December 7, 2016

Living Room Reveal

The living room at the #Staggreno is the first room that greets you when you walk in the house.  I’m happy to report it’s undergone a major transformation and today I’m sharing the living room reveal!

As is tradition around here I like to gross you out before I wow you, so let’s begin at the beginning.  I give you the before video and photos:

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This room is deceptively large.  In fact, it eats furniture.  It felt so closed off from the rest of the house and had a pretty small entrance.  As it was, we would have never spent any time in there.  I had the idea to knock down the wall leading into the room and it completely transformed it.

Other changes: we put in the hardwoods, new window, and kept that amazing Art Deco granite fireplace which is original to the house.  I know you’re disappointed, but the curtains didn’t make the cut.

I so love how it came together.  And so friends, I present to you the new living room!

video/editing: Romero Media

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Just a minor improvement, eh?  My favorite part of these photos is a little Anna playing in the playroom nearby.  Now this is a room everyone in our home enjoys– both our family and our guests.  It flows openly with the rest of our home and just feels so bright and airy.

Here are a few sources for you:

chairs | side table | accent table | coffee table: custom | sofa: vintage | daybed: vintage | mirror | rug | floor lamp  | artwork

Up tomorrow I’m sharing this space, and a few others in our home, all holiday decked out.  It’s time for the holiday home tour!  Can’t wait to share it with you!

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  1. karen w.

    December 7th, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    WOW! amazing job!

  2. Jen

    December 8th, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Thank you so much!

  3. Paola Arletty

    December 8th, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Looks so beautiful! Love your home so much. The bones just speak for themselves

  4. Jen

    December 9th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you so much, Paola!

  5. Sue

    December 12th, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    To say you have great style and taste is an understatement. This room is so good. I love your house.

  6. Jen

    December 22nd, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much!!

  7. Website

    January 5th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Happy New Year Jen! I was truly amazed by your work! You did great. Your room is absolutely beautiful. It looks so cozy and inviting. Thanks for the inspiration. Thumbs up!

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    May 24th, 2017 at 9:12 am

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  9. A Drywall Pro

    December 2nd, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Award for most drastic before and after transformation goes to….!
    But really, from poorly lit, dark and lonely, to bright, gorgeous, welcoming and homey 🙂 You have skill!

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