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I’m SO excited to show the major progress I made on my sister’s beach house living room! It looks like a completely different house. We were able to take it from traditional and a little too formal to major California Modern Beach vibes and I’m obsessed!!Read More
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).
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.
And here are my plans…
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!!
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A few weeks ago I posted about how I’m working on making over my parent’s living room. Since then, the two chairs and the coffee table have been delivered! With all the dark furniture out of the room, the space is already feeling so much brighter! I went over this past weekend to take some progress photos- I already post a couple on Instagram and I was SO happy to see everyone’s kind words!!
I love how it’s coming together so far and I’m so excited to see how the sofa fits into this space! I’m changing up my original vision a little bit - which I knew was going to happen because no matter how much you measure- things just tend to look different once they’re actually in your room. I was originally planning to place a bench along the one wall, but after seeing how low the furniture is- I think a console table would look best (to add some height). I made a few other changes to the plan so I created a revised design board. I also included my thought process for each change. I know that I love when design shows talk about the reasoning behind certain decisions, so I’m hoping you all find this helpful!
I also put together a little “mock up” of how the cabinets, lamp, and sofa might look in this space. I think it helps to have as many visual aides as possible. This process might seem a little intense, but it’s what I do behind the scenes for every project I work on- whether it’s a total room makeover or just some minor changes. It has definitely prevented me from buying the wrong pieces on more than one occasion!
Obviously the exact dimensions aren’t accurate in this mock up - the sofa is going to be bigger and we’ll have to move the chairs + coffee table a little. But seeing everything together in the actual room gives you a better idea on whether or not the colors and materials look cohesive.
The sofa won’t be delivered until mid-late February. In the meantime, we can get start looking for a side table, a couple of lamps, and possibly get the cabinets. Be on the look out for another progress post next month!!
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