Before and After: The Studio Living Room is Finally Done (I Think)

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An eclectic mid-century loft with pops of color.

Aside from the kitchen stuff I’ve been playing around with lately, I’ve also been working on a more permanent solution for the studio seating area. I’ve been working on it off and on for a while now, but never quite landed on a solution that felt like it would stick.

I think I finally have it together now though (yay) and wanted to share the before and after, in partnership with a site that I am v obsessed with right now – Everything But The House (EBTH).

A loft space gets an upgrade. Click through for the before and after room makeover.

If you’re not familiar with EBTH already, you’re probably going to want to head over and check it out asap. I’ll wait. 🙂 It’s an online estate sale company where you can shop collections from homes all over the country and I am 100% addicted. Especially since I’ve kind of exhausted the thrift and antique stores around Atlanta lately. It’s one of the best online resources I’ve found for cool, vintage pieces. And they’re always adding new stuff. EBTH has thousands of new items every day, so if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for today, you might find it tomorrow, and all bids start at $1 (no reserves).

I got SUCH good deals on the pieces I picked up for the studio. Like that hand-knotted antique Persian rug in the after photos… my final winning bid was $326. Shop Persian rugs on EBTH hereI also picked up this set of vintage rattan and rope stools for $95, a seagrass beehive basket for $35 that I’m madly in love with, a Persian wool dog bed for $160, and a striped pink handwoven throw for $2!!!

Here’s a quick refresher for what it looked like before. I took the first photo right before I started moving everything around. And yes, for some reason I had every pillow and blanket I own stacked on the sofa before redecorating. I am a true hoarder at this point. No question.

A loft space before and after living room makeover. Click through for more photos.

A loft space before and after living room makeover. Click through for more photos.

The couch, chairs, coffee table, paintings, pillows, and that little white light fixture were the pieces I already had at home and around the studio. And then I added all of the EBTH items and a bunch of new plants to round things out.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out. There may be a couple of tweaks still to make (I never feel like anything is completely done), but it feels much more lived in and cozy now, for sure.

An eclectic loft space with pops of color.

Persian rug and pillow combo,

Monstera plant clippings

A sneak peek at the Paper & Stitch studio loft.

Woven beehive basket as a DIY planter

An eclectic mid-century loft with pops of color.

What’s your style when it comes to interiors? Do you like to go all one style in a room? Or a more eclectic mix?

This post is in partnership with Everything But The House. All opinions are my won. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.

14 comments | Click here to reply

It looks so awesome! I love the bohemian vibes.
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Courtney Hardy | July 13th, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thanks Courtney.

Brittni | July 13th, 2017 at 8:30 am

It looks so comfy and beautiful!
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Rena | July 13th, 2017 at 8:31 am

Thanks Rena! I appreciate that.

Brittni | July 13th, 2017 at 9:00 am

It looks so utterly cozy that I want to take a nap on that couch right now! I love the colours you used and all those plants!
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Michelle | July 13th, 2017 at 9:19 am

Thanks Michelle. It feels like a jungle in that room now, but I love it.

Brittni | July 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

So cute

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blonde pow | July 13th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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Brittni | July 13th, 2017 at 3:00 pm

That fab rug is the main thing that made the difference. Kudos for swapping out the pale one for these rich colors that ground the space, and tie in with the colors on the pillows.

Kim | July 13th, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Agreed Kim – the rug definitely pulls it all together.

Brittni | July 14th, 2017 at 12:22 am

It look so great, it is amazing what a huge effect a few simple touches can have! I love that rug so much, it looks stunning 🙂

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Holly | July 14th, 2017 at 9:13 am

This is gorgeous! I love it. I struggle so much with using color in my home and your use of reds and greens in this is giving me some inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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Grace | July 23rd, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Thanks so much Holly and Grace for the kind words. 🙂

Brittni | July 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am
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