The weekend before Thanksgiving, I flew up north to spend a day styling my sister's living room. I had gone up in August to help her select some new furniture and it had finally arrived. It was one of those whirlwind finish-in-one-day jobs - the kind I love!
She had purchased a new sofa and side chair, and the rest of the furniture she already had.
The goal was to make the room comfortable but also a little more sophisticated. The sofa was purchased with her dog in mind - so we made sure the fabric was easy to clean and also dark. Both the sofa and chair were purchased from Crate and Barrel.
Here is what the room looked like when I arrived. The new furniture was in place but as you can see it needed to be freshly accessorized:
The yellow accent wall was painted when the room was previously her studio - it will be re-painted to match the more neutral side walls.
The wine cabinet was replaced with a more formal looking antique dresser that used to be here years ago and the top of the fireplace was in great need of some updating.
The first thing I did was take measurements and some "before" photos to refer to when I was shopping, and then we headed out to a few stores. We came home with a carload full of stuff and I started placing things where I wanted. We are waiting for a side table for the sofa and a beautiful brass lamp but this is the almost finished room:
Moving the antique dresser back in made a huge difference in the "entry" area:
The accessories were a combination of things my sister already had, Homegoods, Crate and Barrel and West Elm. What a difference a day can make, right?