One of my favorite things about my home is the pedestal bistro table that I picked up from West Elm a few years back. I have had it paired with the tan parsons chairs from my first house but never really liked the look. I wanted to find a cool gray chair with interesting details to match my couch and other chairs. But when I saw this pair of dark purple chairs at Target, I hoped they would be the perfect pop of color in my fairly neutral room.
As as you can tell from the lilacs in this picture, I’ve had these for a few months now. It’s hard to see the color, but they are a deep eggplant color. It has been fun to play with the purple tones in my paint color and they have worked with my holiday decorations surprisingly well. Have you made any bold color choices that have paid off?
As you may have noticed in my fall centerpiece post, I have done a little more work to my living room behind the scenes. I just realized that I hadn’t shared my fun artwork with you! In my old house, I had cut up a small calendar by Rifle Paper Co and famed them in my upstairs hallway. I decided that my current living room was a great place to display them!
I hung six prints around my bistro table and then added four more to the awkward space between my closet door and the entrance to the kitchen. I love how it turned out!
I have mentioned before that I love using a pretty calendar as artwork. You get 12 matching prints for a great price and the collection feels curated and intentional! This year, Rifle Paper Co brought back their popular cities calendar for 2016. So you can still get your hands on these exact prints! It is in the full size, so each month’s artwork fits perfectly in a 8×10 frame! Most of the designs are the same with a couple new additions. I may have picked one up for myself! You can never have too many Rifle Paper calendars, right?!
I have lived in my home for over a year and finally painted my living room! Most of my home is painted the same yellowy beige and the living room was no exception. I don’t have great before photos, but you can most clearly clearly see the original color here
It wasn’t completely terrible, but not really my style. I love cooler tones and I knew I wanted a light gray with a lavender undertone. It is my bachelorette pad after all! Why not embrace a girly living room!?
I ended up going with Shewin Williams’ Nouvelle White color matched,as always, to Beher Premium Paint and Primer. It is a pretty light gray with just a hint of purple. It still feels neutral while subtly changing in hue throughout the day. I LOVE it! It is very hard to pick up the color in photos but I’m sure you’ll see a lot of variations in upcoming posts. I have been working on a few other projects in this room that I can’t wait to share.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw the sneak peak I shared last week with my new couch! After ordering it back in December I am so excited to have some seating in my “formal living room.”
I decided back when I purchased my home in June that I wanted to use every inch of space as much as possible. I adore my basement and I think it is one of the most unique features of my home, so I knew that I wanted to keep my TV and living room furniture down there. I have since added a pub table and my desk to the basement. That left my living room upstairs open to be a joined living/dining space. I picked up my beautiful bistro table earlier this fall and I have been keeping my eye out for a small sofa or settee for the space. I wanted to highlight my large picture window which is original to the home and not block any of the natural light. When I came across this one at Target, I knew it would be a great fit. I wanted something lightweight, a good price point, and kind of girly… Because I can. Ha!
My couch came in two boxes and needed to be assembled. I would highly recommend having two people for this job. Or maybe one person that has more than my 5ft arm span. I was able to do it by myself after a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears. It was an actual miracle that I was able to finish it without breaking the couch or myself.
I really love how it looks in my living room. I can’t wait to paint the walls, add a faux fireplace, curtains, and get a big comfy arm chair for reading. I have so many ideas for this room! I can’t wait to share as it all comes together!
I wasn’t going to tell you just yet, but I ordered a couch back in December and it should be coming sometime this week! I maaaay have actually received part of the couch already! I am so excited to finally have proper seating in my upstairs (heated) living room! I can’t wait to share pictures once it arrives and is assembled.
To make my new couch look cozy and inviting, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for some lovely throw pillows. Then I came across a beautiful design by Caitlin Wilson Textiles. I really love all of her stuff and I have wanted something for quite a while. But now this Bridge City Blooms design… Be still my heart.
I haven’t been able to bite the bullet and purchase this beauty because it is on the pricey side and I want to be sure. It is really gorgeous though. I’m thinking it may be really pretty paired with this coral fretwork pillow.
I just really love the idea of the delicate watercolor design in contrast with the geometric style of the other two! I like getting removable colors so that designs can be changed out seasonally and laundered. Where is your favorite place to pick up throw pillows?