As you can see, it was a taste specific decor that was leaving a sour taste with many of the prospective dwellers. So, a co-worker who saw the article on our home in the Buffalo News suggested that I be in charge of re-vamping the space. Catering to a 24 - 34 year old urban professional man or woman. The task seemed easy enough, until we talked budget. Now, the bottom line, in any project, is the most important when you are talking dollars and cents, and the lower the better in this case. I constructed a budget, (a TIGHT budget) and brought it in at just around $3200. With cash in fingers crossed hands I set out to find furniture that would work well in the space, for very little money. Enter the chair I teased about last week. And enter the beginning of our before and afters, and the collection of tablescapes I did for the space. You can see more beautiful tablescapes by linking over to Susan's blog here. (Please excuse the lighting issues in these photos.)
The living room after. (Taken at night.) The chairs flank a modern table made to mimic the lines of brick layer tables. The sofa, a contemporary classic is covered in a mushroom brown colored velveteen cotton and stools serve as additional seating, or as convenient side tables. The collection is meant to be fresh and sophisticated, urban but eclectic, and gender neutral.
The dining room area before:
And it's new "Green" makeover: