My Living Room

Redoing my living room is one of my "home" goals for the year.  I should preface by saying there really is nothing wrong with my living room.  It is comfortable and can seat guests.  It's just a lot of brown.  A LOT of brown.  So that makes me depressed, and I am sure it depresses our guests.

My living room has had many "before" experiences since the 5 years we have been living in our home, but this photo is where it was at most recently.  I realized this room really wasn't me.  I think I was decorating to how I thought it should be.  Now I want my space to reflect me.  My style is definitely transitional; something I was really hesitant saying for awhile now because I love modern wayyyy more than traditional.  But nowadays, I am accepting that I do like some traditional things in my home, even if my cool self wants to deny it.

I just cringed a little.  Just so you know.

Here's my to do/wish list:

  • Since replacing furniture is probably something the husband won't be on board with (not very economical either), I *might* slipcover either my couch or two chairs in a crisp white canvas fabric  (machine washable, of course!)  <----This will probably be just a wish considering my last encounter with slipcovering.  If I had thousands of dollars, I would sell my furniture and buy a grey sofa from West Elm or Crate and Barrel and have some funky leather or upholstered chairs from Dwell Studio or Jonathan Adler.  I love dreaming, don't you?  :)
  • Replace rug
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Transform existing coffee table into something else (get rid of glass!!!)
  • Hang art
  • Hang light by couch
  • Paint mirror
  • Possibly build a small shelf directly behind and level with the couch

And this is where I am at right now.  Sorry for such bad photos!!!

As you can see, I've got some work to do.  :)

*The kitchen is almost done, so you haven't missed out on that yet.  There's been more waiting than doing on our part, so technically, it should not have taken a year to remodel it.  Sorry about that!



  1. Don't be disheartened - no-one really lives in a showhome. I love my house and still there are embarrasing things to photograph. How about a little touch of mustard in your living room?

  2. If you just don't like the glass table top, why not sandwich a quilt (that you make to size) between two layers of glass for the table top. You could make several and change it out with the seasons. It would be a stop-gap measure if you want to get rid of the table, but it would allow you to display part of you! How fun it would be to create quilts for that!!

  3. Where did you get that mirror in the last picture? I love it. I also love the shoes. So... where did they come from?

  4. You know putting in a rug that is very you and doing something to at least one wall- giant bold wall stencil maybe would really up the rooms style. Along with some of those cool colorful textureful accessories you love!

  5. It's funny how you are drawn to certain styles then end up choosing a completely different style for decorating your home! I do the same thing, but I am beginning to learn that its a mix of styles and a combination of all the things you love that make a home a home:) For me, the most interesting interiors are those that mix modern and traditional. I guess that leans toward transitional!
    Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing in this room!

  6. Your Jesus picture is creepy. A slightly longer shroud and you would have a Death Eater. Just sayin.

  7. Love the new arrangement! Change is always good...my husband use too say that he would never come home at night without the lights on because the bed may not be in the same place. As always, love your post including the flash of purple!Kincaid American Journal


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