To me a home is always a work in progress particularly if it started out as a fixer upper as ours was. We remodeled our house over 5 years ago and the new hardwood finally went in last summer but there is still always something to change or redo and the lockdown has definitely given us a lot of time to do it. When my husband came home with this bold artwork we both loved it, but it didn’t go with the existing color scheme of cool blues & greens in our living room. We hung it anyway and I immediately knew I had my next home decor challenge laid out.
We had to figure out a way to make the new art work in the living room without of course buying all new furniture so we started out by painting the main wall the same neutral color as the rest of the house. We already had the vintage orange lamp in the room and then I went around the house and pulled all the objet d’art, coffee table books and anything else I could find that was red, orange, sunflower yellow or black and white and moved it into the living room.
Pulling all the colors from the art and working it into the room makes it all seem intentional, the only thing I recently purchased was the yellow velvet vintage inspired pillow on the sofa.
The fireplace was re-tiled after the new hardwood went in last summer and the area is very monochromatic, I do try to keep some fresh flowers on the fireplace mantel for a pop of color but unfortunately didn’t have any when these shots were taken.
This is now the most colorful room in the house with the exception of perhaps our sons room. Many of the pieces in the room are vintage like the Cado Danish wall unit, the two chairs and the coffee table so I couldn’t find them (try ebay) but did my best to link all the newer items.
A vintage lamp, colorful objet that we already had lying around the house and a nod to my love for fashion give the room extra personality.
Our well lit, day or night, reading corner. I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my home, it’s always changing (see what it looked like two years ago here) so I’ll be sure to do another post next time we get that itch for a refresh!
Thanks for reading, xoxo ~Zia