Client Project : Living Room Before and After

Yesterday I shared about a client project that I just completed.  Today I’m going to show you some before and after pictures! Let’s look at the inspiration for the room.

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Here are a few before pictures of the living room…..

LIVING ROOM BEFORE  at home in the northwest

living room before 2  at home in the northwest

I recruited the help of my handy helper.  {Thankfully he doesn’t charge much!} I was happy that Dan had the day off because I put him to work unloading the car….and more importantly, ironing!

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Now the room has a fresh, now look. Let’s take a look at some after images of the room…

LIVING ROOM AFTER 7  at home in hte

We ended up keeping the leather chair, piano and little black bookshelf that were already in the room.

LIVING ROOM AFTER 8  at home in the northwest

It’s a smaller living room so baskets below the coffee table provide extra storage for the family.

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And the tray on top of the coffee table help corral the decorative objects and coasters, yet leave plenty of room for reading material as well.

living room after. coffee table tray. at home in the northwest

The pillows are made from Schumacher Hothouse Flowers.

Living room after 4  at home in the northwest

I love this fabric for so many reasons.  The soft blue color, the touch of black and the variety of the pattern. I had two pillows made but we were able to get a unique look by centering a different part of fabric on each pillow.

living room after 3  at home in the northwest

This gallery wall will soon have family pictures in them that were taken on the beach vacation.

living room after  at home in the northwest

I lightened up the look of the dark leather chair with a gray throw and cream pillow.

living room after 2  at home in the northwest

Because I’m so in love with this room makeover, let’s take one last look at the before and after!

LIVING ROOM BEFORE  at home in the northwest

LIVING ROOM AFTER 8  at home in the northwest

What do you think!? Turned out great, don’t you think!?


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  1. Great job Jen! Looks so much better. I’m sure the client is thrilled. Such a cozy space.

  2. Yes! Looks great. I love that pillow fabric too.

  3. Emily B says:

    It looks great! Rug source?

  4. So pretty, Jen! What a cozy space for their family, and those pillows are beautiful, I love the large scale pattern. Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!

  5. Jen, this room makeover is so pretty! I love the idea of chairs for a conversation area, and also for cozy book reading or coffee drinking. The gallery wall with the black bookcase kind of echos the leather chair on the other side of the room and that rug with the pillows – perfection!!!

  6. Beautiful! I have to ask if those are Pottery Barn Buchanan chairs in Oatmeal? I am ordering the sectional and curious what these were?

  7. I love this living room. Its cozy & functional & beautiful. Love the matching chairs.

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