|My living room that has been opened up to my family room|
I"M A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY, I"M A LITTLE BIT ROCK AND ROLL.....
|Photo Eric Roth|
I moved the modern white bureau to another room and added the piece above.
Here is a space that works for us. The gorgeous piano; inherited from Matt's grandmother takes center stage. I've tried to add similar elements to both areas, like the pottery Barn heathered chenille rug ( I've actually order two from Merida Rug that are larger, but have amazing texture) I've pulled black into both spaces with frames, lights, mirrors, art work. And that gorgeous green that you see on the leather with pillows has been added as a throw in the living room and with several accents. Being "Country" can work with any style of decorating. I added contrasts to many of the rooms with contemporary, clean lined accents and furnishings. Because everything is so simple , it works. We also changed out our family room sliders and added these beautiful, true divided french doors . The piece to the left was once in our bathroom and now adds clean and simple lines ( it's the image above...i am so bad with the computer...sorry).
|view from the kitchen, we added hardwood to the family room years ago and although I wished it all went the same direction, I love the warmth it adds and is SOOOOOOOO low maintenance.|
|The Thomas O' brien Hicks pendant is one of my favorite additions. Talk about contrasts, my farmhouse table could not be more "country" and the Hicks pendant could definitely be considered "modern" but it works so well together .|
My good friend Chuck Hrenchuk (contractor to the stars, owner of Attention to detail), made me the gorgeous black framed bulletin board in my mud room area..
My dining room stayed the same however, I'm thinking of spraying my wicker chairs black and adding a new light fixture.
My stairs have a new runner and I'm having the railings painted black. The walls have become a gallery of sorts for me. Important photographs, kids art work, letters are all framed and grouped together.
And lastly, I need to give a shout out to my modern, country beautiful puppy, Stella. She's made an amazing difference in our lives , we miss Lilly dearly but love Stella's energy and personality.
So, as the song goes, you can be a "Little bit Country and a Little bit "what-ever it is you like. The only person it has to matter to is you (and maybe your partner..yes definitely your partner..looking to make 25 years).
All my best, kelly