Monday, January 23, 2012

- Turquoise Living and Dining Room

I wanted to reveal my Living and dining area long time ago, but I wasn't sure if I should just add the pictures to the Home Tour page or I just write a special post about them. So I decided I will write a post about them and I can link up to the Home Tour Page... I'm a bit lost in the how to organize my blog :)
So let me stop talking and  show you the before and after pictures of my Living and Dining room:

Like always not a very before picture , this picture is taken after we painted the walls and added some furniture

The Curio Cabinet, before I frosted the glass.
After I painted the brick a crisp clean white

My brownish ugly brassy fire place






And here are the After pictures...WARNING alot of pictures ahead


my color scheme : Off white, Dark Grey, Turquoise and some silver and mirrored accent pieces
You can see here and in the below picture: the glass of the curio cabinets frosted. Yay I can hide my mess lol.
As for the curtains, They are made by me :) I didn't know how to sew and I didn't even have a sewing machine but I wanted a damask pattern with some shimmery fabric, it turned out that I can never find such a thing with a reasonable price so I bought the sewing machine at Target was on sale and had to experiment with it...I think one day I might add lining to them ( I found out about lining after I finished sewing so hopefully one day I will add it lol)




I bought the dining room table and chairs from the mall before I saw all those vintage similar sets stained and painted on blog land and they are even more charming than mine...I wish I knew blog land before  :(


Those 3 painting are a gift from my mother, you can check out here her collection.First I wanted to have my accent color to be either orange or yellow but after I had to choose the Turquoise and thx God I did :)


After I saw this picture I felt that the living room needs some brown colors to balance the heaviness of the dining table so I added a huge wooden tray to the end table, check out my below picture.

This coffee table was originally dark brown, I painted it white with touches of blue and I added some mirrors to the front of the drawers so it will look shabby so chic :)

I bought those mirrors from dollar store. I wanted to use them as coasters like Z gallery style :) as for the huge wooden tray I bought from an antique shop in Lake Tahoe. And did you notice my fireplace now it looks so elegant and modern thanks to the power of paint ( I hope the Landlord will like my paint transformation lol)

This wine decanter is my favorite eventough I dont drink :)



Now the Bling Bling, the jewelery of the room in the next three pictures:
 Those 2 lamps , the crystal chandelier style and the crystal table lamp are from Home Goods

My mirrored antique console was my inspiration when I added mirror to my coffee table.Let me tell you a secret:shhh don't tell anybody OK? OK... If you look closer , the lower part of it was broken so I removed the crystal knobs and I bought 12" x 12" Beveled edge mirror tiles from Lowe's and I glued them, then I glued the knobs on the mirror ( and nobody noticed , everybody thought it is a design lol )


Everything in those 2 pictures is from Home Goods:The mercury glass candle holders, the metal silver mirrored nesting tables, the antique mirror, and the crystal floor lamp.


In this post I show you how I spray painted this mirror silver.


I love the Moroccan style, yesterday I ordered another bigger yellow rug from my TV room, its has similar geometric Moroccan design, I cant wait ...

I'm lately obsessed with everything vintage and old and especially with ornate legs ( if they call these legs I'm not sure)


And the last picture, I know I know this post is full of pictures but who doesn't like pictures??? right :)


This turquoise lounge chair was my splurge in the room. I bought it from Urban Outfitters after weeks and weeks of nagging my husband and I just LOVE it...But I  need to add some pillow though, any suggestions ....I need you help with pillows to all my couches cause I suck at picking pillows so please any advices from all of the style queens out there. I'm thinking of some touches of hot pink ??yes ?? no??
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79 comments:

  1. STUNNING! Love everything about it and can totally see myself there ;) Found you thru the hop and am your newest follower!

    The Foley Fam Blog

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  2. Wow big difference, great job :)Nice and cozy!

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  3. WOWWY KAZOWEE! Awesome job! Link this post up! You are bound to get some features.

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  4. I'm truly wowed by the transformation of your living and dining room. I love it! And that turquoise couch is to die for! It's my favorite. And I love that wooden tray on the coffee table. Let's face it, I love it all.

    Holly

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  5. I really like the mirrors on the coffee table. Very unusual and adds a little bit of bling to the space. Nice job.

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  6. Rasha this is BEAUTIFUL! You did a wonderful job, keep up the awesome work :)

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  7. love love love your colors! It's amazing what a difference it made painting the fireplace!

