Living Room Transformation (by Dixie Delight)

Hi Stardust readers!  I am Amanda from Dixie Delights and I was thrilled when Olga invited me to post here today!
Almost three years ago, my family moved into a lovely, yet somewhat outdated forty-four year old house outside of Atlanta.  The family room was the first on the (extensive) list of rooms to tackle!   Here is the before:
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...and, after a WHOLE lot of paint, too many sewing projects, furniture and accessories, here's where we are today!

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Paint - Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Curtains - Basha Dot (sadly, it's been discontinued), made by me
Bamboo shades – JC Penney in pecan
Floor - unstained white oak
Rug - Indoor/Outdoor French Leopard by Ballard Designs
And for the close ups...
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Custom mantle designed by me and built by contractors we hired to renovate house.  Plates Butler's Pantry by Lenox.  Antique girandoles from my grandmother, arrangements by bestie R.  Fire place screen from Love Street.  Gas logs by Real Fyre.  Kid table from Michael's, chairs from Pottery Barn Kids and no-sew cloth cut by yours truly.
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Chairs by Rowe.  Pillows made by Mother and myself from the little's silhouettes.  White throws from Ikea.  On the table in front of windows - lamp from G. Scott Interiors, alphabet tray by John Derian, oyster plate by Alison Evans, antique books and pie crust table from Mother.
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Small table next to door holds reproduction vintage phone from Pottery Barn, collection of books by Savannah authors, cloche with picture of littles and one bronzed baby shoe from each.  Frames from Sugarboo Designs over table.
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Bar with updated corbels.  I painted the bar height stools in the trim color and recovered them with a pleated skirt.  Toile fabric is Chatelet Breeze.
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DIY chalk paint mirror in Annie Sloan's duck egg blue.  Alison Evans oyster plates.
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Antique curio holds collection of pictures and overflow from dining room china cabinet.  Lamp from Stein Mart.  Staffordshire dogs from Scott Antique Market, collection of books by Savannah authors, silhouettes of myself and Sister as children and my littles and cousin Bird.
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Atelier antlers from Ballard Designs.  Antique buffet retrofitted to hold t.v. components.  Aiden Gray candle holders.
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Antiqued mirrored coffee table from Horchow.  Lantern from DC2 in Savannah, arrangement from Scott Antique Market, oyster plate by Alison Evans, antique rice bowl from Paris Market, large clam shell from Pottery Barn, antique books from Mother, New Orleans Toile coasters from Hazelnut.
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Banquette designed by me and built by contractors that renovated our home before moving in.  Anne Hathaway able custom made for us with salvaged wood from Georgia plantation home.  Lamp shades from Restoration Hardware, oyster plates by Alison Evans, pillows made by myself and Mother and purchased from Ballard Designs and Love Street, baskets from Pottery Barn, signed print by Ray Ellis, other items collected.
So that's a tour of every inch of our den.  I couldn't be happier with where we are...and for a type-A kinda gal, it sure feels good to cross that room off the list!
Thanks again, Olga for inviting me today.  And I’d love to have y’all over at Dixie Delights any time.  There are a lot more before and after rooms to tour!
xoxo, Amanda


I've been following Amanda's blog for a long time now and her living room transformation
has been one of my favorites throughout the blogland. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and
take a look of the other rooms' makeovers. Don't you just love seeing some great before and afters
like this one?

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  1. Wow, so much to love here. Among my favorites are the toile fabric, and chinoiserie lantern and dear Lord those oyster plates. Great and beautiful makeover!

  2. Wow ! Fabulous transformation !!! The lantern reminds me of the architecture seen in Japanese temples... Love the oyster plates.. the antlers on the wall... Beautiful home !! Thanks for sharing, Olga !!!

  3. Wow. Nice transformation. The fireplace decor looks stunning. But the coffee table decor looks congested. But overall it looks beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous transformation!!! Lots of details to look at!
    The white brick wall is amazing!

  5. Υπέροχα έπιπλα, θαυμάσια διακόσμηση.
    Το τζάκι δεν με ενθουσίασε αλλά δένει με τον χώρο.
    μπράβο Ολγα
    καλό απόγευμα

  6. I've seen this gorgeous home before. Amanda has such great style, but most of all I covet those gorgeous oyster plates !

  7. Olga, thank you so much for inviting me to post! And thanks to your readers for their kind words :-) Amanda

  8. Τι φανταστικό σπίτι είναι αυτό; Γι' αυτό το γκρι του τοίχου "παίζω ξύλο" με τους ελαιοχρωματιστές που επιμένουν να μου δίνουν άλλο τόνο!


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