I just received these updated pictures of Janis’ living room and I almost fell out of my chair. Talk about a major transformation. As a reminder, here’s the before picture that she submitted along with her design dilemma:
And here’s the custom mood board that we whipped up for her (see more details here):
Here are a few snapshots of her updated space after she put our mood board makeover into action:
And here’s her letter:
So here it is – the new look! I am still tweaking the accessories, but we got a ton of compliments over the holidays and even my kids approved! You told me that getting rid of that stencil would give height to the room, well there were 2 or 3 people who came by who have been in my house many many times and they asked if we had raised the roof! We are astounded at the difference and we love spending time in the room now. Thanks so much for your guidance. We really love the new look! I redid the dining room at the same time and am now moving on to the bathroom, which is the last of the dated rooms on the first floor. Thanks for getting the projects off to a great start! – Janis
Gotta love that fresh pop of color on the walls, that leggy glass coffee table, those two-toned silk curtains and every other aspect of the room that took it from dated to pretty darn fabulous. And we especially love that Janis achieved a totally new fireplace look with a coat of white paint on the bricks and some dark stain on the mantel. She eventually plans to incorporate the travertine tile that we suggested but painting the bricks was a quick fix for the time being- and it looks amazing. Hooray for white paint. And hooray for Janis and her gorgeous new living room. We’re so glad that she’s pleased with the result and we couldn’t be more excited to share the afters with you guys! What do you think?
And if you’re in need of some decorating advice of your very own, click here for a mood board makeover. You can also click here to see all the other rooms we’ve helped transform with custom mood boards and even in the flesh. Oh and if anyone out there is withholding their after pictures, please please please send them our way!
Update: We sadly can no longer find the time to take on client commissioned mood boards (we now whip up general inspiration boards instead) but if we ever reinstate them we’ll make a big announcement!
Wow. Just… wow.
Amazing! SO beautiful and swanky!
Wow. Love that.
holy cow!! What an amazing transformation. That room looks awesome!!
Making it Lovely says
Yowza, what a difference!
geez…can u get info on where the matching chairs are from?
Janis, where did you get that cute single circle chair in the blue/brown motif?
So glad you’re enjoying the dramatic transformation!
Janis had already ordered those chairs before she contacted us for help (although we did do our best to find similar versions for the mood board so she could generally see how things would come together). That being said, I don’t know where she found them other than that they hailed from a showroom in her hometown (Room Store? Haverty’s?). I’ll definitely shoot her an email to find out more. Stay tuned…
Yes, I would love to know where the chairs are from as well?!
is that paint color the benjamin moore tea light you guys suggested or is it something else? i love it!
WOW! This woman did an amazing job on her transformation – and kuduos to you for giving her so much help and insight! :)
I think this is the BEST improvement I’ve seen on here! She did great! It’s a totally different room now!
Great job to you — and to Janis! Room looks beautiful. I love the art over the fireplace!
Email to Janis sent. I also asked for a confirmation on the paint color so all the details are hopefully on the way…
that is one hell of a makeover. my own living room is jealous!
I really love this room! The transformation is amazing! What a difference in the room. I love how Janis added the table and lamps behind the sofa. I would have never thought to do that! And, I want that pair of modern chairs!
Can we also find out where the gorgeous piece over the fireplace is from!? I love it!
Consider it done. Just fired off another email to Janis about the art above the fireplace. Stay tuned…
wow wow wow
It is a gorgous room! Janis did a fabulous job! It’s very inspiring. It goes to show that the mood boards are such a great starting point and a source of inspiration. Even though they didn’t do everything EXACTLY like the mood board, they definitely carried out the vision!
life a colorful life says
I also hope she gives details on the chair with the circle print. It is AWESOME, as is the whole transformed room!
Oh my heck. It looks fabulous–*excellent* work!
heather s. says
The room is beautiful! I have to say that I’ve never seen a table behind a couch when the couch is against the wall – I’m trying to decide if I like it or not (I’d imagine vaccuming would be a chore).
This looks great. I love the table…too bad it is out of stock :(
looks great! only change i would make is to lower the mirror. maybe the midpoint should be closer to the midpoint of the lamp shades…
Denise T. says
What a divine transformation! The room looks 35 years younger.
Heather, I have a sofa with a table and lamps behind it against a wall and a window. It is a great way to illuminate that area at night because space is limited on either side of the sofa for end tables and lamps. I clean behind the sofa about as often as I would if it were pushed up against a wall. Not a problem.
I just about fell out of my chair too! Doesn’t even remotely resemble the room before.
I LOVE this! I really am smitten with the shades too. I would never have thought to position the sofa and a shelf that way. Genius!
I thought our living room was one of the biggest transformations! So glad everyone’s enjoying it. The paint color was exactly what you suggested at 1/2 strength and the chairs were made by Best (I got them through Stanis Today in Chantilly VA). The lamps were from HomeGoods and the picture was from your referral store, Z Gallerie. We had never heard of it before and found that they have a store close to here which is where we found an aqua elephant vase there (matched the tall pottery bottles) and took it home to think about it. When we went to Home Goods, we found the same thing in a lamp version – that’s how we ended up with that lamp!
We love spending time in the room now. I even had a workman who literally stopped in his tracks when he entered the room. “Wow, this is a great room!” Thanks again for your guidance!
Thanks so much for all the info Janis! Of course we’re super excited to hear that even workmen like you living room. It usually takes a lot to make a guy with a tool belt utter a decor complement!
AMAZING!! the room looks so modern and beautiful now… great job on ths one
I love it too! I found the link for the picture she found…
Wow, this is amazing. Great job, Janis!!!
Everything is beautiful. Is it just a shelf or is it actually a console table behind the sofa? I can’t tell definitively. Great job!
It’s gorgeous. Wonderful transformation!!
It’s so fun to see the results!
Wow! I love it, what a great transformation!
Congratulations all around. The new look is simply stunning. I am drooling.
SoBella Creations says
Congrats! What a great transformation.
Anna See says
Are you kidding me???? This is one of the most dramatic transformations I have ever seen! Wow.
what at transformation, i think what really makes this room is that lovely, soothing wall color and that great art piece over the mantle. You provided her with great inspiration so kudos to both!
Laura Lynn says
It’s beautiful and looks so much bigger! Good job to all of you!
The console table is a brilliant solution for a room that is too small for end tables. You also managed a lot of seating for a small room and it doesn’t look crowded.
Utterly incredible transformation! Truly breathtaking! Well done to the homeowner — and kudos to you both for your inspiration and help! — Jan at Rosemary Cottage
Unbeeeeeeelievable!! I LOVE the transformation! WAY TO GO JANIS!!
That looks AMAZING!!! Can you please tell us where her chairs are from?? I LOVE the patterned one! Thanks!
Hey Courtney and Marge,
So glad you’re loving the transformation! If you scroll up in the comments you can see where Janis commented with her sources on the chairs. And if you click the link to the mood board that we designed for Janis in the post above, you’ll see the direct link to that fab coffee table. Hope it helps!
AH-MAZ-ING!!! I love everything about this room!
Where are the coffee table and patterned chair from!?!
Room looks great quite the transformation, the picture really makes the room! Just a heads up, I saw the same pic at World Market this morning for $149.
Grand slam! Janis, do you feel any different when you’re in this room now? It literally went from “let’s knit while I wait for the Bengay to soak in” to “let’s sip martinis – and talk about my fab life”!
completely gorgeous makeover WOW!