This living room makeover is a little bit organic modern and a little bit transitional. It’s a room I designed and decorated at my mom’s house.

Here is the before photo. Now that you have a better idea of where this room started, let’s jump into how the room came together.

What did the room look like before?

I found this cozy neutral rug from Loloi (Brea rug in ivory) and immediately knew it would be a great fit for the space.


The chairs and sofa are from Article. The Solna sofa is actually a pull out couch that converts to a bed whenever additional guests come into town, which is really nice for holidays especially, when we all get together.


She found these at World Market and I thought they really fit the space well scale-wise. The artwork above the credenza is something that I made for specifically for this living room.


After she picked out the artwork, I was able to use the colors from those pieces as a jumping off point for accessories, to help tie everything together.

Mirror + Accessories

My mom really wanted a mirror in the space. We decided to add it to the side that was opposite the sliding doors, so that we could bounce some more light into the darker areas of the space.

We added adjustable feet to the bottom of the bookshelf and the cabinet area. And then, we just covered it with a long white oak toe kick, which made out of the scrap pieces of white oak ply.


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