Welcome back to our house tour! Last time I showed you the kitchen / dining space & this time were onto the living room! I love love love having our spaces open to each other, so really these two spaces are almost one. The ceilings in this room were vaulted and the airiness was my favorite thing! Here what the room looked like when we bought it (this is from the last listing… obviously it was empty : ))
And the same-ish view in our listing!
One of the first projects we did after moving in was painting the focal wall dark (the better to hide the tv!) & adding our shelves. I laugh to myself thinking about putting up those shelves (and looking at this picture!)- it took us so long to figure it out- we’ve really come along way in hanging things!
For most of our time living in this house we had a big sectional up here. I loved it! It was so comfortable (and a lot more stylish after painting the feet!) & there was space for a million people. I had a really hard time with the coffee table in this space though- starting with glass tables, moving to ottomans, then adding a trunk and finally a cute upholstered bench. Eventually we moved that bench to the corner– which I loved- but it left us with an awkward coffee table again. I guess some things you just don’t figure out!
The mantle was another hard one to figure out! I loved it decorated for fall or winter, but honestly, other times of the year it was a little sad! I blame all of the shelves around the tv- it was like having 4 mantles to decorate! Right before moving I added a mirror up there- and while Im not sure if it was the exact mirror that would have stayed forever, I really liked the mirror idea!
Another one of my favorite projects? My console table I made.
I sanded this thing forever- and I love love love it! When selling our house, the sellers bought a lot of our furniture in exchange for money / not doing inspection items & it was one of the items they asked for (along with our couch & whole focal wall- including tv!). I thought about it long and hard, but figured it was just a table. And since it was made from the wood we used in the bathroom, I thought it should stay. I was still super sad to walk away from it, but I know the new owners will love it too. I can always make another one…
Overall, this was a happy space to live in for two years. I love the openness to the kitchen, our focal wall & the stone detailing. There were some things I didn’t figure out design wise, but I loved the space anyways!
I tried to link to the projects we did within the blog post, but if you have any other questions, please ask!
-Dark Blue: Summer Nights by Benjamin Moore
-Light Gray: Passive by Sherwin Williams
Want more house tour? Here is the kitchen!