We’re rolling proper together with room excursions from the mid-century house we’ve been engaged on for the previous 12 months, and at this time’s tour is the lounge!
Like most of you (I wager), we spend a big share of our time in the lounge. It has our TV, fire, and is about as much as be the centrally positioned hub of the home, as nicely.
This room was not a fast repair by any means as we needed to do some main ceiling restore on the vintage combed ceiling panels, totally exchange a crumbling tile ground (sharp edges and free chunks of grout have been in all places), add built-in shelves and make over an previous fire.
However, I’ve to say that the top outcome brings loads of gentle and pleasure to the house and helps characteristic the massive home windows that helped us fall in love with the home within the first place (see the earlier than and after photographs beneath for the transformation!).
I actually wished the entire home to circulation in a selected heat colour palette with some parts (you possibly can see my home mood board and plans here). So I attempted to select some parts and shapes that will give off a ’70s retro vibe in a contemporary and classy (and pink!) method.
As you possibly can see, the darkish flooring and fireside within the “earlier than” are a giant distinction to the brighter “after” photograph. We additionally took off the entrance of the previous wood-burning fire and had a fuel log fire put in as a substitute. We like it!!
A hearth cling is one in every of my favourite issues in life (and all by way of winter).
The largest change on this room is certainly the ground, although. We had an enormous subject with the earlier tile ground arising off the subfloor to the place it was cracking and breaking everywhere (because of poor set up) and there have been piles (not exaggerating!) of free grout chunks everywhere.
We needed to put on slippers or sneakers for the primary 9 months of dwelling there so your ft weren’t gray with grout mud or minimize by a damaged tile edge—enjoyable!!
The white oak flooring was a really lengthy ordeal to get achieved appropriately, however we love the way it got here out! It felt like such a deal with to stroll round in naked ft, haha …
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I do know some individuals are not for portray stone, and that’s OK, however I actually love how the painted stone helps you to see the nooks and crannies of the feel even higher than when it was all a darkish colour.
We added a vented fuel log set (with these birch logs within the 30″ measurement) and transformed the hearth to fuel as a substitute of wooden burning—it’s for certain the perfect spot in the home as soon as winter rolls round. We like to tug over the espresso desk and do puzzles with Lola in entrance of it at night time.
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I wish to have a minimum of one hanging plant in most areas after I can, and you may’t go unsuitable with a simple brass planter. These fishbone cactus plants are one in every of my favorites for hanging planters, and they’re fairly simple to maintain alive (in order that’s a plus for me).
I actually wished a comfy hearth chair, and this Turoy swivel chair is principally perfection for the upscale classic vibe I used to be going for. The swivel half will get used so much to show backwards and forwards from TV watching to fireside gazing (and our cats like to sleep on it, too).
Boucle material can also be kiiiind of an obsession for me and I really like the comfy texture it provides.
I had the toughest time discovering a rug I appreciated for our lounge till I discovered this pink terrazzo rug. It provides colour, print, and visible texture and it’s tremendous simple to hoover, as nicely.
There was a $1,000 fluted credenza I used to be eyeing final 12 months, however I simply couldn’t convey myself to spend that (plus delivery) on the merchandise, so I did this IKEA hack on a Besta sideboard, and I’m SO pleased with the way it turned out!
I believe it’s among the finest wanting DIYs I’ve achieved—you actually can’t inform that the fluting was added on and it seems luxe for much less. Here’s a smaller cabinet in case you like that fluted look.
Just a bit shoutout to our Frame TV. In the event you haven’t seen these, I’ve been eyeing them for a number of years as I really like how they appear similar to a framed piece of artwork on the wall when not in use.
When our TV began dropping rows of pixels final 12 months, we determined to go for the Body (with a white body possibility) and I’m so glad we did.
I can put household photographs, seasonal artwork, or digital art from Etsy up on the display in a flash, and it seems like simply one other print on the wall moderately than protruding in an obnoxious method.
How good are these home windows?? So good. We took out a bunch of overgrown bushes that have been overlaying up half the view, so now you possibly can see all of the seasons and magical snowstorms in a extra panoramic view.
We put in some light filtering roller shades over the home windows for the reason that solar is available in that facet of the home through the winter, and makes it onerous to look at TV through the day. It additionally helps the room not get as sizzling with the shades down in the summertime.
I’m not at all times a matchy-matchy particular person with furnishings, however I really love having a boucle chair and the identical material for our curved Kayra sofa, as nicely.
The curved couch is such a enjoyable piece to have as one of many foremost issues within the house, and it actually brings the retro issue up a notch whereas the boucle material retains it trendy.
And in case you’re interested in having pets and a toddler with white furnishings, I hear you! I do take into consideration that stuff after I select house decor, however I additionally are likely to do what I would like and simply take care of life because it occurs.
We’ve had a lot of events to identify clear the furnishings however I’ve gotten to them shortly, and to date every thing nonetheless seems nice! Not for everybody, nevertheless it works for me 🙂
I made those built-in shelves final fall, and whereas we could change up that space a bit if we ever add a mantle to the hearth (which I want to), I really like having the cabinets for vacation decor and including some greenery to that wall.
We additionally had the flimsy storage space on the backside rebuilt to be three cupboards, so we have now an amazing spot for books and toys that we need to maintain close to however out of sight when the room is tidy (which is typically however not at all times, haha).
For shelf decor, gadgets like letter boards, cool bookends, classic/fairly coloured books, prints (right here’s the “take it easy” and “here comes the sun” prints) and household photographs, and crops are often my staples (these small fluted planters are nice).
I additionally like so as to add a number of distinctive finds like classic trinkets and whatnot (that large clear crystal is a classic discover from a decade in the past that I nonetheless like so much).
I am keen on the Sketch restaurant in London that’s all around the web with their velvet pink cubicles, and I wished to make a mini model of their gallery walls (which can be simply enjoyable black and white line drawings) to create a simple black and white gallery wall DIY.
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I’m a sucker for globe light fixture and this one is nice because it’s the proper mixture of classic and trendy.
Total, this room feels so vivid and completely happy now that we’ve refreshed the area in a significant method. We even have plans to color the skin so the hearth portion on the outside of the home will match the within.
You’ll have that indoor/out of doors really feel once more that you simply get seeing each by way of the large glass home windows (a really Frank Lloyd Wright-ish type of factor that I really like).
Feeling cozy in your house will be so necessary, and I really like that this room offers us a spot to calm down and luxuriate in one another all through the day.
Since this space hadn’t been renovated but final vacation season, I can’t wait to place up our tree and all my decorations to make the room as magical as I probably can. What do you assume, does it really feel completely happy and welcoming to you?! xo. Laura
Credit // Writer and Images: Laura Gummerman.