Jimdandy Chandy

Jimdandy Chandy
Kara had decided that this funky old chandelier was just not for her.  Good thing, because this isn’t even her house. You are actually looking at her friend Abby’s living room, the lucky recipient of Kara’s generous chandelier donation.
Abby was was totally stoked to hang that thing smack dab in the center of her home, but the rest of the room was a mound of ‘meh.’ Abby knew that a light fixture of this magnitude needed a solid supporting cast, so she rounded up some color and accessories to complement the brass and glass, and made the whole room shine.  See more on her blog A Delightful Design.



  1. May 31, 2012 / 9:58 PM

    This is beautiful! Can she come redo my living room for me please? HA

  2. May 31, 2012 / 10:44 PM

    Lindsey- Thank you so much for the feature! This was really fun to read and I loved hearing your perspective. I agree– when we bought the house it was definitely “meh”. 😉

    April, I do have edesign clients if you’re interested!

    Thanks again!

  3. May 31, 2012 / 11:33 PM

    Big difference. Love the brick painted white and the table blue. No more “mehs” now!

  4. May 31, 2012 / 11:33 PM

    Big difference. Love the brick painted white and the table blue. No more “mehs” now!

  5. June 1, 2012 / 12:34 AM

    Wow looks great!

  6. June 1, 2012 / 2:21 AM

    Wow, I love the window curtains – the window looks the same size but they made the curtains start at the ceiling? that’s a great idea

  7. June 1, 2012 / 2:47 AM

    This before and after was amazing! I lost track of how many times I looked back and forth between the two! It is amazing how much bigger the ‘after’ room looks! Job well done!

  8. June 1, 2012 / 5:40 AM

    so gorgeous!

  9. colleen
    June 1, 2012 / 3:01 PM

    This is a testimony to the power of simple paint. As far as I can tell, the only two changes are the mantel and the room color. Just gorgeous!

  10. June 1, 2012 / 4:42 PM

    Thanks all for the sweet comments! There is actually a long list of changes: velvet curtains hung floor to ceiling on the slider, new pillows all around, wall and fireplace color, refurbished Drexel buffet as our TV stand, new lamp, PB table got painted teal with gold leaf trim. There are more, but I’ll stop. 🙂

  11. June 1, 2012 / 7:13 PM

    What a difference the new color and drapes make! Looks great!

  12. June 1, 2012 / 9:53 PM

    Simple yet elegantly understated. Very nice!

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