Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Check, Check!


It's finally done. It is to the point where I don't even want to change anything.
Our living room looks the way I imagined, the perfect mix of vintage and global.I love the white rooms all over blogland and the shabby look but, I am also a lover of African art. It took awhile but I think I got the right blend now.

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago we painted over the golden colour in our room with Benjamin Moore's Baby Fawn.
We then replaced our sectional with Ikea's ektorp sectional in Svanby Beige (which we are loving by the way). My mom and I then (aka DIY/sewing queen)sewed first time slipcovers for our leather club chairs shredded by our darling felines.

Without further adieu......
(this post has a lot of pictures, I got excited)


the finished package. white, grey and black with hits of green



the Kijiji leather chair adding warmth to the space, and definite comfort too.




a good view of the stair area with our "new" antique sign (so when I said I didn't want to change anything in the room, I really meant it but........ the stairwell with oak banister will be getting a facelift come fall)



the reupholstered channel back chair


this room makeover turned into a full family project. the large 12 foot wood sign over the windows was an inspiration idea I had and my father turned to reality. i added the paint/stain
and voila. ( see a how-to here)


the mantel did not change much other than the addition of a bigger conk, seashell and street sign.


the vintage and African blending together. our African Dan mask has the same colour tones as the antique street sign.
the sitting area with slipcovered chairs. not a bad effort for first-timers. (a semi-tutorial to follow). i couldn't believe the brightness they brought to the room.
 
GREEN! antique french demijohns and bottles




i added some grainsack with a subtle white stripe to the backs of each of these chairs. for looks and practicality. Oliver and Sammy use these chairs as bird-watching posts.


simple table vignette with vintage toolbox stuffed with spring and farmhouse goodies.

That concludes today's tour. It sure feels great to be done and checked off the list.

Have a great day

Meg

11 comments :

  1. I love your style. It is so refreshing to see something DIFFERENT from the white/farmhouse craze going on right now. I love that it's got a lot of neutral elements, and that it includes vintage, but that it still has color and life and stays true to your interests! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Great room! I love all the vintage tools you have around, the book press is fabulous!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  3. Love your style and your room. You were able to take a large area and break it into the two seating areas so nicely. Love your accessories and the 'collected over time' feel to everything. I'm a big fan of white slips and leather and love how you added some woods to really give it character. A beautiful space! I am intrigued by the large highway 6/10 sign. Could you be from Ontario? We have highway 6 and highway 10 in a little town we frequently pass through.

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  4. I LOVE this room. The colors and textures are my favorite! well done!

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  5. The end result looks very nice and cohesive. Great job! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that big piece by the stairs with all the doors and drawers! I also really like the 2nd little cozy seating area by the fireplace.

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  6. I REALLY LIKE YOUR ROOM, IT MADE ME THINK OF MY FRIEND JONI WHO ALWAYS WANTED WHITE SLIPCOVERED SOFAS AND HER HUSBANDS LOVE OF BIG CATS!! QUITE LOVELY!!

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  7. Beautiful! I could happily move in here ;-)

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  8. This is a beautiful room. I love the way you've mixed in the African art, it flows perfectly with all of the other elements.

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  9. Is there room for one more? I do dishes!
    xoxo,
    Kim (your newest follower/stalker)

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  10. Your space looks so beautiful. I'm glad I stumbled across your blog, I'm your newest follower.

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  11. Beautiful!! You truly have a way with vignettes and styling. Gorgeous home! So glad I found your blog!

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