I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

One Room Challenge Week 6: Our Living Room + Dining Room Design Reveal!

I truly cannot tell you how satisfying it is to see a finished room design after having closed on our renovation house seven months ago! I definitely didn’t think it would take as long as it did, but we also weren’t expecting half the amount of hurdles that we came across along the way! But really, does anyone?!

I wanted to work on our living room and dining room design for the One Room Challenge since it’s the first space that makes an impression when you walk into the new house. I think we can safely say that it is quite the statement with color, mid-century vibes, and a much brighter entrance now!

When we were house hunting, the listing photos of the entrance to the new house immediately caught my eye. It had really unique characteristics like the original terrazzo foyer with built-in planter. The front doors are also original to the house and were custom made out of state and installed when the house was designed and built in the 70’s.

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If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you already know that we LOVE our natural light, so all of the windows were a double win! Granted, when we snapped these room photos yesterday it was pouring rain (Houston thunderstorms, yikes!) so it doesn’t quite do the evening light justice. It’s seriously so beautiful in this room in the evenings. Thankfully we have many a future Instagram photos coming of that. Haha!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

As for the design process, we knew right away that we wanted to replace the cheap, vinyl flooring with a lighter hardwood. We ended up choosing Stuga Studio Oak Alpine to utilize throughout the house, but we added a little flair to this room by having our construction team, Genesis CP, install it at a 45-degree angle.

We just didn’t know about THAT thing we were going to find underneath the flooring during the demo phase. Once we had the flooring debacle ironed out, the rest was as easy as repainting the entire room and deciding on furniture elements…

I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

As much as I wanted this space to be beautiful and fit the retro vibe, I also wanted to make sure we were selecting pieces that were functional. Especially having a Gwen running around!

For instance, the Loloi rug designed by Justina Blakeney is perfectly soft and subtle but great for disguising sticky hand or footprints thanks to its texture. The American Leather Blake chairs in bison butterscotch are not only STUNNING, but they are such comfortable recliners. You would never even know they recline based on the design!

The coffee tables have a really fun mid-century shape but the rounded corners are great for keeping head bumps to a minimum with a toddler running around.

Admittedly, I was surprised by the deep color of the sofa from Overstock when it first arrived, but it’s really grown on me! This was my original sofa choice, so I had to switch up some of my pillow selections in order to make the new color scheme flow better, but I love the way it turned out! It also has a deep seat which makes for comfortable lounging along with a forgiving color for sticky hands.

I also immediately fell in love with this extendable white dining table paired with the Tia Y chairs from Overstock as well. It easily sits 10 which is perfect for family gatherings and our future styled tablescapes! Especially with our tabletop goods stored in the modern white buffet, and I’m so excited with how it looks alongside this Hudson Valley Lighting pendant light and matching Couture Lamps!

I definitely did some debating when it came to choosing artwork for above the credenza and the main part of the living room. What do you think?! Too loud, too colorful, or just right?

The set of four prints in the living room are from Minted (I linked them all individually below!). As for the dining room, I decided on keeping it simple since the living room had so many pops. I came across this print on Etsy and used photoshop to change the background color before having it printed and framed.

I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

Once all of the large items were in place, it was all about selecting accents and textures to go along with it. I went heavy on the plants in this room since the large fiddle fig that came with the house really set the tone for that. NDI has some BEAUTIFUL pieces like the protea on our dining room table, the tropical leaves on the coffee table, and the other faux fiddle figs in the dining room.

When was did all of the furniture unboxings I realized that we had a hefty sized gap in between the dining and living spaces, so I stumbled on this rattan bench last minute to make a seating area to tie the two together. I think it came together really well considering it was so last minute!

This room feels so cozy, welcoming, and full of personality now. We’re actually moving into the new house this week, and I can’t wait to start using this space!

One Room Challenge Living Room + Dining Room Reveal Room Sources

And now that we’re on the final reveal week, definitely be sure to check out all of the other participants along with their before and after designs!

At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by Carmona | House of Funk |House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by Charm | Jana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah Gunn | Sherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals | Media Partner BH&G | TM by ORC

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

One Room Challenge Week 6: Our Living Room + Dining Room Design Reveal!

I truly cannot tell you how satisfying it is to see a finished room design after having closed on our renovation house seven months ago! I definitely didn’t think it would take as long as it did, but we also weren’t expecting half the amount of hurdles that we came across along the way! But really, does anyone?!

I wanted to work on our living room and dining room design for the One Room Challenge since it’s the first space that makes an impression when you walk into the new house. I think we can safely say that it is quite the statement with color, mid-century vibes, and a much brighter entrance now!

When we were house hunting, the listing photos of the entrance to the new house immediately caught my eye. It had really unique characteristics like the original terrazzo foyer with built-in planter. The front doors are also original to the house and were custom made out of state and installed when the house was designed and built in the 70’s.

