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The Living Room Story...

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this post is sponsored by the Home Depot

Once upon a time (a few weeks ago to be exact) we had a lovely Living Room that aside from a few things we were finally happy with.  We had no intention of doing anything drastic in this space any time soon as other projects are in the works... that is just about the time something happens right?!  Well it did.  I got an opportunity that called out to my Design Show obsessed, HGTV loving, Makeover Show heart.  You see, I have a secret, I have wanted to be on a Design Show so badly!!! But would have never let some strange designer into my room, so when Home Depot, along with the Home Decorators Collection approached me about redoing my entire Living Room, all on camera I literally jumped at the chance.  And then quickly realized what I had gotten myself into! 

You see, we did have a lovely room, but the chance to jump in front of that camera to makeover an entire space in just a few weeks felt like a dream.  Fortunately, my amazing family got behind my crazy dream too & went along for what may have been our wildest ride so far. 

Oh.My.Design.Whirlwind.

Within a week, I designed the space leaving just a few of our existing pieces like our classic Black Sofa & my favorite Brass Trunk.  I also left in our Sconces flanking the TV as well as our Marie Chair which were both from Home Decorators Collection originally.  But everything else was gone!  Most will be reused in other spaces in our homes, but others... like the brown microfiber chaise are GONE!!!!  Can you hear the Angel's singing?  I still can.

I choose every single item from Home Decorators Collection & the Home Depot.  The mood board above is just a taste of what the space is about.  When planning the space, I really tried to put thought into how anyone at home can accomplish a layered & put together look from two stores without falling into the "we bought the set!" feel.  We've all been there.  So I'll be sharing my tips & tricks for that after the big reveal.

A week later the deliveries started to roll in, along with a giant storage unit in our driveway to house everything.  And then the magic happened... the film crew arrived.   Like 30-40 people in & around our 1000 sq.ft. house for four, ten hour days!  Every room was taken over with equipment, our Kitchen became Hair & Makeup Central & suddenly I was on camera.  

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I suddenly realized how easy it is to sit behind my computer & type out what I want to say... being "On Camera" is serious work!  I worked through my nerves, mostly, pulled out some power tools and all of a sudden the room was done.  Like done.  Like I'm not touching this room for years done.  Like it's the only room I want to be in now done.

I can not wait to share the full reveal with you when the videos are up in a week or so!!  



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21 comments:

  1. So crazy excited for the reveal & I cannot imagine how much work it took! Soo excited!! Xx jana

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  2. So exciting!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the final room.

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  3. Not touching it for years…I know you better than that. :) I love the inspiration and am so excited to hear and see more!

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  4. Ahhh I am so excited to see the room!! And congrats, what an awesome opportunity!!

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  5. How exciting! I can't wait to see the reveal!

    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  6. So exciting! I can't wait to see. Please tell me that's a black ceiling! You look gorg in that photo!

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  7. I was excited to see your living room before but I can't wait to see it now after hearing that you won't be touching it for years!

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  8. What a crazy few weeks that must have been! All sounds so exciting though and I can't wait to see the finished room. I have that rug in my entryway and it's my favorite :)

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  9. Um - yeah! And so well deserved! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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  10. So exciting! I am in tears of joy, because I always knew you'd be a star some day! I am so proud of you and can't wait to see the reveal! Congrats....you certainly deserve it!

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  11. How exciting! Can't wait to see the final results! Love your style!

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  12. What an awesome opportunity! I am sure you are a natural on camera and I can't wait to hear your tips!

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  13. I am sooooo excited for you and can't wait to see your stylish self styling your room in action. XO

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  14. That's awesome. Can't wait for the big reveal!

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  15. What an amazing opportunity Kristin! I have goosebumps! And, I spy a black ceiling so I know it will be fabulous! xoxo

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  16. How awesome! Love your taste in design!

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  17. So cool Kristin! Can't wait to see the video- you look adorable in that pic so I'm sure it turned out wonderfully!

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  18. Ahhhh I can't wait to seeeeee!! So excited for you :) I know it will be insanely fabulous!

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  19. WOW - so happy for you! Can not wait to see these vids!

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  20. I am thrilled and so excited to see how you put your Kristin twist on a space curated from a single source. I am so intrigued and can't wait to watch you working your magic! Congratulations on the challenge, they definitely picked the right girl!

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  21. Omg how amazing. Im dying over that mood board. I was JUST browsing Home Decorators Collection today and totally marked that chester chair as a "I want that" item. That rug is FAB, the floor mirror is gorgeous. Im so excited to see this space. Congrats lady:)

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