Bye Bye Brown Living Room!
If you have read my little corner of the web for some time, you know that I am not a fan of brown. That being said, for some reason when we were furnishing our house 6 years ago I went brown crazy. It was my first time living with a boy (the hubs) & kinda thought brown was the safe choice to make him happy too. Brown sofa with the matching chaise (still banging my head about that one!), brown rug, brown drapes I even painted our dining room brown.
Slowly by surely the brown is disappearing. While the brown sofa will remain for a while, I think once some of the other elements are changed, the brown sofa might actually grow on me… This change will not be an overhaul, just a little freshening up… Here is what I am thinking:
The main change will be the rug… I have been looking for a jute rug for a while now, and I am thinking something like this hand knotted one will be just the right one. We are also swapping out our coffee table, again. Our upholstered ottoman/cocktail table just doesn’t work for our family, so I have already started a project with the table above as the inspiration. To help bring the space to life, we will be adding some brightly covered pillows to join the menagerie of black & white pillows we already have. If you are looking for an easy update… pillows are it! There is also some artwork happening inspired by those killer Acrylic Prints I saw at the Antique store a few weeks ago thanks to a very sweet friend! I cannot get them off my mind! Mine however will not be $899! And lastly, I have an idea for some sconces... we’ll see if that one pans out or not.
All of this will start happening after this next week… Room Service Atlanta is being INSTALLED!!! Finally!! This will be the last sneak peek people.
(Fun right?!?) Happy Monday!!
Can't wait to see these spaces!
Love the rug you chose and your plan is spot on! It's gonna look amazing!
Love the rug and the pop of color in the pillows! Gorgeous!!! 😉 Jesse @ Scout & Nimble
Yay! I am banishing the brown in my living room too, slowly but surely! What were we thinking?? Can't wait to see the room, Kristin 🙂 xo Kristin
I also had got caught up in all brown livingroom, brown sofa, loveseat, brown huge brown leather chairs. It was all too much… It looked so dark and dreary no matter what I added. We were hit by Hurricane Sandy this past October and it destroyed all my brown furniture, what a shame! Oh well, I can't wait to brighten up with some light furniture and completely different! I can't wait to see what you do with your space. I hope you come and check out my progress too.
What is the fabric used for the floral pillow? Is it "Orangerie"? I love it!?! I'm also updating a space with far too much brown in it. I thought brown would be "kid friendly" since it was a dark color, but now I'm wishing for bright colors!
Anna, it is Orangerie! If you need a pillow made contact Kimber @ The House of Pemberley!! She'd be happy to make you some. http://www.etsy.com/listing/150976531/designers-guild-orangerie-20-pillow?ref=shop_home_active
Love all of the changes especially the coffee table! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! and LOVE the sneak peak of the Room Service Atlanta project, AMAZING!!
I'm in the same boat as you, I went a little brown/tan crazy when we first bought our house. It's funny how much your tastes can change in just a few years. I'm doing the same, updating with pillows and other things to make the things work that I can't change. Loved those horse prints when you first shared and have been thinking about a DIY for them too, can't wait to see the new look!
Can't wait to see the new look. Hugs, Marty
That Orangerie floral pillow is EVERYTHING. It is going to look so awesome, I can't wait to see it!
Love the sneak peak again.
I yes I am brown/beige guilty as well but it's gone now. Finally!