Saturday, February 8, 2014

Living Room Reveal: 2014

Vintage Brass, Ivory, Driftwood Gray, and repeating circular elements were all part of the things I wanted in this room. The first inspiration piece that I fell in love with was this fabric from Braemore...

It is called Gorgeous Pearl, and I saw it on Centsational Girl's Blog. 

Once I got the fabric in, I carried it and the paint samples around to pick the furniture, and I might have even taken the whole roll into West Elm to see if it coordinated with the jute boucle rug (Platinum). Oh Yes, it did!!  Hopefully it will arrive SOON!

I made two pillows and parts of five window treatments with the four yards of  inspiration fabric.

You can see three of the new window treatments here, and I restyled the bookcase by painting existing items either Gloss White or Gold by Rustoleum. The sofa is the exact color of Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl, LOVE that warm gray!

Have two of these driftwood spheres from West Elm.

Here is my Design Notebook (Fancy I know!) Hubby thought it was funny that I made and cut out the furniture and rugs to scale,  but it helped me get a whole new layout and purchase the right size pieces. Just like the old days in Design School, man do I miss those classes!!
SOURCES: Furniture(Macy's)
                    Lamps: (Target)
                    PAint: Sherwin Williams(Paper Lantern), Trading Post Tan (No longer available, but they                          still have the formula in the computer)
                    Fabric: Braemore(Gorgeous Pearl)
                    Accessories:West Elm (Driftwood Spheres) , books(Design School), 
                    Pillows: Ivory(Pier One), White (Target)
                    RUG: on its way!! West Elm
                    Mirror,Brass end table: Homegoods

Next week I will give a Tutorial on my Custom Color Blocked 11 Foot Long Curtains, and if I can do it, you can too!! FOR $44!  I installed them on my own as well......

Look for the tutorial for these next week!! Thanks DIY peeps!!


  1. gorgeous room - wonderful colors - love your window treatment - you are so talented!!

  2. You are very sweet Betty, thank you so much!

  3. Can you ask what fabric you used for the brown color on the window treatments?

    1. Hi Susanna! So sorry I made those about 14 years ago, and that was pre-blog days, so I don't have the manufacturer/ fabric name. It is just a faux silk made from polyester, with a slight sheen to it. Sorry i can;t be more help:)

  4. My goodness, Leigh! Your decorating skills are amazing! That explains your beautiful PL pages!

  5. Well, I have to say that you definitely got the design colors and aesthetic you were aiming for. :) I love that fabric, as it’s very vintage without looking too outdated. The design is definitely great. The overall effect on the living room looks gorgeous. Kudos! :)

    Jon Snow @ Allure Window Treatments

    1. Thank you so much for our kind comments Jon, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!!

  6. Wow! I love how you transformed your living room!. The brighter palette really brought life and vibrance to the whole room. I love your taste for accents and decor. Everything looks well together. Kudos to you for doing such a wonderful job!

    Jeannette Greer @ JTC Coatings