Thursday, August 23, 2012

Decorating Update: Living Room

After reading a recent post by our super-talented online designer, Abby, I realized I never posted proper "After" shots of the living room space she helped us transform.  Abby was a delight to work with and I'd highly recommend her if you're looking for a little help in updating a space in your home.  Don't take my word for it, her work speaks for itself.
Just as a little refresher and because everyone loves a good "Before" and "After," here is what our living room looked like when we first moved in.
With our old furniture:
Abby's Mood Board:

We love our new space.  I especially love all the color, while still maintaining some of the neutrals.  I was scared of the grasscloth but I'm thrilled with the way it looks.  The sectional is Ikea and if you ever had any reservations about their products, I can tell you it's a great value for the money.  It's very comfortable and the slipcovers are washable!  The custom pillows (all from Etsy) really add that color punch that I was looking for and gave me the jumping off point for the bookshelves.

I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my living room!



  1. It looks so good! I love all the pillows and pops of color!

  2. So cute! Love the green curtains and the pillows! And, thanks for helping me find Abby!

  3. Danielle, I LOVE it!!!!! It looks like something out of a magazine. F'real!!! I'm in love with grasscloth and when we do our bedroom I plan on covering the walls in it! Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

  4. Looks great! Love the finished product! I think IKEA brings to mind "cheap" furniture to some, but we've had great luck with several pieces from there, and to have washable slipcovers on a family room couch, that's just a great thing!

  5. This looks FANTASTIC! WOW! I have soooo many questions! I want to know where you got so many of your accessories :) All of this really brightened your room tremendously. I love it!!!