Tuesday, September 21, 2010

show us your life - living room

Better late than never! :)

Here is the view of our living room when you walk through our front door.
We have the extra chair in the corner of the room that we can pull out for company. I found it in an antique store for $100 and it is upholstered in gold velour with hand carved wood around the trim. It was love at first sight!
Another view from the front door.
The archway opens up to our kitchen - I love how we can watch tv while chopping vegetables from the island. Multi-tasking is my speciality! ;)
I love patterns. When I had my valances in the kitchen made, I had her make me matching throw pillows for the living room to tie in the brown zebra pattern. I don't love the rug; eventually I want a neutral/beige area rug.
I also had matching covers made for my side tables. There is a kick-pleat on each side and I really like the tailored look.
This table is over 100 years old. We got lucky and bought it from a British guy who was moving back to England and selling all his furniture. He said it had been in his wife's family for over a century. The framed black and white pictures above the table are from our wedding day.
View of living room from kitchen.
My aunt Donna gave me this picture of my great-great grandmother and her sister. I love it.
The entry table in our foyer. The mirror is another antique store find.
We found this 1940s Etiquette book in a bookstore downtown.
And that is our living room :)
Thanks for stopping by!


kimmie said...

Beautiful Room!! I love your built ins!!!

Alison said...

I love your "look" :-)

Lindsey said...

i'm just now getting around to everyones blog from last weeks show us where you live from kellys korner - and i absolutely love your decorating style - it is so warm and inviting! can't wait to see more!

Sarah Denley said...

So pretty. Love the side end tables!

Misty said...

Yes, I know you have your lights on in all your pictures but I must say....I love how bright and open your home looks. Plus, you have some antiques. I love to decorate with antiques. Not large pieces of furniture but small, special pieces.

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

Oh I love your living room! You've got great style!! Just gorgeous!

Teri said...

What an awesome home you have. That arch going into the kitchen caught my eye immediately! Your antique chair would look great in my master bedroom. Haha!
Love your style!

Cheri said...

I love your patterns!! Where did you get the rug? Love it!

Rachel said...

Hi Cheri! Thank you! I got the rug at Target almost a year ago. We really like it but the only problem is it's really thick and holds alot of dust.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous living room! Can you please tell me what paint color is on the walls ? We just bought our first home and i really like this color. Thanks!