Home Renovation : Before/After Living Room

A few days ago, I blogged the renovation update from our kitchen and dining room (including the story of how we bought our new home). Today I'm excited to share the before/after photos from the renovation of our living room and guest bathroom. As I mentioned before, the house was build in the 1950s and the previous owner has a very distinct decor aesthetic…

I didn't take these before photos, but they'll give you an idea of what we walked into…

…and showed us how much potential this house had…

This was the only photo of the guest bathroom I could find…but you can see the color palette and design carried through the house! 😉

And–tah-dah!–here's the new look of the living room…with a completely modern makeover…

This is the first room anyone sees as they walk into our home…It's simple, clean, and airy…perfect for a Newport Beach coastal vibe…

The details…

The details. Oh the details that make my heart happy.

The guest bathroom is largely monochromatic with subway tiles and cement tiles in the shower and one the floor…

White on white on white.

Some people love them, some people hate them…but these cement tiles are my jam.

I'll be sharing more photos next week, but until then, I wanted to share information on some of the items used. I remember scouring Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, but couldn't find out how/where to get the goods…so I promised myself I'd list what I could in case anyone would like something similar in the future for their own space! 😉

Beige arm chairs: Design Within Reach
Sofa: Room and Board
Herringbone cabinet: CB2
Herringbone carpet: West Elm
Living room coffee table: Sean Woolsey (custom painted in gold)
Leather poufs: CB2
Window bench: Room and Board
Standing lamp: West Elm
Circular mirror: Urban Modernism
Consulting: Lindye Galloway

Lastly, I want to publicly thank my husband for putting up with me during the renovation process. It was long, stressful, and frustrating at times, but his patience (and good taste) kept me in check. And on those really bad days, JD brewed tea and promised I'd love how things came out in the end. He was right.