Snazzin' up the Living Room

beekeeperswifeMarch 13, 2013

My dh has been doing some traveling lately. Every time he leaves, I do a project. It's working out well.

Remember the Living Room? Bright rug, oranges, turquoises, etc. I haven't finished it yet--no curtains or "real" furniture for in there. But, I painted the coffered ceiling BM Constellation, and then I had to do the fireplace because it looked so blah. Not a bad blah, just wasn't very exciting. So, I ended up using BM Wrought Iron, it matches the slate surround. I think it looks really nice and adds some weight to the room.

Before:

Ceiling After:

Fireplace:

(yes, I moved the chair over there for the photos, it just looks nice there!)

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kellyeng

What a beautiful space! I'm obsessed with orange and turquoise right now so your room is really talking to me.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:49AM
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CLBlakey

I love the fireplace color above it seems to ground things and shows off the painting.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:53AM
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robo (z6a)

I love it! This is the kind of stuff I could have if I didn't have destructive cats. .... might be worth it.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:55AM
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deedee99

You have such a good eye bee. The close-up pic with the tulips is magazine worthy.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:04PM
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yayagal

Just beautiful!!!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:06PM
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cat_mom

Looks terrific!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:12PM
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anitamo

Perfect detail. It really showcases the FP.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:13PM
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gsciencechick

Love it, and painting ceilings is one of my least favorite things to do, so congrats to you for all that intricate work.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:14PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

LOVE your room!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:26PM
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beekeeperswife

Well, you know once you discover that green frog tape, it's hard to stop painting! I just look around and think, "what else can I tape off and paint?".

Thanks for the comments. You all are so kind with giving advice that I always think I must come here and share any project with you.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:36PM
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caminnc

Looks great bee!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 1:35PM
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anele_gw

I always make sure to click on your projects-- you never disappoint. Very fresh and sophisticated!

Thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:16PM
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GWlolo

The fireplace really pops now! I could not see the bumpout before. Do you have a different picture of the coffered ceiling that shows the whole room? I cannot see the difference too much on my screen.

Bee - you have great flair for design. Are you going to blog :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:18PM
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bronwynsmom

Wonderful!

The fireplace looks great, and I am in awe of all that overhead work!

Not only do you have a good eye, but you are also a good editor. I love this room.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:26PM
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Faux68

Amazing! It is so fresh and beautiful.

I love the art you have on the fireplace. I am the only woman in our family and I am not sure what my guys would think of it. What does Mr. Beeskeeper think of your art??

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:41PM
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michoumonster

I love your room. it looks so fresh and bright. I especially love your rug.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 3:10PM
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Miz_M

I love your room! It's so beautiful and happy. :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 3:45PM
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funkyart

Love it.. I've saved a number of photos where the fireplace bump out was painted but yours is just stunning with the wrought iron. I also love the chair there-- it's the perfect shape and scale. But I guess it isn't staying?

It's such a bright and cheerful room-- but what really strikes me is that everything stands out on its own and yet plays a part in the overall look of the room. That's tricky in my experience.. well, I've never achieved that in my experience :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 5:43PM
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dianamo_1

Outstandingly beautiful!

You have the magic touch!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 5:52PM
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cyn427

Painting the fireplace area was genius!

Love the ceiling too. Heck, I always love everything you do. :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 6:11PM
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beekeeperswife

thank you thank you thank you.

GWlolo--I do have one, would love to share it but I'm afraid I'll get a warning.... you can email me if you like.

faux68, He likes it. I was actually going to swap it with a lighter piece of art I have but for some reason, even with the dark frame, I like it there.

funky--I'm thinking about keeping it there...but I'm just not sure.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 6:34PM
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madeyna

I love the colors .Its fun and refreshing.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 6:41PM
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cooperbailey

Very Snazzy! great job!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 7:04PM
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susieq07

You only have 2 chairs and a few pillows in your living room, for guest to sit on? just couious find that odd.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 7:05PM
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lolauren

Bee: looks gorgeous. You have a good eye; the fireplace looks more interesting now...

susie: she said in the original post that the room isn't finished.. missing curtains and furniture...

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 7:38PM
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beekeeperswife

susie, yes, there are only 2 chairs and 3 cushions to sit on. It is a reading room/living room/sun room/meditation room. We don't do "formal living rooms", our family room acts more like a place to entertain. I'm hoping to get 4 chairs in there around a table--no couch.

My family room pictured below, shares the fireplace with the room pictured above

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 7:47PM
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Faux68

Beekeeperswife, will you show more pictures of your family room? Our furniture is the same colors. I want to see more. You don't hire out, do you? I love your style. Do you get ID help or do you come up with your own? Just beautiful, seriously!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:33PM
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donnawb

Love, love, love the rug. I have been using those colors long because they were "in" to my family's dismay as they all hate orange.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:44PM
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anele_gw

Thanks for another pic, Bee. Stunning!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:40PM
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sis2two

Such beautiful rooms! You are very talented.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 8:56AM
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beekeeperswife

faux68, email me and I'll send you some more.

beekeeperswife at gmail dot com

thanks again everyone

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:01AM
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valinsv

Simply lovely! I agree the FP bumpout looks stunning.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 12:41PM
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busybee3

snazzy indeed!!

i love how subtle the ceiling looks! and how stunning the fireplace looks!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 3:00PM
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bebetokids

Beautiful! When my DH goes out of town all I do is eat too much junk food and have my friends over to watch crappy reality TV marathons.

BTW bee would you like to come over next time DH is gone? :)

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 3:56PM
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beekeeperswife

bebetokids, sure. I'll bring the green tape. How are your margarita making skills?

faux, I emailed you. Did you get it?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:26PM
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mdrive

that room is just gorgeous, B....the ceiling is so beautiful i'm not sure i could pry myself from the floor just to look at it!

and the colors are so inviting and fresh....i wish i had that kind of ability...i tend to find myself sticking with the 'tried and true' (read: BORING) colors because i worry about 'making mistakes'

that room is just perfect in all respects! thank you for posting the pics!

This post was edited by desert_solitaire on Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 14:06

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 2:03PM
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