Thursday, March 15, 2012

home sweet rental, part 2: the formal living

if you saw part 1, then you know that this house had some special paint colors going on... this green was the most ridiculous shade of neon i have ever seen... thank the lord the owners were okay with painting it. we hired 2 guys and it was well worth it for the super high walls. 
goodbye baby puke green. hello behr wheat bread, best french gray ever. 
stress. stress. stress. and more stress. look at all of that stuff. so glad it's over. i really hope not to move for a good 3 years. 

tada!!! and here is the finished product, it's probably my favorite room in the house so far. i kept all of the decor from the last few places, but with the ah-mazing wall color and genius black & white rug i think it really takes it to the next level. 

sofa, ballard designs; chairs, crate & barrel purchased from friends; coffee table, antique; rug, urban outfitters; pillows, fabricadabra. i feel like it really looks fancy while still looking inviting. with such tall walls, i felt like i had to do some form of collage and i'm super happy with the way it turned out... and just in case you were wondering, yes, that is the second almost naked picture of me in my house. wha!?!? i'm gonna flaunt it while i can. side note, if you are in the san diego area tatum kathleen photography takes killer boudiour photos. love her. so that's the formal living, whatcha think!? 


  1. Oooh SO good that they let you paint, the before color is sooo icky, haha

  2. The place looks gorgeous! I love all of the colors.
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  3. Oh wow Lauren, you managed to make this place look fabulous!! I love all the colors! :D

  4. Crap I just realized my comment sounded eerily similar to Bonnie's. I swear we're not the same person! lol

  5. Beautiful job with the paint (I so want that color too if we were allowed to paint at our next rental!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living



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