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LIVING ROOM + ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER | MID CENTURY MODERN TRANSFORMATION

LIVING ROOM + ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER | MID CENTURY MODERN TRANSFORMATION
hey everyone welcome back to my channel my name is Kristen and today we're getting started on the first

room

makeover

of 2020 I'm super excited because this is gonna be a huge

makeover

plus it's for my sister and her whole family they've just moved into this gorgeous home in Toronto and they really need help with their

living

room

space and their front

entryway

area they currently have no furniture in the

living

room

except for a credenza and a really dysfunctional

entryway

space that doesn't hide any clutter at all so we have a lot of problems to solving here a lot of space to furnish and a lot to decorate one thing that they did share was that they really wanted this

room

to be bold and use color they also requested that this

room

be kind of like an adult sitting

room

living

room

pretty

room

that doesn't have a TV in it and doesn't have toys in it so all that stuff is gonna stay downstairs in the family

room

and this is gonna be that place where they can entertain have friends and family over and it's just gonna be their beautiful

living

room

they sent me this photo of this tufted blue sofa that they saw in Barcelona and they loved that so much so I thought wow blue with the tan brick that they have and the warm woods that they have in their home that would look really amazing together and the tan and the blue complement each other so well and it's gonna make for a really trendy and bold looking space when it comes to this style of this...
living room entryway makeover mid century modern transformation

living

room

I like to look around at what's already existing in here and I know this is an older home with a newer renovation and that really makes me think of a mid-

century

modern

style because it's old and new and

modern

I think the nice tapered leg some structured furniture and some really unique temperatures are gonna bring this entire space together so it's day one of this

makeover

and I'm so excited to get started the first problem we need to solve in here is the

entryway

space we really need to create a beautiful

entryway

that's functional organized and has storage because right now there is no storage everything is out on display and it's just ruining the

living

room

my sister really requested to have some clothes storage so that we can hide away the big mountain of coats we can hide away all the shoes I thought the packed IKEA single-unit would be perfect in here would provide kind of like a front closet situation for them so it actually fit perfectly between the door and the window so it's gonna be a tall unit with hooks a bar to hang your jackets and some storage for shoes this whole corner is just gonna transform today all right so just about an hour and a half has gone by and we have a new front closet look at this perfect fit between it the window and the doors isn't that incredible check out the inside look at all these details all of this storage space since they have children we needed

room

to hold some kids coats and...
living room entryway makeover mid century modern transformation
backpacks and then for adult coats you go all the way to the top and we have this amazing rod that actually pulls in and out to extend so we can hold even more jackets and another great part is that it's soft closing and it doesn't slam which is my favorite thing look how incredible this is so now we're left with this little area between the wall and the storage unit and trust me this is the most awkward sized area ever so I ended up opting for a little freestanding shelving unit that fits perfectly underneath here I'm also replacing a little front doormat underneath the unit just to make sure that it catches any water that's falling from the shoes and protects the floor I couldn't find a mat that fit so I cut up a mat to fit perfectly into that space you know if you can't find it in stores you end up having to make it yourself and I think it makes it a custom job so you're probably wondering what am I gonna do with this little space between these two units and the answer is this my sister really wanted a place to put her b

room

so that it's not always an eyesore and just out in the house so I'm just gonna be easily hanging it with this 3m command hook it's just a stick on one so it won't be damaging our new unit and it's just perfect it's meant for b

room

s and I thought this is a great solution for hiding her b

room

away the next thing we need is a rug and a rug is the absolute best way to ground a space and kind of...
living room entryway makeover mid century modern transformation
create new areas so I'm reeling down this 2x4 jute rug and I absolutely love using drugs at front door and tree way areas because it's such a durable material and you can't really see dirt on it over here on the brick wall I'm going to put a large mirror so that it's functional but decorative and then also a really beautiful bench underneath it so that the kids can sit down the parents can sit down to put their shoes on but it also opens up and there's storage underneath it so everything over here in this corner is going to be decorative but functional and that is the best way to design a space so now on to the

living

room

area I'm so excited because I'm partnering with article on this

living

room

makeover

to help furnish this entire space I am absolutely a huge fan of article they have the most classic but beautiful and

modern

pieces that are always on trend for the season so we have a lot of selection to pick from I put together a mood board of all the pieces that I selected off of article and this is what it all looks like together I love creating mood boards when I'm trying to figure out pieces that I'm getting online so I can see them all together and really play around with what would work best I went through different patterns and different poof's and different couch options as well as different chair options so there were so many little decisions to make and I'm super happy with everything that I chose article offers...
free ground shipping for all orders over a thousand dollars and if your order is under a thousand dollars you just pay a shipping fee of $49.98 to get in

room

delivery and assembly and I highly recommend that because I got my furniture delivered in and assembled and it saved me so much time and hassle all right so it's day 2 of this

makeover

and today we're finally tackling the

living

room

space it's all going to come together today with our new article furniture pieces with decor and lighting plants drapes it's gonna look so good let's go ahead and start bringing these pieces in so the best way to create a

room

within a

room

in such a big open-concept space is to bring in a large rug so I chose this stunning Huayra rug from article it's an 8 by 10 hand-woven rug and it is absolutely stunning it has such amazing texture and it finally brightens up this space and really creates a

room

within a

room

number one tip for rugs is never go with a smaller rug I went with an 8 by 10 rug in here since this is a handmade rug the size and color may vary but this one is exactly what I was looking for which is a very large size for this

