Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Living Room Makeover - Final Reveal

Drum roll please!  The living room makeover is not complete, but well it's pretty darn close.  I've been doing bits here and there since before Christmas when I first learned that I had won Jessie's giveaway for a free e-design!  I've showed you the progress along the way and although it's not 100% complete, I feel like if I don't share the reveal now, I might never show it.  I mean are rooms ever 100% done?  I could keep this going for a long time.  So, it's now or never...
If you want to read about the living room makeover and see it's progress over time, you can check it out herehere and here.

Here is how our living room looked BEFORE:
(Note: I had already painted prior to winning the e-design but this was the only picture I had at the time for Jessie to use)

These are the inspiration boards Jessie at Mix and Chic designed for me (using the updated paint color):

For the entry:
She used a table I already had in this space.

For the main focus wall in the living room:

For the couch pillows:
I had told her we were keeping the furniture we already had in the space.

Here is the AFTER of how our living room looks now:
This is what I've come up with using Jessie's moodboards.  I hope I make her proud!

List of Items to Complete:

- Add back a table lamp on end table next to couch (dogs playing = broken lamp = get to buy new lamp)
- Hang mirror above console table to add height (as it's leaning here) & clean mirror!
- Order two more blue pillows that I've already picked out
- Get gold frame for pink abstract art print
- Finish styling bookcases & on top of bookcases - need another wine barrel lid for other side and some tall accessories (vases or topiaries or candlesticks) 

Whew, glad we finally got through that!  A big thanks to Jessie for her fabulous design and all of her help.  She was amazing at coming up with a design that I was comfortable with implementing, and she was awesome at keeping in touch throughout the process.  We've exchanged a bazillion e-mails along the way, and she always sent me plenty of sources to choose from, which helped tremendously.  Thank you thank you!

I'm also linking my living room up to Kelly's Korner home tour - living rooms linky party.  Go check it out here.



  1. I love how everything turns out! You did a beautiful interpretation of all the moodboards. Now the space feels very bright, airy and inviting. You did a great job! I am so proud of you, Tara.

    P/S: Don't forget to enter the giveaway! :p


  2. love the transformation. great color. great symmetry. love it all. well done. i'm comin' over to hang on that comfy looking couch!

  3. Looks fantastic Tara! I really love the chevron rug and all the pillows. Great pops of color!!

  4. Light and Bright and oh so perfect looking. Love

  5. Looks great Tara! Do you mind sharing where the mirror is from?

    1. Hi Charmaine!

      The mirror is from Z Gallerie. I love it! I actually had my eye on it for a while, and when I finally stopped by the store, they were having a Memorial Day sale and all accessories were 15% off. Just FYI in case you are ever interested, I would shoot for purchasing during a holiday weekend sale. :)

  6. Oh Tara, I LOVE it!! Makes the room look so much bigger! The rug is my favorite part :). Great job!

  7. Love it!! The chevron rug is the best!!

  8. Tara,

    Your living room looks wonderful! I love those lamp shades and your your mirror is perfect!


  9. The living room looks awesome - you did such a great job!! Now can you come do mine??

  10. That looks amazing! It's crazy how a few pops of color from the pillows changes the whole room. I especially love the book cases and lamps. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my chambray post today. You are a doll!

  11. Love it!! Where did you get you the sign with your last name and date on it? I have been looking for one like that!

  12. WOW! It looks amazing! The curtains really lengthen the walls - and the colors are fantastic!
    x, Anna

  13. I absolutely ADORE the bookshelves on either side of the fireplace...would SO love to do something similar in our living room. And those lamps are gorgeous! What a beautiful makeover!

  14. This is so fantastic! I especially love the lamps and the big statement rug - so chic!

  15. Very nice. Love the lamps!!!!!!

  16. very cute! Love the curtain color and the pillow assortment, AND the lamps on the console- good job!

  17. You did such a great job, everything loos amazing! The console and the lamps are something special.
    One Chic Mom