Friday, December 14, 2012

My Living Room is Finished!

I painted my living room blue last weekend and the results are in!  I snapped photos yesterday morning while fixing oatmeal for my 5-year-old and intermittently picking up a crying 2-year-old. So while they're not top notch photos, you'll get an idea of what I've done!  Presenting my very blue living room:







And just for fun, here's a before shot:









I painted with Benjamin Moore's Symphony Blue, which took four coats.  It was crazy but worth it.  Most of the room is comprised of furniture I already had on hand. However, there are a few new things in place.  The primary purchase was a set of red ikat curtain panels from Castle Creek Designs on Etsy.  They are beautiful and I'm in love with these curtains.  The other new piece is the red tripod table pictured above from West Elm - an early Christmas gift from my husband.  It was on sale!


Where did everything else come from?  Here's the breakdown:

Everything below came from Craigslist:
pair of yellow Midcentury chairs
pair of blue barrel back chairs
brown sofa
both sofa side tables
coffee table
circular table between blue chairs

Thrift Store
all four table lamps, each lamp was 5 dollars or less
(I spray painted two of them in turquoise)

Etsy
red ikat curtains from Castle Creek Designs
grey chevron pouf by Aleta Fae - I won from a blog giveaway at Head Over Heels

Joss & Main
blue Ikat pillows on sofa
lumbar ikat pillow I won from a blog giveaway at Deliciously Organized

Pottery Barn
red paisley throw pillow and blanket
area rug

Stuff I made:


And just for fun... here are photos of our eat-in kitchen and dining room, both of which share space with our new living room... 







P.S.  All of the art in the photos below were painted by my son, Walker. 
Our dining room is like his little gallery.





Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to go bold and paint my living room dark indigo blue.  I love the look of it, as does my family.  It's warm, dramatic, energizing and just plain fun.  Have a GREAT weekend!

16 comments:

Connie said...

It really looks great! Love the new curtains.

Wendy said...

It all looks fabulous! The art really pops against the blue and the drapes make the room, I think. How nice to have a 'new' room for the holidays.

jenconbar said...

simply gorgeous!

Hippy at Heart said...

what a clash of colours and patterns - but it really really works! well done, so bohemian and cozy!

Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp said...

Love it all! You are so talented.
xo xo

Leah said...

your home is looking beautiful! not only does it look well thought out, but happy too! bravo.

barbara said...

I like how you can glimpse the same colour in the next rooms, the one picking up the blue of the wall (gorgeous choice, btw) and the other, the grey of the two chairs echoed in the next room. The darker colour also acts as a frame for every component in the room, a very nifty trick. Congratulations.

Eva Costantini said...

Your home is so BEAUTIFUL!!!.
I love it!!!. The courtains of the livingroom are AMAZING, the oils,the furniture as everything!!!. Love the blue on the wall ,the cute brick white wall where is the fireplace. So,so cozy place. You made a good job!.
Baci,Eva

Rachel Anderson said...

LOVE!! Great job! The walls in my living room and bedroom are dark like this. I love the cocoon effect and the opulence of dark pigmented walls. Way to go for it. R

Appletree said...

Love it!!!

Anita Davis said...

It is all so fabulous! Love the blue in the living room; great choice!

Hillary said...

Love the color everywhere!!! You're inspiring me to edge ever closer to taking on our entirely khaki house...

Cortney said...

WOW! 'Nuff said.

Jessica said...

I come back to your blog for inspiration images because you have such a great aesthetic. But WOW, you have done such a beautiful job with your own home...so so beautiful! I am moving into my first apartment soon and will use this wonderful blog to help guide me in creating a beautiful and personal space.

Emily said...

L.O.V.E.
Looks like it is time for someone to write about your home for Houzz now!

Little Pieces of Light said...

Omg that looks gorgeous!! Your entire home is just beautiful, in general! It's a great inspiration for my new apartment in Paris. Can't wait to decorate it!

x Milsters

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