MY LATEST VIDEOS

If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you already know that we LOVE our natural light, so all of the windows were a double win! Granted, when we snapped these room photos yesterday it was pouring rain (Houston thunderstorms, yikes!) so it doesn’t quite do the evening light justice. It’s seriously so beautiful in this room in the evenings. Thankfully we have many a future Instagram photos coming of that. Haha!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

As for the design process, we knew right away that we wanted to replace the cheap, vinyl flooring with a lighter hardwood. We ended up choosing Stuga Studio Oak Alpine to utilize throughout the house, but we added a little flair to this room by having our construction team, Genesis CP, install it at a 45-degree angle.

We just didn’t know about THAT thing we were going to find underneath the flooring during the demo phase. Once we had the flooring debacle ironed out, the rest was as easy as repainting the entire room and deciding on furniture elements…

I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

As much as I wanted this space to be beautiful and fit the retro vibe, I also wanted to make sure we were selecting pieces that were functional. Especially having a Gwen running around!

For instance, the Loloi rug designed by Justina Blakeney is perfectly soft and subtle but great for disguising sticky hand or footprints thanks to its texture. The American Leather Blake chairs in bison butterscotch are not only STUNNING, but they are such comfortable recliners. You would never even know they recline based on the design!

The coffee tables have a really fun mid-century shape but the rounded corners are great for keeping head bumps to a minimum with a toddler running around.

Admittedly, I was surprised by the deep color of the sofa from Overstock when it first arrived, but it’s really grown on me! This was my original sofa choice, so I had to switch up some of my pillow selections in order to make the new color scheme flow better, but I love the way it turned out! It also has a deep seat which makes for comfortable lounging along with a forgiving color for sticky hands.

I also immediately fell in love with this extendable white dining table paired with the Tia Y chairs from Overstock as well. It easily sits 10 which is perfect for family gatherings and our future styled tablescapes! Especially with our tabletop goods stored in the modern white buffet, and I’m so excited with how it looks alongside this Hudson Valley Lighting pendant light and matching Couture Lamps!

I definitely did some debating when it came to choosing artwork for above the credenza and the main part of the living room. What do you think?! Too loud, too colorful, or just right?

The set of four prints in the living room are from Minted (I linked them all individually below!). As for the dining room, I decided on keeping it simple since the living room had so many pops. I came across this print on Etsy and used photoshop to change the background color before having it printed and framed.

I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home I cannot express my excitement over revealing our living room and dining room design plus before and afters of our renovated, mid century space! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #interiors #decor #home

Once all of the large items were in place, it was all about selecting accents and textures to go along with it. I went heavy on the plants in this room since the large fiddle fig that came with the house really set the tone for that. NDI has some BEAUTIFUL pieces like the protea on our dining room table, the tropical leaves on the coffee table, and the other faux fiddle figs in the dining room.

When was did all of the furniture unboxings I realized that we had a hefty sized gap in between the dining and living spaces, so I stumbled on this rattan bench last minute to make a seating area to tie the two together. I think it came together really well considering it was so last minute!

This room feels so cozy, welcoming, and full of personality now. We’re actually moving into the new house this week, and I can’t wait to start using this space!

One Room Challenge Living Room + Dining Room Reveal Room Sources

And now that we’re on the final reveal week, definitely be sure to check out all of the other participants along with their before and after designs!

At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by Carmona | House of Funk |House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by Charm | Jana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah Gunn | Sherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals | Media Partner BH&G | TM by ORC

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

Comments

  • izhar

    05.08.19

    Amazing, Ashley!!! So beautiful! cannot wait for the whole reveal. :)

    • Thanks, Izhar! We’re pretty excited for it to all be done!

  • Csc

    05.08.19

    What color white was used for the walls?

    • Hi Christina! The paint info is in the post with a link to the exact product! We used the HGTV Sherwin Williams High Reflective White wall paint.

  • Anastasia

    05.08.19

    OBSESSED! You did such an incredible job! Colorful without being loud. I am in love.

    • Thanks, Anastasia! We really do love color! And we’re glad to know it’s not too loud.

  • Heather

    05.08.19

    Beautiful, practical, and suits the period of the house very well. Well done. Is that a Frame TV? Do you like it? I have been going back and forth about whether it is worth the extra cost for the pretty trim.

    • Hi Heather! Yes, it is a frame TV. We’ve just been in the house for a few weeks and have been barely home so we can’t exactly tell you how different it is yet. Aesthetically though, we love it! It makes the TV standout less. We didn’t want that to be a focal point or take away from the artwork… especially since it’s black while everything is so bright and colorful.

  • Allison

    05.08.19

    Girl!! So good!!!!! All the heart eyes for this! I can’t wait to see the rest of the spaces as you finish them!

