Earlier this week I posted more pictures from our living room after receiving lots of email and questions about the space. Today, I wanted to do the same thing with the sitting room in our house.
Our house is a 1950’s ranch so there is no true entry space. As soon as you walk in from the front door the sitting room is on the left and the formal dining is on the right. I tried arranging the room about five different ways and there was really no better layout than the one we have now. Sitting rooms are a tough one for me to wrap my head around. We just walk through the space but I didn’t want it to feel stuffy or look uncomfortable just because it’s in the “formal” part of our home.
Before: The dark leather sofa and red accents were dark and didn’t really work for me. The drapes, sofa and painting were the first things to go.
After: I fell in love with the shape of this sofa and the nail head detailing on the front had me sold from the moment I saw it. I had the sofa made to fit the scale of our room and used an embossed croc velvet. The room only has one window so using lighter fabrics kept the space from feeling heavy.
Before: Looking across to the dining room, the red wall drove me crazy…we tried to work with it but after a few months it just drove me mad.
After: New wallpaper, rug and a few more accessories really brighten the room up and made way for the new ivory sofa and softer seating area.