Jenna LaFevor is a mover, a shaker, and freak flag flyer. She loves pearls with t-shirts, Conway Twitty, a good accent wall, and 80’s rock. She’s never met a leopard print she didn’t like and always prefers to go bold or go home. You can find her practicing what she preaches at her blog, RainonaTinRoof.com.
A few months back, my husband and I were given the opportunity to remodel my grandparent’s farmhouse and eventually live there part-time to help on the family farm. I was over the moon excited about this chance to restore a little piece of a home that is very dear to my heart.
For the past 10+ years, the house had been rented out and wasn’t in the best of condition. But with a little elbow grease and TLC, the house is starting to once more resemble the house in my memory.
We recently finished up the living room makeover. This is what we started with:
While many other rooms in the house needed extensive repair work, the living room really just needed a good deep cleaning, new paint, and a timeless design.
The Living Room Now:
We call it a Traditional Casual Living Room. While my style is usually more on the 70’s glam side, I knew that style would not work with this home at all. Instead, I went for a classic and traditional design, but one that was also cozy and comfortable.
The walls were given a fresh coat of Colorhouse Imagine .06 paint. The room was grounded with the Mohawk Home Palladium Cameron area rug and a brown leather sofa. The tufted linen cocktail ottoman works as a coffee table and extra seating as well.
We wanted a beautiful space, but one where people could also come in, throw their feet up, and relax. The Belham Living Arm Chairs provide both comfort and classic style that won’t easily date. More color was pulled into the space with navy curtain panels.
The Belham Living Hampton TV stand keeps all the tv components nicely tucked away in classic style. We brought more of the navy color over to this side of the room with a few navy toss pillows and also added in more color with the framed spring leaves art prints.
This room is much longer than it is wide, so we were also able to create a little reading nook on the opposite end of the television and conversation area of the room.
The blue linen arm chair is both comfortable and ties in well with the rest of the room. We also added a Belham Living wood-toned wall mirror above the chair (in my opinion, a mirror is a must for every room!) and a side table as well.
This entire room actually turned out better than I imagined it would, and I know it’s traditional, but casual design will stand the test of time!
– Jenna LaFevor of Rain on a Tin Roof