Friday, October 3

Ask Allie: Kitty Nix's Living Room Makeover!

A few months ago I created a design board for my friend Kitty Nix. I am so excited to show you what she did with her living room. As a reminder, here was the post and here are a few pictures of the room before. You can see that she had the dark blue accent wall in the background, the tv on the side, the couch near the window and a chair in the corner. 

Here is the design board I created for the room. The theme I was going for was beachy and bright. I loved the idea of incorporating turquoise into the space. My biggest recommendation was the set up of the room. You can see in the full post that I suggested she move the couch in front of the fireplace and to move the television over the mantle. 

And here is what Kitty did with the space! Ah-mazing right? I love that she added yellow to the scheme which makes it a bright but elegant space. So let's break it down. First, she had the walls painted a pretty shade of greige - somewhere between grey and beige that her friend Heather helped her pick out and it is C2 Artisian-473P. You can see that the left the moldings white which makes them stand out. And of course, the tv made it's way over the fireplace courtesy of her husband Brad. 

Kitty found the grey credenza behind the couch on Joss & Main. I love how it mimics the white molding on the wall. The lamps are repurposed and are perfect for this table because they don't block the view of the tv. The yellow poufs are perfect for her three kids to lounge on and came from Amazon

I take credit for hunting down this grey velvet chair and fending off other buyers at Homegoods last week. Did you know they will actually hold items for you without purchasing them if you beg long enough? And it was only $249 which is a steal for the quality. You can see in the second picture that it has a nice slope and the scale is perfect for that corner. 

This is one of my favorite parts of the room. All of these paintings were created by Kitty's grandmother or her father. They are gorgeous and have obvious sentimental value which is priceless. Kitty's friend Mary suggested the layout and I really love it. 

Last weekend, Kitty went to her friend Kim's house for her 40th birthday party and saw this great teal planter. Apparently she thought it was a party favor and brought it home. It's perfect even if stolen. 

Here's a view of the bay window and the sitting area. It's a great place for games and the chairs are easily moved when she has company and needs more seating. Some of the pieces in the room have been handed down for more than 4 generations making it a beautiful and meaningful room. The rug came from Overstock and has both blue and grey tones to it. 

So there ya go! I love it and am so proud of her for doing it and for spending less than $1,500 total. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great look and the feeling of a whole new room. 


Design Concept - Designing On The Side
Throw Pillows - Target
Dining Rug - Target
Pot - Stolen from Kim's house. There is a warrant out. 
Grey Chair  - Home Goods
Living Rug - Overstock
Sofa Table - Joss & Main
Yellow Poufs & Teal Blanket - Amazon
Paint - C2