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  8. AMAZING, I am in love with absolutely everything in the room.

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  9. Omg I LOVE your couch and your settee! Your home is beautiful. I love the turquoise color too.

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  10. I love the lounge chair from Urban! So jealous of that! What a great buy!

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  11. Your rooms look A.MAZ.ING!! What a transformation! Fantastic job!

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  12. Your room looks fab. Very similar to the color scheme I'm trying to get in my living room. Wish I could paint, makes me miss owning a house.

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  13. the turquoise and silver is smashing-ly wonderful.
    congratulations on the end result ! you must be very happy

    -KAT-

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  14. Just gorgeous! I love the turquoise touches...did you make the pillows? Of course, the fireplace is amazing after you painted it white. ALL of it is beautiful ~ very creative touches and my colors too! :-)

    xo
    Pat

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  15. Ah I love your home. The colors are amazing. It's beautiful

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  16. Check you out! That's an amazing transformation! Well done!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful transformation! Hard to be believe it's even the same room!

    Love all the sparkly accents, and they turquoise fainting couch is divine!

    Hope you get the chance to link this up at my upcoming Feature Friday Free-for-All party!

    P.S. I'm a new follower!

    ~Abbie

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  18. DAMN!!! This looks like it is out of a magazine, I LOVE it, great job!!!

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  19. This is soooooo gorgeous! I love your color scheme! I don't think you need to add much more color on your lounge chair for your pillows. Just a couple of natural colored ones to bring in a bit of pattern or texture. Don't want to cover her up too much!!!

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  20. STUNNING!!!! I LOVE the colors! Everything came together so beautifully.
    f you want a pink pillow, you could go with more of a coral for the spring. For winter, I would go with white and gray. Hope that helps.

    I'm a new follower and I can't wait to see what you do next!
    Sharon

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  21. I love the turquoise!!!!! everything is so well put together! Beautiful!
    http://imprintalish.blogspot.com/2012/01/love-felt-art.html

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm a turquoise loving girl so, of course, I love your living/dining room. The fireplace looks so much better with the white paint and I love all the sparkly touches you have around the room.

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  23. Gorgeous and the color is great! Thank you for sharing your lovely at Potpourri Friday!

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  24. It turned out wonderful! It looks so beautiful and so chic! Great job!

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  25. I love everything that you did. I need that lounger. Fantastic job.

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  26. I love the colors you used! SO bright and cheery, yet it looks so elegant! Great job!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our free for all party. Be sure to join us tomorrow morning for some shout outs! Have a wonderful weekend!

    XOXO!
    Marni

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  27. Oh, I love, love, love the dining room! The close ups of the silver look like something right out of Tiffany's!

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  28. This is an amazing make-over! I would actually try a more saturated pink because other than the turquoise in the room, it is neutral. THe turquoise can handle a hot pink or grapefruit color
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  29. I adore this room! It's like my dream! :) Awesome job!!

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  30. Beautiful! I adore this room and the colors are the same that I am currently working into my bedroom! Thanks for the inspiration!

    :)
    Lauren @ Besweetlyinspired.blogspot.com

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  31. I agree with the word used in the first comment: Stunning! Love that lounge chair and those turquoise pillows in the beige chairs. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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  32. Urban Outfitters, here I come. That is seriously WAY too awesome. Like jaw dropping. The entire room. Wowza!

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  33. Lovely! That turquoise couch is to die for and I love all the mirrored pieces in your room!

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  34. The turquoise lounger was sooooo worth whatever you paid!

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  35. These are my favorite colors! You created a beautiful room. I have almost the same mirror dresser from Homegoods! I often see mirrored furniture that needs a repair...you did a great job with that!

    Share your decorating style on my website www.ohmy-creative.com

    Susan,
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/
    A community to Create - Share - Inspire

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  36. I love this! I would love if you would link this to my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in!

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  37. Room is beautiful. I love the lounge chair. Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. So cute!! Thanks for linking up and don't forget about registering for my current giveaway....

    Ramsign Giveaway: Porcelain Enamel Sign {up to $99 value}

    XO, Aimee

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  39. oh my wow, that is beautimous! Especially since I'm gaga for turquoise. The coffee table is awesome, as is everything else!

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  40. Fantastic!! Love the colors! The mirrored table is genius!! I'm one of your newest friends!!

