House Tour: The Living Room

Welcome to my home…

Welcome to My Home

I’ve always wanted a red door, that was one of the first changes we made to the house when we bought it…

The front door

We searched for this house for 6½ years before we found the perfect house for our family.  When we finally found it, it was everything we didn’t want:

  • a foreclosure
  • a bi~level
  • over 20 years old

But when we walked through the front door, we knew this was the place for us.  It was everything we needed:

  • five bedrooms
  • 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 2 three~quarter baths
  • 3 living areas
  • and plenty of outdoor space

Even before we bought the house, I’d started purchasing decorative items and placing them in a storage shed until we found the house.  I had my paint colors picked out ~ based on my mica lamps (something I’d seen as a kid and absolutely loved).

Living Room Accessories

The center wrought iron piece is from the garden section; the candle sconces were originally black and I painted them brown and gold to “age” them to match the center piece; the fruit bowl painting and the crosses are from Dollar General; the painting of the mother with the children is from a local antique shop; the boxes were handmade by my son in wood tech; all of the other accessories were purchased at tag sales and yard sales

I grew up in Italy and lived in New Orleans for a time, so I think those places have definitely influenced my design style.  I have lots of wrought iron, worn pieces, crosses and ethnic pieces in my house.  I’m very proud of the home that I’ve created for my family.

Living Room Collage

The wall color is called Burnt Amber, when I first put it on the wall my husband freaked out…  After all of the furniture and accessories were put in place, he fell in love.

What influenced your design style?

  • Oh, I love that red door!

    • Thank you.  I think red doors just stop traffic!

  • TheChicest Geek

    That wall color is very nice. It makes the room look so well put together. Very nice.

    • Thank you.  I had that paint sample for. ever.  LOL  I was so happy when I finally got a chance to use it.

  • dwija borobia

    Your house is so gorgeous, Daenel.  No wonder you cried!

    • Thank you.  Now you see I understand your pain (kinda sorta), everything we did in this house was paid for with cash, so upgrades and things were slow in coming but they came and I’m very happy with the results.

  • Oh I love the house! Very nice. It looks so spacious. i have always wanted a red door too. When we move i will be sure to get one. 

    • Thank you.  It’s big ~ too big, I think but I do love it.  I was so happy when the hubs agreed that I could paint the door red.  I wanted to do a back flip.

  • Anonymous

    We got married only four years ago and nothing of ours went together.  So I sold much of my furniture with my condo.  My design style is whatever now works with what was Brad’s and is ours.  I do not like our living room set, but do like the dining and eating areas–it’s all one room, lots of chairs.

    And that’s just the downstairs. 


    • I couldn’t imagine trying to mesh my style with Tony’s, he’s very traditional and only likes shades of brown and black.  I love color.  Love color.  🙂

  • I love your wall color.  My livingroom is a color called “pumpkin bread.”  When we started painting it looked REALLY bright and my daughter’s exclamation of “Look, it’s Nickelodeon orange!” didn’t help, but once it dried I loved it and still do.  I painted my kitchen the same color and painted the cabinets sage green.

    • LOL  Too funny.  Our friends had the same reaction.  Some have even called my house a “crayon box” but I love it.  I’ll bet your kitchen looks incredible.

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