Coming at you today with one of my favorite rooms of our fixer upper home – the LIVING ROOM! It’s neutral, cozy with a little bit of farmhouse…
Let’s first start with the finishes. We painted the walls, baseboard and window casing Benjamin Moore “simply white”. Buhhhhh bye, yellow. As I’ve said before, paint is such a game changer. It can really transform a space. This white brightened up the room immediately!
Next, we took the dated light shinny wood floors and had them stained with a custom brown that better matched the existing beams. We also had a few randomly colored ceiling beams that we fixed to all look consistent. I prefer a more gray finish however I didn’t want to re-do all of the beams, so I tried to simplify. I didn’t want to go overboard and spend too much on this project. Lastly I had my team paint the craftsman wood bench Benjamin Moore “Hale Navy”. I wanted to pull in some of the blue from the kitchen cabinets into this space. We did not touch the fireplace as it was already neutral and I didn’t mind it.
Now that I had a clean space to work with, it was time for furniture. The first thing I selected was the sectional. This is a large room so I went with a fairly big couch. It is the Harris Section from West Elm. Here are the details: color – Stone, fabric – Deco Weave, size – large 115″, depth – standard. Unfortunately they no longer make this color/fabric combo but they have many similar options. I’ve had it now for almost a year as this house was a rental of ours before we moved in. I love that is comfortable and holds it’s structure. The perfect firmness. I’ve also spilled red wine AND a lot of milk (baby). All cleaned up SO well!
As I mentioned above this space is neutral and y’all know that’s my esthetic. I mixed creams and grays with A LOT of texture in this room. It makes the room feel calm and cozy. I’m here for itttttt! With this said, I found a 9’x12′ braid sweater rug to place the main living room furniture on top of. This is what I call a foundation piece.
Now for the rest of the seating situation. I like to have a lot of options and of course a requirement is, comfort. V important! I went with a great mix of accent chairs, poufs, stools and bean bags. More close up pics of them below. I’ve had my eye on this grayish pot coffee table forever and I knew it would be a perfect fit for the space. It goes in and out of stock frequently, so if it’s not available, sign up for the alert! She’s worth the wait.
Lastly let’s discuss decor. My favorite farmhouse/country items I love to use in my home are dried grasses, antlers, wicker baskets, coffee table books, birch wood AND alllllll of the oversized PILLOWS! I will be linking everything in my shop roundups – scroll down! See below for more BEFORE and AFTER pics. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Please leave a comment with any questions you have.
Living Room Before
Living Room After
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F A M // Morning, Insta fam!!👋🏻 I can’t believe Ford is 15 months this weekend!! Which means our new little one will be here in just about 11 weeks!!🤯 Soaking up all the quality time with FORD while I have it!! A lot will be changing come May... going into it with no expectations, open to all of the emotions that will surely come my way❤️ Thanks to all of you who support me, my work here and my growing family!! Appreciate each one of you!!😘 Can ya tell I’m feeling emo AF😝 Lovessssss❤️❤️❤️ Happy weekend!
H O M E // That morning sunshine✨✨ It always makes me SO happy!! Gave our breakfast sitting room nook a little refresh! Rearranged some items, added diff pillows, eucalyptus and more! Sharing a closer look on today’s story!🏠💁🏻♀️ Hope y’all have a great Friday! Shop this space on the LTK app - click the link in my bio!
H O M E // Nightstand styling✔️✔️ Paired fun books and a pretty lamp with new decor beads, crystals, a black candle and faux stems for a touch of greenery!!🌿 Sharing all the details of this setup and my entire master bedroom over on SBKliving.com🏠 What’s your fave bedside decor?! Sleep tight, boos!😴
H O M E // Morning!!✨ Do y’all have a laundry “day” in your house?🧺 I use to BUT now it’s an ongoing daily chore... between Ford and Luke’s winter gear it’s never ending🤣🤣 Y’all feel me?!! If you’re building and have a fam, I highly recommend putting in TWO washers and dryers!! GAME CHANGER!!💯 We did this in the fixer upper house and it’s legitttt👌🏻 I would show y’all a pic buttttt it’s just not pretty lol🤣 Instead we will look at my old modern farmhouse laundry room!😍 The tile work in the space was my fave - herringbone slate floors and mini hex backsplash👏🏻👏🏻 Time to go put Ford’s clothes in the wash... buhhhh bye!!👋🏻
B A B Y // Now that I’m in my third trimester the nesting has begun!!🤰🏻🍼 Figuring out all the things I need for bébé no 2 and luckily it’s not that much!!👏🏻 Since the boys will only be 18 mo apart I pretty much have everything and will reuse a bunch of newborn clothes. Thankfully I kept everything!!🤞🏻 NOW I just gotta organize!! Taking it back to Ford’s first mini black and white NURSERY space I designed!🖤🤍🖤🤍 Loved putting it together for baby boy! Brings back all the mems😭😭 Linking everything including our fave farmhouse CRIB on the LTK app - click the link in my bio! We have two matching cribs so the boys will be twining!!🖤🖤 Nighty night, y’all!😘
H O M E // Hello, Monday!!👋🏻 Working from my NEW office setup in my bedroom today! Loving the way it turned out😍 AND yes, that’s a mini kitchen behind it! Something I never thought I would want/need in our bedroom BUT it has been so nice with a little one... ya know bottles on bottles!🍼🍼 Now with another bébé on the way, I’m very happy we have this space! Def something I will design in our next home🏠 Sharing this room on LTK - click the link in my bio to shop!! Wishing y’all an amazing, productive week!👊🏻