Thursday, April 12, 2012

Living Room Transformation!

When we moved into the home we had the builders put in a gas line so that the large wall in the living room could one day have a fireplace and built-ins.  Since we were under construction with the downstairs anyway we decided to have this completed at the same time.  I am thrilled with how it turned out and loving that I don't have a large blank wall to stare at anymore!

The sconces on either side of the picture are from Wayfair, click Here for more info on that artwork.  The book shelves are a little bare and still need some work but that will come together over time!

Remember how the room looked when we moved in.  The paint color in the picture below is Restoration Hardware's "Slate"  which I loved, but it just wasn't working for me in this space so the color now is Benjamin Moore's "ozark shadows" (lightened 50%).

First they pulled back the carpet and framed in the opening for the fireplace, once the fireplace box was in they covered the framing in drywall.  Then my cabinet guy covered all that up with cabinetry and trim!

We also added crown molding all the way around the room and framed out the windows with trim.
For more info on the ruffle curtains click Here!

Remember my New Years Home Resolutions?  This picture was my inspiration and I would say it came off beautifully!  By now you all should know-  that is my secret to decorating.  I just find the look I like in a picture and then copy it!


  1. It's beautiful!!! Great job! I see we have the same design technique... imitation is the best form of flattery, right?!? ;)

  2. I wish our house had the space for a fireplace! The built-ins turned out great-a perfect focal point in the room!

  3. Beautiful!!!
    How did you handle the air vent on the wall?

    1. You have a good eye! Thankfully that vent was still accessible from the unfinished area downstairs so we were able to seal it up. We would have moved it somewhere else in the room but the HVAC guys determined we didn't really need it elsewhere. It worked out nicely that our base molding was tall enough to cover the hole in the drywall where the vent had been.

  4. Looks beautiful! Way to stick to that new years resolution!!! I would like to make soemthing like that next year instead of avoiding ice cream and amping up my cardio. I like the way you think!! ;D

  5. I'm trying really hard not to be jealous right now. It looks beautiful.

  6. I absolutely LOVE this! SOO much that I might have to use your photo for inspiration in my home!! xoxo

  7. I'm visiting from over at Thrifty Decor Chick. Your home is beautiful! I especially love the gray paint you chose. I'm going to browse around a little bit more. : )

  8. Any idea how wide your wall with the fireplace and bookcase built ins is? Thank you!!! We're thinking of adding a fireplace and this is how our room is set up!

  9. the wall itself is 18.5 feet wide, the fireplace and book shelves are roughly 12.5 feet wide.