Our living room transformation has been in the process for a long time. Before we even moved into our home last September we had painted all the walls and changed all the flooring (admittedly, we did not install the new carpet ourselves). Our beautiful light gray wall color in this room is Manhattan Mist by Behr, and we used this color in a lot of the rooms on our first floor. Our carpet is a really dark grey, but for some reason it has a green hue in certain lighting.
Anyways, I am so happy with how this room turned out! We bought a new sofa and chairs this past winter and they are SO COMFORTABLE. We eat most of our meals on the sofa because it’s just so darn comfy. We bought and hung new blinds, and started decorating!
The old window frame above our fireplace mantle came from Chartreuse & Company in Frederick, MD. They are open once a month and sell the most adorable vintage & antique goods. A lot of items in our house came from there! Here’s their Facebook page where you can find their calendar (they also have a blog).
The yellow crock on the floor by our fireplace came from Target, on clearance! I had been eyeing that for a while and I scooped it up as soon as it went on sale! The off-white crock is a real antique given to us by my dad. I have a small obsession with water fowl (I have a lot of swan decoys around the house), and these charming decoys belonged to one of my uncles.
Our coffee table was upcycled from an old dining table one of our neighbors threw away. That was a long process in itself! The white trays on top came from CB2, found here. Also from CB2 are the floor lamp (here) and the white table lamp (here). The table lamp I have had for a LONG time & I still love it dearly. The floor lamp was a gift for our wedding!
I made the floor ottomans & the chevron throw pillow covers (if interested, those posts can be found in my July archives!).
The little yellow side table came from Target and I painted it yellow. If you like the style of the table, here it is!
The last part of the process was creating the small print gallery above the couch. It took me a really long time to figure out what kind of artwork I wanted to hang there (just too many options!). Finally I remembered that inside my super nerdy collector’s addition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (children stories from Harry Potter), there were a set of prints. Well, I took those prints to the closest Michaels, found some clearance frames that I could use, and got those suckers hung up! To be honest, I might end up taking down my gallery in the future and hanging it somewhere else in the house (but then I would be back to square one in terms of couch artwork).
Thanks for reading 🙂