Monday, September 12, 2011

Re-Styling the Living Room

I woke up in one of those moods to rearrange everything. 
I don't know if it's because the kids are back to school
or because autumn is approaching
or just because I was getting tired of the same look.

My living room has looked the same for awhile.
BEFORE:
I have been thinking of moving the loveseat to another room.

So, today I did it!
AFTER:
I switched it with my two Pottery Barn seagrass chairs
 from the conservatory.

I also moved a few other things around.
I added a little bit of fall decor.
(Not sure if the cornucopia is staying in here for now)

Here is another angle
BEFORE:
The light was great that day,
wasn't it?!!


Maybe I will update this picture later
 when the light is a little better!

Another angle,
BEFORE:
Now that I see this picture with the red lamp back there,
I am thinking I may move it back to this room.

AFTER:
It does feel a little more open with the chairs.

I like the seagrass against this rug and the wood floor.

I changed things around on this table and added more color.


I like the way you can see out the window
 between the two chairs.
The loveseat blocked too much.



So overall, I think I am happy with the results.

I did start to get a little nervous while I was doing it,
but then I remembered I could always change it back!

So what do you think?

Do you like it the old way with the loveseat,
or with the two seagrass chairs?

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Thanks for the feature, Kim!

19 comments:

  1. I love the new look, or coarse the old look was pretty too. I think what I like best about the new look is the "openess" that the two chairs allow for. You have beautiful windows, with a beautiful view that should not be blocked. I say great job!

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  2. I think it looks nice both ways.. But being that you have such a beautiful view out your windows, I wouldn't want to block it.

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  3. I like the change! I also like that you have a conservatory..reminds me of Clue. :)

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  4. I like both!
    I also like your tropical palmettos --- every room should have a little or a lot of fresh greens in it.
    Very "calypso" of you!
    Your seagrass chairs are wonderful and sit so nicely in front of your arch top bank of windows.
    :)
    Nice work!

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  5. Very pretty....love the rattan chairs in there!!! The view out your windows is fabulous!!! Just stunning....
    ~Des

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  6. Those chairs are gorgeous! I love the change. And what an amazing room!

    PS - thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today! Looking forward to following you now! :)

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  7. Those sea-grass chairs are amazing an fill that space perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty living room with us!

    -Rene

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  8. Your room looks great! Those chairs really add texture and more of an open feeling to the room. Beautiful! Kristen

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  9. I love it both ways because I LOVE it when people move their furniture around and try new placements/ideas. Variety is the spice of life! Those seagrass chairs are gorgeous and look wonderful in their new spot!

    DD

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  10. I'm with the commenter above: I love the fact that you've changed things around. I believe it gives you a new perspective, not only on your house, but on life, to move things around a little! Your house is lovely!

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  11. Such a pretty room and both ways are wonderful. I love the seagrass chairs, the texture is fantastic. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I love the seagrass chairs in there!! And your windows - fabulous!

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  13. I loved those wicker wing back chairs of yours! the room looks lovely and all that light from your large windows makes it even more charming!

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  14. This is beautiful as is your home. Love the three paladium windows. Isn't it fun to switch things around? Featuring this at the party tomorrow night.

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  15. Both ways are really pretty. I think it is fun to move things around and try new ways with furniture. What a wonderful home you have!

    Kristine

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  16. Love the PB chairs and tapestry. The change-up looks great!

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  17. I LOVE it with the chairs! I ADORE those chairs! I may have to get some I like them that much! Much better like this (in my humble opinion:):):) XO, Pinky

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  18. Although your room was already beautiful but changes are always good... two single chairs gives your room a new fresh look... Room is so airy looking and full of natural light...I love it very much, your new follower too...
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  19. Hi! I just found your blog and so glad I did. I like the before look but I love the after arrangement. It is amazing what a little change can do to update and revive a room.
    The dark chairs give some weight and ground that side of the room. The whole room is really beautiful. I'll be back to see other changes you might do.------Shannon

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