In a few short weeks we will be celebrating our one year ABM studio anniversary. Where has the time gone?!?! This is one of the last spaces we have to share with you guys, and it’s a big one: the living room.
I was looking back at the before post we did about the living room, and I’m surprised by how many of the inspiration ideas we had we actually used and, of course, put our own spin on. You can see that old post here if you want to refresh your memory or you’re new to this site.
What is the purpose of this room? For us, this serves as a break room or a place we can go if we need quiet. Sometimes I’ll take my laptop into the living room and write emails or a new e-course session on the couch. We also use this area to stage a lot of living room projects we create for you to enjoy. There’s over ten DIY projects in this room. Want to play a weird version of Where’s Waldo with me?
Here is one corner of the room. As you can see, we really didn’t have tons of work to do in this room of the house. We mostly just painted the walls, had the ceiling fixture replaced (and the electrical updated), and then we started slowly filling it up with projects.
All of the character and personality in this room comes from the furniture and other decor items. Someday when we move and take all our stuff with us, this will just be a plain white room with wood floors. And I sort of like knowing that all the fun stuff can move with us. 🙂
A few of my favorite features on this side of the room are the floating shelves and the brown butterfly chairs.
Here’s the side of the room that is directly across from the couch/windows.
The faux (green!) fireplace is one of those big projects that I am so glad we can take with us one day if we want to. It adds such a cozy/homey feel without altering the room permanently.
And here’s the other side of the room. The left wall is where we added the fireplace, and on the right is where we placed the couch. (Just trying to give you some perspective.)
Thanks for letting us share our studio living room with you all! It has been tons of fun showing you all the progress we’ve made on the studio house over the past year. If you want to see all the posts we’ve done on our studio space, click here.
It feels a little sad knowing that we don’t have more rooms in this house to share with you. But… we have a new project we’ll be announcing next week! Any guesses what it might be? We think you’re really going to love it. Can’t wait to share! xo. Emma
Sources: Rug/West Elm, Butterfly Chairs/Urban Outfitters, Light fixture/Schoolhouse Electric, Gold Side Tables/Target, Pink Abstract Print/Society6.
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
Gorgeous! What is the paint color on the walls?
We used untinted white paint 🙂
LOVE that antique silver floor lamp! Where is it from?
Very bright and bold. I love it. Makes great location for Fun photo shoots with all that light.
Hello what website did you find those white corner shelves? My nephew needs these for his room!!
Hi Patti! They are a DIY from a few years ago – https://abeautifulmess.com/2014/06/floating-shelves.html
Is the shelf with the circle outline a DIY or store bought?
Love how the rooms are so bright! is it natural light or lighting ?
Hi Jamie! It was a DIY that Josh did, but we don’t have a tutorial for that one. Sorry about that! -Jacki
Love it! Can I ask where the work harder and smarter sign is from? Would love it for my studio <3
Hi Ashley! Josh made them for us. You can see the tutorial here: https://abeautifulmess.com/2014/06/floating-shelves.html 🙂 -Jacki
So. Perfect. Are the white corner shelves custom made?
Hi Emily! You can find it here: http://www.westelm.com/products/torres-wool-kilim-rug-iron-t984/?pkey=e%7Ctorres%2Brug%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules 🙂 -Jacki
I love this rug (and the room in general) – do you remember the name of it? It doesn’t look like West Elm carries it anymore, but I’d love to hunt for it! Thanks!!
Hi Emily! Elsie made them. Here’s the tutorial: https://abeautifulmess.com/2014/05/geometric-wool-felt-pillows.html 🙂 -Jacki
Where are the multicolored pillows on the couch from??
Thanks so much!
Love the design – where is the coffee table from?
I may have missed it, but where is the amazing coffee table from? Did you ladies build that?
Hi there! I love everything about this home! What color did you use for the trim and the walls?
Hi Kari! It’s Valspar Dove White 🙂 -Jacki
What is the wall color?
Thanks for sharing. The makeover seems to have been very successful and the coffee table looks great. Nice post.