Monday, July 12, 2010

The Makeover - progress

As you know my goal is to brighten up the main floor of the house with all white walls and trim and more colour in the furnishings and accessories. Right now we have various boring shades of beige, grey and taupe throughout the house. Our sofa, chair and ottoman are dull sage green corduroy.

So this weekend(when I was visiting my folks in Kelowna) we stumbled on a leather set that we really like. Here it is. It's the colour that caught my eye(and apparently the reason that the set is discounted to half price!) It's quite orange brown(almost an Hermes orange) - I love it. It's also quite big(sofa is more than 7' long) I wasn't particularly looking for leather but all other upholstered sofas were very boxy, modern and covered with very masculine, grey, suiting type fabric - not my style at all.

I think that this set will be a great start to our new space. I also found a large 6 x 9 ft white shag rug to go with it - perfect. Note the black cupboards in this picture? I'm thinking that our big TV armoire may end up with a distressed black finish with very bright coloured framed art on either side.

So orange sofas, white shag rug, black armoire + bright coloured art .
A good start I'd say!

New sofas above at the showroom. Here's what I'm thinking of for the armoire - below.

White shag rug on our medium brown teak floors - mmmmmmm!

I've always really liked this Feist poster - might be the perfect spot for it next to the black armoire - lots of orange and black in it.


Nyla said...

Love it all Fiona! Love the bold neutral colour scheme with injections of bright colour. It's a great start. Can't wait to see the progress!

Chantale said...

Love it all too!! I also love the Feist poster..

Temps perdu said...

Stunning Fiona, absolutely stunning!

La Maison Fou said...

My hubby's father lived in Kelowna for a few years, very familiar with it, and that area. His grandparents recently passed, so we do not get up to Harrowsmith as much to see his remaining aunt.
Love to go there, take the bus into Ontario when his grandparents lived in Nepean, go to Parliment Hill, get some chips from the chip wagon and do some shopping in and out of the mall and the market.
Like your house progress so far.

Claudia said...

I LOVE that poster and have always wanted it too. Thinking it might be good for the newly organized storage area in my studio. Hope you'll share pix when it's all done! It's going to look great, Fiona!

Laurie Grassi said...

Great minds think alike!!
:) L

Brittany Noel said...

I love it! Your soon-to-be-black armoire will look so great with the leather sofa. And that rug! What an awesome thing for chilly piggies in the winter. I would love to have that Feist poster in my living room! No idea where I would put it, but I think it'll look perfect next to the armoire. I'm so excited things are coming together!

Julie said...

Great color combinations - they'll look beautiful together. And you'll love the leather sofas - we have two and love them.

Fiona Cartolina said...

Thanks for all the comments. This afternoon I secured the sofas and we will go and pick them up on Saturday - let the fun begin!

Michelle said...

LOVE your sofas! They are exactly what I would have bought, I would have peed myself if I saw that half off, oh boy, oh boy, whupeeeee.

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