A Re-Design Ala-Junk Style!

August 5th, 2010 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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A little tease of the after pictures!
This before picture looks good, but I was bored with it.  And there were a few areas I was less than thrilled with. 
I was definitely ready to re-do the furniture placement!
And if youre like me, two heads are better than one when your  trying to re-style.  Amy and I worked together great!  Heres another before picture...
And the finished design!
My great room is somewhat contemporary, but the main elements are vintage.  The cloche on the coffee table I was told is actually from a farm and was used in making cream.  When decorating think outside the box with the pieces you have! 
We angled the furniture and made the space a little more interesting.  What do you think?
The numbers in the corner were from a bus (a gift from Ms. Amy).  The birch tree brings a little of the outdoors in and makes the space more organic.
A closer look at the massive clothe.  It sits on top of a chippy pillar base.
Im dont have much of a green thumb, but ivys in these old beakers dont have much maintenance.  Love that!
The couch needed something behind it, and this recently purchased pallet I think worked perfectly.  With the vintage large wicker basket, and a few accessories, it adds to the more organic feel of the space.  And well, Jazzy my cat, she finds the wicker basket the perfect place to nap!
Thanks for looking...hope you enjoyed the tour!
A little tease of the after pictures!

A little tease of the "after" pictures!

Photo: Amy of Whisperwood Cottage and Junkologie

Amy, a fellow contributor on JMS and also a fellow blogger (Junkologie and Whisperwood Cottage), stayed at my house a few weeks ago and for fun, we decided to do a re-design of my great room, of course ala-Junk Style.  Thanks to Amy for allowing me to use her amazing photographs.  Remember, when redoing your areas, it's a great time to put away items that you may be tired of (but may not be ready to get rid of).  It's also a great time to bring out those special items you've had in storage just waiting to be shown!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
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Comments (21)

PlentyPlace writes: I'm just seeing this for the first time and I love what you & Amy accomplished. Your space is so inviting. I'm totally going to mooch your idea for growing ivy in beakers...that looks so cool. =)

Kerry Posted: 10:55 am on March 13th
suziart writes: Love your style, Lady, or should I say Ladies!!! Posted: 7:51 am on October 16th
54girl writes: Love your redo of your living room!! Very nice! It is fun to rearrange. We just finished painting our living and dining room and it was fun to do things a little different. Great job!! Mary Posted: 10:34 pm on August 13th
shabbychick writes: Lani - you and Amy make a great team! Your living room was beautiful to begin with...now it's even more beautiful-er!!!

I LOVE the glass beakers, and the pop of green here and there is the perfect addition for your re-do!


P.S. Can you come to my house now???

Posted: 9:23 am on August 11th
CottageElements writes: I loved ready all your comments...you are all too kind. But Amy and I had a ball doing it, and maybe we could start a business? Haha. In all our free time (Amy's a professor at a major university). Don't think that will happen, but love the thought. I may need to have a "JUNKMARKET" party at my house. LOL! It would be a gas. Laurel, I know how you feel about not wanting to eliminate anything. I actually have that problem, too. But I'm getting better :) Cheers!

Lani Posted: 1:37 am on August 10th
artteachergirl writes: Looks like I'm a bit late to the party here! :-) I love this room also...so inviting. I'm going to try angling my furniture in my great room and see how it looks. I love the *pops* of green you've added in the room.
Lezlee and Alice are onto something...I'll be on the look out for your new decorating show. Posted: 7:12 pm on August 7th
artteachergirl writes: Looks like I'm a bit late to the party here! :-) I love this room also...so inviting. I'm going to try angling my furniture in my great room and see how it looks. I love the *pops* of green you've added in the room.
Lezlee and Alice are onto something...I'll be on the look out for your new decorating show. Posted: 7:12 pm on August 7th
Prior writes: Aww, I would love a movie of you gals rearranging this room. Y'all need your own show, not much good shows on HGTV, anymore. I bet it was a lot of laughs. It looks great! Love your things.

Ha ha, I just read Alice's post after I had mine written. Me and Alice, we think alike, great minds, you know! Posted: 11:28 pm on August 6th
MakinItHappen writes: You have so many things, and yet your home doesn't look cluttered. How do you do that? Posted: 10:46 pm on August 6th
Man_ito_ba writes: Wow ... I love the numbers in the corner.The birch tree and the window. This is a great Place. Thanks for sharing Lanette.

B. ( Smiles ) Posted: 11:35 am on August 6th
Junkpony writes: I love the coffee table and the ivy in the beakers. And especially the big bus numbers. Great space! Posted: 9:22 am on August 6th
JunkArchitect writes: I’m on my way to spend the weekend. There’s only a couple of things I need and one is food. I’m not kidding; I want to see this incredible room in person.

Posted: 9:00 am on August 6th
Grasshopper22 writes: WOW...your room looks great! I need to do an overhaul on my living-room someday also. Posted: 8:50 am on August 6th
roadtriplouise writes: Loved the tour! You can visit my house anytime for some redesigning fun! Posted: 12:36 am on August 6th
alicemom writes: Amy & Lani,
You 2 could be like the junk/re-make gals on the loose. Good show in the making!!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:44 pm on August 5th
chippingcharm writes: Looks amazing ladies...the addition of the pallet/cart thing is too cool! Maybe you ladies want to stop at my house next :)
I think the thought of switching things out is the direction I need to go...I keep collecting and adding and it just gets to be too much for the eyes...but oh so hard to part with the junk that I love!!! You've inpired me...thanks, Laurel Posted: 9:23 pm on August 5th
junquegal writes: OK this is FABULOUS!! Pleeezzzzze come stay at my house and help me. I have some great stuff just don't know how to make it all fit together. If you come stay I will make you breakfast in bed. Posted: 9:14 pm on August 5th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Ohhh very nice! A designer dream team at work for certain! Lots crusty goodness in each photo. I love the cloche thing on the rusty table thing. (Doncha love how junkers don't really have authentic names for stuff... because we never know what it really is! But we love it anyway. :) )

Nice going, gals!
Posted: 6:07 pm on August 5th
sandyrae writes: Yep! I could live here! Very nice ladies! Posted: 5:26 pm on August 5th
Smere writes: Absolutely love this room. I have these colors in my home as well but I have a lot more chocolate brown, I think if I added more white like you have my room would be a lot brighter. Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 4:50 pm on August 5th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful space Lani! I like it either way. Looks warm, friendly and inviting.

Kenda Posted: 4:40 pm on August 5th
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