Monday, February 4, 2013

Living Room Redo

After a long time, I've redone the living room. I have always been in love with neutrals but after my trip to Paris, I know this love is ever lasting! Though our living room has always had a neutral scheme, it was time to update a few things like the coffee table, the cushions and the lamp shade. 


Lately I have been obsessed with painters drop cloth and typography…and pottery barn! Did you know pottery barn ships to Australia? But it was way cheaper to make these myself.






And my new lamp shade cover made out of… you guessed it - 
drop cloth!

This crown was found on my travels to Cassis, France. It was tucked away in a corner in an antique shop. I love the rusty patina on it.




A gorgeous cherub from Venice


Perfect addition for Valentine's Day decor…a scented clay cherub playing the flute from Paris hanging on a huge antique mirror which hopefully one of these days I will figure out how to hang on the wall. It weighs 25 kgs and if you have any suggestions on how I could accomplish this mammoth task without breaking the wall, please.. please.. please… let me know.


The table is a recent find. It was in a dilapidated condition when I found it. But with a little love, paint and elbow grease…it's brand new again! I gave it a faux rust table top and it looks so industrial. I'll post photos of the coffee table makeover soon.


I hung three La Maison Jolie distressed photo frames on the walls and we are done!


So there you go… my updated living room.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back in a few days with a small update on the master bedroom.

xox

25 comments:

  1. What beautiful pieces you have - love love love the pillows - but love that rustic looking crown equally!
    Your newest follower - come by for a visit!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. Looks great! Love the neutrals and use of drop cloth.

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissy! I'm obsessed with drop cloths now! :)

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  3. We just redid our giant sectional from red to neautral. I love it, and was thinking of putting some pops of black in with it. Your room is such an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Elizabeth and Company. -K

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    1. Thanks :) I feel honoured that you think so…! I'm a neutral girl at heart! Popping by your blog now…xx

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  4. Your LR is looking beautiful! I love what you've done! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Who needs Pottery Barn when you can make pillows that are just as beautiful! You have so many fabulous pieces... I love that crown! Thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  6. I love love your pillows they look so good!!! Karin

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  7. Love your style and the great pillows. I have been making pillows out of canvas scraps and painting them. My husband stretches his own painting canvases so I have and endless supply.

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    1. Thanks so much…I would love to see your pillows!!! I'm sure they are beautiful! xx

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  8. Wow, your living room is looking great! You really embodied the French feel beautifully. Impressive : ]

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    1. Thank you!!!! I'm changing it a bit again….! Hahaha!!! It's addictive!!! xx

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  9. What a lovely living room redo. I like how every detail is so well thought out and everything ties together so beautifully!

    Thanks so much for linking up this awesome post to Project Inspire{d}.

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

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    1. You are very welcome…and thank you for your lovely comments! xx

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  10. I love how you've decorated your living room, it's right up my street! It looks so classic and fresh :]

    Jordan - jbseatsandtreats.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jordan…I'm tweaking it again….just can't help myself… LOL! And thank you for your lovely comment!!! so sweet! xx

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  11. The room is beautiful!!! Great job and I love PB!
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  12. Thanks Jocie!!! What a lovely comment! I'll stop by your blog for sure!! xx

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  13. What a lovely, calm, and textural space! You must love spending time in there. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  14. LOVE those pillows! You did a great job!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  15. A gal after my own heart...I love to use drop cloths too! Your pillows are so cute, and your table looks wonderful, you did a great job!
    ~Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  16. Everything is very pretty and I love your new pillows.

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