Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weldon Loft: The Living Room

Welcome back to the Weldon's!  I got derailed from showing you their beautiful home (remember Day 1?) when I headed down to Jacksonville to help these guys bring home a win over their our nemeses: the Florida Gators.  (Bulldog fans -- you are welcome.) 

Back to the Weldon's -- I am really excited to feature their gorgeous living room.  This picture is taken from the dining room looking across the entryway.  I love the open, airiness that the transoms above the doorway and oversize windows give the space.


Again, since this is not their permanent home, Leigh and Ryan wanted to use as much of their existing furniture as possible.  Leigh loved these green couches for her town home during dental school, but now felt that they were not the right look for her "married home".  Her decorator recommended updating the look by recovering pillows in coordinating fabrics and bringing in sophisticated accessories, lighting, and art.

I love how Leigh repurposed her dining room table.  See that end table between the sofa and chair?  Though its difficult to tell the scale from this picture, that was Leigh's kitchen table that comfortably sat four in her Augusta town home.  Here in Rome, the table didn't seem to quite fit anywhere-- until it was suggested that she use it as an end table.  I LOVE how it looks in the space.  I think that anything smaller would not have looked to scale with her oversized furniture and high ceilings.

Also, notice the HUGE piece of art hanging on the wall.  I truly think that the art pulls the palette of the entire room together and acts as a stunning focal point.

See how the sophisticated fabric print really updates the sofa?

The TV sits opposite of the sofa (duh, a boy lives here).  The media console is the only new piece of furniture that Leigh and Ryan purchased for their living room.  This piece was worth investing in due to its versatility in any new home -- it can continue to be used as a media console, an entryway table, or as a library table behind a floating sofa.

Leigh's mom (hi, Ms. Joy!) found those great blue leather chairs at a local estate sale.  They are not only beautiful, but they add additional seating in the room without taking up much real estate.

I adore this room and think that they did a great job making it feel very "adult" while still comfortable and "homey".   Stay tuned for Part 3, the Guest Bedroom & Bath.


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