Sunday, January 12, 2014

LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER

I had an another post for today but I skipped it; as I just could not wait to reveal the living room pictures with the posters. Nor could I make you nice peeps wait any longer to see it.
Warning: This is photo heavy post.
This time, I will let the pictures talk for themselves.
Here is the long shot as seen from the foyer. It was a coincidence that few of the posters had some orange/red in them that matched with the color of the accessories.
The posters were size 16x12. I could go with either 16x12 photo/picture frames or bigger. The book came with 10 posters but I settled on using only 8 of them.

We already had couple of 16x20 frames from Michaels. So, I purchased 6 more of the 16x20 frames. I did not buy any mats to go with it. The backing of the posters in the picture frame is the paper that came with the frames.
The frames pretty much fit the size of the art we were looking for the wall. And economical too. As well, giving us the option to swap the posters with something else when we wanted a change.
There has been few changes in the room compared to the last post. You see different pair of chairs in today's post. You will have the skipped post in the coming week.
I will get back to you about the cushion cover too.
Going with all the 10 posters from the book would have crowded the wall.
Yes, I have the similar wall arrangement in my dining room wall too.
I had plans to change it 6 months ago. Other projects and priorities moved this to the back burner.
You can see the dining room wall from the foyer.
The below pictures were clicked at night.

 
There might be some changes later but for now, Mr. Tweaks and me like how the room has evolved in 3 years.
Update: One of the reader, Kate suggested I post a before after picture. So here it is.
One final picture.
I just noticed couple of picture frames are not in level.
And I need to work on my photo skills too.
And I did talk despite mentioning that I will let the pictures talk for themselves.

Have a wonderful week ahead.


Linking at:
http://www.remodelaholic.com,
http://www.serenitynowblog.com, http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/, http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://www.redouxinteriors.com/, http://www.allthingswithpurpose.com/
http://www.thededicatedhouse.com, http://theturquoisehome.com, http://www.jenniferrizzo.com

51 comments:

  1. Love it...Love it...Love it. Great pops of color. The posters go so well with the other pieces in the room. Only thing extra I would suggest is extending that gorgeous art wall all the way up to the ceiling. That would make some statement. Did I say, I love it? Pinning it.

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  2. Vidya, Appreciate your comment and the feedback. I guess you are right about hanging them a little higher. Will do. Thanks for pinning.

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  3. Wow Reshma! What lovely colours!! The posters are adorable arent they!
    Love the pop of orange here and there- the lamps are adorable.
    I agree eight posters look perfect for the wall. Do you think adding a large horizontal canvas on top would visually elongate the space and take your eye up to the tall ceilings?
    Having parted with my unsolicited advice, Im off to explore the rest of your lovely blog :P

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  4. OMG! Just saw Vidya's comment!! Hmm great minds and all that...

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    1. Thanks Madhu. We did shop for a large painting/art but nothing that both hubby and me agreed on. And the really good ones were pretty expensive. I know, Vidya and you think alike.

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  5. What a cheerful, color filled room. Love it. I love your white couch. May I ask where you purchased it? I have wanted a white couch for the last couple of years. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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    1. Thank you, Francis. Couch is from Ikea.

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  6. Lovely pops of color! The deep gray is an amazing base, and I love the entire palette. I'd suggest adding pops of turquoise/cerulean/robin's egg blue (one of the three not all three!) to complement the orange too! Maybe paint the lamp bases, or switch out a couple of the orange pillows for fresh blue ones?

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    1. Thank you. I will see if I can find a turquoise blue fabric for the pillows.

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    2. Love it! (Forgot to sign in when I commented earlier!)

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  7. loved d choice of colors as you paired them with all d neutrals..a perfect balance.All d best for future blogs.keep us posted.

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    1. Thank you Surabhi. Just came visiting your blog. You have all of my fav recipes on your blog.

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  8. Love the colors. Very attractive. Bright yet soothing to the eyes.

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  9. I loved the colors u used...they give a vibrant face to whole room,lovely...

