OH, HI THERE… YOU BEAUTIFUL NEW STAIR RUNNER YOU!
Today, I wanted to take a moment to share our furniture and flooring choices with you for our living room and entry way. Also, I have some BIG progress on our staircase.
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At this point in our makeover, the walls have been transformed with paint, grasscloth, and mouldings. Our windows have been dressed with custom draperies, shades, and new hardware. The staircase has been prepped, patched, and painted. Everything has arrived for install and I’ve started to place furniture and hang wall decor and artwork.
First off, we were quite lucky that this home has the original hardwoods all throughout the first and second floor. They are in really great shape and we love them as they are.
But, one thing we needed to anchor the space was a great area rug. All of our rugs from our last home were too small for this room. I wanted a large-scale pattern since the only other pattern in the room is going to be in the pillows.
Here is our area rug choice:
Also, our staircase is the first thing you see when you walk into our home and it is open to our living room and entry way. I have been compiling a list of favorite stair runners these past 3 months knowing our new house had a staircase.
I love a statement runner as much as I love a bold wallpaper in a powder room, so it was inevitable I would do one in our new home. I’ve been a big fan of antelope patterned runners on staircases. They have beautiful pattern and movement but don’t make you dizzy. This Savannah Scenes Ashen Antelope Carpet by Karastan is perfect for our staircase.
Our stair runner carpet of choice:
Crap on site phone photo…but it is here!
They were able to install it right away so our staircase just got its major upgrade…
The rest of the carpet is going to be installed in another space, and I am so thrilled that this gorgeous pattern is going to be carried throughout our home now.
From the first time we walked through this house, I knew this living room could be chic and comfortable. The yesteryear charm captured my attention right away.
I spent our first few months here seeing what works with the furniture we already owned. I compiled a shopping list of things I felt would make the space more useful and fit my design plan and our growing needs for this home.
To start, I knew wanted a big coffee table for game nights. I wanted it to be pretty substantial but not too big. Scale was really important since a lot of the tables I looked at were too wide or too low.
Also, I wanted to bring in some earth tones and some modern furnishings. Our sofa and accent tables fit this room well, so the key was to find pieces that complimented them. I find a lot of inspiration going through some older shoots of Ralph Lauren’s estates and offices and landed on camel or cognac chairs to pull in the warmth I wanted for our room.
Always, the end goal is always to create a space that fits our needs and how we live in it. The icing on the cake is getting to create a space that is a pleasure to be in and full of beauty with thought-out intention.
Here’s the furnishings I decided on:
ONE FRONTGATE BANDA SIDE TABLE BY PORTA FORMA || TWO WAYFAIR RYDER COGNAC VELVET CHAIRS || THREE FRONTGATE LARGE MALACHITE JARS || FOUR BERNHARDT MORRIS SOFA (DISCONTINUED) || FIVE WAYFAIR HAVELOCK FLOOR LAMPS || SIX TAYLOR BURKE HOME REED COFFEE TABLE || SEVEN WAYFAIR ARTERIORS HOME STEAD SCULPTURE
So, a little progress report…Things are looking so much like our moodboard…well, even better! I can’t wait to share the reveal with you guys! It’s definitely the space I planned and envisioned and it is almost finished!
Here’s the moodboard if you need a refresher:
Now the clock is REALLY TICKING faster! I still have a few last-minute things to source and finish. I can do that all locally though. The flat screen TV will not get installed until after the reveal, but that is something I can’t help. It will go on the wall opposite the fireplace if you are curious.
Let’s see how we’re doing on time…
WEEK ONE Design boards, plans, before pictures, project timeline. (COMPLETED)
WEEK TWO Share progress. Paint, grasscloth, custom millwork. (COMPLETED)
WEEK THREE Share progress. Window covering installation. Details on custom draperies. (COMPLETED)
WEEK FOUR Share progress. Furniture and flooring selections. Stair runner installation. (COMPLETED)
WEEK FIVE Share progress. Art installation and picture lighting.
WEEK SIX The big reveal day! Finished space photos and complete source list.
See you next week!
A special thank you to Frontgate, Karastan, and Wayfair for sponsoring our One Room Challenge™ Spring 2017 makeover. All images and opinions are mine.
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