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Monday, March 28, 2011

India Inspired Living Room

I know... I have been talking about it for months. Well, the wait is over. I am showing you my finished Basement living room. I didn't think that it would ever get done. I have to say though... it turned out even better than I imagined. I love it.

Remember when I first moved into my place? I gave you a tour of my house as I decorated each room. First I finished my bedroom. Then I finished my bathroom... which I love mostly because of my shower curtain. For over a year... that is where it stopped as far as decorating went in the basement. Its not that I didn't want to fix up the other room... I just didn't have any furniture or inspiration of what I wanted that room to be like. I knew I wanted it to be a craft space... but I wanted it to be more than that... so for the past year or so it has been collecting junk that I didn't know what to do with and it looked like this...




Then I went to India and I decided that I wanted the room to incorporate my travels as well. So my friend Rachel threw out the idea of using India as my inspiration with decorating. That was all it took. My mind started going and I came up with a ruff idea of what I wanted the room to be like.  So after buying some furniture at Ikea, and having a pain in the butt time getting a couch from RC Willey and MANY trips to Ross and TJ Max... the room now looks like this.





I LOVE it! Here are some details that I love.


Here are some things in the room that you may recognize if you have been following my blog.

#1- The pictures that are blown up and framed on the wall are from two different photo of the weeks. This one and this one
#2- The Broken Mirror Art that I made on the back wall. Find that here.
#3- You may recognize the Ivory Suitcases that I used in this photoshoot. And the Shabby Suite Case I made here.
#4- My Travelers Map that I made here.
#5-  Hopefully you noticed my beautiful Tea Set on the corner table that I used at this Tea Party and this Tea Party.

All in all I love the room. I was happy that I could incorporate a craft/ study space like I originally wanted AND also have it be a living room where I can watch TV (while I craft even) or invite people over to watch a movie. I am also happy that I got to incorporate something that I love, traveling. The design may be India inspired, but there are pictures and memorabilia displayed from different trips and I will continue to add that. I love that the suite cases & Map add to the traveling theme. I am proud to say that I picked out all of the furniture (except the love seat which my mom and sister Kristy found at TJ Max) and I designed and decorated the whole room. I'm pleased with it. Its very different than anything I have seen and I think that makes me like it more.
Special thanks to Rachel for some staging help, picking out the wall decals and room advice. Special thanks to my parents... especially my mom for helping with some details and last finishing touches. I appreciate the help.

I'm really proud of the room, so if you want to drop by and see it in person, I would love to show it to you. :o)


20 comments:

Erin Masi said...

i LOVE it!!! it looks so great in pictures-i'm sure it looks amazing in person!!!

kachers said...

HEY! i wish i could drop by and see it! nice work!

Bre said...

oh my gosh, I LOVE it! Can't wait to see it in a couple weeks! I want you to come decorate my home!

Karen Ella said...

Wow, Tracy, that's BEAUTIFUL. I'm gonna have to come see that sucker. I love the colors!

mjfin22 said...

Amazing! So unique and still so you! I love it! I am going to need to enlist your help...but first I need to come up with some theme?!

Lynette Mills said...

YEA!!!!!!

s a r a s o d a 1 said...

Wow Tracy - I LOVE what you did!!!

Abby Wright said...

AMAZING!

Holly said...

That room looks awesome! I love how it turned out.

Desiree' said...

I love, love, LOVE how the room turned out! I cannot believe the transformation. You definitely have a gift. I'd love more advice on how to decorate my own house. You're amazing!

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

Its my favorite room to chill in at night...

Todd and Christianne said...

Beautiful! I will need your help when we have a home of our own!! Love everything about it.

Lori said...

Wow Tracy! It's finally done... and it looks amazing! Great use of space. I love everything... great job!

Bethany said...

So cool!!!! I love the lighting at night, too! Great job!

jamie hixon said...

Wow, Tracy! That is so beautiful. I need to finish decorating most of my rooms, and this is a great inspiration! I love all of the details and how your previous completed crafts fit so well visually in the room. NICE job.

Dallas and Kirsten said...

Wow, girl, seriously amazing! Where did you get your pics developed on your wall and what are the dimensions? I've been wanting to frame some of my stuff and I LOVE what you did with yours! You're so incredibly creative! Love ya

Jennifer said...

IT looks so great! I love it! I am so impressed!!

Kayleigh said...

The room looks SO great! You did an awesome job! I can't wait to see it when I am down your way for the jewelry party :)

Erin said...

Oh my word, these colors are fabulous!!! You did an amazing job!!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

I love the new look! It looks like a place I would for sure like to hang out!!! :o)
Jaime