Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Good to Great: Ashleigh's Living Room


*update* 
Camilla sent me a lovely email to let my readers know that the DIY Chevron Rug is still holding up! Her  sister has had it now for almost a year and it looks great. They scotch guarded the top. Also attaching the rug gripper with a sewing machine instead of just layering it really helped. 

The series is back with another great before and after! 

One of my favorite things to do is my local one-hour consults. A few months ago I went out to see Ashleigh, a local Utah photographer. We spent an hour walking through her home and talking about things we could do to make it a little better. 

Here's how it looked when I came out. 


It was lacking color and personality. The main thing that needed to happen in this room was that fireplace wall needed to turn into the focal point of the room. Behold the after! 


By putting up some curtains and adding a great sunburst mirror that fireplace wall has the "wow-factor" it needed to have! 


Once again this Z-Gallerie mirrored saved the day. I just can't get over the size and the price. Fantastic! It really is my go-to mirror. 


I have always envisioned this premier prints fabric making great curtains. I was so happy she used it in this room! The print is perfect and the color does so much for the room! 

When I went to her house she talked about making a DIY chevron rug from this fabric via these instructions. It turned out so good. 

The other problem area in her living room was the wall over the sofa. 


I suggest some kind of stencil or striped wall. And look how great it turned out! 


This photo wall gives her the chance to showcase some of her photography. All of the other prints were found on Etsy. Including this deer one from my sponsor Aldari
I also recommended this pillow for her sofa. It looks so good with the curtains! 

Thanks so much to Ashleigh for letting me show off her new room and make sure you check out her photography blog

If you live locally and are interested in my one-hour consults see my services page. 

50 comments:

  1. I love the transformation! It's always amazing to me what a few small changes can do!! Great work (both of you)!!! Off to check out her blog now!

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  2. Fantastic! It's official.. I'm making a rug like that. Consider me convinced!

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  3. Wow. That is such an awesome transformation. I love that mirror and those curtains are just so fun!

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  4. Very fun look! I love that fabric, ite really gives that room just teh right pop of fun and color!

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  5. I wish you could have seen my eyes get bigger when I saw the "Great" photo! Small changes can make such a big difference! I'm loving that mirror! Great job.

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  6. What a fun series, love seeing before and afters and what went into making the change! The room looks great, love the color on the drapes! Janell

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  7. Beautiful job and great suggestions! The mirror looks perfect there, and all of the prints are great! What a powerful transformation for not a lot of money!

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  8. Wow! What a transformation! :)

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  9. This series is great! I love to see transformations like this. I can't believe it's the same room. Those curtains are so fabulous, great job!

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  10. Don't you just love it when a client is able to run with your ideas? Great job to both of you!
    Cathy

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  11. I love it when a client listens well, springs to action and gets 'er done. Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. The stripes! The Chevron! I die!

    LOVE IT

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  13. WOW...so impressed. I LOVE the good to great, it really inspires me.

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  14. That is some serious "WOW" factor! Those curtains are gorgeous - what an inspiring transformation!

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  15. Amazing! It looks so good! I love those dwell pilows!

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  16. Great job to both of you! I am just LOVING this series!! :)

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  17. How fun! That mirror is pretty spectacular.
    Oh and p.s. I'm not sure how it happened anymore...but one day you had a link for fabric on your blog and I went to the site and looked aruond. I finally found the PERFECT fabric for my living room chairs from Schumacher. So, anyhow, you led me there. It's been over a year of searching for something that would work! Now, I must convince the husband it is worth the money... :)

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  18. Great transformation! The rug turned out fantastic. I love the bright colors throughout the room.

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  19. it looks great! I love that you put a rug on a rug! I have carpet and do NOT have $$ for wood floors but still love to get in on the cute rug action:) You totally validated my choice to do so!

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  20. Wow! What an impression transformation, amazing what a little polish can do for a room. I'm in the process of taking my room from Good to Great & I hope it turns out as fabulous as this :) Great job

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  21. It's amazing what those printed curtains did to the first room. Great job!

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  22. I love everything about that room! I have had that diy rug tutorial bookmarked for a while now thinking that I would do something similar. I even posted about it on my blog. Now I am even more positive I have got to get it done! And the curtains! They are AMAZING! Great job!

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  23. looks awesome!!!! i love all the colors and the picture wall! so modern!
    the zigzags remind me of a zig zag card freebie i made. check it out:
    http://kelsieandnate.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-freebie-thinking-of-you-card.html

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  24. This is one my favorite re-designs you've done. It is awesome.

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  25. It always amazes me what a difference a pair of curtains can make.

    Looks fab.

    Heather
    loveyourspace.blogspot.com

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  26. wow! I love the bright colors! and that rug....I am going to have to attempt it:)

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  27. Holy crap, in *one* hour?!? If I wasn't already impressed, I would certainly be now! It looks insane. So amazing and that teal color is gorgeous!

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  28. The living room looks great! Funny to see the fabric you chose for your curtains, as I just posted on obsession with Premier Prints new line as well :) I also love your mirror... beautiful!

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  29. Kirsten,
    You did such a good job with our space! Honestly Thank You So much for all your help!

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  30. beautiful post!!!=D
    love your style
    congratulations
    xx


    www.1sillaparamibolsoblog.com

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  31. Great job Kristen! Looks beautiful. My deer print looks great! Thanks for the exposure :)

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  33. Great work! The after's blow you away. Love all of the color and pattern. It is always amazing to see the difference a few changes can make.

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  34. These are amazing!! What a transformation

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  35. I love this series. It provides so much inspiration! Do you know where the homeowner got the Texas print on their gallery wall? I want to put pictures of the states my husband and I are from on our wall. The style of the Texas state print would be perfect!

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  36. this is a GREAT transformation!!! good work...both of you! :)

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  37. Holy cow, those curtains are amazing! The whole rooms looks like a million bucks!

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  38. WOW that is one fabulous room! The rug and the curtains, in particular, are incredible!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  39. WOWZAS! Just found your blog and LOVE it! This good to great kinda post is sooo fun :) LOVE the first transformation especially.

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  40. Wow, such a great difference! That mirror is fabulous...

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  41. Oh this is an amazing transformation! The colours you chose are beautiful and that pattern is so striking.
    http://daisymay-dayz.blogspot.com/2011/03/westwood-wednesday_16.html

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  42. I looks incredible! What a difference some patterned drapes and a great mirror can do! love the wall stripes too :)

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  43. WOW...that room just came alive! So much more pulled together. Love the color combination.

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  44. LOVE all of the pattern! So much fun! =)

    www.goodgirlgoneglad.com

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  45. i love the green pattern curtain with the black/white zigzag rug!..LOVE!
    —Lorena

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  46. That is awesome. I was liking the before but the after....those curtains....amazing!

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  47. Thanks for sharing. Accent pillows can really make a difference in how a sofa (and a room) looks. Good read.

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  48. What color paint did you use for the walls? It looks different than the before picture, but it could just be the lighting. I LOVE this whole room, especially the curtains and the mirror!

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