We’ve been in our house for 4 years now, and for 3 of those years the entry room, the formal living room, the first thing you see through the front door, has been affectionately called the “soccer room”. which of course was because it was a big empty space where my husband Daniel set a big soccer goal so he could play soccer whenever he wanted. It was very cool for him and very exciting for me. So last year we decided it was time to move the football to the basement and furnish the room. I am so happy with transformation. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the list of where I got the furniture, lamps, curtains, etc.)
Transitional style living room
My home style is transitional, a mix of traditional and modern (contemporary). I am drawn to everything light and bright, neutrals, the underlying quality of warm wood tones and natural woven elements such as jute, wicker and rattan. I love the color blue. And while I enjoy many modern design trends (mid-century clean lines, white couches, neutral color schemes, lots of woven textures), I ultimately want my decor to feel timeless. So I weave traditional, vintage pieces (like mahogany end tables, vintage-looking rugs) into that modern aesthetic because they a.) never go out of style and b.) add richness and character (otherwise, a completely modern look can feel a little cold and flat).
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray with matte finish
Ivory sofa. ours isn’t available online, but this Wayfair square sofa is similar
Mahogany end tables. vintage, but these tables from One Kings Lane are similar
Brass and glass coffee table. we found ours at a facebook yard sale, but this is the same table on wayfair.
Armchairs. ours is from Boston Interiors and they don’t make them anymore, but these Ballard Designs spindle chairs are similar and they come in a ton of different fabrics.
Panel table. A Homegoods find, but this Wayfair table is similar (swap out the knobs for the brass pulls I link below). I replaced the original knobs with these Mission drawer pulls from Rejuvenation in Antique Brass.
Navy and white striped ottomans/chairs. One Kings Lane
Lamps on end tables. found them at a local thrift store, but these concrete and brass lamps are similar
Lamp panel on the table. Safavieh ‘Karlen’ table lamp in cream/gold leaf
DETAILERS AND DETAILERS’ WORKS
Curtains. Pottery Barn Emery Linen Rod Pocket Blackout Curtain in Ivory
Curtain rod. Pottery (1.25 inch diameter rod in antique bronze)
End parts of curtain rods. Pottery Barn (antique bronze)
Curtain Rings – Pottery Barn (Antique Bronze)
CARPETS AND UPHOLSTERY
Carpet. Alexander Home on Overstock
Pillows on sofa: Coterie Brooklyn
Linen cover (ochre)
Bottom cushion inserts
Blue Velvet Lumbar Cushions on Chairs Amazon
Jute Baskets Under Console Table – Amazon
Bleached woven tray on the coffee table. home goods, but this round Target seaweed tray is a great alternative
Brass round mirror. Homegoods, but here’s a similar one from Target
Brass drawer pulls on the console table. rejuvenation (we got them from “old brass”)
Fake fiddle leaf fig. almost natural