Monday, July 19, 2010

Inspiring Change


(Our Living Room, Last Spring)

When I decided last spring that I wanted to move all of the chairs into the living room, I didn't know that it would receive such positive attention. I had always planned on having the chairs in the room, but when we got here (with the chairs, coincidentally) they didn't fit in the way that I had planned thanks to the many doors and fireplace in the room. I still love the look of this, but recently I've been inspired by several great designer rooms that focus on the dark look of leather and decorative "clutter" with one very different aspect. Can you spot it?

Have you guessed it yet? Yes, it's the cream backdrop. I love my green and Scott does too, but after a while change is necessary, and a dose of the neutral can be quite revitalizing. So, with a little luck, I'll have a photo for you by the end of the week and you'll all have an opportunity to weigh in on the finished product. I hope you're as pleased as we are.

13 comments:

  1. Your living room looks as comfortable to curl up with a book in as it does to entertain. Can't wait to see the changes.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. Something fun and beautiful to look forward to .... how are you enjoying Design Star this season? For me, it's lacking something and I can't quite figure out what. Maybe Clive? Maybe the designer mix? Maybe the challenges themselves?

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  3. Huh, must be the week (or two) for painting. I'm painting the top half of my dining nook a cream color too! Tell me this though....why do I ALWAYS pick the hottest week of the year to paint??? I should-a waited til fall...:-)
    **Tami

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  4. I think either is fine =- the dark walls are a cozier look than the light colored walls.

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  5. I think your living room is wonderful in either color. I just painted a green wall a cream color and it really lightens things up. I love the industrial cart you have as a coffee table!

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  6. Can't wait to see how it looks. We have the dark espresso leather too, our walls are a medium taupe with white trim. I'm not ready to change yet...but, the time will come!

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  7. Looking forward to your change. I've always loved your green, however. Have a great week. Sally

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  8. I love this room, so inviting ...looking forward to seeing how you change it up...I have no doubt it will be just as lovely ;-)

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  9. Thank you for visiting me the other day...can't wait to see how your room turns out. I always have a bucket of paint in my hand it seems. I do love all the chairs!

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  10. Oh geez, now I'm going to have to copy you again and paint my living room. I just sat down after being inspired to fix up my patio! I think it's a great idea. Your room is lovely now, but why not do a switch. Your inspiration pics are beautiful. I thought the common thread was the live flowers and orchids...for a sec.

    carols

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  11. "Green is serene" however "a change is as good as a rest".

    "I'm sure what ever you choose Artie will be for the best."
    -Brenda-
    P.S: I didn't intentionally state what I did, so it wud rhyme. It just came out that way. :)

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  12. I love this last photo...but, I told you, I LOVE CREAMY WHITE WALLS...:)

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