Jun 14, 2012 - Open House    17 Comments

Anthropologie Meets Glam Living Room

A few years ago I was honored to be the designer/decorator for my friend Laree’s house remodel.  It was a crazy whirlwind start to finish in four months.  She has graciously let me take photos of her home so I can share how amazing the finished product is!  Today’s tour is of her living room.

We were going for an Anthropologie meets glam funky look, and I think we nailed it.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

The walls are bright and funky, while everything else is layered neutrals adding texture and depth.  I’ll be honest, I knew this was going to be a love it or hate it room.  Before any furnishings were brought in, I think my sister and I were the only two in the LOVE it column.  But, after we added all of the furnishings, most were converted to our side.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

Voluminous curtains add weight and balance to each side of the room.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

It all started with the funkyest of wall treatments.  Venetian plaster is not in and of itself a crazy finish, but we blended three colors, starting with navy at the top, turquoise in the middle, and a pale ice blue at the bottom.  Our amazing artistic painter Job used Sherwin William’s Faux Impressions Venetian Plaster.  I opted for a flat finish for a more rustic feel so we skipped the polishing step.

I chose a tongue and grove ceiling with box beams and a tiny quarter round in the corners.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

The chandelier is a show stopper.  It is an 8 light crystal barrel shade chandelier that dazzles from the ceiling.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

On the day we presented the home to Laree, I found this last minute steal of a rug.  It’s an ice blue Martha Stewart tone on tone floral.  Later, Laree added a grass rug underneath creating a fabulous layered look.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

After moving in, Laree inherited this old Baldwin piano and had it sprayed white.  It looks perfect in the room.  I love the detail on the sheet music holder, it totally ties in with the rug!

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

The furniture for this room needed to be spectacular, and this sofa does not disappoint.  I walked into a local home store called Alice Lane, and new this sofa would be perfect.  It is one of a kind.  Constructed with down pillows, mohair buttons and accents, and black nail heads it is unique.  The accent pillows came with the sofa and add the pop of aqua with the muted greens and browns.  NOTE: the curtains behind the sofa separate the dining room which is currently used as a play room.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

On a vacation to So. Cal., Laree fell in love with these Jonathan Adler chairs.  I think they are the perfect addition to the space.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

Laree added some artwork, a painting by her grandfather, and a picture picked up from travels to Russia.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

A few mirrored accessories put the glam factor over the top.

Funky Anthropologie Turquoise Venetian Plaster Living Room

Get the Look

Chandelier: Crystorama Brentwood 8 light Chandelier

Wall Finish: Sherwin Williams Venetian Plaster

Sofa: Alice Lane Home Collection, similar to THIS

Chairs: Jonathan Adler, similar to THESE

Curtains: Restoration Hardware, similar to THESE

Rug: Macy’s, Martha Stewart, no longer available

Anthropologie Inspired Kitchen

Star Wars Bedroom

Straane LED Table Lamp Ikea Hack

Laree’s  Dinning Room and Family Room

Pottery Barn inspired Kid’s Bath

Linked Up: Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots & Jello, It’s Overflowing,  Home Stories A2Z


  • WOW! I’m in love with your white piano. I’m painting mine now!

  • You can put me (most enthusiastically) on the LOVE IT column! That chandelier is to die for and I just love the wall treatment…fantastic job!!!

  • Wow, I love it! It’s so unique- !I think glammed up Anthropologie is a perfect description. The ceili1ng is one of my favorite parts- what an awesome detail to add even more character to a room.

  • That is one fantastic room! I LOVE the wall treatment and the ceiling. Beautiful!

  • If she tires of those brown and white chairs, I’ll take ‘em! And I’m so in love with plaster walls. I think I need to do them in my home soon. Great job!

  • FABULOUS! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  • The whole room is gorgeous, but that wall treatment just MAKES the room! It’s so unique…and daring…and fabulous!! At first I thought it must be some sort of high-end custom wallpaper.

  • Absolutely GORGEOUS! Featuring you today! Xo, Aimee

  • Love the whole room but the walls….Fantastic!

  • WoW! This room is spectacular. All of the detail is exquisite–love the painting, the furniture, and the tacked on details!

  • Amanda!! I LOVE this room!! You did such an amazing job. I couldn’t tell you my favorite part…the whole room is my favorite! Seriously so cool…from the awesome wall, to the perfectly placed sofa and columns. I love the bling. I love the light fixture. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    It was so fun to meet the other night! I can’t wait to read more! :)

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  • looking good

  • nice post

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