If you remember back in September I posted about the beginnings of our living room as well as the inspiration room. In case you need a little refresher here is the inspiration
We’re getting closer, the sofa we ordered came in. Due to the size of the room we opted to get the loveseat rather than the full sofa so as not to crowd the room and have space on either side to walk around.
As you can see the sofa in the inspiration has nailhead trim on the arms however the chairs we purchased have the nailhead so we thought it better to forgo it on the sofa which is a more substantial investment than the chairs. It has the streamlined contemporary look in the arms and after living with for a little while I actually like ours better. It’s less stuffy.
We also decided to lay it out with the sofa facing the fireplace rather than perpendicular. Our room is open to the kitchen where the design room seems to be closed off and we thought it important to create the feeling of a separate space and avoid the bowling alley look.
If you notice there are new baubles on the mantle as well. The flame sculpture we fell in love with at a local decor store and the vases were a gift from my Aunt’s who ironically enough had not previously seen the room. I think they look perfectly at home up on the mantle.
The blank canvas is another project I plan to paint it in an abstract design using the colors of the sculpture to pull the design in more. I also want to sew some throw pillows for the sofa and the chairs. The ones that came with the sofa were hideous and way too large in scale to be recovered for this space.
It’s coming along! On the list of to do’s for this room we’ve got:
Find and purchase two chairs a-la inspiration room style Find and purchase sofa a-la inspiration room style Ground the space with an area rug Decorate the top of the mantle
- Paint the art masterpiece for above the fireplace
- Find or make coordinating curtains
- Hang curtains
- Get an ottoman or coffee table to put in the center
- Get end tables
- Make pillows for the sofa and chairs
- Pick a paint color that will work in both the kitchen and the living room
- Paint the walls
- Get a fabulous light fixture
So what do you think? I’m loving how its coming together
March 6, 2014 at 11:32 am
Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post. Many thanks for providing this info.
March 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm
Thanks Carissa! I hope you like it once we get it all finished!
March 6, 2014 at 9:54 am
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March 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Glad you like the blog Garnet! I had no idea I was on Yahoo News – it would explain how I have about 30x as many comments as I’ve ever had in one day! Sorry I can’t be more help on this topic, I just write about what I love and hope people will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing.
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October 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Pretty pieces! From a stagers perspective, put at least the front feet of your loveseat and chairs on the beautiful rug. Makes it feel more unified as a space. Lovely though!
October 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm
Thanks! I totally agree the rug looks like its floating in the middle.
October 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm
Oh I’m so glad you didn’t take that comment as bossy! It really is a beautiful room!