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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H O M E // Hello, December!! Baby it’s cold outside!!❄️ 18 degrees to be exact!!🥶 Winter is here in Idaho!!🏔 How cute is this door decor?! All about layering mats for a little farmhouse vibe!▪️▫️ Linking these beauts over on the LTK app along with my fave SNOW BOOTS!!❄️❄️ Bentley not included😂🐾🐾
H O M E // Morning!! Switched the dining room from thanksgiving to Christmas yesterday! Used the garland from my Turkey day table on the buffet and styled it with a farmhouse sign. Kept the table simple with an oversized antler, black candle sticks and two light up faux trees🌲🌲 AND good news my dining room TABLE is currently 20% off for #CyberMonday 👏🏻👏🏻 I have the 88.5”-125.5” in gray wash. Linked it and my festive decor on the LTK app!✨ Happy shopping today!!
B A B Y // Surprise!! I’m pregnant!!!🤰🏻 SO happy I can finally share the news with y’all, my Insta fam!❤️ It’s been a bit challenging keeping it from you guys! Ford is going to be a BIG BRO!😭😭 We feel very blessed to bring this new life into the world🙏🏻 I want to acknowledge the women that are currently trying for a baby. I understand everyone’s journey is different. My heart goes out to those who are having a difficult time. I pray a healthy baby is in your future❤️
Sharing my experience with baby number two thus far, on the blog. Head over to SBKliving.com to read! Love y’all!!❤️
H O M E // Festive touches everywhere✨ Last year I started to decorate more spaces than just my main living room🤶🏻 Who’s with me?!! Added mini trees and a farmhouse sign to the laundry room✔️✔️ Easy to do and it brings me so much joy!!🌲 Now that we’ve gotten through Thanksgiving, holiday decorating is ON! Sharing this years setup on multiple blog posts over on SBKliving.com👏🏻 Check them out!!
O N E // Ready to celebrate FORD!!🖤🤍 Kept it simple with a ONE black and white theme!! I’ll be sharing a fun reel of his big day later today!🥳🎂 Get all the deets on the decor over on the @liketoknow.it app! AND yes I put together the balloon wall... BUT Luke did blow up every balloon!!🤗 hehe Time to go at cake!!🎂🎂🎂
H O M E // I can’t believe a year ago today I gave birth to my baby boy right here in my bedroom... holiday decor and all!☺️ That’s right, I had a home birth🏠👶🏼 I went on quite the journey while pregnant to figure out what I wanted to do. In the end it was the best, most empowering decision I ever made❤️ Remembering that special time in my life and celebrating Ford today!!✨ If you’re interested in more about my birth story, I have a blog post all about it. Sharing his bday festivities later today!🥳👶🏼