I was just looking through all of the images I have of our living room. When we first moved into our home, our living room was all white and looked like this.
I think it's pretty, but very formulaic "Shabby Chic".
Before our photo shoot for "New Old House Magazine", our living room looked like this:
I actually like this image. The wallpaper is Hinson's White Washed Madagascar. It adds a lot of texture to the room. Most of the fabrics are from Bennison. The couch and the chairs were from Shabby Chic.
Steve never really liked the upholstered pieces. A bit too chubby for him. So, for the photo shoot I told him that we should design the room together. What would he change?
I knew these Bennison chairs would be the first to go. Steve is just not a pattern kind of guy!
Photographer Eric Roth loved the gear molds and clock faces on the "coffee table".
We filled the shelves with our old books, shells, cozy blankets, and Steve's Dad's plaster pieces.
It was so much fun moving things around our home and giving the rooms a new look. Steve's furniture pieces will probably make their way back to the store, but some of the other items are going to stay for a while. What happened to the pieces that were here before? You'll have to wait and see....