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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Living Room Update!

We used to have a beautiful beige Howard couch. While it's a classical, beautiful couch, it's not very family friendly. I spent forever finding that coffee table, the shape is very Art Nouveau-ish, and I loved it. BUT, it wasn't particularly family friendly either. So we felt the need for change. My husband ordered a family friendly living room, and of course, I obliged :)

After:



The room has a completely different feel to it (before shot below). We have a large sectional cornered sofa, where we have enough room to fit not only our family, but guests too! (yay!) 

We have two new pillows, the yellow chinoiserie-ish, and the hot pink right next to the end table. They're both by my good friend, Mariska Meijers, one of the hottest exports from the Netherlands. (available at hviit.no!)  I'm going to be adding a LOT more pillows, mostly from Indiska, but also some that I'm going to make myself, with fabric from Fargerike.

I've been playing with the idea of having a gallery wall for quite some time now, and while it's still a work in progress, I think we're headed in the right direction. I'm head over heels with my new CHIC sign, which was a custom job by the fabulous Ieva from Optmistic Living (which I'll talk more about in a another post, they make some pretty chic stuff! ;)) 

The black chair is another custom job by US blogger Annechovie (she had a similar print in the fabulous "It's Complicated" movie).

We're still waiting for our new coffee table, which is a chinoiserie inspired drift wood table (does sound like a bad combo, but it looks surprisingly good :))



Before:




What do you think of the transformation?

Which one did you prefer? The old or the new?

Have a fabulous Thursday!

xoxo


13 comments:

ralfefarfars paradis said...

Likte forandringen- ble litt mer uformelt og friskt;) Og for en nydelig tapet på veggen- herlig;)

Hellohello baby said...

I love the serene feeling of the before, but the after is absolutely more family-friendly, but still Chic. I love the fab-factor of your wallpaper and the room in general. Very inspiering, and close to what I would like to have! :)

Go on the pillows girl. Undercushioned is not good!

Ashley said...

I love this space!! Very family friendly....Xoxoxo

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

ralfefarfars - tusen takk, det var litt det som var målsetningen :)

hellohello - I know! More pillows are on the way!

Ashley - thank you! :D xx

Karena said...

Dagny I adore the new look!! You did great!

Come and join in my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Monica said...

Love the new :)

Dag T. Hoelseth said...

Jeg synes nok at det ser mer praktisk ut med en ny sofa, ja, samtidig som det ser ut til at du har fått beholde grunnideen din. Puter er vel en jentegreie - kona mi vil ha mange puter, jeg kaster dem gjerne på gulvet... :-)

DTH

Mariska Meijers said...

Hey Dagny,

Det ar bara bra :}}}}. Thank you for showing my pillow designs, I have to admit they looks spicy in your sitting room!

xox

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Karena . Thank you so much! I'm headed right over!

Monica - So do I, hehe :) It's definitely much more me :)

Dag - Hehe, det samme gjør Pål! Eller han legger alle i en haug og legger seg oppå, slik at de blir flate. Har du forresten tenkt på at vi har de samme initsialene? Moro :)

Mariska - hehe, svensken din er impeccable! :) I promise to honor your pillows, and will give them better and more suitable company asap :)

Marie said...

ELSKER Chic skiltet!!! Skulle jeg så inderlig gjerne hatt det :) Stuen ble kjempe fin. Vakker farge på sofaen! xoxo Marie, Housechic

annechovie said...

I love the new!! The old was good, but the new is terrific! Thanks for the kind mention - I am going to post on it soon. Have a great weekend, Dagny. xo

Claudia Lane said...

It looks stunning, love it! And Anne's artwork looks great too!
Just found you - thanks to Anne.
Love your blog :))

Danielle said...

Both are awesome, but for a family the after is perfection at it's finest...it's still chic while being fun and playful!

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