room

but it's really going to expand this

living

space this Huayra rug from article is better than what I imagined I saw the picture online but seeing it in real life just totally exceeded my expectations and now to bring in our touch of blue our key highlight piece the spend sofa and Cascadia blue oh my goodness this is the most...
stunning couch I've ever seen the color is beautiful it's not too vibrant it's actually this beautiful deep blue color that looks rich and elegant it fits perfectly in this space I ended up going with a 72 inch couch instead of I think the next option was an 88 so this is actually a two and a half seater couch it has sturdy corner block wooden frames cotton velvet upholstery and high-density foam with polyester filling so it's super comfortable you can actually even remove all the cushions I'm just so thrilled about this couch because sometimes those pretty couches out there that aren't that comfortable and this is everything this is comfortable pretty elegant and stylish and they are going to love it if you think you're taking a risk with an item and you just need to see what it will look like a new space article gives you the opportunity to do that because they offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee so you get to try the furniture on in your house for 30 days and if you're not happy with it article actually pinks the furniture for you you don't have to return anything yourself and you get a refund - the delivery and pickup chart and next thing we're bringing in is a gorgeous coffee table I was really looking for a round coffee table so I ended up opting for the Mara coffee table in walnut and this is a stunning and sturdy table it is a 14 millimeter solid white sealed marble top and it is literally a solid piece of marble it's so...
heavy and sturdy and high-quality it's exactly what you need in your beautiful

living

room

so I did choose the round shape but it also did come in a rectangle shape as well but I really love the unexpected circle shape in this

room

with everything being so square Desi's gorgeous solid oak legs with a walnut stain I love how clean and

modern

this table looks on top of this rug since marble is such a beautiful natural stone it will vary significantly in color tone vein markings and surface texture but I think that's what makes it so unique and that means they kind of have like a little one-of-a-kind piece in here another way to create a

room

within a

room

is to place furniture facing inwards so to close off this little space here I'm going to be bringing in the Vedas chair inch arm tan and wow this chair is stunning it's upholstered in full and aligned Italian tan leather and it's exactly the color I needed it really warms up this side of the

room

and balances out the warm tones from the brick and the staircase it has a really sturdy corner block wooden frame and you could just feel the quality of this chair when you sit in it it's comfortable it has a high-density foam with polyester filling so you really just sink into the chair but it also has a really nice firmness to it I feel like it's like the perfect sitting chair for you just to sit back enjoy the view you have an amazing view of the

room

from this angle and oh this chair is just gonna...
accent all the furniture pieces so well I really want to create a nice moment over here to look out the window enjoy the view have a little coffee have nice lighting you know create a little moment in this nice little corner the first thing I want to change up in here and the homeowners want to change up in here is the curtains they're so dark and heavy and this

room

could let in so much more light than it does right now if we just remove them so I'm gonna be replacing at these dark heavy curtains with nice white fresh curtains I ended up getting three curtain panels and realizing they weren't enough but later on I ended up adding in two more curtain panels to really complete the look and these are gonna let in so much more lights going to diffuse the light when they're closed but also create some privacy gonna create a nice little moment over here by the windows I chose to embrace chairs in coconut white and they are stunning chairs again these are super sturdy corner blocks solid frame chairs and they have solid wood legs in a walnut stain they really fit all the curves of your arms and your legs perfectly it's such a deep chair with an amazing feel to it the tight seating back our high resiliency foam and fiberfill and the upholstery is a coconut white color so together it really creates this high quality comfortable feel and to really make this a little corner relaxing I wanted a place that you could put your feet up so I chose to put in a Torah poop...
in tobacco tan tan leather matches our famous chairs so well and it really just ties together this entire look it has a zipper closure and it has such a clean and contemporary look especially alongside these beautiful elegant chairs it actually kind of creates this relaxing kind of casual moment over here I love that you can move this pouf around the

room

you can use it as extra seating you can sit at the coffee table with it and I always think of poop is just so versatile and it's something that's always forgotten about but I think it's the perfect addition to this

living

earth for an extra place to put a drink down I got a vent a rectangular side table and it also did come in a circle shape as well but I opted for this rectangular shape it just has such a slim look to it and it really doesn't look like something bulky that's attached to your couch it also is a solid white marble so it's super heavy and sturdy it has solid oak legs just like the coffee table so everything really ties together super nicely and again just like the coffee table since it is marble and natural stone it will vary significantly in color tone vein markings and surface texture if you guys want to check out more article products you can find them at article calm and love all the textures textures are key when you're decorating a space use leather and velvet and knits and marble and wood mixing every single time together is amazing and it creates so much visual interest so...
to finish up this

living

room

I shopped all over town for the best pieces for this space I was looking for large scale items plans lighting neutral tones colors that would match our new decor and some pieces that had some nice silver in it that would match with our staircase and the fireplace so we're just looking for little pieces that would really tie together this whole look and make it feel like a home other than that I'm looking for some large-scale items some small items to really create some scale in here also some textiles to throw over the couch and side chairs to create a comfortable okay so I just finished putting all my finishing touches into this space and it looks so good I could cry like I cannot wait for them to see it it all came together like I imagined but better than I imagined and I'm just so happy I love doing

room

makeover

s I love making a difference to people's homes and I know this will add so much value to their family and they'll have people over and they'll be really proud of their home they get back tomorrow so I'm gonna put the camera away clean everything up and hopefully we can get the reaction tomorrow on camera anyways I hope this video gave you guys some ideas on how you could improve your

living

room

or

entryway

space or even if you have an open concept space like this maybe you could take some ideas from this video and apply it to your home if you do definitely tag me in a picture on Instagram I would love to...
see what you guys are doing if you enjoyed watching today's video definitely give this video a big thumbs up and hit that like button and make sure you guys are subscribe to my channel for more bacon

room

video and home improvement videos love you guys so much and I'll see you in my next one bye