Renee’s Living Room Redo: Part 1

Miss Renee is not only a very good friend of ours, but she’s also the reason why Yellow Brick Home exists.  One night over a few glasses of wine, she declared that we absolutely positively should share our home ideas with the world.  “You should start a blog,” she said. It wasn’t until she said this again a few days later, and then again in a week, that I started to seriously consider it.  A few months later, YBH was born, and now our little virtual thoughts are like our seventh child (after the pup, two felines, and three fish.  Of course).  And you know, I couldn’t be happier to share our adventures – and misadventures, for that matter.

With that said, it seems only natural that Renee turned to us for ideas on revamping her own home, one room at a time.  As our first official client, we were absolutely flattered, not to mention thrilled, eager, over-the-moon, and yes, even a little scared.  But her calm demeanor soothed the butterflies away, and we’re here to dish the details every step of the way.  Her very charming, albeit small, apartment is located in a super-cute Chicago ‘hood and is bubbling over with potential.  But let’s be real here – we know small.

Our first space to tackle is the living room.  Check out the old Chicago charm in the fireplace, large windows, and original blonde hardwood floors:


She recently upgraded her kitty scratched couch to a pretty, apartment-sized cream one, which will work great with what we’ve got up our sleeves.  She’s already getting down with her own decor-diva self by purchasing some cozy, colorful throws.


And we’re absolutely lovin’ the mismatched chairs and circle table.  But don’t let the plain jane coffee table fool you – that puppy actually spins!  Talk about a crowd pleaser. Even still, it won’t get off that easily.  The swirly table has a makeover coming it’s way.


Renee is asking for something light and airy, but playful and sophisticated as well.  No problem, girl.  Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you updates throughout our start-to-finish redo.

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