Before and After: Atlanta Residence Gets a Living Room Make Over

I have recently had the pleasure of working with a young couple to design and decorate their new home in Atlanta and I thought I would share a little of the progress. We started on the Main Level Living Room, Dining Room and Foyer.

We began the process by discussing their wants and needs, touring their lovely home and reviewing several images that they had compiled from Houzz and Pinterest. We basically started with a clean slate (as they were newly married), a gray background and a desire for BIG changes!

Here are some of the concept photos that they had selected as favorites:

Concept Photos

Yesterday I installed the final layer, the final phase of accessories which really brought the room to life. This is one of my favorite parts of the projects especially when my clients are just as excited as I am about the final result. So without further delay, here are the BEFORE and AFTERS!!


Living Room2 - BEFORE

Fireplace Wall - BEFORE

Living Room - BEFORE


Living Room4 - AFTER

Fire Place Wall - AFTER

Living Room3 - AFTER

Here are a few more behind the scenes photos of the process and what it took to pull off this transformation, hope you enjoy!

Carload of accessories…….

Car Loaded

Fresh flowers…….


Prepping on the front porch…….


We had a great little spot in the Foyer just begging for a fun accent chair so we chose to have this one custom upholstered in a bright chevron fabric.


Foyer - BEFORE


Foyer - AFTER

And one last little fun tip…..we needed a bright and colorful bench on the fly and we didn’t have time to wait for the typical furniture lead time so I got creative. We found an inexpensive bench at a local Home Goods, deconstructed it, painted it the exact color we needed, reupholstered the top and added some super FAB Jonathan Adler trim tape and wa-la……GORGEOUS if I do say so myself!! What do you think? Do you have any Home Good finds flips to share, I’d love to see them???


Bench - BEFORE


Bench - AFTER

I hope you enjoyed this Before and After as much as enjoyed working on it! I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below. Hope you’re having a great week. Next week I will be installing my Room Service Atlanta project and I’ll be sharing more behind the scenes photos as we wrap up that project….I can’t wait!!




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  1. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist on May 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm Reply

    This is so freakin’ gorgeous, Jennifer!!! I love, love how you made those high windows look amazing with the panels and art beneath – genius, girl!

  2. Rachel Cannon Lewis on May 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Jennifer! SO good!!!!!!! I love it, love it, love it!

  3. traci zeller designs on May 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm Reply

    Love, love, love!!!! It’s amazing!!!

  4. Sarah | Live The Life You Dream About on May 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Jennifer, congratulations – it looks amazing!

  5. Karen Davis (@markergirlhome) on May 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Love it! Great Job Jennifer!

  6. Joann Kandrac on May 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Absolutely stunning!! I’m sure you’re clients are thrilled!

  7. Minhnuyet Hardy, Refresh Decorating on May 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Jennifer, that transformation is AMAZING!! You do great work and should be very proud!

  8. Linda Holt Interiors on May 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Yowzer!!! Incredible job Jennifer. I love everything as I am sure your client does too!

  9. Lisa Mende Design on May 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Jen, this looks fab!!!! Great work!!!

  10. Leslie Hassler on May 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Beautiful transformation! I love the fresh take on blue & yellow. You should be proud!

  11. Karen Dunlap on May 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Simply stunning Jennifer! What an amazing transformation!!

  12. Kelly Kole on May 9, 2013 at 7:23 am Reply

    Jen this is SPECTACULAR!!! I love how you dealt with the funky windows and making that little bench such a gem. Congrats on a job well done. See you next week at the UMCH install!

  13. Landon @ The Gilded Stag on May 9, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply

    Amazing transformation!

  14. Sherry Hart on May 9, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply

    Jennifer… you treated that wall with the windows was genius! The whole space is completely awesome!

  15. Luci@BungalowAtHome on May 9, 2013 at 8:07 am Reply

    Simply stunning! The room looks so much bigger and the window treatments make the space. Those little windows were so awkward before!

  16. Andrea Brooks on May 9, 2013 at 8:51 am Reply

    Wow!!! You are SO talented Jennifer!!! This is amazing!!

  17. Lakesha Rose on May 9, 2013 at 9:17 am Reply

    Great Job! Using terrific form, function and space with a sense full feeling of color. 🙂

  18. Tiffany Jones on May 9, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

    Jennifer …BEAUTIFUL WORK! you should be so proud!!!

  19. Debora L. Griffin on May 9, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    Beautiful. Blown away – love the color choices and the window treatments!


  20. Christy on May 9, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

    Wow, Jen! The difference is astounding!

  21. Carol Standil on May 9, 2013 at 10:19 am Reply

    What a fabulous transformation, Jennifer! I love how you’ve made that wonky high window make sense… It’s all beautiful!

  22. Hannah Dee on May 9, 2013 at 11:32 am Reply

    LOVE LOVE the beautiful colors!!!! Amazing!

  23. Jane Gianarelli on May 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Jennifer it’s AMAZING! Congratulations, I just love it. What a transformation, you are brilliant and I am so happy for your. A true inspiration!!! x0

  24. Patty Day on May 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Fabulous! The treatment of the windows is GENIUS!!

  25. Jessica on May 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Beautiful! Love the artwork under the windows.

  26. Sandy Suffoletta on May 16, 2013 at 4:54 am Reply

    Nice work Jennifer. I love what you did on either side of the fireplace and for the small windows. The room was truly transformed. Good stuff!

  27. adora on May 24, 2013 at 8:11 am Reply

    Great job, total transformation. I’m sure your client feel so good.

  28. adorasmith on May 28, 2013 at 2:33 am Reply

    Marvelous work, Jennifer. I really love it. Living room is fantastically transformed.

  29. marisa on June 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply

    The pictures under the windows was a brilliant idea! The room is amazing – congrats!

  30. Kathy Connelly on July 16, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Absolutely stunning! You are amazing!

  31. Connie on July 16, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    Love the window idea! The rest is gorgeous too!

  32. Susan Hargraves on July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am Reply

    Genius! What a fabulous illustration of how to make a neutral background support vibrant colour. And what colour! Fabulous combination that yellow and navy!!!!

  33. D. Gibbs on July 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply

    I just saw the window wall/living room on Maria Killam’s post and was just as impressed as everyone else! Talk about silk purse/sow’s ear! Also really like the fireplace wall. Were the gray cabinets custom? I would love to flank my fireplace…on a flat wall ;(…with something like these. Possibly with shelves above. Again…silk purse/sow’s ear…the story of my life. Your various decorative touches and innovative ideas are great! And I don’t even like yellow!

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  35. karla stay on July 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm Reply

    At first, I missed the high windows. That was genius. I especially loved that the larger window had no drapes.

  36. Jena on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Beautiful. Absolutely fantastic job!!

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