Welcome to our living room! After purchasing the home, we lightened the walls, installed larger windows and baseboards, and kept the charming peg and groove floors. A fewcosmetic fixes and pieces of furniture later, and voila, we had our bright and airy space.
This room sets the tone for the rest of our home: neutral colors, simple arrangements, and a mix of modern and traditional finishes compliment one another. For example, the sofa's modern and rectangular lines mimic those of the iron and glass coffee table, while the traditional, softer armchairs mimic the rounded lines of the antique iron fireplace screen.
A nest with quail eggs is encased in a glass display, adding to the science and nature discovery feel to the room.
The trio of a chair, a painting, and a manzanita tree is a reverse copy of a chair, a drawing, and a floor lamp on the opposite side of the room.
Original french doors lead out to the side yard. I love the light structure in this photo!...the sun was working with me.
In decorating a room, it's often challenging to find the right fabric for pillows. So when I can't find what I'm looking for, the only option is to make it. Using a stencil, I painted this diamond pattern on a warm white linen and sewed the pillowcase myself. One karate-chop on the top and it's ready to go!
Rugs are so important in defining a space and making sense of a room, but going to a store and finding the right one is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, I love looking for antique rugs online, and this one I found on Ebay. Old, large, and warm sandy tones was exactly what this room needed.
A bleached manzanita branch, books, and flowers is all this coffee table needs to be company-ready.
For those who believe this room lacks a flat-screen TV, think again! Seeing as I try to conceal TVs at all cost, ours is hidden behind the large linen curtain panel next to the window. Now everyone's happy :)
To see how this living room looked before we transformed it, see the Before and After photos.
Thank you for visiting Nora's Nest, and Happy Designing and Decorating!