Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cottage Living Room....The Reveal!

Our living room has been a work in progress since we moved in over two years ago. I struggled with finding just the right look and feel for this room. Our furniture was a mix of pieces from our old home and a few pieces we bought when we moved in, and none of it was working well together.

In the fall of 2012, I discovered Holly Mathis. Her style and look was exactly what I was trying to achieve in my home (you have to check out her projects and her own home.....they are amazing!). I had never used an e-designer before, but thought I would give it a try. Sooooo glad I did!

This was the initial mood board that she sent me:


The design was a collaboration of our ideas and what I already had in the space that we felt would work (or was too expensive to change!).

I will do a full post on sources, before pictures, and details, but for now, I'm going to show you the finished room!

Cottage Living Room After:




As you can see by the drywall patches on the walls, we're not quite done the kitchen yet, but it's coming along! Here's a sneak peek for now. 

......and a sneak peek of the dining room! 






Another sneak peek of the dining room =)


I am so in love with the new look. This room, which was once a hodge podge of furniture that didn't suit the feel I was going for, is now the perfect farmhouse/cottage space that I was hoping for. I can't thank Holly enough for her help!

As for the dining room and kitchen.....they're almost done!

Linking my living room to these parties:


I'd love for you to follow along with me on Instagram,  Pinterest, and Twitter.

31 comments:

Windlost said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous!!! you must be thrilled. i love....

xo terri

Gee Singh Newbanks said...[Reply to comment]

How luvly!! So calm and peaceful. Awaiting the reveal of the dining and kitchen areas.
Hugs, gee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...[Reply to comment]

It looks wonderful, Andrea! Very inviting and welcoming. Everything works together beautifully. I'm sure you must be loving the new look.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...[Reply to comment]

Looks fabulous! I like that you kept some dark wood in there as well as the newer lighter pieces. Lovely!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Love it!!! The slipcovered furniture makes all the difference. You know how much I adore white slipcovers! I love the checked drapes in your dining room and the peek of the kitchen is so pretty. It all flows so well together.

Jody Tolsma said...[Reply to comment]

It's beautiful! I love all of the details and its so homey!

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...[Reply to comment]

very warm and inviting. love the slip covered chair with the ruffle. visiting from savvy southern style :)

designchic said...[Reply to comment]

It looks amazing, Andrea. Just love all the details and different textures used. Can't wait to see the kitchen and dining room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Sorry I missed this when you posted it. It looks wonderful and I adore the slips.

Mary Deckert said...[Reply to comment]

Just found you through Between Naps on the Porch and love your living room. It's so pulled together but still cozy. I've been eyeing the same sofa at RH ~ slipcovered in the Belgain linen. Can you tell me what color you have? I'm thinking about the natural color so I can drape seasonal quilts over the back.

carol jane said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful home. What is the pretty paint color that you used?

stefanie said...[Reply to comment]

sooooo beautiful!

Judy K said...[Reply to comment]

Your room is stunning. I love everything about it. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Swing into Spring party. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Julie {Lilacs and Longhorns} said...[Reply to comment]

It looks fantastic! I also hired Holly last year to help with my living room and absolutely love the results! Sometimes it just takes an outside eye to help us achieve our goals. Here's to enjoying your newly decorated space!!
Julie

Julie {Lilacs and Longhorns} said...[Reply to comment]

One more thing...who did your chair slipcover? I really need an old chair slipcovered and am not sure where to go...

Kim said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely stunning. Great job!!!

My House, My Garden said...[Reply to comment]

Visiting from Holly. Beautiful job! Your home is gorgeous. Vikki :)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...[Reply to comment]

The bird prints make a HUGE statement! They make the whole room! great job!
-Trish

Meg@MT-Tails said...[Reply to comment]

I found you via Holly Mathis. Love your living room and so happy to be following another Canadian blogger like myself.

Junkchiccottage said...[Reply to comment]

So gorgeous. I found you from Jennifer Rizzo's blog. Your cottage living room is so pretty. I am a new follower.
Kris

Home Lifestyle Design said...[Reply to comment]

I think your cottage living room looks lovely. I just found your blog through French Country Cottage and I am your newest follower. I hope you can stop by my blog sometime at http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.
Looking forward to seeing more from your blog. Thanks, Patty

Emily said...[Reply to comment]

absolutely gorgeous. I love everything Holly does as well. You all did a fantastic job together!!

Victoria said...[Reply to comment]

I found your blog through Feather Nest Friday...wow, your home is gorgeous!!! New follower:)

The Tablescaper said...[Reply to comment]

I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

- The Tablescaper

LLH Designs said...[Reply to comment]

I love the small world of blogging! I adore Holly. We met through blogging then in person. She's amazingly talented and as sweet as they come. Glad you visited my blog today so that I could connect the dots! :)

PS - I have the Bolton lantern in my entry. It's one of my favorite lights.

Wild Oak Designs said...[Reply to comment]

It turned out so beautifullly! I like how she brought it all together. Did you get anything new with her, or did she work with what you had?
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...[Reply to comment]

Turned out just amazing!
I love how you pulled it all together, there are so many amazing elements!
Congrats!
Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Another beautiful makeover!! Love the slips and all the pretty pillows!

Anne {Almost Home} said...[Reply to comment]

I found your blog through Holly and wanted to comment about how beautiful your new spaces are! I love that check on your drapes!! Also, could you tell me about your sofa? I read in the comments someone said it was RH...if so, I have been looking at the same one I think?? It is slipcovered? Can you speak to how the fabric works with little children around? :) I too will soon have three little people in my home!! Thanks!

srhwrght said...[Reply to comment]

I love this! What is that gorgeous color on your walls?

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...[Reply to comment]

just beautiful! Love it all!
Found you at Thrifty Decor Chic.
Sherry