Our living room is still a bit of a work in progress. Mostly it’s just a matter of filling in the details. Hanging artwork, finding a console for behind the couch, getting window treatments. But the bulk of it is complete, with our couch finally arriving yesterday. I couldn’t even wait for professional photos to share. I have been getting a ton of questions about where everything is from so I figured a quick post would be helpful.
These are totally not styled, right down to the frames on the floor and dead orchid and unsteamed fabric. 😂 Real life. I will say, this was the last room to do. While not everything in the house is “finished,” this room was the most empty for the longest and completely not functional. It was my goal to have it usable before Christmas… so having it “ready” before Thanksgiving feels like a MAJOR win.
In August, I shared the plan for the living room including what it looked like when we saw the house for the first time and then again when it was empty.
I mention in that post that the room, while technically pretty large, has some challenges when it comes to flow. There’s a very limited space where you can actually put furniture because of where the stairs are located and the entrance into the kitchen/family room. You can’t go too wide without blocking the flow between the front door, stairs, and entry into the kitchen. I measured everything so many times to figure out EXACTLY what we could realistically fit. Luckily, it worked out perfectly.
I was holding my breath for the couch to be delivered and it’s actually even better than I thought it would be. We could only fit a loveseat and I worried it would feel like furniture for ants. It’s SUPER deep and comfortable though. It’s also entirely slipcovered which means we can throw it in the wash (I use OxyClean) and it’ll come out looking like new. It’s how I keep the white couch in our family room clean– and I’ve had that since 2015 and it still looks great.
I picked out the performance fabric in oatmeal and love how neutral but warm it is. The dogs, obviously, made themselves right at home.
COUCH (60.5″ Loveseat in Performance Brushed Basketweave, Oatmeal)
SIMILAR RUG (ours is no longer available but this one is similar– you can pick the width and length which is brilliant if you have a weird space like ours!)