Hey y’all! Hope you’re having a great week! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that we moved to a new city (well, new/old city…we moved back to our hometown) a few months ago for my husband’s new job. Our move seemed like the perfect time to redecorate, de-clutter, and spruce up our home decor! In our old living room, we had a chocolate brown sectional and it was a pretty dark space overall…with our new space, my goal was to brighten things up! As the months passed, we have slowly turned our house into a home and I thought I’d share a few items that I’ve recently added to the mix in our living room. Disclaimer: I am in no way a home decor expert… I just enjoy decorating! Also, it’s probably far from being completely finished because I have been blessed with the rearranging type of OCD… BUT, I’d say this is a pretty good rough draft! Also a few weeks ago, I talked about our home office reveal…well, since then I’ve changed a few things around in that room (SEE? OCD STRIKES AGAIN!) Soooo that may need to be saved for another day, another blog post! This one is already a doozy… how much can I pack into one blog post…hmmm let’s see!?!
So here is some background info: our living room is a really long room and larger than the one at our old house. I have really enjoyed revamping because we spend the bulk of our time in here playing, reading, Netflix and gummy bear binging, yaaaas you know the deal!
A New Favorite
We recently added this drum table as a little coffee table to give this space just a little more functionality. If you were sitting on the right side of the couch, you had no place to sit anything except for the floor (first world probs)…but this little table solved that issue. I wanted something small and lightweight that could be moved easily and wouldn’t get in the way of my son’s play space. I found this hammered brass round drum table at Target and knew that was it! (Side note: this post is not sponsored by Target, although most of everything you’ll see is from there…what can I say? I’m a Target girl!) You may be able to find this particular one in your area…maybe in stores?!? It says it’s currently unavailable online, but if you’d like the product information you can click here. It was a steal for about $140 total after shipping costs. And my son had a blast with the giant box it came in! Win win!
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Overview and Details
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Nothing makes a space feel more personalized and tell a story than art. I recently added pictures to the gallery wall behind the couch to pay homage to our time in Charleston. I started with the round mirror and two coral pictures and eventually wanted to gather the three prints I had of Charleston and place them in a spot where we would enjoy them more often. The bottom right picture is a vibrant, fun print I recently purchased from Mac & Murphy in downtown Charleston on Canon Street. This is an exclusive print from a collaboration from local artist Dorothy Shain. They are sold out at the moment, so I was so happy that I snagged one! I love the bold, bright colors…it was the perfect addition to add more color to the living room.
The top left is a foil pressed print of the different neighborhoods on the Charleston peninsula that I purchased from Celedon Home. I loved the simplicity of the design and the different patterns for each neighborhood. They currently don’t carry it, but I found it for you here: 42pressed.
42Pressed carries these for a ton of major cities…I thought about getting NYC too because it’s my favorite to visit! Make sure to check out their site!
Another area that I love is this console chest that houses our ridiculously large collection of DVDs. The chest was my grandmother’s and it’s perfect storage. If you open the two doors, there may or may not be an avalanche of movies… BUT with the doors closed, it at least appears to be nice and neat! I have a few of my favorite books stacked on top and one of my favorite pieces of art showcased over that. This piece is called Surf City and it’s by local artist and friend Morgan Walker. Definitely follow her on Instagram: bymelving AND check out her work from her site here: Melvin G. (Make sure to check out the faces!) She is insanely talented and I love how this piece brings more of the blue over to the front of the room. Blue is my favorite color (hence the overall color palette in this space), so I love admiring all the beautiful shades swirling in this particular piece. It reminds me of the beach, which is why I added visual texture over the framed art with the spiky wall urchins.
Also on this side of the room is a secretary that has been handed down in my family and also a nook with our bar cart!
I love mixing trendy modern pieces with the legit nice mahogany furniture that has been handed down in my family. The only thing I can’t decide about in this space is curtains…to add or not to add? I’m on the fence about it!
Warning: at this point, my son is up from his nap and real life has set in…pillows astray and toys being thrown all over the place!
Lastly, we have kiddie corner over on the opposite side of the room. We don’t have a formal “playroom” so besides his room, kiddie corner in our living room serves as the spot for a ton of our son’s play stuff! Anddddd I just noticed that the top picture right there is crooked. HAHAHA! I never said my house was perfect! Lol!
Disregard the kid show on the TV! Lol… another real life pic for ya! But this gives you a different perspective of the space…I couldn’t quite fit all of it in one frame…like I said, it’s a long room!
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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse inside our home! I promise to reveal our office next week! I also have a post I’m working on for Friday of July 4th inspired looks! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for daily posts…I neglect Facebook (sorry!) ALSO the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is coming up! Early access starts on July 13!!! Definitely mark your calendar because that is my ABSOLUTE favorite sale of the year. I’ll be hyping it up until then because it’s just THAT good! Hope you have an awesome Wednesday and get over that hump! Who is heading out for vacay for the 4th holiday!?! The countdown is on! See y’all later this week! Stay styled, sugarplum!