Welcome to the #RaspberryHillHouse living room! This space had a lot of work cut out for it, but we saw so much potential and couldn’t wait to get our hands on it! And you won’t believe the trick we used to spruce up the brick on the fireplace…
With the fireplace being the focal point of the room, it needed a major makeover, and that is exactly what we did! First, we expanded the fireplace to reach up to the ceiling, making the room feel taller. Instead of replacing the bricks (and breaking the bank), we decided to apply a brown stain. Little did we know it would turn out…well terrible. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, a little white paint (believe it or not) saved the day! We dabbed the white paint over the stain, creating the perfect mix of white and tan tones. The final result had us smiling from ear to ear…phew!
When choosing furniture, we wanted an elegant look that didn’t sacrifice the comfort factor. The mixture of wood and fabric elements gave the room a cozy farmhouse feel, that is not only pretty to look at but also functional for any home.
The #raspberryhillhouse entryway also took a huge turn of events, and we did something VERY unpopular…we removed a closet! Yes, you read that right. The problem was that the existing closet made the entry SO cramped, and we knew if we knocked it out, there would be so much space. But as someone who is always advocating for MORE storage space, this was hard to do. We decided to go for it (and we’re so glad we did). We ended up getting a cute little bench and coat tree so people still had a place to hang the coats, and we are so glad we did.
The flooring was ripped out and replaced with European Oak hardwood floors and a gorgeous pattered runner on the stairs. We exchanged the current light fixture with an open style lantern, a trick we like to use in many of our entryway designs to help open up the space. Final touch ups included white trim, new door fixtures, and simple wall art. Nothing says welcome home like a beautiful and bright entryway!