Archive for July, 2008

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

You guys read. You comment. Some of you even e-mail us. But don’t you think it’s about time we take our online relationship to the next level? And these days, what better way to make things “official” than to announce it to the world on Facebook? So click here to become a fan of Young House Love on good ol’ F-book. We promise to give you some special news and announcements in return. And don’t worry, there won’t be any superpoking or weird zombie requests involved. Ever.



Jamie’s Design Dilemma

When Jamie wrote to us to help her spiff up her rental home (thank goodness she’s allowed to paint the walls and hang pictures!) we couldn’t wait to spring into action. Here’s her letter:

Help me makeover my living room! I’d like to repaint and replace some of the furniture in hopes of a fresh new space. As for what I’d prefer to keep, I like the chair and sofa but was planning to remove the leather recliner and put a desk there instead. I’ve already purchased the desk from Crate & Barrel and need your help selecting some side tables for the sofa along with a media cabinet with doors (I like some of the armoires I’ve seen at Pottery Barn). I’m also in need of a new TV and some pillows to work with my tan-copper couch that’s surprisingly hard to match. Oh and the location of the TV is due to the cable jack. I could possibly run wiring along the molding to a different location, but I don’t really see it fitting anywhere else. Looking forward to your suggestions. – Jamie

jamies mood board before and after room transformation major makeover

So we put on our thinking caps, consulted about a hundred of our favorite sources, and whipped up this fresh and sophisticated mood board:

TraditionalLivingRoomMoodboard 1

Here’s the mood board breakdown:

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