Feb 27 11
by cara
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Living Room Inspiration

As we continue the S-L-O-W process of painting the living room, I’m thinking ahead to accessories and a new color scheme for the room.  This photo, included in Better Homes and Gardens (Feb 2011) is my inspiration photo:

The homeowner uses mostly neutral and natural, laid-back pieces accented with juicy, fresh pops of color found in pillows, vases, lamps, that awesome coffee table and artwork.  I LOVE the painting over the fireplace (which I believe the homeowner painted herself after not finding anything she liked).  Now I’m on the hunt for accessories in coral/tangerine, aqua, teal, and green.  We plan to replace our dark wood coffee table with a tufted ottoman, and I’m hunting for a fabric that fits in with this palette.

Here’s another view of the room.  I’m including this one because I love the styling of the shelves on the left with those big green vases:

The rest of the house is wonderful too!

Here’s the amazing kitchen.  I’ve mentioned before my love of kitchens with white cabinets, and this one is just perfection!

And here’s the breakfast nook.  I’ve always loved banquette seating.

The dining room: I’m really getting hooked on all the horizontally striped curtains I’ve seen lately.  These are bold and look great against those blue walls.

One more view, from the dining room, looking back to the hallway:

Even the covered patio is well styled!

My apologies for the grainy and wrinkled images.  I scanned these images from the magazine pages I’ve been carrying around with me.

I’m really just loving this whole house!

Which room do you like best?

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