Sunny and Bright Living RoomTraditional Living Room, Los Angeles

Lacking a proper entry wasn't an issue in this small living space, with the makeshift coat rack for hats scarves and bags, and a tray filled with small river stones for shoes and boots. Wainscoting along the same wall to bring some subtle contrast and a catchall cabinet to hold keys and outgoing mail.

Designed by Jennifer Grey

Living room - mid-sized traditional formal and enclosed vinyl floor living room idea in Los Angeles with beige walls and no tv —  Houzz
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myearack wrote:Dec 28, 2014
  • myearack
    The flooring store I saw it in uses Kardean brand and it sincerely looked real. I could not believe it wasn't real wood and it is used in grocery stores around here and commercially. The commercial grade can take more of a beating and I looked at the grocery store when I was there and theirs isn't scratched. I would think the commercial grade might work better and the flooring guy told me it doesn't scratch or tear. I should be getting mine in about a month.
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
    Sandy, I don't think you would have any issues with tearing if moving furniture across your floor. It's a thick product : )
dianegannon05 wrote:Feb 24, 2013
Casie Zimmerman wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • yvette727

    I Love your style! Your home is very cozy and inviting. I love the simplicity of each room. My husband is in a wheel chair and design is always a challenge and often compromised for function. I really think I could use your style to make my home work. Thank you :)

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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist

    Thanks, Yvette! Good luck with your project!

abcmom wrote:Apr 27, 2012
  • abcmom
    The whole room is gorgeous, yes the black cabinet, it reads a dark blue grey on my computer, the same colour as my couches. The floors are great too are they original? You have done an amazing job on your whole house! Impressive. Thanks so much for sharing!
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
    Thank you. We put in the flooring ourselves. It's a laminate product, Allure by Trafficmaster. Country Pine.

    You can see tons of pics of our home here: http://theoldpaintedcottage.com/pages/mycottage.htm
monicarenee40 wrote:Apr 7, 2011
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Trace Nealy wrote:Mar 30, 2013
c25mills wrote:Mar 27, 2013
Yasmín wrote:Dec 7, 2012
  • Yasmín
    Thank you!! Love your (shopping) style! Do you have a blog of Facebook page?
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
    Sure do!

    Facebook: The Old Painted Cottage
    Blog: www.theoldpaintedcottage.blogspot.com
    Website: www.theoldpaintedcottage.com
ana2paris wrote:Apr 13, 2011
  • ana2paris
    Thank you very much! It is beautiful. You have great taste.
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
    Thanks! Incase you are interested, you can see much more of our home by going to my my website and clicking on the Cottage8 link at the top : )
    www.theoldpaintedcottage.com
annediz wrote:Dec 27, 2017
pitbull01 wrote:Feb 14, 2017
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist

    Thanks for your interest. I purchased it years back from an antique store. It is composed of some type of pressed fiber board.

  • pitbull01

    Thank you for your kind reply. So cute and looks perfect in the place. I had never heard of the venue until I saw the sign. (I live in So Cal too) I may try to reproduce it with my name and address! Just what I need, another DIY project. Lol.

123caustin wrote:Feb 22, 2016
drewcoverson wrote:Feb 12, 2012
  • lefty47
    Do you have anymore of your wall color paint left ? I think you should paint out the wainscoating or remove it . The room doesn't need it style wise. Your couch isn't near the wainscoating so I don't see a problem.
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    Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
    Drew, thanks for your inquiry! I don't think there's a right or a wrong answer. I personally love the look of multiple various shades of white in one space. Monochromatic shades are very appealing when layered correctly.

    In the case of my living room (as seen in the photo above) I ran the beadboard wallpaper (yes, that's wall paper. can you believe!) through my hallway, and wrapped it around the wall that leads to our entry. The reason I didn't continue it through the entire space was because I wanted to establish the entry as being totally seperate from the rest of the space. It's a super tiny room that you literally spill out in to the second you walk in. It helped create some 'divide'.

    I hope this info helps! Oh, and if you want to try the beadboard wallpaper, look for Wall Doctor beadboard wallpaper online.

    Jennifer
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Inclusive Design Group wrote:Mar 28, 2014

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    sferris4
    Sam Ferris added this to 5 Reasons Vinyl Flooring Might Be Right for YouJul 18, 2016

    5. It can roll with the punches. It’s true that vinyl will show imperfections in your floor because of how thin it is. (Your floors must be level prior to installation.) But this feature can also be advantageous if you have foundation issues. A shifty foundation can lead to cracked tile and warped hardwood. Vinyl is a smart choice if you’re faced with replacing damaged flooring from foundation movement. It may bend, but it won’t break. Its malleable structure can adapt to the way your home moves and stay relatively intact over time.MoreWhen to Use Engineered Wood FloorsLaminate Floors: Get the Look of Wood (and More) for Less

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    Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to How to Make the Most of Your Entry (No Coat Closet Required)Dec 13, 2015

    In the same home, an armoire tucked around the corner from the door is a smart storage addition, particularly in the winter.

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to 16 Great Ways to Use Living Room CornersNov 27, 2012

    Employ a corner cabinet. Great for display or hiding media equipment, an armoire like this one helps anchor the living room, and draw attention away from the entryway area.

    erinlangnorris
    Erin Lang Norris added this to 12 Ways to Use a Good Old ArmoireApr 15, 2011

    Fill a void corner. If you are having a difficult time working with the corner of a room, consider a tall and narrow armoire like this one.Tip: Because things are typically squared off in living spaces, it may be helpful to offset another piece of furniture as well. Move things around until you find a layout that works best!

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    Paint color on walls Ralph Lauren canvas natural

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    sosmo added this to EntrywayJul 27, 2019

    Board and batten to create a hanging area

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    Marybeth Bercini added this to Marybeth's ideasJul 19, 2019

    Wainscoting by the door. The color of the walls

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