Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our Home: Living Room & Dining Room

Our condo mini-renovation is finally complete!

Would you like a tour?

You enter through our front door into the entry way and kitchen.

Yep, that's a metallic print of our one of our "trash the dress" photos.

If you look down you'll see the mosaic tiling that inspired much of the new color scheme.

If you look to your right you see two beautiful original photos of Seal Beach by a local photographer.

And if you look to your left you can see the dining area reflected in the mirror.

Don't you love decorating with mirrors? It really helps to expand a small space.

I really like our entry way buffet. It's a great storage area and it's a good place to neatly collect keys, mail, purses, etc without cluttering up the kitchen. The buffet is from Crate & Barrel and all of the items on it are from Crate & Barrel as well.

You pass through the kitchen. You've already seen the kitchen lately. Twice. So we'll skip by that.

Next up is our dining room.

(Well it's not really a room, it's more of a dining area. Gimme a break, it's a California condo!)

And the living room!

That's right, no more aqua walls. We decided to tone it down a bit and paint the room "Sand Fossil" beige with aqua and orange accents. I have to say, I love it.

The view from the living room back into the kitchen.

See how the rooms are much more tied together now through the use of the beige and burnt orange color scheme? So much more cohesive! I'm definitely living and learning.

Have a seat on the couch with me! Watch some TV and listen to the surround sound.

Next to the TV are two of my favorite posters.

This one is an actual vintage poster.

And this the other is new, but I loved the aqua color. I gotta get my aqua in here somehow!

Set your drink down on our end table and stay a while.

I love that bowl from Crate & Barrel.

Or if you want to look around more, take a peak at our bookshelves in the living room.

I've already got some of my favorite Europe pictures displayed! Notice my aqua accents. You know I love that aqua!

And if you look back at the living room from the balcony area, you'll get a great view of most of the room.

I still love our original art on the wall. So pretty. Oh and I {heart} the new couch pillows from Z Gallerie.

There you have it! I'm so happy with the changes. What I really love is that it feels like a brand new space and it really just took some new paint as well as a few small new decor items.

Oh by the way... you can see all of the "before" pictures of the dining room and living room are here.

Up next? I'll show you what we did to our home office!

I'm crossing "home redo" off our our "Baby Bucket List."


Chelsea said...

Love it!! It looks great!

We painted the condo in Chris' kitchen the same color orange!

Anonymous said...

I really love it! Sigh, I would love to live in a cool CA condo! I live in a 1920's renovated condo in New England.

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, it looks fabulous! I always liked your aqua walls, but this is a great change! You have me motivated to "redo" a few of our rooms that I've been putting off!

Monique said...

Such a beautiful redo of your condo!!

Leah said...

Love every single bit of it! It's so funny though that I'm still absolutely in love with that painting. You guys chose so well!

Tiffany said...

Looks great! I love all of the aqua.

THE Stephanie said...

Looks fantastic! I wish we had an entry way b/c I absolutely love buffet tables in an entry way. :)

Virginia Belle said...

It looks great! I especially love the aqua accents. The entry way buffet and mirror are perfect!

On a random note, I think we may have the same dinning room table and chairs? Are they from Crate & Barrel too? We bought ours a couple of years ago from there!

Chardonnay said...

LOVE that painting in your living room!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

it looks amazing!!! how about you come decorate my house next?!? your taste is awesome!

Pammy Ponders @ Reflectorville said...

very nice, thanks for sharing, out living room furniture is mostly black too, i love the blues though, ours is mostly black and cream.

Anonymous said...

I love it!! I also adore the Z Gallerie and love finding new things there. SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the aqua! I think I have the same candle and one of the vases :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think it looks amazing!!!!!!

California Wife said...

It looks great!!! I'm so jealous of your glass tile backsplash in the kitchen!

Shoshanah said...

I think it all fits together perfectly. My favorite parts are easily the tile mosaic and the harbor picture you have hanging over the couch

Faith said...

it looks amazing! love it all! burnt orange walls are my fav!

Risley said...

cute! great job!!

Meant to be a mom said...

Very pretty, I just love it.
The colors are beautiful. I love the mosaic.
You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for the tour :)

Jamie Pickle said...

Your place looks fab!!

Lil' Woman said...

Your condo is really does tie inwell together.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Everything looks so great! Loving all the aqua and beachy accents!

Kelly's Avenue said...

LOVEEEEE your living room very cozy

new follower

Mrs. Carioca said...

Looks great! What is the orange paint color called?

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Very pretty! I love the tile mosaic.

Katie said...

I just found your blog through Life as Lindsay and I am loving what I see! My husband and I were married in June 2009 and we still consider ourselves as newlyweds :) Your home is so beautiful and so are you and your husband!! So happy I found your blog, I am your newest follower. If you have time, I'd love for you to check out my blog:

Have a great night :)

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