Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Not Such a Magic Carpet

Finally I'm getting around to revealing our finished family room.  Right in time, too, as our house is up on the market today! Instead of placing things in the room to feel cozy, we placed things to sell. Staging a home to sell is quite the task, but that's another whole blog post!
Today I'm showing you our family room before and after. Because we all love those (:


Before...carpet and white walls:




After...carpet is a goner and warm carmel colored walls:


We picked this color by bringing our Pottery Barn curtains to Home Depot. We brought 2 samples home of colors we thought would work, painted 3 small patches in different parts of the room {always good to test in different lights}, then chose our fave.  This color is a great match with the curtain panels.



Shasta is always the center of attention. She can't help herself (:


We're loving our new Pottery Barn Adeline rug:




Our bowl of lemons and limes add a summery and colorful touch:




Andddd...


How'd that get in there?!


Overall, we're really enjoying the carpet being gone. It worked no magic in that room. But our new rug sure does! The room looks so much larger...don'tcha think? And the color on the wall really pops the crown molding and pulls the whole look together. Hopefully the changes made will help entice buyers to make a little purchase (:


Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
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38 comments:

  1. Love before and afters! this is awesome! My Mom and Dad just did hard wood throughout! It looks so clean and makes the room brighter and bigger

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  2. Looks great! I love the lemons and limes on the table. cute addition!

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  3. WOW -- so pretty. great colors!!

    ox

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  4. Great job with the wall colour - a pretty neutral that looks much more interesting and warm than white!

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  5. What a great after! Now everything stands out!!

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  6. It does look lovely! It's hard saying good-bye but what a fun project. Shasta looks super stoked (c;

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  7. I looks great!! Love the new floors! Oh and love seeing Shasta all cuddled up! :)

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  8. What a great little transformation! I love wood floors...but then, who doesn't? I hope the move process goes well...my fam moved my freshman year of college and I think I just got over it last summer, but that's a whole other story. :) Love you girl, way to take on all the changes going on around you!!

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  9. It looks great in there! You did a great job painting : ) And I'm so excited for you guys and all that is going on for ya'll!! Love the PB rug. Speaking of, I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger and buy that PB rug we talked about today... waiting for it to go on sale could take FOREVER!

    Also, I about diiiiied over your shoot with Cristin. You should be SO proud of those photos- they're incredible, M!

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  10. The wood floors make such a big difference !! Looks great.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  11. Can I just say how much I LOVE your one brick wall?! That's my dream! I may or may not have an obsession with brick.

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  13. It looks great! Love the colors! Shasta is adorable as always! xoxo

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  14. The family room looks great -- the before and after photos really highlight the changes you made. Nice job with the styling. Loved your photo shoot from previous blog.

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  15. it looks amazing!! i love those beautiful floors exposed.

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  16. Wow, that made such a big difference! It looks so cozy and inviting!

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  17. LOVE the hardwood and your house is going to sell so quick as you are one awesome stylist!

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  18. It looks so amazing love :) Well done! Love sweet Shasta too xoxo

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  19. Looks great, Michaela. I am keeping my fingers crossed you all get a sale very quickly! My sister just got back from a week visiting old friends in your new destination!

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  20. looks great girly~ love all the touches~

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  21. are you sure you guys still want to move with that awesome room now :)

    LOVE seeing sweet shasta in these pics!

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  22. It looks beautiful! Love your floors and those lovely French doors opening up to the backyard. Shasta is a sweetie! How cute! Hope you get a quick sale, Michaela.

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  23. Not that it looked bad before, but I love it so much more the after!

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  24. LOVE the wood floors!! Ahhh, that was the first rule we made when we started building:: NO CARPET! And do happen to know the name of the color you used to paint the room?? I absolutely LOVE that color... so warm and inviting!! Exactly what I'm looking for in our living room!! I'd love to be able to find that color and its family group down here!!!

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  25. What great changes. I am loving that PB rug. And of course any room looks better when a doggie is in it! :)

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  26. I always love a good before and after and this didn't disappoint! Looks fabulous!

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  27. I love it! I think it looks great and totally gives a different look to the space!

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  28. It all looks great! I love the new floors!

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  29. Beautiful changes in your home! Love the rug! I had a Pattery Barn rug years ago and it was so comfortable underfoot! Great buy!

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  30. It looks amazing!! I really really LOVE that rug...so much that I want it. When we move next year. Save it for me?! : )

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  31. What a great before and after! I love hardwood floors!

    Notes She Wrote

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  32. The floors look great! Your dog is adorbs!

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  33. Wow looks great! Love the new floors, it does open up the room. And yes staging a home is a major project for any home.

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  34. loving the new floors!! the room look great!

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  35. A M A Z I N G! your home is soooo lovely.... cannot wait to see the updates... xx pam

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  36. It's amazing how such a simple change can make such a huge difference in a home. I definitely will need to consider this in my new home.

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