Tuesday, May 24, 2011

living rooms

a few posts ago I mentioned that we returned from our vacation to find a flooded kitchen which resulted in what we're calling "the accidental remodel." the kitchen is in progress and I'll post those photos when it's done but what I haven't told you is that we found more mold - under the tile (I was secretly quite happy since I loathed that awful, cold, white tile) sooooo our kitchen remodel turned into an entire downstairs remodel. we replaced all the tile downstairs with saltillo tile (i'm so smitten) and are now beginning to repaint the walls since I wasn't feeling our cool blue/gray against the warm color tiles. now I'm beginning to fantasize about new elements I can bring into our living room to finally make this home our own.

the photo below has a lot of elements we already have: saltillo tile, white brick fireplace, white walls and dark hardwood stairs but I'm looking for something a little more cozy and with a few girly touches (just a few)

{via desiretoinspire.net}

I love the simplicity of this room, the bookshelves and of course the white furniture but with a black dog that's just not an option - I'm thinking charcoal gray couch?

{via design sponge}

this room may be too feminine but I love the dark couch (is it navy or gray?), obsessed with the rug and swooning over the french doors which - fingers crossed - will be replacing our awful sliding door very soon.
{via littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com}

so tell me - have you ever experienced an "accidental remodel"? what were the results?


Lyndsy said...

I am enjoying your little facebook sneak peeks into the remodel. it's looking good so far! i am loving the new floors! good luck completing the project!

Lindsay said...

Love those! Despite the circumstances, lucky girl to pick out new stuff :)

elissa @ faucethead said...

great choice on the flooring! what a happy misfortune with the moldy tile (if that makes sense). can't wait to see it all come together.

Shelby said...

thanks ladies! it's been an adventure so far! we're starting to see progress so I can't wait to share! xoxo