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A Living Room Polished UP: Quick Updates Make All the Difference

A Living Room Polished UP: Quick Updates Make All the Difference

It really is true that just a few changes can make a huge difference in your living space.  Here are a few photos I snapped of my client Carrie’s space this weekend:


We started with an almost blank space!   But it didn’t take much to transform – in this case, it’s the neutral sofa, the colorful, bright pillows and the strong, design-forward lamp that make the room sparkle.


You may already know I’m a huge fan of finding pillows on Etsy.  The bird pillow is a vintage plumes robert allen Dwell Studio fabric, and the green is Imperial Trellis by Schumacher.  Both found on Etsy!  (And here’s a tip – to cut the price on these pillows you can always request to have one side covered in an inexpensive, neutral linen.)

The yellow pillow is from West Elm.  And that lamp! Oh my, that lamp!  Carrie found it on Horchow at a great discount!  I love it when clients have a great eye and bring their own “oomph” to the situation.  🙂

Here’s the other side of the room.  I think the contemporary leather chair with its clean lines is so great juxtaposed next to the traditional molding and fireplace.  It’s always good to mix up styles.



Oh and here’s a quick shot of Carrie’s entry, too.  I saw this lacquered green console in my friend Rachel’s apartment and I KNEW it would be perfect for Carrie!  Sure enough…



The Emma Console from Worlds Away

Carrie needed something strong to go with her magnificent (and huge) navy lamps.  It makes the room absolutely sing, and it tells visitors “something special is going on in this house!”

Here’s that green lacquer close up.  We both love the super deep drawers by the way.  You can store SO MUCH STUFF in there.


In other news…


If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that I’ve been sharing a bunch of project photos with you lately.  There’s a reason for this!  I finally started getting my act together and photographing client spaces (and my own spaces!) because I’m actually relaunching my website.  

That’s right!  In just a few weeks, Return To Home will become Lorri Dyner Design.  All the same great content!  Nothing will change on your end except you’ll be automatically directed to a new site.   And my blog?  Well, it’s staying the same!  Just a different look.


I think a little change is good, don’t you?


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