Darby’s Entry Way Before & After

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Darby is a friend of mine and was dealing with a good problem to have: lots of great stuff and not-so-great ways to display it.

Here is where he started with his entry way:

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So I poorly drew him a re-do, with some collaboration with Miss Lyndsey, using items already in the photo (because who wants to go out and buy MORE stuff). Here’s my sketch:

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And… ta-da! I love it! (Sorry for the blurry cell phone pic)

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It’s amazing what a little horizontal shelving will do to simplify a space. I think that’s why credenzas are so popular these days. Low furniture instantly provides a classic touch.

– emily

Aaron’s Living Room Before & After

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I cannot take full credit for this one. Aaron and I worked on this one together. This was labeled as his dining room when he first bought his place, but I convinced him to try it out as a living room.

Before:

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And after:

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I love the pop of yellow in the sunroom. The paint was thin and took me almost 6 coats to get it finished. I wish you could see the credenza on the other wall – it’s a similar color yellow and works so well with the gray walls and rug. I try to stay away from being matchy matchy but it’s working for me here.

Room sources:

Sofa – Macy’s

Rug – IKEA (Area rugs are so expensive. Save yourself some cost and put two 5×7’s together. Patterns are tricky but it worked out great here.)

Nelson-style Slatted Coffee Table – Craigslist

– emily

 

 

Beckoning Spring

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With spring just around the corner, my front porch has been on my mind. I love this photo:

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Photo Credit: Flickr.com

My parents must have been channeling my vision, because for Christmas they refinished a pair of 1960’s retro rockers for me. They are too neat:

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Don’t you love the color? Pillow is Fauna Bunny from DesignPublic.com

– emily