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My weekend + Our living room before & after pics!!

I had such an amazing weekend! I spent Saturday with a couple of friends up in Sonoma. One of my bffs Allison & wedding vendor friends Erin & Yasmin were putting on a wedding event/fair called the Lab Event at Cline Cellars Winery – which just so happened to be right across the street from where we got married! This event was unlike any wedding fair I’d ever been to. It was honestly more like a party than anything else. Great food. great wine. dancing. fashion show + all the pretty wedding details made by local wedding vendors. The girls did an incredible job! Honestly it kind of made me want to re-plan my wedding. Well……… not really. Ha!

Click here to see more of the incredible Lab Event

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Now on to our living room update  – as promised I took some much better pictures of our living room!!

Well let me first remind you what the living room used to look like

{BEFORE}
Notice the horrific ceiling fan in the mirror.

{AFTER}

Ta-dah!! The sofa is from Zgallerie – Oscar Sofa, vintage chandelier is from the Alameda Point Antique Faire – $70

Bronze nailhead trim & turned legs

If you are considering the Oscar Sofa for your home, I definitely recommend it. It’s timeless, chic and oh so glamorous! The soft cushy pillows make it ridiculously comfortable. This is the perfect couch if you are looking for pretty & practical (well besides the white fabric.)

We painted the aqua accent wall with Benjamin Moore’s Bird’s Egg. For the sunburst mirror DIY click here + my picture frame gallery wall DIY here.

Modern Linen beige tufted lounge chairs are from Overstock – Super comfortable, in case you were wondering!

Waterfall glass coffee table by Viva Modern is from Ebay

Lattice grey rug is from Pottery Barn Teen. Who would have thought?!

I spray painted this metal table from Pier One with Rust-oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint

This is what it looked like before

This gorgeous shabby chic Pottery Barn inspired mantel was made by my bff Lizzie & her incredibly talented husband

I purchased this mirrored silver side table from TJ Maxx 4 years ago! It’s crazy how a gorgeous sofa can make everything in the living room suddenly look 100 times better.

I spray painted the vintage milk bottle my mom gave me (she was about to throw them out!) The wood flowers are from my wedding bouquet

So now I’m thinking about getting a mirrored chest of drawers for the corner by the gallery wall. It’s so bare over there.. plus it would be nice to have some extra storage (opps, sorry for the crooked pic!)

I’m thinking something like this

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Thoughts? I could always go the less expensive route – Find something on Craigslist, paint & update the hardware. I just can’t stop thinking about the mirrored chest of drawers! So damn gorg. We’ll see.

Xo, Melissa

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Operation Glam Chic

Aqua, gold, yellow oh my! For the past couple of weeks I have been completely infatuated with this color combo. Gold has always been an all time favorite for me. Aqua looks phenomenal with gold so it’s the perfect marriage. Add yellow to that  mix – you have perfection. I seriously can’t get enough.

I mean look at this gorgeousness!!!

Paint is one of the most inexpensive and easy ways to pretty up a room. I soon plan to start our living room re-vamp. I just need to find the time to go out hunting for the accessories and oh ya, a new couch! We have a lot to do. I want the room to feel romantic and feminine .. with some glamor of course. For the couch I’m thinking ivory linen fabric, tufted backing or bronze nail head trim. Something along these lines:

I’m pretty sure we will end up getting the couch custom made. I can’t find exactly what I want, for the price we want anywhere.

Okay enough with the couches and back to operation glam chic! I created this inspiration board to give me some direction. I’m extremely visual when it comes to styling things together, so this was very helpful.

What do you think? Yes I know, I like lots of color. Sorry I should have warned you! Are you planning on fixing up a room in your house? What is your favorite color combination?

I have to say I don’t recommend using bright colors like these if you are planning to sell your house anytime soon. Stick to neutrals. For more tips on selling your house click here. Looking to buy? Here’s a Buyer’s Checklist.

Happy Friday!

Melissa & Virginia

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