Thursday, April 28, 2011

Living Room REVEAL!!!! . . . . finally :)

Lee: Finally we're done the living room!
Ashli: For Now
Lee: pardon ? ? ?
Ashli: Nothing ;) hehe


We hung the last star this weekend and now the living room is done . . . for now. Like any die hard decorator I can't say any room is really DONE! because something will always come up . . . always. So I'll just say that for now we are very happy with the way our Living Room turned out.
This room is what Lee and I would look like if our marriage was a room :) Sounds crazy, hear me out!
  • Lee is the giant couch. 109 inches of couch to be exact, with a big chaise coming off the side. I would be the smaller white slipcovered chairs in front of the window.
  • Lee would be the Large end tables (made from Ikea Meltorp consoles, tutorial to come) and I would be the  side tables beside the white chairs.
  • Lee's the dark black frames above the fireplace, and I'm the glass lamps on the side tables.
  • Lee's the WAY to big for the room T.V. (just say'in) and I'd be the white t.v. console underneath. 
  • Lee's the dark hardwood floors, I'm the light carpet.
  • Lee's the coffee table and I'm the . . . . I just ran out of comparisons but you get the idea. 
It's not too manly, and not too feminine and while it might not grace the cover of a magazine, it's so US! 


A peek in to how my mind works:
I chose a white pillow for the couch to bring some of the white from the chairs to the couch.

I chose beige striped pillows for the chairs to bring the beige from the couch to the chairs.
 and
I chose to paint the stars on the mantel blue to match the color of the pillow on the couch.
 
 Another explanation from my brain :) is the white ottoman, I really wanted a super casual, super comfy room to just kick back in. And you can't kick back with out putting your feet up. And our feet couldn't reach the coffee table from the chairs and so an Ottoman was necessary. I'm also Loving the extra storage it's giving us!

So in conclusion:
We love it now!
But never say never!

50 comments:

  1. It looks great! I love how light & airy is.

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  2. I really can appreciate how you've managed to create a very cozy and inviting space with such tall ceilings and in a room next to the stairwell. These issues can sometimes cause a real issue, but not here. Love the drapes too. Enjoy!! Janell

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  3. It looks so pretty & cozy. I love how you tied it together (how your mind works) and all the touches. It looks so clean and crisp, yet so soft and inviting. Love the Large Roman Numeral Clock and the collage of pictures over the fireplace along with the lights alongside. What a huge window with fabulous light. What a great living room...enjoy!

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  4. I love it. It's so light and airy. I'm inspired to lighten up our family room and adding something or a couple somethings in white too. I like how your mind works.

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  5. It's beautiful Ashli! And you've highlighted the number one tip for a successful marriage...COMPROMISE!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  6. Ok, Lee's the coffee table, you're the beautiful mercury vase of flowers! The room is amazing Ashli. Your attention to every little detail is evident. I am always so inspired by your talent. And, yes, it is magazine cover material!!

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  7. LOVE it Ash! Looks so great :) That wall clock is so sweet! LOVE it all!!! I waiting my whole life for this post (ok, maybe just a few months ;)

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  8. Gorgeous...couldnt let my toddler in there! ha

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  9. It is beautiful....I am in love with the wall above your mantel...I too have a 2 story mantel wall and I know how hard that is to make such a great looking wall!

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  10. It's beautiful. Love all of your accessories also. Hugs, Marty

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  11. This looks fabulous! I LOVE your room to couple comparison :). And, I really like your coffee table. Do you mind sharing where it came from?

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  12. I was also wondering where did you get that great coffee table? Please share, I love it!

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  13. Love it. It is always a compromise isn't it? In fact I am off to Ikea {in your neck of the woods} to get a console type desk so the computer can come downstairs into the family room! Hubby wants it downstairs so we can keep an eye on the kids! He finally said enough already -go get a desk!

    Your room is so fabulous, inviting, warm, casual yet well put together. I can hear BH&G calling!

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  14. Cute and cozy, I love it! Where did you get that great coffee table?

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  15. I love the room. I actually CAN let my toddler there because the slipcovers can be washed. Love it all, especially the coffee table

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  16. What I love the most are the photo frames!

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  17. Why wouldn't it be in a magazine? It looks beautiful!

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  18. What a good job you did, Ashli!
    It looks like it was a very hard room to work with but you made it feel balanced and warm and inviting. Amazing!

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  19. I love your couch. Can I ask where you got it?

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  20. Oh my, that could totally be on a cover of a magazine. Amazing. I love the photos about the fireplace.

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  21. So agree with the others that said this could easily grace the cover of a magazine AND would entice me to actually buy the magazine! Great job Ashli (and Lee). It so fresh, modern and classy, but looks very comfortable. Really, really lovely!!!!

