First big project= the living room and dining room
We decided the moment we moved in to our house that the first room that needed updating was our main living area- for reasons of sanity. The pink walls, blue carpet, and full length mirrors get to you after a while (I'll be adding lots of before and after pictures throughout our project)!
The first few weeks in the house we kept busy with smaller tasks of taking down wallpaper, ripping out carpet, re-painting, etc. Once we got the room to a clean slate, we knew something was missing from this "L" shaped living area. With a recommendation from our designer (Eric's Grandma), we came up with the idea to add a fireplace and bookshelves to one of the walls in our living room.
The idea behind this is to have a focal point in an otherwise plain living area, and to create a more welcoming and cozy home.
As we are waiting to get our fireplace installed, you can see where we got our inspiration: