Tuesday, September 13
Our Living Room Tour
Well... it's finally time to share more completed rooms in our house! I am SO EXCITED about how I've transformed some of these spaces. I've been wanting to keep the cozy/eclectic vibe that I feel is very "Katie" while trying to not do the same old things I always do. I'm happy with my space so far! Here's a peek at where our living room started:
(Photos by Sarah Rhodes)
This room would traditionally be used as a study, but the light is so good in here that I wanted to figure out a way to make it work as our living room. My first tasks were painting over the black and picking wallpaper for the shelf walls. Once I got that far, things started coming together!
Johnny and I have never spent the money on a new couch before, so we decided it was finally time to treat ourselves. I scoured the internet and local shops before I discovered Article. I knew I wanted leather with kids and a cat, and this Sven sofa in Oxford Black is so comfy and easy to maintain. I'm so glad we went with this couch!
Hosting get-togethers is one of my favorite things to do, so setting the room up with plenty of seating was important to me. I went through idea after idea for the bay window, but ultimately came up with the idea for the window/storage seat. We keep all my vintage quilts and blankets in the drawers and it seats multiple people comfortably. Win!
We ended up loving our couch so much, that we got the matching Sven arm chair in Grass Green from Article in green velvet. Talk about my dream chair! If I could have all green velvet furniture, I totally would. Obviously, I have invested stock in lint rollers considering Google thinks this is his cat bed, but I don't mind. This chair is swoon worthy.
One of my biggest projects in here was finishing out the window seat. After we had the unit built by a professional carpenter, we had to have special foam cut for it. I spent weeks and weeks picking the right fabrics for the pillows and bench. I'm really happy with the way it all turned out, so all-in-all it was worth the headache.
The door behind this chair isn't functional, so I ordered custom acrylic shelves, painted some basic brackets gold, and filled it with plants. I make it sound easy, but that door really did stump me for months. I would just look at it and obsess and brainstorm and scrap those ideas and start again. This final solution is one I'm really proud of!
I've lived in houses with very textured walls all my life, so you can imagine how excited I was to be able to play with some wallpaper. The cream chair was one we had in our old house, but the seat was ripped up beyond repair. We took it to a local upholstery shop that a friend recommended and they did an amazing job! The fabric has small flecks of gold in it and it's one-of-a-kind. I love that!
There you have it: our living room! It's a bright, happy place to be able to call home. It feels amazing to finally have some more rooms finished in our house! Hooray for progress!
Special thanks to my dear friend, Elise Abigail Randolph, for shooting these photos! Check out her site for some seriously beautiful photographs.
Source list-- Couch: Article. // Rug, Table, and Chandelier: Wayfair // Wallpaper: Wallpaper Direct // Bison Head: White Faux Taxidermy // Green Chair: Article. // Acrylic Side Table: TJ Maxx // Pillows: Society6, Target, and Handmade // Custom Acrylic Shelves: Online Metals // anything else that isn't listed is most likely vintage