I have almost completed a full house blog tour!! It’s only taken me 8-9 months, but hey! It’s getting done! I’ll link to the other rooms at the bottom of this post.
Today, I’m sharing our living room with you.
Our living room space is at the front of the house as you walk in the front door. To the left, we have our TV space, and to the right, we have our fireplace and lounging area.
We have rearranged this area many, many times over the last few months to figure out a layout that works for us, and this is where we have settled at the moment.
The rug on this side of the room is a vintage rug in perfectly muted blues and creams. This pretty thing was sourced for me by Kelly who owns and operates Sapere Collection. She always has an amazing selection of vintage rugs in her in-house collection online, but she also is phenomenal at hunting down the PERFECT rug anywhere in the world to fit your specific needs for a space. Whether you’re trying to find one-of-a-kind rugs for a space in your home, or if you are an interior designer who is always needing the perfect rug for a client, hit Kelly up! She is your girl. Highly recommend her.
Having the TV partially block those two windows is not my favorite thing ever, but there still is a ton of light in this room. We have nine windows total and they face North, East, and West. It’s always pretty bright in here.
I’ve been wanting a Samsung Frame TV (because it doesn’t even look like a TV!) to hang over the mantle, but until we can swing that, the TV will be in front of those windows.
Our leather sofa is from Article. This is the Nirvana one. I get asked all of the time if we still love this sofa, and we do! We’ve had it for two years now. It holds up well with the boys. My only complaint is that the back cushions get smooshed and slumped over time, but we have stuffed them with IKEA pillow inserts and they are as good as new!
The hanging plant in the corner is a Pothos Ivy and the plant on the side table is called a Nerve Plant. They both do well in low lighting, although the Nerve Plant needs a lot more water.
These cacti photographs hanging over the sofa are two out of a six-piece collection titled “UP” from Shop Fletcher & Co based in Tucson, Arizona. These are giclee prints of Casia and Eric’s beautiful, original photography. I was drawn to their pieces because of my love of plants and because their work is reminiscent of late 19th century plant photography/illustrations. You will have to check out their other collections! And for the rest of the month of July, you can receive 15% off of your order of a la carte prints from their shop by using the code NETZ15.
The prints are 20x30 and the natural maple frames are 30x40, both printed and framed locally in Tucson, Arizona.
Now to the other side of the living space!
Our corner sofa is from Interior Define. I wanted to fit the max amount of seating in here without making the space feel like it was full of furniture. I searched high and low to find one that was the perfect length (this one comes in several different lengths!), the right depth, leg details, and the right fabric. And of course I was hoping it would also be super cozy, and be from a company with excellent customer support. My wishlist was quite long, but Interior Define met alllll of these wishes. We absolutely love this sofa.
This is the “Caitlin by the Everygirl” and the fabric is “Natural - Heavy Cloth.” I had a bunch of material swatches sent over before I finally settled on this one. It was a hard choice! I wanted something light and neutral, but not pure white, but it also had to blend well with the wall, trim, and rug colors. I am very happy with how it has come together.
All of our pillows are from The Ivory Gull. I’ve had Mia’s beautiful handmade pillows in my home for years now, and I knew I wanted some for this space too. I know they will last!
I have my eye on the perfect mirror for over the mantle, but it has been backordered for ages. Eventually it will happen! The mantle is 18 inches deep - which makes it surprisingly difficult to decorate. A mantle full of plants will always make me smile.
I had been hunting high and low for a set of leather chairs that are both gorgeous and comfortable and these Lars lounge chairs from Room & Board are IT! I partnered with them on this project and chose white oak wood paired with the Sellare cognac leather. The materials are sourced in the U.S. and the chairs are built in Vermont. The craftsmanship on these are remarkable!
The best part? The comfort! Everyone who has come over to our house and sat on these chairs comment on how comfortable they are.
Two little extra things I love about these chairs is that the arms are wide enough to set a beverage on and there is a handy little bar in the back of the chair that is perfect for hanging a cozy throw blanket on. It’s always the little things that make the difference!
No room in my house is complete without an essential oil diffuser! This one is the Aria from Young Living. (Psst. the BEST way to snag an Aria for a steal is to get it with an oils starter kit.)