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the one with the living room reveal

If you will remember all the way back to August, we had just bought a new house. Before the holidaze we were able to  finish up the office results, share the kitchen reveal, add some pizzaz to the dining room, and added some new floors. Although I didn’t mention them at the time, the other rooms of the house were getting along just fine, too. Today I have the living room reveal for you . . . let’s start with the before

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photo 5 (4)Our living room is so perfect for entertaining with it’s vaulted ceilings and open layout. I love that it is blocked off from the kitchen and bedrooms, but still open and inviting for when we entertain.

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The couch of course is the focal point of the room so I wanted something that could hold a lot of people, be super comfortable, and still have at least some style to it. I found that in this couch, thankfully.

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When we moved in, we painted, added the batten board, changed the floors from carpet to laminate, and painted the fireplace. What’s left to do is . . .

– bigger/darker rug

– add wall hooks/coat hangers to foyer

– refinish dining room table

– make new end tables

– get new frame for John Lennon art piece

– refinish lawyer’s cabinet to work as buffet on the dining room side wall.

Do you have any rooms finished or projects on the horizon?

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17 Comments

  • Reply Christine

    It looks fabulous! Love those floors.

    January 6, 2015 at 7:03 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thanks girl!

      January 6, 2015 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Faith

    I loved this room!! When I saws it the other day I was like “I want a living room like this.” It feels so big, comfortable and inviting. I love the decorating too…I really wish I was better at that. 🙂

    January 6, 2015 at 7:04 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      aw thanks lady! I love it when my friends feel comfortable in my house!

      January 6, 2015 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Whitney

    Looooove it!

    January 6, 2015 at 9:08 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thank you!!

      January 6, 2015 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    Yeah I need to finish my life. I loooove it so much I took pictures of it! I want to just vacation there but I want the house to be closer to harry potter land. Thanks!

    January 6, 2015 at 9:17 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      i’ll work on trying to airlift it to florida.

      January 6, 2015 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Anne

    Love it! I love the colors, the wall art…everything. It looks cozy, welcoming, and spacious all at the same time. Great job!

    January 6, 2015 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Ash @ The Nashvillian

    This looks great! What a transformation!

    January 6, 2015 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre

    Wow!!!! Super impressed! Those floors look gorgeous! I love before and afters like this it feels very HGTV 😉

    January 6, 2015 at 10:17 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      Thanks!! Looking kike HGTV is thr best compliment ever

      January 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply nicole neesby

    looks AMAZING!! such a transformation! keep up the awesome work!!

    xo

    January 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Jaclyn

    This is beautiful! I love how bright, calm, and open it is!

    January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    Very pretty!

    January 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Aimee, The Crazy Craft Lady

    Looks amazing! Love, Love, Love the floors. Laminate is such a great alternative.

    January 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Liz @ Baby Got B.A.

    So pretty! You have a gift for decorating.

    January 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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