Friday, June 12, 2009

Making a Statement

Before my daughter moved to their new apartment, she searched Craig's List to find a sofa. They wanted to make a step up from the futon they had in the living room of their first apartment.
She searched and searched and then one day she sent me a picture, to ask
my opinion, of a sofa she had fallen in love with. When I saw it I knew it was the perfect choice. My daughter has always been a young lady who has a style of her own, the girl with enough confidence to wear almost any fashion. Fortunately she married a wonderful guy who enjoys her distinctive flair. They purchased this fabulous down-filled antique Victorian couch which became the statement piece and the inspiration for our paint choice.
We didn't pick a color that matched the sofa, but instead went with a color that would compliment it, as well as the existing light green walls in the adjoining kitchen. We chose a historic paint color at Lowe's. It's La Fonda Villa Fountain 5002-4B in Valspar's satin paint.I painted two opposing walls this fantastic color and the remaining two walls were painted a crisp bright white.
Once the furniture was moved in, the decorating fun began!
A beautiful old ceiling tin was hung in the nook above the tv.To add light to the side of the room that has no outlets, we hung this beautiful capiz shell chandelier above the mirrored end table.
They have a real mix of design styles, from antiques to items from the Swedish furniture store, yet everything mixes into a stylish, eclectic, modern, and elegant combination.They love their new apartment!
I had fun painting, designing and decorating.
I'll share more details of the apartment in the coming posts.

29 comments:

Karen said...

Hmmmm. It might be my computer, it's been doing weird things this morning, but none of the pictures you posted show. ALl I see are blue question marks in their place. I HOPE IT'S ME!! Except I really want to see the shots! I'll try again later!
Karen

Amelia said...

No pictures for me either...don't know what the problem might be.

Chanelle said...

Yeah, me neither. I'm dying to see all these pictures! Love the paint color.

Della said...

I'm in love with the sofa! It's beautiful...

Your picture's didn't show up in my feeder, but when I went to your actual blog, the did. :)

Kasey said...

What a lovely sofa! I love what you did with the place.

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! That sofa is amazing!

duchess said...

Very chic.

Every Day Blessings said...

Who would have thought that couch could be sooooo cute. I love it and I love what you did with the room. It has such a modern flair.

Erin said...

Love it! YOu did a beautiful job...and made me miss Ikea! Your daughter and her husband must just love living in that room!

Liz said...

I love it all! BUT I REALLY NEED TO SEE THAT BEDROOM! I've been struggling to bring my master bedroom together and the bedding you have going on in your daughter's master looks RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! Please post some pics!

Frippery said...

Ohhh it's gorgeous!

Susan S. said...

Wow...you guys had a great vision for that room and executed it well! It's a great combination of old and new....good color scheme! :)

Candice said...

Wow! What a great room! The sofa looks so good!

The McGraths said...

I love the piece over the TV!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness..that is perfect. I love it!!!!!!!
sandy toe
love the color of the walls!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a cool space!

jenjen said...

I LOVE that sofa. It is fabulous. I love her space. It is great!

XOXO
Jen

Natster said...

Hi- I'm one of Ali's friends from Girls State (a long time ago...), and I just have to say... I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Wow- truly it is an inspiration to me. I now want to go out and find affordable and yet cute stuff to decorate my home on a college student budget! Thanks so much for taking the time to showcase your amazing talents. You are awesome!!!!

bj said...

It all looks so pretty and clean and bright. I love her choice of sofas and the paint looks great with it.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Very chic yet, very welcoming!

me me me said...

Wow. I love this- you know it looks amazing if even though it isn't necessarily your style- you still love it! I am still trying to figure my style out and trying to become brave enough to go out on a limb- like your daughter did with her couch. You guys did an amazing job. Thank you for all your inspiring posts!

the undomesticated wife said...

Oooo, I love! There's nothing better IMO than a good mix of styles. Then you get the best of everything.

Darlene said...

WOW their apartment came out beautifully!! What a fantastic mix of pieces!! I can't wait to see more!♥

~Hurricane B~ said...

So very lovely, I love the orginal style it has. I love that couch.

karenbukovan said...

it is gorgeous!!

Richella said...

This is WONDERFUL! Your daughter is so blessed to have a mom like you. I applaud you for bringing up a girl who has the courage to have a style of her own. I have three sons; I pray that they'll find girls like your daughter some day. Bless you!

Caroline said...

That sofa is great, it is a great focal point for the room.

vintagepretties said...

When I saw the sofa on it's own, I thought "hmmmm...really?" BUT, when I saw it in the room, it looks AMAZING!! Your daughter has phenomenal style & a visionary eye.

Delta Norington said...

Absolutely wonderful! You've helped to make that couch a beautiful center piece for the room!

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