So have you been wondering what in the heck has happened to us?? Most likely you have more important things to wonder about, but just in case you have, we thought we’d let you know we are still here! We have just been dealing with crazy lives, so our poor JosieJones & Co. had to be put on the back burner for a while. Kim is loving life in TN and we are keeping in touch but still missing each other dearly. To see what she’s been up to be sure to check out her other blog Nash and Jones Style. It’s amazing:) so be sure to subscribe to it!!!
I have been crazy busy with my interior design business, Bell Interiors. So busy, that I haven’t even had time to share with you some of the fun projects I’ve been able to work on!
So today I wanted to take the time to share with you a fun and pretty dramatic great room makeover that I did a while back. My client was really loving the cooler gray colors in decorating that we are seeing so much of these days and wanted to incorporate those cooler tones into her home. She was ready to take the plunge and repaint her very large vaulted great room which was no small task as you can imagine.
She was wanting to keep here existing leather sofas, but was ready to replace their favorite chair-and-a-half. And like so many others, they were needing to get rid of their TV armoire and a replace it with a simple media console for their larger flatscreen. So here are the before photos…
As you can see, it wasn’t all that bad. She had done a nice job accenting with reds and golds. It was just starting to feel a bit outdated and needed to be freshened up.
And here is the AFTER!!!!
As you can see, not only did they paint their walls, but they also decided to have their oak trim painted white. This made a HUGE difference!
Large walls with vaulted ceilings can be tricky to decorate. I decided that these mirrors from Kirkland’s would be perfect in a grouping on this wall. They were a fraction of the price of other’s that I’ve seen out there. Unfortunately I no longer see them on their site:(
I feel pretty strongly that every living room arrangement needs a coffee table or ottoman so we decided to add a pop of color with this ottoman from West Elm.
Here is the old TV armoire and stairwell wall before…
And here is the AFTER!!!
This simple media console from World Market was the perfect fit.
I absolutely love how this stairwell collage turned out. She had several frames of her own from Pottery Barn so I just purchased a few more. This is one of my favorite ways to hang picture. It is surprisingly much easier to hang them all connecting, rather than having to leave space in between each, and I love the bold impact it makes.
I love using mercury glass accents to help warm spaces. It adds a touch of shimmer and warmth to any space.
Here’s are a couple of side by sides…
Great Room Wall Paint Color- Benjamin Moore, Anew Gray
White Trim- Benjamin Moore, White Dove
Media Console- World Market
Ottoman- West Elm
New Chair and a Half and Ottoman- Schneiderman’s
Wall Mirror- Kirklands
Floor Lamp- Kirklands
Mirrored End Table- HomeGoods
Stairwell Frames- Pottery Barn
Table Lamp- HomeGoods
Pillows and Misc. Accessories- HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s
In addition to the the living room update, I freshened up the mainfloor powder room with some new artwork and accessories from HomeGoods. I also added a new dining room centerpiece arrangement with more treasures from HomeGoods and TJ Maxx.
Hope you enjoyed this fun makeover today!
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