Friday, February 18, 2011

House Tour- Living Room

Today we will tour the living room....

This is the room where we spend most of our time watching tv, reading, blogging, napping, etc....
you know, the living room....

When planning this room I wanted something that looked like grown-ups lived in the house (even though they don't) but was still warm and inviting. 

Please note the dog located in his usual position...

View from the front door

View from the kitchen/eating area

Room info
  • Wall color: Macademia (Sherwin Williams)
  • Furniture: Ethan Allen Retreat sofa, love seat, and chair
    • (This was before I knew furniture shouldn't be so matchy-matchy but matchy-matchy it is. I kind of like matchy in certain this one...because I have no choice...)
  • Shelves: JCPenney Leaning Shelf
  • Coffee table and end table: American Furniture
  • Rug: Pottery Barn rug bought at Tuesday Morning for over half off (BONUS!)
  • Accessories on shelves: thrift stores, Gordman's, gifts, TJMaxx, Marshall's
This is one room that I am pretty much done with.  Weird, right?

We do eventually plan to add built-in shelves and a fancy-schmancy mantle but that is a ways away (pesky student loans) and I am always changing out pillows and accessories on the shelves but overall...done...sort of...

What are your opinions on matchy-matchy furniture?

Linking up to:
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  1. i love your big windows! that room gets so much light, it looks so comfy! I can't decide how i feel about matchy-matchy furniture. we have a living room set in our family room and a bedroom set in our bedroom, but i somehow love the feel of our other living room better where it's not so matchy. but its a sectional in there, so its hard to tell :). I love your set though...that color is nice because you can accent with a lot of different things

  2. You have so much natural light. Color me jealous! It looks great.

  3. SUCH a beautiful room! I'm here from Houseography. Your home is gorge! Love the bookcases flanking the fireplace.

  4. Stumbled upon your blog from the tour of homes. I noticed you said you don't like matchy-matchy furniture, but have to deal with it in this room. Are you planning on maybe finding new/different chairs or slip-covering them in the future? I think it would be a great way to switch it up and maybe add a little color to the room. Just a thought! Love your blue bedroom. I think that I have that same color.

  5. What a peaceful room with a lovely view of the garden. Thanks for sharing your sources.

    Also, thanks so much for joining the "room by room" series.


    1. Your blog was shared on a Beagle list so we're interested in decorating around the dog(s). Your home is beautiful and I'm very impressed with the decor which very gently approaches minimalism which is my new approach. Regarding 'matchy-matchy' I'm really not a fan, but you don't have enough furniture in the room to be a cause for worry. Although the upholstered furniture are alike, they are neutral enough to be similar without really qualifying for matching. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home.

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