Living Room {Before and After}

The next two weeks most of my posts will be about our recent remodel projects.

I love these kinds of posts and I hope you enjoy them too.

Today I wanted to share our living room before and after.

We extended our cherry floors from our kitchen into our living room and it made an amazing difference in the appearance of space and the ease of visual flow.

I love the color and minimal grain that you see in cherry floors but the softness of the wood is a huge drawback.

We already had cherry throughout the entry and large kitchen and it was cost prohibitive to start over with another wood.

Over time the cherry darkens and I believe gives the home a wonderful warmth.

We have a lot more dust bunnies and the kids don’t love all of the sweeping we now do (obviously they aren’t pros in the sweeping or we wouldn’t have the dust bunnies).

I am loving the updated space!




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  1. Lana

    It is just lovely…my perfect style only done so much better than i have seen out there…Very nice Jeanne.

  2. Cassie

    That makes such an amazing difference. I love how cozy and comfortable the space feels, and I adore that coffee table!!

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you. Yes, the art hides our TV. Believe it or not the art is hanging with wire on an L bracket. No joke:-)

  3. Jill

    Love that your home reflects your family and your values. I am in LOVE with your new art over the fireplace! Is it one of yours?????

    1. jeanne Author

      No, that is a painting by Melissa Somerville. We bought that piece not long after moving to this house. Thank you!

  4. Anne

    So beautiful Jeanne! I really miss having all wood floors in our house.We have them in our kitchen and guest bath.Someday I hope to have a house full of them again.It looks amazing,sorry about your counters.I hope something can be resolved.

  5. Mikal McPherson

    Everything is so beautiful Jeanne! It feels so warm and welcoming. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Stacey

    It’s just beautiful, Jeanne. Love your floor and the new coffee table. Don’t worry about the little spots that happen on the floor – they are character marks.

  7. Sheila

    You’ve probably shared before, but what is the paint color on the walls? I LOVE the space!

  8. Rachel Serene

    I love it! I wish you could come to my house and we could bounce ideas off each other. We have similar living rooms and design styles. I just acquired a settee and want to make mine look like yours. I love the pillows you have on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. everaftercottage

    SO beautiful!! I’m curious about the actual flow of life in your rooms. For example, you have seating under the tv, so what do you do when you’re all watching something? Do you pull the seating out? And I love, (LOVE) the yellow chair peeking out from the room beyond the living room. It’s so pretty! After years of just making do with whatever comes our way, I’m trying to make better decisions about what we have and how we use it. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you. We have a large bench under the TV but we only use that seating when people are over. You can sit on it and you don’t touch the TV. It instantly gives us 3 more spots to sit without being in the way.

  10. Lana

    Just beautiful, Jeanne! This and your kitchen remodel are inspiring me again! Hopefully we can do something to our nearly 30 year old kitchen soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Laura French

    You inspire me! I love this so much! Thank you for sharing all of this…when you are ready for an open house please invite me? I will fly there! ????????????

    1. Laura French

      Sorry about all those question marks….didn’t mean for that to happen.

  12. The Constant Curate

    I would love to have more details about the movable art concealing the tv…with a wire and an L bracket??? I’ll look around to see if there is a post on this already, but please consider writing about it if not! So gorgeous and functional!

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