April 5, 2021

My New House: Formal Living Room Plans

 Sconces // antique mirror from Andrew’s grandparent’s house // fireplace screen // stone surround is Brecchia Capraia marble via United Marble // Painting by Adelfia Painting

OK, so I have GOT to start ordering furniture for my darn house! Given the lead times we are experiencing in the industry (about 20-24 weeks right now for upholstered goods – NO JOKE) I’d be remiss to not try to get some sofas in line so we have our house “done” next Christmas. Yes, that’s how long stuff is taking.

The formal living room is kind of last on my list, since it’s not an everyday space; however, we do use it more than we thought we would. It’s a gorgeous room, quite large and long, and the fireplace and paint came out so amazing, I enjoy sitting in here despite the retina-searing pair of mismatched sofas. So I’m formulating a plan, and thought I’d share with you.

sconces // mirror (similar) // rug (similar) // sofas // skirted console (example) // brushstroke lamp // painting (commission) // floor lamp // wingbacks // fireplace screen // sofa console // x benches // brown lamps // side table // coffee table

Here’s what the room looked like when we bought the house…..

And as of five minutes ago… :) The paint came out incredible (it’s Benjamin Moore Wales Gray – satin on trim, eggshell on walls). We’re going to stick with a pair of sofas facing each other, but a matching English roll arm pair from Bjork Studios (who made our gorgeous blue roll arm sofa) in an olive green velvet or mohair. Our existing Oly George coffee table will stay because I freaking love it. The rug on the board is what’s shown here, from Linda’s Barn. and I may do a custom cut flatweave wool underneath it to cover a bit more floor.

My mom gave me this chair that was her aunt’s that was in our house growing up and I plan to recover it – the channel tufted back is really cute.

I’ll do a seat cushion and pillows in the bay window seat here beside the piano (another item my parents gave us/let us borrow). I’ll probably toss a sheepskin on the piano bench. I will do floor-to-ceiling drapes on the windows and flanking the patio door, but am going to skip the bay.

In this area I’ll do the pair of tall wingbacks flanking the door out to the patio. Henry’s box fort will have to find another permanent home ;)

The back of the shelving will get this pretty wallpaper I used in one of my client projects.

This wall is CRAZY long, but the room is narrow, so I plan on having a custom skirted console made, centered on the wall and flanked by a pair of extra dining chairs from the dining room. The abstract art will go above, and on each side a stacked pair of wide matted mini landscapes.

Time to get ordering!!!

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