{Reveal} Front Room Before and After

This room, the second room of the Hamilton Home Makeover, was the wild card room.  It’s a wide, yet narrow room that functions as a place where Jennifer and Chris occasionally hang out, enjoy a glass of wine, read and relax.  It has carpet (and as part of the makeover, the carpet was staying).  It is the home of a piano passed down in the family that had to stay, rightfully so.  I admittedly didn’t know what I was going to do in this space.  In fact, during the final days of the makeover, I had a minor panic attack because the vision just wasn’t there.  I originally was thinking seaside chic and just couldn’t put it together.  I had designers block.

So, I wish I could tell you some tips and steps I took, but, I don’t have tips and didn’t take steps.  For the most part, I completely flew by the seat of my pants and by the grace of God, it all came together (perhaps my wine and cheese break helped inspire).  The only three definitives were the art above the fireplace, the reupholstery of the existing chairs (which, I was VERY excited about), and the paint color Benjamin Moore Distant Gray, to lighten and freshen up the room (it’s more in the white family than gray, despite the name).  The art above the fireplace is a picture that Jennifer and Chris took in Greece that I blew up to be 3′ x 4′.  And for the upholstery, with Jennifer’s input, we went with a classic navy and white pattern that was more modern and fresh than the previous chairs.

Without further ado, here are the pics of the front room!

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ann-ueno-designs-front-room-after-4Essentially what I did for this gallery wall was went around their house and collected pieces, pictures and mirrors and prayed that they work together.  And, they did 🙂  I also created custom art using 1930’s vintage travel ads to play off of the travel picture from Greece and bring the room together a bit.  The whole theme of this room is blending old and new.  Vintage art, old family pictures from the 70’s, new chairs, old piano, new art, old lamp, new books and a few other things.  It’s nostalgic and happy 🙂

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Related Post:  {Reveal} Entryway Before and After
Related Post:  Extreme Home Makeover: Oak Park Edition

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