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d*s reader sylvie passed along a very inspirational little home makeover i thought you guys would like. sylvie made over her living room by giving her furniture and walls a little facelift. she even provided little notes in her flickr set on each picture to tell you paint colors and stores where she found products. click here for the full photo set. great work, sylvie!






Anonymous Rose said...

Congratulation on making domino magazine! :)

11:23 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh! was sylie in domino??

congrats sylvie!


11:34 AM  
Anonymous maggie said...

I think Rose was just being either fecetious or complementary - hard to tell tone in comments. I think what she meant was that what Sylvie did looks like it could be in Domino magazine.
I think she did a great job. I especially love the new paint on the coffee table and the fresh floral fabrics. I feel like I want to come over for tea!

11:47 AM  
Blogger style court said...

Beautiful! Love it Sylvie!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Vajra said...

Love this room. Want Slyvie to take me shopping.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

Wow! First of all, Merci Beaucoup to Grace for sharing ( where's the "big warm hug" button on the keyboard?). I am waiting for Domino to call on me and will give free design advice to anyone who wants to encourage them!

And please, everyone come over for tea!

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Arin said...

Can you tell us more about that little cube table with the alphabet on it?

12:38 PM  
Blogger katie said...

Beautiful job! I'm so impressed with all of your thrift store finds and improvements!!!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

Isn't that cube amazing. It seems to be hand-carved wood. It's hard to tell through the paint. It's hollow and has a heavy resin base. The signature carved into it says, "alpha sculp(t), Sheldon Rose, c1968".

1:19 PM  
Blogger vespabelle said...

I love it. Very warm and inviting. Nice use of thrift store chic!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cute decorating job.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>:o I saw that chest of drawers!! Maybe. I've seen alot of good roadside furniture lately. I myself found a lovely BRIGHT royal blue velvet, Victorian-looking, occasional chair on East Cliff a week or so ago! Yaaay Santa Cruz!! (lol..)

5:18 PM  
Blogger susan said...

this is why i love reading your blog! what a great real life story/makeover/dyi! very creative and cute...

8:12 PM  
Blogger IMEDAGOZE said...

that's one GREAT makeover!! love the new look.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

Hey Anonymous! I found that chest of drawers on Delaware Ave., on the Westside about 2 and a half years ago. You should see the castaways on the sidewalks of Paris. I could retire on those treasures!
Thank you all for the lovely comments.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you make the fabric covered canvas over the couch yourself? is it padded at all? it's gorgeous!

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

Yes, I made it myself. It was a shoji screen that someone was throwing away. I covered it with batting and a heavy cotton crewel shower curtain, on sale for $19 at Linen n' Things.
Thank you kindly for the compliment!

3:23 AM  

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