Friday, August 21, 2009

Living Room Re-Do

If you've been reading my blog, you know I've been struggling with my awkward little living room. It had an identity crisis for quite a while, since I just could not seem to stick with a theme. However, I think I finally got it! I had a mild painting disaster a few weeks ago - in a brave stupid moment, I bought two gallons of paint thinking FOR SURE this is the right shade of blue I'm looking for. Instead, I ended up with a hideous shade of minty-aqua highlighter blue that would have looked great in any 10 year old girl's bedroom in the 60's. After painting half the wall that color trying to convince myself it wasn't that bad and 6 other sample shades later, I finally found the right shade! Well actually, my boyfriend picked it out. I think the actual conversation went something like this:

BF: "Well... since everything is coming out too dark or too bright, why don't you just get a white with a blue tint to it?"

ME: "Oh... Yeah... Well, let me think about it. That might work, but I'm not sure..."

Because the LAST thing I wanted was for him to have that bullet on me! "Don't you remember when I had to pick the wall color because you couldn't figure it out??" Ugh! Eventually I conceded though, and I hate to say it, but he was right. It was exactly what I was looking for. So, yes, I'm a professional graphic designer and my boyfriend had to pick out paint colors for me... I am highly ashamed.

After the painting, I retired my old couches and brought these brown super comfy microfiber couches out of my boyfriend's storage. I bought a few pillows, moved my desk to the back corner, and voila! :) I have a few finishing touches to make (I need something over the sofa & some other decorations), but I think it's finally getting there!


  1. Hello, leaving you a comment because you have a beautiful blog. Interesting posts and great pictures. Thanks a lot. Best wishes & have a great week....

  2. Hi Elise-
    Thanks so much for the compliment! Just checked out your blog and LOVE it. I took ballet from kindergarten through high school and wanted to be a professional ballerina for the longest time! Your lovely pictures and reviews take me back! Can't wait to read more. :)

  3. Your living room looks great! Crisp & clean, but also warm & inviting :)
    Microfiber couches rock - they are so durable and withstand any mess. I am looking for new couches now and will most likely go with microfiber again.

  4. Thanks! I do love the microfiber couches. My dog hasn't been able to destroy them yet, so that's a pretty good sign! :) When I am ready to replace these, I will probably go with microfiber again also!


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