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Front Room

formal living room before and after

The formal living room in the front of our house was the room that we were least excited about – we just aren’t formal people!

However, I am really proud of how pretty we made this space. We might not sit there a lot, but it makes a great impression on guests entering our home.

Our plan:

Other projects we did:

formal living room before and after

The Front Room is the first room that you saw when you walked into our house.

It is truly a formal living room, since we have a more casual sunroom in the back of the house. This room was intended to be more for hanging with guests after dinner, playing board games, or reading a book.

Here is how it looked before we moved in. It was a 90’s blank slate, plus had the new flooring the owners put in to help sell the place.

initial living room - charleston crafted
initial living room - charleston crafted

Here is how the space looked after taking down the walls:

After the Contractor Complete - Charleston Crafted
After the Contractor Complete - Charleston Crafted

Here was our plan of attack for this room:

The paint color is Sherwin Williams Online color. Be sure to check out my favorite blue gray paint colors!

Here is how the space looked after the challenge:

Driftwood Sailboat Coastal Mantel via Charleston Crafted

The chandelier is from West Elm and has my whole heart.

The wall art is an old nautical map that we slipped into a frame. It adds the perfect rustic nautical touch.

Driftwood Sailboat Coastal Mantel via Charleston Crafted

I painted the canvas on the fireplace using leftover wall paint from our various projects. The fireplace makeover is the star of the space!

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

The coffee table is a DIY from a live edge wood slab. The Chairs are from At Home and the couch is from Wayfair.

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted
ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted
Our Kitchen for Charleston Home & Design Magazine - Charleston Crafted

You can shop our front room here.

Front room formal living room
formal living room after
formal living room after
Front room formal living room
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