Our Living Room Makeover!

Charles and I are slowly (but surely) doing some home improvements that I thought I might share here.  We know this won’t be our “forever” home, and we are trying to focus on resale improvements, while acquiring pieces that will move with us.  First stop- living room!

Our beige walls desperately needed freshening, no small feat with vaulted ceilings and an incredible amount of nooks and crannies.  Somehow we managed!  Through lots of beer, pizza, and sweat.  We plan to upgrade the floor molding, but haven’t gotten to that yet, so we left some imperfections, knowing it wasn’t worth our time to worry with that upgrade coming soon.  We also got new blinds  and curtains which did wonders for the room!  (We have ones coming for our higher windows too.)


My favorite upgrade was our new travel gallery wall with crisp and white matted frames!  I love how it contrasts with the gray walls. (Compared to the old wall, definitely an upgrade!)

Of course there are small things I would probably like to change, but I am really happy with the room now.  The paint color is really calming and I love spending time relaxing in this room, which is just what I had in mind.

Our carpet is the worst, but we aren’t quite ready to splurge on replacing it, so the rug was a good compromise.  It brightens up the room a lot too!


Insert photos of Zora, who of course loves her dominion!


We had a painting of Zurich by Charles’ Grandma re-framed and it is one of my favorite possessions.  Other travel photos, paintings, and memorabilia span the room as well.


{ Sources }

Paint – Benjamin Moore, San Antonio Gray

Harper Modular Couch (Macy’s) | Armchair (Overstock) | Ottoman (Overstock) | Pink Pillow Covers (Etsy) | Mint Pillows (Kohlscolor pictured is no longer available) | Gallery Frames (Pottery Barn) | End Table (Target) | Mirror (Target) | Throw (Target) | Chiffon Drapes (Target) | Drapery Rods (Kohls and Macy’s) | Apothecary Cabinet (Target – no longer available) | Rug (Rugs USA) | Duncan Storage Coffee Table (World Market – no longer available) | World Book Ends (World Market) | Blinds (Costco via Bali) | Dog Basket (Bed, Bath and Beyond) | Wedding Frames (Kate Spade via Macy’s) | Miscellaneous travel prints acquired
^^All these links worked when I posted this, but I apologize if in the future they do not!  If I missed anything feel free to ask in the comments, I am happy to share my sources. :)
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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06058056977783867772 Sara Louise

    This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the grey with the pops of color, I cannot tell you how much I love this room! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15614940560800247144 Faith

    This is all sorts of perfection! Love, love!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02623280007555128318 Amanda

    Beautiful! I love your sectional! I have that gold mirrored tray on your coffee table, too. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09853701953706800873 Pegster

    Wow, gorgeous. You are turning your house into a beautiful home. I love the greys with pos of color, simply beautiful

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17739295507898824699 Jenn @ Making A Life

    It looks great! I love the Switzerland painting!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13188959638292223788 Noor Unnahar

    Woahhh it's looking amazing. You guys did an awesome job. Two thumbs up!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09275625708962713908 Kerry June

    ahhh your living room is beautiful! it looks so comfortable too, i'm loving it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18048613359432296408 Colleen

    What a chill, peaceful room! Your dog is adorbs!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11851435478630045969 Cece

    You did a fabulous job! The colors are so cool and relaxing.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03566089177622003945 Angie

    For the Harper, did you select the Charcoal or Praline??

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15602794470283962696 Ashley R

    Hi there! This is charcoal. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03566089177622003945 Angie