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 \ Currently pinning up a storm with inspo for the NEW HOUSE!! Y’all better believe I’m SO pumped to share the process!🏠 Last go around it all started with a Pinterest board, and here we are again... Check out stories for a link to my home board!! I learned so much on the last one - what to do and NOT do. Can’t wait to create a new spot for our kids to grow up in!😭 Now if baby no. 2 will get here already!!🤰🏻😂
Linking my modern farmhouse kitchen on the LTK app! Click the link in my bio💁🏻♀️
Counter tops - quartzite “Mont Blanc”
Island Paint - SW “Tricorn Black”
Floors - 8” White Oak
Hardware - Lew’s
Faucets - Newport Brass
B A B Y \ Yup... still pregnant!🤰🏻☺️ Coming up on 40 weeks and no sign of baby... yet! I’ve been doing ALL the things to get him moving along BUT I know he’s going to coming when he’s ready😝 I’m so glad I can entertain y’all on stories as I try to jump start his birth😂😂 Inverted poses, stretching, curb walking, squatting, ball bouncing, eating enormous amounts of pineapple, tea and more (y’all know😜). I’ve decided I need to chill the F out, relax and he will make his arrival soon🤍 The last few weeks of pregnancy feels like FOREVER!! I know you mamas understand this on EVERY LEVEL! Thank you for all the encouraging messages✨😘
Added a new “accessory” to our bedroom... yup, the birthing tub!! Luke wants to be very prepared this time😉 Ford came in 3.5 hours!!😳 Ready or not...
Shop my room by clicking the link in my bio!🙋🏻♀️ #sbkliving
M O M \ Thank you to this sweet boy for making me a mama🤍 The last year and a half has been such a gift. I’ve never experienced SO much love and joy! Soaking in these last few moments, just the two of us. Baby bro will be joining us soon✨ Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mamas out there including Ford’s amazing grandmas! Sending much love to y’all🤍🤍🤍
B A B Y \ Alright guys, I had a little chat with baby boy today... we’ve decided he’s coming VERY soon!😉👶🏼🤞🏻 Swipe right for today’s bump🤰🏻 Woahhhhhh!!😳 Just amazed at what the female body can do! Feeling strong and “ready” for birth!!👊🏻👊🏻 Thanks for all the sweet messages, prayers and good vibes for this bébé!!🙏🏻 Loves to my Insta fam!!😘xx
H O M E \ Spent about 5 hours outside with Ford today!☀️ Can you spy him!?👀 We are SO happy it’s finally spring around here AND that means it’s time for more exterior house projects!!🏠 I’m still looooooving the dark color we selected last year - @sherwinwilliams “Iron Ore”🖤 Next on the painting agenda, the stone!! The painter and I decided on a very dark color to almost match the exterior. This will make the reddish stone GO AWAY and we don’t have to spend a fortune on replacing it!👏🏻👏🏻 We hope to start this project in a few weeks! Stay tuned...
Swipe right for a sweet pic from today’s adventures. Shop my exterior lighting and Ford’s goods on the @liketoknow.it app - click the link in my bio!💁🏻♀️