Sitting Room Makeover

A sitting room with a white sofa, chair, coffee table and brown server

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.  I’ve been sitting on this huge change we’ve made in what used to be our dining room for over a month now.  I was hoping to get it totally finished before showing you but you know what-it ain’t happening anytime soon so you’re getting another “in progress” photo, albeit a pretty big change since the last time I showed you.  Want a reminder of what it used to look like?

Here is the room last year, we never really got it together in here after we moved in.

dining room makeover

Then we decided to make it a sitting room/bar area rather than a formal dining room so we cleared it out and painted:

We bought the new loveseat and two chairs at Pier 1…after that the budget was about gone so the rest of the room has been “shop the house” if you know what I mean. I have a few more things on the list but I think it’s coming together quite nicely so far!

Sitting room plan

And by the way, don’t peonies make everything seem a little more fancy?  Like: “Here is my super awesome fancy sitting room, complete with peonies!”

sitting room vignette1

Can’t forget the nice books on the coffee table that I have somehow managed to convince my toddler not to dump them on the floor every day!

peony coffee table

So what do you think of the room so far? I’m all over the place with how to decorate that blank wall on the left-gallery wall, a few large pictures? What do you think?

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  1. I love the new color – what is that paint color? For the empty wall, maybe a gallery wall or plate wall? Looks great!

    1. Thanks Karen! It’s Shaker Gray by Benjamin Moore, I used it in my downstairs powder room too, it’s a gorgeous, rich blue-gray!

  2. It’s amazing, Melissa! I’m in love with that Settee… I’ve been eyeing it, but have nowhere to put it. I’ll have to just enjoy seeing it over here!

  3. That love seat is just fantastic! Can’t wait to see what you come up with – I know it will be amazing!

  4. It’s coming together just lovely! I love how the peonies just brighten up the room. The large house plant is going to be killer!

    1. I’m excited about the big plant Vanessa (and hoping I’ll be able to keep whatever I end up getting alive!)

  5. What a beautiful transformation! I love the pieces you chose……I have major sofa envy! 🙂


  6. Love the switch to using your formal dining room in a way that better serves your family’s lifestyle. It’s lookin’ so good too! And, I agree…peonies do lend a fancy touch. 😉
    Cheers to you and yours,

  7. I love everything about it – the color, the bar (my favorite!!) and the furniture. A gallery wall will be icing on the cake! And yes, peonies do make everything better!

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