They replaced most of the furniture with airier, contemporary and mid-century modern pieces.Before renovations, small doorways led from the living room to the dining room and kitchen, with a dividing wall between them.My favorite element of the whole space greets you as you enter the front door.
The rug is a 50-year-old Turkish dowry rug that Carolyn’s mother brought back after a visit to Turkey.
Carolyn’s favorite pieces of furniture in the room are two vintage Hans Wegner chairs that she found at Galaxie Modern in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The living room sofa is a light blue Bantam by Design Within Reach, with tapered wood legs and a single row of tufting.
A painting that Carolyn found in an online auction leans against the wall.
HOME TOUR Do you want to learn more about these gorgeous changes and see some of the details?
Carolyn showed me around their house and shared some of their decorating sources and inspiration.
They discovered that the dividing wall was not load-bearing, so they had it removed to open the entire space.
Today, the wall is gone and the living room feels much larger and brighter!
If you love a good before-and-after home tour, then you don’t want to miss this one.