We’ve been in our home a year. A full year. We love, love, love it here. I pinch myself, daily, and hold so much gratitude for this space that holds us, nurtures us, inspires us.
Also, I can’t tell you how meaningful of a journey it has been to take our time settling in. I’m such a doer, and a fast one at that. So, to still be settling in after a year, well, it’s been both humbling and good for my soul. I’ve learned the value of really creating a home one memory after the next, and to do it intentionally, consciously, and at a reasonable pace that allows the rest of life (work! family! downtime!) to continue.
I wanted to share where our living room is today! I’ll pretend you’re right next to me, which means I’ll babble. Enjoy!
BEFORE: 

So. This was the “staged” living room when we were toured the house when it was for sale…….



AFTER:

And this is what it looks like now. Big difference, yes?
In the winter, this is the darkest room in the house, so we bought some bright citron chairs and it instantly felt, I don’t know, happier.
Originally the couch was a sectional but we didn’t love having the couch oriented toward the TV. So, we simply took out the middle piece of the sectional and now the couch is super long (about 14′) and fits the long nature of this room perfectly. It’s made in the US and we bought it a local boutique called Sofa, Table, Chair.
The matching chairs came from a floor model sale at Anthropologie
The table was a junk store find that we painted orange. You can’t really see them that well, but the lamps on either side of the couch are vintage Italian lamps that have sculpted rusty leaves. They are something.
Because this room is on the long and narrow side, we opted for a long coffee table as well. The coffee table is actually our old dining room table that we chopped the legs off of.  Works perfectly here.
And the rug is from Anthro.
Also, we love pillows.
And we switched out the standard ceiling light for a vintage one found at Hippo Hardware here in Portland (a favorite place to find old fixtures).
One of my favorite features about this room is the electric fireplace. Who knew?
Driftwood True and I painted together and our gorgeous vintage painted tray. A treasured little nook.

That’s the living room tour, friends.

All Photos via She Saw Things 

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