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  10. This is so beautiful! I appreciate the bold colors you've used. I wish you could show a before and after picture right next to each other. There don't seem to be any "before" photos in this post (I came form the Young House Love forum.)

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    1. Kate, Thank you for visiting. I will update this post with the before picture. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  11. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love all the color that the posters bring into the room. I also love your lamps.

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    1. Thank you, Raechelle. Glad you like both the posters and the lamps. Feels good.

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  12. I flippin' LOVE the color that those posters bring to that space, and the clean modern way you hung them. well done!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting. Yes, the posters changed the look of the room.

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  13. visiting you from redoux. Love love the orange as an accent

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. How much space did you leave between each picture, and how many inches above the back of the couch is the bottom of the frames on the first row? What a nice job and I'm sure, no easy feat! I don't think you need to raise the arrangement. You wouldn't want it to line up with the top of your window treatment or the loft railing. Down the road you might add another row or large horizontal piece, as Madhu suggested. I think a painted reclaimed shutter or iron work would look fabulous, especially if you wish to incorporate another accent color. 2 story ceilings are very difficult and costly to fill. Your room looks great!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I do not remember the measurements but I will measure and will let you know. Yes, I agree with Madhu that I could go with another row only I need to get more posters. Or change to new pictures.

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  15. Love the gray mixed with the bright colors, especially those orange pillows.

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    1. Hey Andrea, Thank you. It's been more than a year I did this room but it still makes me happy looking at it.

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  16. I have done a few gallery walls and it is so hard to get them all hanging perfectly, but yours actually do look pretty spot on. That must have taken you ages!! Looks great though such a fun and bright living room :)

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    1. Michelle, You will not believe if I said, that it did not take long to do. I had used push pins to hang the frames and was supposed to change it to nails once it was finalized. And it still is not changed. I have used 2 pins for each corner of the frame so they do not move. Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Hi Reshma
    I just loved the prints and ordered it. Also, bought the ikea frames. Guess what two of them broke when hanging. I used the ikea provided frame hanger , it was just too heavy for push pins

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    1. I am glad to know you liked the prints and got them but sorry to know about the frame. I did hang mine on push pins for a temporary to be replaced with something permanent which is yet to happen. And I used 2 pushpins for each frames, at the corners.

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  18. Love the splash of color!
    Gorgeous room.

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    1. Priyam, Thanks for stopping by. And appreciate your comment.

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  19. Reshma - yoru living room is beautiful! I love the bold splashes of color and sanjay patel's hindu dieties up on the wall - that's very unique!

    i am visiting you for the first time. I will definitely check out your other posts...

    please do stop by and visit us at our blog - Aalayam.

    ~deepa

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    1. Deepa, Thank you so much for visiting. I am a regular visitor to Aalayam and a big fan of you both. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Lovely ..looking awesome with lovely colors

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    1. Prerana, Thanks for stopping by. I started working on a change...already....:-)

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  21. The way the photo frames are arranged, gives the room a rich and a beautiful look.

    Destination Infinity

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  22. Rajesh, Going with photo frames was easier than going with a large painting. And I can keep swapping the picture to something different as I go. Thank you for visiting.

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  23. Beautiful living room!
    I'd like to know the name of artist of those cute posters.

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    1. Thank you. The artist is Sanjay Patel. You can find this poster book on Amazon.

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  24. Such a beautiful space - discovered your blog only this week via Patricia...you can be sure I will visit often!

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    1. Sharon, Thank you so much. Glad to have you here.

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  25. Hi Reshma,

    From where did you buy the paintings in your living room?
    I liked them a lot ! :)
    - Priyanka

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    1. Priyanka, Those are poster print of the artist Sanjay Patel. It came in a book which I bought on Amazon.

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  26. Beautiful living room Reshma. I loved the pop of orange. Lovely posters and cushions too!

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  27. Beautiful living room Reshma. I loved the pop of orange. Lovely posters and cushions too!

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    1. Disha, So sorry. Somehow missed seeing your comment. Thank you. I changed the orange to red. Sometimes, I regret doing it. I am waiting to share the change with you all.

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