A fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill Studiothere is nothing better than a home filled with fabulous new living room furniture. To say that my sister Jenni and I are close is an understatement. Our kids were born within 5 days of each other and we even live on the same street.  So when Jenni got engaged to her boyfriend Mike I knew the likelihood of them moving was inevitable. They waited for almost a year and ended up buying the perfect house… across the street.  

The New Digs

The new abode, a recently renovated 6-bedroom center entrance colonial with enough space for this new family of six.  This new house had a formal living room and Jenni had no furniture for it.  When she turned to me to for help I jumped at the chance to decorate and push her a little outside of her comfort zone. After all isn’t that what sister do? Her decorating style is a playful traditional decor consisting of colorful plaids, traditional stripes and a mix of painted and antique furniture with a country french flair. This formal living room would be Jenni and Mike’s room. Jenni had a vision of a comfortable, relaxed yet elegant room… an adult quiet and TV free zone.  

The bright rectangular room has a cozy fireplace, built-in bookcases, and two large picture windows.   This more sophisticated color palette and style design needed to tie in with the rest of the homes decor and still have charm and warmth. We gravitated to a color palette of grays, blacks, whites, and yellows with accents of golds.

Living room makeover with a sophisticated palette of gray white yellow and gold fFamily Friendly Slipcovered Furniture

We chose the Raymour & Flanigan Lakeside Sofa (click on the highlighted link to open a description page)  A comfortable and versatile slipcovered line that comes in a variety of colors. The Natural Linen color would brighten up this space and give us the most options to change accessories and accents as the seasons and her style evolves. We paired the sofa up with the companion  Raymour & Flanigan Lakeside Chair and a Half . These living room furniture pieces are the perfect spot to cozy up next to the fire, reading a book or re-caping on the day’s events. The slipcovers are easy to wash and work the other slipcovered pieces in the home. We accessorized the seating with textural down filled pillows in all shapes and sizes and a super cozy pom-pom orange throw for a pop of color from HomeGoods.

Texture and pattern:Mixing yellow and grays for a sophisticated living room makeover with Meme Hill.A fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill Studio

A curated Gallery Wall

The gallery wall is a collection of vintage botanical prints, mirrors and maps of NYC.  The ceramic rose bouquet lamp with its lime washed shade, and family of metal sheep sit atop the heirloom chest of drawers.

Gallery wall from Meme Hill StudioThe rustic natural pine grandfather clock finds his home in the corner. A vintage mirror reflects even more light in the room and fills up the large wall.

Bright, fresh and functional Livingroom makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and Meme Hill Studios.  When shopping, Jenni fell in love with the Draper Coffee Table.  This unique iron, wood and glass coffee table blends the industrial look with the wood accents in her antique chest of drawers and rustic side cabinet. The modern lines adds to the eclectic mix. The drawers pull out from both ends making it a perfect place to stack magazines, remotes, or even display photos or holiday decorations.

A fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill Studios

Happiness is A Journey

For additional seating near the fireplace Jenni chose the Priscilla Accent Chair. A petite chair originally chosen for the kitchen sitting area but just seemed to work perfectly fireside. It’s sloped wooden arms and fresh gray and natural quatrefoil fabric added the right amount of pattern and design and didn’t block the view into the adjoining family room. The mantel is dressed up for Thanksgiving with simple boxwood faux topiaries, mercury glass gourds, pumpkins and leaves. A gold guilded framed oil painting of two row boats hangs over blending in with the calming color scheme. All items and potted zebra grass from Wisteria Flowers and Gifts.

A fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill StudioFall decor for your mantel from Meme Hill StudioA fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill Studio

A fresh New Wall Color

The once yellowy beige walls were painted in Sherwin-Williams Knitting Needles SW 7672 and trim painted in a fresh coat of Creamy SW 7012 to make everything pop. I color matched the darker stripe in the striped curtain panels and painted the backs of the bookcase the back of the bookcase in Sherwin-Williams Pewter Cast SW7673 creating depth and interest. Two gray and cream leopard chairs flank the 19c. corner table.

Fresh living room makeover with a gray, white, and black color scheme from Meme Hill StudioA black metal starburst mirror and pebble mosaic lamp round out this eclectic seating area. Bookcases were filled with family photos, global souvenirs and favorite books.

Fresh eclectic living room makeover with a gray, black, white and loads of texture from MemeHill StudioFresh eclectic living room makeover with a gray, black, white and loads of texture from Meme Hill Studio

Happiness is a journey not a destination.Fresh eclectic living room makeover with a gray, black, white and loads of texture from MemeHill StudioReady To Entertain

This room makeover took us just around three weeks. Now it’s ready for the holidays and Jenni, Mike and the kids love the space as much as I do. If you’d like to see their new family room head to my blog post makeover with new furniture and pops of color.  It was a fun project to work on and the best part is that I get to enjoy it too. It’s just a few houses down the street! I hope that this new home bring happiness and lots of love!   xoxo Amie

A fresh, fun and family friendly living room makeover with Raymour and Flanigan and MemeHill Studio

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    Beth Catalana

    November 24, 2015

    Amie, it looks absolutely beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see it person. My favorites are the leopard chairs and pillows. Are they from R&F?? Are you doing other parts of the house as well?

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      memehillstudio

      November 24, 2015

      Hi Beth- I found them somewhere else. We have most of the house done except the kitchen remodel. There’s still some twerking to do. Wait for the Christmas posts!

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Amie Freling

"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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