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Big Reveal: The Living Room

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Big Reveal: The Living Room

I’m beyond excited to start sharing photos and details about our new (smaller) house. I knew we weren’t going to be doing any renovations on this house for about a year, but I wanted to feel love for at least 5 of the rooms (Living room and our 4 bedrooms). So I set out on a mission, to design and decorate those 5 rooms in less than 6 weeks. And with a budget in mind. Some of our existing furniture worked, other pieces didn’t. So each room was a mix of old and new. Our new house has a lot of charm but the living room was a bit of a stumper. The built-ins were great, but why was there a space between? And there are windows on two sides with the foyer going straight in. I didn’t want to float a sofa (my kids would just use it as a trampoline). And none of the oversized sofas from our previous home would work in this smaller scale room. I knew I wanted to do something cozy. Then my inspiration came from this painting that had been in our old master bedroom. It’s done by a great aunt of Dr. Hubs named Aunt Bunty. She was a talented artist and I’ve always loved her painting of the poppies!

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