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  41. what a very very lovely space...it is FUN & funky & yet calm & serene - how did you do THAT?! off to explore more of your blog!

    www.northerncottage.net

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  42. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love every inch of it. The silver details throughout along with the turquoise are perfect. Awesome job.
    Ruth

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  43. Thank you for linking your lovely project to Potpourri Friday!

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  44. Beautiful! Noooo pillows on the turquoise chaise. It's too pretty to cover up.

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  45. I love what you did with this open living space!

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  46. Rasha, I featured your lovely turquoise rooms over at I Gotta Create! Thanks again for linking up :)
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/02/kiss-tell-features-week-4-new-link.html

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  47. Thanks so much for linking up...Lisa Leonard Designs giveaway just started on my blog!! Stop by if you haven't entered yet...


    XO, Aimee

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  48. What a transformation! I love all the turquoise. That lounger is fantastic!

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  49. wow - I love your transformation although when I first saw the before pictures - I wondered what how and why!!! Having said that, I was blown away with your eye for detail and design. You really have dressed the room well after doing a great paint job. It's staged just like something fresh out of a magazine - so well done you.

    I can see shades of grey pillows on the chaise long - and elsewhere, mixed with the odd brown one - perhaps in demask or something geometric. I think that you have a perfect eye and don't really need much help in deciding anyway.

    Well done and thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

    Paula x x x

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  50. I love your transformation! Can you tell me where you got the chairs in your LR? I'm looking for some that size and shape! I love the subtle tone on tone, too.

    Great job!

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  51. I want that couch and wall soooo bad. Any chance I could find out where you got them?

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  52. What a wonderful transformation, and I love all the pictures.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  53. Such a pretty room! I love the colors and the turquoise settee is fabulous. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party. Hugs, Sherry

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  54. It's so pretty! I love the colors and the bling you have added!
    XO Cindy

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  55. I absolutely LOVE the turquoise wall!! The settee is pretty great too. :) Angie

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  56. Wow!!! I freaking LOVE it!!! Can you come do my house now?!? Seriously! Off to buy some paint I guess...
    Thanks for linking up ;)
    xo
    Heather

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  57. I love this room, the color combo and the touches of glass and crystal. I am trying to do something similar in my home!

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  58. Rasha it turned out great! For the pillows I think you could add some brown and some pink. In fact I would love this combination!
    Love, Olga

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  59. Oh my goodness! You have done so much work! It's really beautiful. The lounge chair is amazing!!!

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  60. This is a beautiful room! I especially love the lounge chair! I really want one of those for my photography. I just love the colors you picked. I would love for you to share this transformation at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-4.html

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  61. What a transformation! That turquoise lounge chair is amazing! I can see why you begged for it. The rooms look so pretty! Would you link up to my party?

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/03/features-and-latest-and-greatest-24.html

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  62. That was a huge difference. Total changes.

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  63. wow, that's quite a transformation, did you move, doesn't look like the same room as the ikea vs. Macy's couch. They are two beautiful rooms I have to say. I really like the mirrors and the superglue knobs, great idea. I quite love your silver dresser, I was surprised it was not in the room, it would have looked beautiful in there. Great job.

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    1. ya this is the formal living and dining room :) I like that you noticed that the silver dresser is not here , it is in my master bedroom soon I will post the reveal

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  64. Wonderful! The living room chairs and couch look so comfortable -- perfect for sinking into in front of the fireplace. Really lovely.

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  65. There is a positive spirit on the surrounding. I feel good vibes.

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  66. Really, really great makeover. I love the turquoise accent wall! I'm your newest blog follower from over on The Shabby Creek Cottage.

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  67. Gorgeous!!! I keep scrolling back and forth to check out all of the beautiful details. You did an amazing job! {including a link back in this week's highlights} I don't think I'd ever want to go out! lol Thanks so much for sharing, Rasha. I love every bit of it!

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  68. what can I say that nobody hasn't already said? I love the room, colour palette is perfect and I like how you've implemented morrocan style. Beutiful room, the turquoise lounge chair is my favourite as well as the round side table with circles - I wish I could find something like that

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  69. How much fun is this??? Love it, well done!!!!

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  70. This room is really beautiful-the accent wall and colors throughout are stunning-I'm your newest follower from TDC-stop on by for a visit!

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  71. This is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I am featuring you!

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/04/fabulous-friday-22.html

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  72. <3 it! I found you on Not JUST A Housewife. That chaise really caught my eye! I think that might be my favorite thing in the room! Say hi to your newest follower and follow me back! <333

    fabulousified.blogspot.com

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