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Well, I’ve been working on pulling together a whole new decor scheme for this house, and it’s taken me a bit longer than I would have liked. ‘ve always preferred a more collected look that develops over time; I think that makes for a much more interesting room, don’t you?

You may remember our old living room looked like this–a cool color scheme mostly: It took several months to find our base furniture pieces (couch, chairs, and entertainment center), and now I’m working on filling in accents. It’s not allllll the way finished (I still need to find a coffee table, and I’ve got a big mantle makeover in the works! I focused on building the space around tan, blue, and a few blush color accents.

The walls were painted in SW Agreeable Gray to provide a neutral, slightly warm backdrop for the furniture and decor. For our living room, we did splurge on new upholstered furniture–the couch and 2 chairs (we purchased them from this fantastic family-own family business! So in my mind it’s worth spending a bit more on quality built pieces that will last for a decade or more. I found it a small antique store that was going out of business, so I paid about 75% off the sticker price, which makes it feel like a steal for sure! I think old and new pieces can work together well in a space, and mixing them is a way to add a lot of character. Rounding out the space so far are a few blush accents (like these pillows I bought from Pottery Barn), and some greenery, candles, and books.

There are a few other elements of the room I’m not quite ready to share yet 🙂 But once I get them together, I’ll write up another post that shows the whole space pulled together. And maybe you’ve been inspired a bit to freshen up your own space, whether with steals or a few splurges!


black and white pictures with a splash of color background best