Monday, January 23, 2012

House Tour: Living Room.

How was your weekend?  I worked for a good part of the weekend (boo), but we got away today to go to some open houses.  Nothing we loved, but at least got a feel for some things that are out there.  

In the last installment of the home tour, I shared our kitchen.  Next up is the living room, which will round out the rooms on the second floor (besides the powder room, which I am guessing you don't mind skipping over).

This is the view to the right as you come up the stairs.  Our living room is open to the dining room.    


You can read the details of the wallpapered bookshelves here.  I didn't really think about it when we first bought the house, but I really love having the built-ins.  Accessorizing them is a constant work in progress, but it's fun.  


We completely redid the fireplace when we first moved in.  It was seriously awful.  Looking at it now, you would never know that at one point it was covered with ugly brown tile.  And the ottomans are the solsta footstools (now on sale for $14.99) from Ikea that my mother-in-law recovered for us.  You can read about that transformation here.


The color of the walls is Behr Country Club.  As you can see, it totally changes color depending on the light.   


You can see better shots of my Cocoa & Hearts painting in this post.  I also recently got these Dwell Studio pillows from Joss & Main for the couch.  Riley is helping me model them . . . such a ham. 


I used to have a fabric covered canvas over on the wall where the frames are now, but I was in the mood for a little something different and thought it was a good opportunity to display some art that's been sitting in the closet.  And speaking of hams, look at Zoey over there on the stairs. 


Most of the art came from etsy, but a couple of them came from Homegoods and a local resale shop.


Next up will be the third floor!  Hope y'all have a wonderful Monday!

22 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the built-ins!! Ha, our Kylee does the same thing as Riley...loves to sleep on top of the pillows on the couch.

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  2. I LOVE your built-ins! I am pinning this for inspiration when we finish our basement. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a pretty room! And so nice and spacious. I would die for built-ins like yours! Our Martha used to do the same thing as Riley - I think she actually thought she was a cat :)

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  4. Emily it's all so gorgeous. You have such a beautiful eye. I love everything. Great styling with the bookcases and that frame wall is so pretty.

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  5. This space is so beautiful! Great job! I am with you about styling shelves- they always seem to be a work in progress for me too. You have done an amazing job with yours! :)

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  6. what a fantastic space! Lovely home :)

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  7. It's so pretty and comfy...I would totally plop down on your couch and pull out one of your penguin classics and just *chiiiiiiilll* (c; And we are pillow twinsies with that dwell pillow...it's my favorite!!!

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  8. Beautiful Emily! And I adore those built ins...

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  9. I WANT these build-ins!! Seriously...if we were staying in our house for a longer period of time, I would totally invest!! The whole space is so pretty! Well done! :)

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  10. Wow! What a beautiful room! I love the colour of your walls and your sofas look so sumptuous and comfie!

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  11. I spy a beautiful staircase in the background. Love it! The pattern on the pillows are supper fresh with the touch of turquoise. Fab room :)

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  12. Oh and let me not forget the super adorable puppy hidden in the pillows! Same thing happens at my house :)

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  13. I love love love a neutral color scheme and the built ins are awesome! What a fantastic room.

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  15. It really is a great room, but you'll have a lot of fun decorating your new place once you find it. When I saw your painting behind the couch again, I was reminded by how much I liked it when you last posted about it. All of the paintings on her website are sold. Good for the artist, bad for me :(

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  16. Your bookshelves are styled perfectly and I am so jealous of your Cocoa and Hearts painting, she is a beauty!

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  17. It's gorgeous Emily!!! Love your bookcase styling and lamps!!

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  18. Your living room is stunning. I love the idea of wallpaper behind the built ins. For now mine are painted the same color as our walls.

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  19. I love your house. I'm sure you are sad to leave but happy to move to bigger and better things!

    PS That is my doggy's favorite spot on the couch too!!

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  20. Wow, so beautiful and open and light! The windows are stunning.

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  21. i can't believe i never commented...the painting was one of my faces....looks pretty in your home..and your doggie, how sweet!! :)))

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  22. Emily, I just stumbled upon your blog as I am painting tons of Benjamin Moore samples all over my walls! Small world, I live in Texas and also have a Welsh Terrier!!

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