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Nest Tour: Living Room

The Living Room

This room gets amazing light. It’s our “formal” living room, which has fallen out of fashion these days. And it’s not that we had to have one–that’s just how it worked out. I like to read in here and talk on the phone. Taylor plays guitar in here all the time.

The furniture in this room is a mix of pieces Taylor and I had from our families. The sofa is from my grandmother and is approaching 100. I had it recovered in 2008. It is deceptively comfortable.

LR Sofa and End Tables

We’ve painted this room twice. First was Martha Stewart’s Whetstone Gray, but it was way too pink. Then I repainted it Behr’s Silver Drop, which is more of a neutral gray tone. It’s one of those barely-perceptible-to-other-people differences, but it made me feel so much better.

The beach prints over the sofa are my attempt at a DIY Massimo Vitali print. It’s just a stock photo that I printed out in giant resolution and framed in two Ikea frames.

LR Iron end tables

LR antiqued mirror tabletop

The mirrored end tables were bought off of Craigslist, but are originally from Target. I like the modern lines next to the antique sofa to make it less granny.

Speaking of, we originally had an oriental rug in here but it went the granny route too (and was a little small) so we got a sisal rug that spans the entire room.

LR wide shot_sisal rug

You can see we have 2 dining room chairs in the living room (for now). Also in front of the windows we have a skirted table and a modern navy wingback chair.

LR sheepskin vignette

This little corner has a small white table I bought off of Craigslist for $15 and painted. I also recovered the lampshade with linen, here.

LR corner white table.
Finally we have Taylor’s Grandmother’s china cabinet. We decided to put it in here, as our dining room is fairly small. The height and mass of the piece anchors the room well.
LR china cabinet

Continue the tour:

Kitchen  / Family Room

Master Bedroom

Guest Room to Baby’s Room

Boys’ Room

Dining Room

Hallways

Bathrooms

Exterior

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2013 1:58 pm

    Where did you get the chevron pillows on your sofa? They look like a west elm bedding I love!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      August 1, 2013 6:05 am

      The pillows are Safavieh, bought off of eziba.com, which was Overstock’s flash sale site. They do look West Elm-y for sure!

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