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  22. Thank you soooo much everyone! It's days like these I couldn't imagine life without a blog :)
    For anyone who asked about the coffee table, it's from Homesense, we bought it for $249 :) I haven't seen it there since, sorry :( but if anyone knows where to get a similar one, let me know and I'll pass it on!!!
    Lots of Love
    Ashli

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  23. You make me want to come to Canada and shop at Homesense! I am still loving those nesting tables between the chairs. And I love how you made "under the stairs" feel like a cozy nook.

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  24. Of course this room is magazine worthy Ashli. You and Lee have done an amazing job of making this house a home.
    xx

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  25. I love it! You did such a great job and the room is very cozy and inviting. You really have a talent for decorating!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  26. Elegant..and very cozy. Love it :)

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  27. Now THAT is a living room reveal! Gorgeous!!

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  28. I hope I didn't miss it...where did you get the nesting tables between the two white IKEA chairs? Love the room!

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  29. Hi Carrie
    The nesting tables are from Homesense, or Homegoods if you're in the USA :)
    Here's our post on them :)
    http://www.maillardvillemanor.com/2011/03/occasional-table-thats-perfect-for-any.html
    Hope that Helps :)

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  30. Beautiful! And I love how you described it - perfect for you, and perfect for him!

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  31. Your living room is lovely! Did you make your curtains, buy them, or have them custom made? I am asking because it looks like you have really high ceilings in your living room. So do I and I am trying to figure out how I can make ceiling to floor curtains with out having to spend a fortune on getting custom ones made. Thanks!

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  32. Hi Amanda
    Thank you very much, I'm so glad you found your way to our blog :)
    I made the curtains out of 2 ikea panels :)
    Here's a link to the post I did about it, hope it helps:
    http://www.maillardvillemanor.com/2011/03/ooops-i-did-it-again-living-room.html

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  33. I love your blog and decor style. I was wondering what your paint color is on your walls. It's so perfect. I've been searching your blog to see if you've posted it somewhere but can't find it. Thanks

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  34. Thank you so much Anonymous!
    The paint color is
    "Mourning Dove" by Martha Stewart!
    We're in love with the color it's a great beige-y, grey-y, green-y color haha
    hope that helps
    A

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  35. Over from Kirsten's blog today. This is my first time viewing your blog and I'm officially hooked. What a great room! Your attention to detail is amazing. Where did you find the ottoman?

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  36. Also coming over from 6th Street Design School - your home is beautiful. I absolutely love the living room and the LIBRARY!! Great job! And I'm also hooked on white slip-covered furniture.

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  37. I follow your blog in my googlereader and may have missed the post on the stars. Could you please tell where you got those from or maybe where I could find some. Thanks and I love your blog.

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  38. Hi Jackie!
    The Stars were from Jo-Ann fabric! But I've seen them at Homesense of Homegoods too!
    They were black and I painted them RAINWATER from Martha Stewart (Home Depot) and after the paint dried I roughed them up with some sand paper!
    Hope that Helps

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  39. hi there! i'm very interested in your Ikea Melltorp console table to end table tutorial! i've been looking for a long and narrow end table and this is perfect. is it as simple as taking a hack saw to the leg length or is it more involved than that? thank you!

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  40. I love the living room as well. As Melissa said, compromise is the key. That's what we did when we were trying to renovate the living room. Well, I got most of the furniture that I want.

    buy dining chairs

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  41. Hello! I love this room and came back to it for inspiration :) Where did you get those white chairs? And how do you keep them nice and clean?

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  42. Thanks Catherine,
    I'm so glad you like it!!
    The white chairs are from Ikea, they are their Jennylund chairs. And they stay white because they are slipcovered and totally washable!! I've washed of make-up, dirt, grease from the car and dog poop . . . yes dog poop and their still white! A little oxygen bleach works great too!
    Don't dry them in the dryer!! Air dry and slap them on a little damp :)
    I hope that helps
    Lots of Love
    Ashli

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  43. One of the focal points in your living room is the large windows, which allow natural light. The abundance of sunlight makes your living room feeling warm and bright.

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  44. I adore this whole room, but I especially love that clock! Where did you find it? I found my way here from Ana White's blog and have added your new Perfect End Table to my must make list! :)

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  45. It's from Urban Barn here in Canada, but there is one on Amazon for way less than I payed for mine and it looks almost identical. Here's the link: http://astore.amazon.com/minimanorblog-20/detail/B000NE85U0
    Hope that helps
    Ashli

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  46. The living room shown here is wonderful have a look at it

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  47. I absolutely love the couch! Can you share where you got that from?

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