Monday, October 24, 2011


So we finally got our first chance to do a "One Day Makeover." And we wanted to share with you our success. I wish the photos could have been better, but hey I tried! Let us know what you think! 

We started out by determining what the homeowners wanted to keep and what could go, their style, and also their budget. The new sectional from Ethan Allen would stay along with the TV and its console, and the draperies, the rest was ours to play with. 

Then we scouted their home to find out what we could reuse from other rooms, discovering this light blue transitional rug from their adjacent dining room (below), to swap into their living room. We also pulled a Pottery Barn floor lamp with an adjustable table from their basement, a burl frame, a hurricane, books, and a blue vessel. 

Our first stop, a "Trade-Only" showroom, to pick up some glam necessities. We needed something to counter balance the warm wood of the TV console, so we went with a cocktail table with iron base and antique mirror top by Julian Chichester, and a gorgeous antique mirror lamp by Currey & Co.  

We also scooped up a few accessories including this blue coral on lucite base.

Next stop was Pottery Barn, where we picked up some fun textural giant knit pillows.  

And then we scored this gorgeous indoor/outdoor mosaic table from Crate & Barrel for 50% off. The iron base works with the cocktail table and the caramel colored glass mosaic top worked with the fabric in the sofa and paint on the walls. 

Last stop, good old HOME GOODS, where we got this great occasional chair with brass nail heads for only $199, some art, and great pillows. 

We heard the homeowner loved horses!

The ikat pillows only $19.99 from Home Goods. And look how reflective the gorgeous lamp is.

Flowers add a finishing touch :)

And in 7 hours with a budget of $2000 we managed to transform this couples living room into a warm and inviting space with a touch of glam and personality.