Living Room Updates

November 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm 1 comment

Jeff and I have recently been working with an interior designer for help with our living room.  When Denise, our interior designer, came over for our second meeting she brought in several bags.  (read about our first meeting in my previous post.)  Jeff and I couldn’t wait to see what was inside!  She had picked out two different sets of curtains.  Denise went over and put them up over the existing curtains, so we could get an idea of how they would look in the room.  One set was red with tan stripes, and the other set was red with different color circles.  We decided to go with the red curtains with circles as those looked nicer and we really liked them.  Denise also picked out a couple pillows, placemats, and some art for the walls.  After she showed us all of those items, she hung up some different paint swatches on the wall.  For the living room we are planning to paint the majority of the room a tan color, and then have a red accent wall.  It was easy for us to pick the tan shade, we went with “nomadic desert” from Sherwin Williams.  We narrowed the reds down to 3 and couldn’t decide from there.  Denise told us to just leave the three paint swatches on the wall and then we could see how the colors would look in a different light.  That would help us to make up our mind.  After having the reds up on the wall a couple days, we decided on “brick paver” from Sherwin Williams which is a red with some orange in it.  Here are some photos of the items that the interior designer picked out:



As you can see from all the items, our color scheme is going to be red, orange, brown and green.  Jeff likes to refer to it as an autumn color scheme.  I think the main colors we will use will be red and brown.


We are off to a great start on the living room updates!  I just had our handyman replace the old 2 prong outlets in the living room with new 3 prong grounded outlets, and since we have decided on the paint colors, we are ready to paint.   After that we will put up a new curtain rod that matches the one we put in the dining room, and hang the new curtains.  Then we can figure out where to hang the art and all the family photos.  One of the last steps will be getting our new couch and love seat, since we don’t have the money for that right now.  I wish the living room updates could be done quicker, but I know everything will look great when it’s done, so it will be worth the wait!


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Help from an interior designer Winter Ready

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  • 1. lanette woll  |  November 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Looks great! Love the AUTUMN color scheme!


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