The Woodland, living room project, was a tough one. I’d say it was more complicated than the kitchen or bathrooms!
The reason being was opening up the wall between the two rooms. It was a supporting wall that required a HUGE beam in its place. In addition, we tore down the doorway, made the opening more spacious and flush with the ceiling. Keeping it true to its colonial roots, we didn’t want to open the home too much but just enough for more unobstructed sightlines.
These were the two rooms before the remodel.

And now on to what we had to work with:

The flooring in the second room was not the same red oak as in the rest of the house, leading to tearing out the old pine and finding a matching red oak. We started by tearing out the carpet, refinishing the floors, changing out the light fixtures and windows, and adding ceiling trim and fresh paint.

We mixed two different stain colors to achieve the faded gray look on the floors.

We added ceiling detailing and shadow boxes to the walls to add some character.

The stripes give an illusion of taller ceilings and add a touch of modern to the Parisian inspired detailing.

The modern light fixtures are linked HERE.

The couch was a reupholstered piece done by my mom and myself. (ONLINE UPHOLSTERY VIDEO TUTORIAL COMING EARLY FEBRUARY. SIGN UPS OPEN IN DECEMBER.)

There we have it! Transforming two rooms into one, we managed to create one open space tied together by color and design yet still with a sense of intimacy in both.

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