Home Tour - Living Room

Awww, the living room. When I was growing up it was one of those rooms you couldn't sit in because it had the "good furniture". We also had plastic on the sofas so it was definitely not a comfortable room. Nothing is ickier than sweating in 90+ degree weather on plastic couch. Trust me it's not pretty.

When I moved into my current home I knew that I wanted the living room to do double duty and it had to be a room that was actually lived in. My daughter & I love reading so I knew that it had to function as the library as well the living room. With some patience I created a room that I think that suits both needs plus it didn't cost a lot.
The room cost me less than $1500
Chairs & Rug - Overstock - $520
Sofa - $100 (from a furniture clearance center)
Side tables - Walmart - $130
Pillows - ZGallerie and Marshalls - $80
Book cases - Target - $160,
Lamps - TJMaxx - $50
Bowl Ikea - $30
Accessories - Home Goods - $30
Mirror- $50 - Consignment Furniture Shop,
Window Treatments - Linen and Things - $120
Coffee Table - Z Gallerie - $200

The sofa above cost me $100 from a furniture clearance warehouse.  Couldn't pass up that deal.  The sofa does have a some damage on the leather but a throw pillow covered up that little issue.

The chairs were purchased from Overstock and the pillows are from Marshalls. The chair is a comfy place to hang out with a book or a glass of wine.

The room can be viewed from at least three places in the house and calls you in have a seat.

Fresh flowers also gives a room an extra touch.

The lamp gives off such a beautiful glow and the best thing was the price.  Here's a look back on my little lamp DYI project that produced these lamps.

The mirror was a great find at a furniture consignment store.

Doesn't this IKEA bowl look great on the glass table with some cheap Christmas ornaments?

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  1. Loving all your rooms! You did such an amazing job. I love all the stores you shop at as well :) Thank you so much for your nice comments on my kitchen reno! Keep up the wonderful work, Have a great day.

  2. I like your room, and love those pillows and that coffee table. Great job!

  3. love your coffee table, where did you get it?

  4. Hi Anon, Thanks for visiting my blog. I bought my coffee table from Z Gallerie

  5. Michelle this place is soooooo adorable. I love that glass coffee table, and I love the lamp, and l love the mirror. Your living room furniture is scaled so perfectly- which is something I totally am challenged by at my home. Gorgeous space.

  6. Hi Michelle, I've just discovered your lovely blog, I have to ask: are those pillows imperial trellis or a different fabric? I'd love to find a similar fabric but not as pricey as imperial trellis. LOVE your living room!

  7. Hi Nancy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Those pillows are from Z Gallerie and are imperial trellis knockoffs. Don't they look as good? The best thing was the price, I only paid $30 per pillow.

  8. Girlfriend... YOU are my kind of decorating DIVA!!! I spotted your living room post on RMS this morning and so happy I did! TOTALLY enjoyed reading about your finds and love your end result! The bonus: YOU'RE A BLOGGER TOO!! Luv It!! This past Friday was my first year blogging...

    Nice meeting you Michelle. Have a wonderful week!

    :D Lynda

  9. Love, love, LOVE this room! I can't believe the deal you got on the sofa. That's amazing! You have a great decorating sense.

    Thanks for sharing, Michelle.

  10. Michelle...again...another great job. And all on a budget no less :)

  11. Anonymous said...hi Michelle, like you i am a sucker for design and nailheads:)- i just stumbled on to your blog while my usual serches for inspiration for my house that i have been decorating for almost a year now. i wanted to take your advice- i have a grey bedroom (bluish grey) that i have to decorate i have a dark chocolate bedroom set and am looking for some calming yet glam look- can you give me some suggestions about color palettes or wall art or bedding etc just so i could get started. i am a very beige/brown color person and have no idea what to do with grey but since i have never dealt with the color before - i want to this time...help!!

  12. Hi Anonymous, Thanks for your nice comments. I would love to help you so email me when you get a chance.

  13. Your living room looks very comfy yet also high end with a touch of glam. Scale of furniture and accessories is perfect.

  14. I see the tall, lighted greenery bunch in this room and another. Where did you get that? It's really neat. You have an elegant touch. Would you also please post your reply to the person who inquired about gray color schemes. I am in need of the same info. thanks!

  15. Wow, this room is gorgeous... and for that price tag... simply amazing. Congratulations!!

    You really do have great taste!

  16. Hi Michelle! Nice to "meet" you! You have a gorgeous home! I love the expensive look of your furnishings without the outrageous price tag! Happy to be a new follower!

  17. Where did you find your sofa if you don't mind me asking? I love the style of it? Who made it, if you don't mind me asking.

    1. Sorry for the delay in answering, I bought it at Raymond and Flanagan in New York, I think it was created just for them.

  18. Love your living room. I wanted to know what color did you paint the wall and trim?

  19. That glass table is freaking gorgeous. I like your whole place (what you showed)!


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