Last week, to celebrate one whole year of living in our Midcentury Modern Masterpiece of a house, I introduced this series in which I’ll post before & after updates, plus a vision for improvements. This week, I give you: the living room.
So, here’s the after (and let me refer you to my original post, where I explained that I wouldn’t be staging or anything fancy like that).
So we haven’t done a whole lot to the living room, besides furnish it and clutter it up. I don’t know how well you can see from the real estate photos, but the paint that was in the living room (and throughout the house, really) was DINGY when we moved in. So the new coat of paint works wonders.
We adore the orange floral sofa we bought at a vintage shop a couple of years ago, so things in the living room have to stay pretty neutral in order to deal with that. However, one thing we are thinking about is painting the fireplace. We want to stay true to the midcentury character of the house, so leaving the brick is an option, but here are some other options:
The living room is generally when our guests say something like, “wow, you guys really like midcentury stuff,” so you’re probably getting the feel for the house now.
What do you think? Would you paint the giant honking fireplace in the living room? Which color would you go with?