Living Room Transformation

Thursday, April 5, 2012

You guys know I've been fretting over my living room for a while.  It's a big space and it's hard to get right.  I purchased a really cool rug a while back but it just isn't doing the trick and it's way too colorful for the originally more muted palette I'd had planned.  I like drama but more in the form of high contrast than in bold color.  So I did a little photoshopping to see what our living room could look like if I made a few changes over time.  It's like a game of Where is Waldo.  Can you spot the change at each step along the way?

[1] The original space
[2] Painting the parson's console at the back white
[3] Updating the art a la Franz Kline
[4] Changing the rug to this Dash and Albert option (graphic and well priced)
[5] Changing out the caned chairs seats to a grey color (probably would do a pattern in reality)
[6] Painting the coffee table black (I think an antique mirror top would be fabulous but I'm not that skilled at photoshop)


  1. It looks like you've got amazing photoshop skills to me! I looove the first rug, but also love what you changed it to as well. It's gorgeous either way!

  2. This is such a beautiful space! I love it!