We’re rolling proper together with room excursions from the mid-century residence we’ve been engaged on for the previous yr, and right this moment’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, hearth, and is ready as much as be the centrally situated hub of the home, as effectively.
This room was not a fast repair by any means as we needed to do some main ceiling restore on the classic combed ceiling panels, totally change a crumbling tile ground (sharp edges and free chunks of grout had been in every single place), add built-in cabinets and make over an previous hearth.
However, I’ve to say that the top end result brings a number of gentle and pleasure to the house and helps function the large home windows that helped us fall in love with the home within the first place (see the earlier than and after images beneath for the transformation!).
I actually needed the entire home to stream in a particular heat colour palette with some components (you’ll be able to see my residence temper board and plans right here). So I attempted to select some components and shapes that may give off a ’70s retro vibe in a contemporary and stylish (and pink!) manner.
As you’ll be able to 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 hearth and had a gasoline log hearth put in as an alternative. We find it irresistible!!
A fireplace grasp is certainly one of my favourite issues in life (and all by winter).
The most important change on this room is certainly the ground, although. We had an enormous subject with the earlier tile ground developing off the subfloor to the place it was cracking and breaking all over (as a consequence of poor set up) and there have been piles (not exaggerating!) of free grout chunks all over.
We needed to put on slippers or sneakers for the primary 9 months of dwelling there so your toes 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 executed appropriately, however we love the way it got here out! It felt like such a deal with to stroll round in naked toes, haha …
My husband affectionally calls this artwork print “scorching canine lady,” however I really like the artist and have a number of of her items all through the home.
Yow will discover extra cute & inexpensive front room wall artwork on this put up!
I do know some individuals are not for portray stone, and that’s OK, however I actually love how the painted stone enables you to see the nooks and crannies of the feel even higher than when it was all a darkish colour.
We added a vented gasoline log set (with these birch logs within the 30″ measurement) and transformed the hearth to gasoline as an alternative of wooden burning—it’s for certain the very best spot in the home as soon as winter rolls round. We like to drag over the espresso desk and do puzzles with Lola in entrance of it at night time.
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I wish to have not less than one hanging plant in most areas after I can, and you’ll’t go improper with a easy brass planter. These fishbone cactus crops are certainly one of my favorites for hanging planters, and they’re fairly straightforward to maintain alive (in order that’s a plus for me).
I actually needed a comfy hearth chair, and this Turoy swivel chair is mainly perfection for the upscale classic vibe I used to be going for. The swivel half will get used rather a lot to show forwards and backwards from TV watching to fireplace gazing (and our cats like to sleep on it, too).
Boucle cloth 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 preferred for our front room till I discovered this pink terrazzo rug. It provides colour, print, and visible texture and it’s tremendous straightforward to hoover, as effectively.
That mushroom espresso desk (comparable right here) and gold cone aspect desk (comparable right here) additionally provides to the ’70s vibes, and I really like them.
There was a $1,000 fluted credenza I used to be eyeing final yr, however I simply couldn’t convey myself to spend that (plus transport) 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 top-of-the-line wanting DIYs I’ve executed—you actually can’t inform that the fluting was added on and it appears luxe for much less. Right here’s a smaller cupboard for those who like that fluted look.
Just a bit shoutout to our Body TV. Should you haven’t seen these, I’ve been eyeing them for a number of years as I really like how they appear identical to a framed piece of artwork on the wall when not in use.
When our TV began dropping rows of pixels final yr, we determined to go for the Body (with a white body possibility) and I’m so glad we did.
I can put household images, seasonal artwork, or digital artwork from Etsy up on the display in a flash, and it seems like simply one other print on the wall relatively than protruding in an obnoxious manner.
How good are these home windows?? So good. We took out a bunch of overgrown bushes that had been masking up half the view, so now you’ll be able to see all of the seasons and magical snowstorms in a extra panoramic view.
We put in some gentle filtering curler shades over the home windows for the reason that solar is available in that aspect of the home throughout the winter, and makes it laborious to observe TV throughout the day. It additionally helps the room not get as scorching with the shades down in the summertime.
I’m not all the time a matchy-matchy individual with furnishings, however I really love having a boucle chair and the identical cloth for our curved Kayra couch, as effectively.
The curved couch is such a enjoyable piece to have as one of many predominant issues within the residence, and it actually brings the retro issue up a notch whereas the boucle cloth retains it trendy.
And for those who’re inquisitive about having pets and a toddler with white furnishings, I hear you! I do take into consideration that stuff after I select residence decor, however I additionally are inclined to do what I would like and simply cope with life because it occurs.
We’ve had a number of events to identify clear the furnishings however I’ve gotten to them shortly, and thus far every little thing nonetheless appears nice! Not for everybody, however it works for me 🙂
Love these spherical pom-pom pillows—so enjoyable and they’re a pleasant strong distinction to my fluffy pink pillows as effectively.
I made these built-in cabinets final fall, and whereas we could change up that space a bit if we ever add a mantle to the hearth (which I wish 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’ve got an incredible spot for books and toys that we need to hold close to however out of sight when the room is tidy (which is usually however not all the time, haha).
For shelf decor, gadgets like letter boards, cool bookends, classic/fairly coloured books, prints (right here’s the “take it straightforward” and “right here comes the solar” prints) and household images, and crops are normally 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 huge clear crystal is a classic discover from a decade in the past that I nonetheless like rather a lot).
I like the Sketch restaurant in London that’s everywhere in the web with their velvet pink cubicles, and I needed to make a mini model of their gallery partitions (which can be simply enjoyable black and white line drawings) to create a simple black and white gallery wall DIY.
I selected these prints for my wall (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6), however I actually need to get three extra and make it a set of 9 someday subsequent yr.
Take a look at this put up to create your personal Straightforward Black and White Gallery Wall!
I’m a sucker for an excellent globe gentle fixture and this one is nice because it’s the proper mixture of classic and trendy.
General, this room feels so brilliant and glad now that we’ve refreshed the house in a significant manner. 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/outside really feel once more that you simply get seeing each by the large glass home windows (a really Frank Lloyd Wright-ish form of factor that I really like).
Feeling cozy in your house will be so vital, and I really like that this room provides us a spot to loosen up 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 presumably can. What do you suppose, does it really feel glad and alluring to you?! xo. Laura
Credit // Creator and Images: Laura Gummerman.