So since the behind the scenes of my master bedroom got a lot of love I thought I would share my living room. I know that you guys won’t believe me when I tell you this but this room was BORING BROWN to begin with. It has taken several years for the room to evolve into the colorful room that it is today. It’s constantly evolving as I find new things that I love (at Homegoods) or just decide to mix things up a bit. I just recently switched out the blue curtains (pictured here) for the black and white stripe ones that were in the kids’ playroom.
When I look at this picture there’s just so much that I love (which I think is paramount when designing a space). What sticks out to me the most is the fretwork credenza that I bought from GypsySoulInteriors over six years ago. She used to source amazing furniture, and I’m so sad that she no longer does (my wallet isn’t) but she creates amazing artwork (check her out). With a little encouragement from Kristen I painted the credenza Galapagos Turquoise from Benjamin Moore. Choosing to the paint this credenza was the stepping off point for the entire room.
The black Chinese Chippendale Bamboo chairs were also a purchase from GypsySoulInteriors. I found the vintage floral fabric at Furbish Studio which helped me incorporate more vibrant colors in to the room. I decided to add a black contrasting welt to the box cushions to keep them from looking too “Golden Girls.”
The gallery wall has been an ever evolving project. I don’t have a master plan for it. I simply add some of my kids art projects (which I use a lot in decorating my house), random art that I find while out thrifting and inherited pieces. I like mixing it all up. Somehow it all seems to work.
The antelope carpet is yet another GypsySoulInteriors find. It’s similar to the Ballard Design but at a fraction of the price. Sorry but you won’t be able to purchase a rug exactly like this one with the giant red Gatorade stain (why is that red dye impossible to remove?)
The couch is from Restoration Hardware. At the time it was the most expensive home decor item that I had ever purchased. It almost drove my husband over the edge, but I don’t regret it one bit. It has aged well with the kids and our 100+ golden retriever.
This is by far my favorite thing in my living room really my entire house! I found this Milo Baughman look-a-like chair on Craigslist for $55 (I’m telling ya’ll if you check it diligently you’ll find some amazing deals)! I had it recovered in the Jamil Natural fabric and I haven’t regretted it. In my opinion, leopard is a neutral so you can never go wrong with it! I love it and it makes me so happy plus I get sooooo many compliments on it.
The brass bamboo coffee table I scored on Everything But The House. It’s an amazing resource to find vintage and designer items at a fraction of the price.
These slipper chairs and ottomans are from Target. I bought them ages ago and couldn’t find anything similar. They have moved with me several times. The pillows are an Elements of Style find from Homegoods (similar here). I was lucky enough to stumble on this large artificial fiddle leaf fig tree at Homegoods. I have a black thumb so I knew that I would be throwing money away if I bought a real one.
I probably shoved three or four people out of the way at Homegoods buying this lucite and brass console table. It wasn’t my finest hour…but how could I not do everything in my power to bring it home with me?
My house is ever evolving and changing in little or big ways to reflect changes in my style.