love yours I would be delighted if you'd check mine out!
    Leopardflatsandracerbacks.wordpress.com

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  12. Love it!! Are all the flowers real or faux? Same on the branches in the blue-white vase?

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  13. The white definitely makes the room pop! I'm a big fan!

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  14. So have to agree with Natalie. Your home is truly a reflection of you and your precious family!! Looking forward to seeing more of your new home come to life.

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  15. You are a tease! I can't wait to see more of the new house, though this space is gorgeous. I am sure these changes made it that much harder to leave. I love color and this space is the perfect mix!

    www.designbyrobinsnest.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the white walls! What a fabulous backdrop to all the fun splashes of color. Can't wait to see the new space.

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  17. Wow....I've never been a fan of white but that looks amazing! How crazy is it that I never noticed those walls were pail yellow??!!

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  18. I love hashtags. snail space, snails pace. Take your pick!

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  19. How in the world did you make me love WHITE WALLS. I feel like it's kind of genius on your part! #wp

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  20. It looks wonderful! I too am a color lover and I never thought I would like white or neutral colored walls and I totally agree with you. They really help all of the color and pattern in the room pop! How adorable is Maggie! Love her pose.

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  21. Wow! Those white walls just make everything pop! Perfect choice to showcase your design. Just when you got this room "perfect" time to make a new living room home. Cannot wait to see what you do there too!

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  22. So bright and fun! Im totally anti white walls but they look amazing in your space. They colors just pop off of them. I love the color of your sofa too. Even though its the same as before it looks brand new. :)

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  23. I absolutely adored your living room! You dare tonic so well. You inspired me to get that IKEA throw-it looks great anywhere! And I love all the accents and candles you have peppered throughout the room! Encore!!
    www.lovelylifeofliz.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi!
    Such an inspiration! I'm missing the source for the "live & love" pillow. Can you please provide it (possibly again)?
    Thank you!

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  25. Beautiful! I am jumping on the neutral walls train too in our new house big time. For the same reason you mentioned - I think it adds so much light and really lets all the other color shine!

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  26. Oh so pretty! I love all the hits of black on the sofa and the lampshades, yet it still feels light and airy. Sad to leave it I'm sure, but I know that your next living room will be just as beautiful if not more so!

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  27. So beautiful! That sofa situation is perfection. Can't wait to see how you transition these pieces into the new space! xo

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  28. Actually drooling over here. I've always loved your living room but seeing new photos is just so much fun. Love your pattern play and color. It makes me happy :)))

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  29. The mantle mirror does such a lovely job of adding understated light and sparkle to the space. What is the source?

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  30. Hi! I didn't know yoir blog but I've seen this makeover at apartmentherapy and just wanted to stop by to congratulate you on your great job! I think this room is lovely :)

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    1. Thank you so much...so kind of you to take the time to say!! xo

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  31. Love what you've done! I'm especially taken by the dragonfly wallpaper. Can you give us any information about it?

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    1. Thanks so much...you can see all the details on the paper (it's not what you think!) in this post:
      http://hisugarplum.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-her-time-to-shine.html

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  32. Long time follower of your blog, and I just noticed this post on today.com. The title in their post is a bit misleading. Idk.... But it is pretty exciting to be mentioned by them. Did you know they were going to do a feature on you?

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    1. Hi anon! ;) Yes, I knew they were doing the feature...she sent over a list of questions...but I had no idea their angle would be about selling the house. HSP readers know the makeover had nothing to do with that...or what caused it to sell quickly!? Seems odd to make it about that, and not just a makeover..but what do I know. ;) xoxo

      Thanks so much for reading!!!

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  33. I love the room!!! Where is your sofa from?

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    1. Thank you! It's about 10 years old...from a store in Nashville called American Signature! xo

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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