    • We can’t wait to show the rest of the space too! Hopefully, we don’t run into anymore delays! XOXO

  • Michelle

    05.08.19

    I love the furniture pieces in the living room SO much, the layout and the art you chose are so right! It I’m being honest, I feel like the rug doesn’t quite hit the mark. It feels too busy or perhaps it’s the colors? – I’m not sure, but that’s the one part of the room that feels off. The dining room is 100% perfect! Overall, I’d love to live in that space, rug and all! Well done!

    • Thanks, Michelle! We thought about a solid color rug but everything would have a color block look so we went with a subtle print (cause everything we have is seriously all patterns)!

  • Images looks so lovely and charming. I love your living room and dining room ideas. Thank you for sharing such helpful tips.

  • Susan

    05.08.19

    I am forever in love with your ideas and execution. It’s safe to say that you’ve successfully created a freaking impressionable space. It’s been a long time coming, Ashley, but soooo worth it.

  • Kristina B

    05.08.19

    WOWOWOWOWOW this room is just AMAZING!

    • Thanks, Kristina! It has been the most challenging even though we thought it would be the easiest!

  • Karla

    05.08.19

    I love everything about it! Cozy and modern 💛 Great job!

    • Exactly the feel we were going for! Thanks, Karla!

  • You crushed it! It’s so warm, inviting, colorful, airy and happy.

    You have such a great eye for color and this feels next level.

    Also shout-out to the hubs for getting these photos in the rain (it looks all sunny up in there!).

    • Thanks, Kelly! Yes, we were really worried that the photos wouldn’t translate to what the space actually looks like when it’s bright and sunny outside!

  • Georgia Peach

    05.08.19

    If you were going for the 1980’s you nailed it!

    • Totally wanted an old yet new vibe! Thanks, Georgia!

  • Luisa

    05.08.19

    Amazing like always! I love every detail💕

  • Nicole

    05.08.19

    Wow!!! It looks amazing!!!!! You did such an amazing job! Anyone would be happy to walk into a space like that! I think I found the one thing you didn’t link and probably because it will be in a future post instead but I have to know! Where is the railing from???

    • Hi Nicole! We completely took out the old stairs and our contractor built a new one. We thought we could save the railing also but re-designed it ourselves!

  • Lucie

    05.08.19

    Absolutely dreamy! I love the pinky print. What service do you use to print/frame and what size did you land on? Thank you! ✨✨✨

    • Hi Lucie! We used Frame It Easy in size 40×30. Hope this helps!

  • What an incredible space to work with! You did an amazing job. This is such a beautiful, bright, and cheery space! Congrats on nailing it :)

    • Thank you for the kind words! We were going exactly for bright and cheery!

  • I am moving in. The colors in the living area are to die for. Those prints on the wall are perfection. The light above the table!!
    So, so good, and congrats on getting this room DONE.

    • Thanks, Kayla! We love every spot in the house too!

  • This space is simply breathtaking! We are honored to have been part of this project – the result is nothing short of absolutely stunning.

    • Thank you! We feel so lucky to have your Blake chairs in our new space! XOXO

  • Sommer

    05.09.19

    Love the warm colors of the furniture!

  • SUzy

    05.09.19

    Such an inviting space!

    • Thanks, Suzy! We were hoping for the inviting vibe once you walk in!

  • Sara Welch

    05.09.19

    I love how light and airy your home looks! The pops of color with the furniture is lovely, as well!

  • Tara

    05.09.19

    Just dying over those fiddle leaf figs… So gorgeous!

  • Anna

    05.09.19

    I am obsessed with your couch! Wow!

  • grace

    05.09.19

    I am amazed at your unique style, vision and attention to detail. Just Gorgeous.

  • sherry hart

    05.10.19

    Holy smokes….this is amazing….I love all of the soft color mixed with white. Perfect combination. I can see the thought and planning that went into this space! You must be thrilled!

    • Sooo much thought and planning that we couldn’t wait to just execute it! Thanks, Sherry!

  • Meredith

    05.10.19

    Your design looks amazing! I love the fun color palette you chose! Awesome job! :)

    • We always put color into everything! Hopefully, not too much? Thank you for your kind words!

  • Jocelyn

    05.10.19

    What an absolutely stunning transformation!!! I love the use of color and the retro vibe it gives.

    • We really wanted to keep the retro vibe from the house! Thanks, Jocelyn!

  • ariel

    05.10.19

    Absolutely love the living room component of this! That couch is perfection, and the large scale art is so much fun.

    • Thank you, Ariel! We did a lot of large scale art with the new house this time! XOXO

  • Cyrus Loloi

    05.13.19

    Stunning! Thanks for including us Ashley : )

    • We’ve always had wonderful luck with your rugs so we had to have more in the new home! Thanks for making such beautiful pieces!

  • Love the colours in this space! You’re right, the dark pink sofa is really good (we have a chair colour that’s similar, and I’m getting lots of new inspiration!) Great job :)

    • Thank you! We originally thought it would be a lighter pink but we’re now thinking that darker pink is a lot more kid-friendly!

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