Cozy California Modern Inspired Living Room Makeover

I’m so excited to share that my sister asked me to help her give her beach house living room a more cozy, laid-back California style makeover! Obviously this style is right up my alley!! I also always feel way flattered when my sister asks for my help because she totally has great style all on her own! This makeover is going to completed quickly because they plan to go down in two weeks, and then probably not again until summer. The before photos aren’t that great, I just quickly took a few last time I was down there— before she even asked for my help (I like to always be prepared haha).

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BEFORE PHOTOS:

this was taken from standing in the dining room

this was taken from standing in the dining room

out that doorway, to the right is the front door

out that doorway, to the right is the front door

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Brand new  chaise lounge chair  for the updated space.

Brand new chaise lounge chair for the updated space.

They bought this house in October of 2014 and it’s an awesome space! It has plenty of space to host friends and family, and is a short walk to the beach. It’s a split level, and most of the time we tend to all hangout in the lower den. My sister and brother-in-law have been wanting to make this living room feel less formal and turn it into a cozy space for everyone to hangout in.

They’re going to keep the sofa, but they got rid of the two chairs. They purchased two new side chairs, as well as the chaise lounge chair in the last ‘before’ photo. Without having the measurements, it’s hard for me to create a layout that I can say will definitely work. However, I think the room is big enough that we’ll be able to try several different layouts if needed.

I created a very simple floor plan, so you can get an idea of the flow of the first floor and how I plan to try and arrange the living room furniture.

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And here are my plans…

this is the view of the living after you walk in the front door and look in the doorway to the living room

this is the view of the living after you walk in the front door and look in the doorway to the living room

this would be the view if you were standing in the dining room

this would be the view if you were standing in the dining room

on the other side of this wall is the entry hallway and front door

on the other side of this wall is the entry hallway and front door

this view would be standing with your back towards the living room window, looking into the dining room

this view would be standing with your back towards the living room window, looking into the dining room

I’ll be heading out there in a couple of weeks to help style and take photos, hopefully I’ll have another update for you all soon!!

I’ve linked some of the items I’m using below, please note these are affiliate links.


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