Living Room from Scratch with Wayfair

Living Room from Scratch with Wayfair

Hello Sweet Friends!  Besides the Tastemaker Awards post from yesterday, I have been a little MIA these past few weeks because everyone in my home came down with the flu…one-by-one.  We are all better now and I can’t wait to share with you some of the things that I have been working on.  To make it up to you I am sharing with you some real eye candy.

Move over George Clooney and enter beige tufted chesterfield style sofa!

Living Room from Scratch with Wayfair

So what’s with the sofa?  Well recently Wayfair reached out to me and asked if I would style a room from scratch and what pieces would I use.  I welcomed the challenge and below are my pics of the picks :-).  But before we dive in, I wanted to share with you the reason and perspective behind the pieces that I chose.

My favorite rooms are those that curate over time.  Those rooms have the most character, depth, interest and even practicality.  So when I chose the pieces from the Wayfair site, I didn’t want them to match perfectly – on the contrary.  Also, keep in mind that I am styling this room as a space that isn’t necessarily the one that gets the most use.  I say that because the couch is…well…probably not one that is the best choice for the kiddies.  My home has a family room that houses practical leather couches and a really small formal living room – that’s the one I thought of as inspiration when curating this space.

So like I said, the gorgeous couch above is already a linen color, and in my home I have 2 chairs facing the couch.  In this case, I would pair the couch with 2 of the chairs below (that are also available in linen) but I would choose a dark gray so they stand out a bit, but not too much.  We want our couch to be the star.  So how about this beauty?

Living Room from Scratch with Wayfair

I kept imagining a small living room (like mine) so I didn’t want too many colors in the room.  Not super match-ey but definitely not busy.  The rest of the pieces as you can see are fairly neutral and the “drama” piece, besides the couch, is the art piece.  It was available in multiple sizes but I would definitely go with the largest size that your wall can take.  One or two statement pieces in a room create the “designer” feel that we are after.  Everything else was the supporting cast.

Living Room from Scratch with Wayfair

If you are interested in “shopping the look” and getting more specifics on each item, you can click on the pictures below and you will be taken straight to items.  One of the things that I love about Wayfair is that you will immediately see a ton of options that fit within the same style of the item that you clicked on.

 

sofas
Carthusia Tufted Button Sofa – Beige
I love the low back, the rounded corners and the beautiful tufting throughout. I recommend pairing this couch with simple side chairs so that it can remain center stage.
Accent Chairs
Colette Chair – Charcoal Gray
I love how understated this chair is! It can complement almost any couch without competing with it.
”decorative
Eye-Catching Zebra Patterned Throw Pillow – Grey Beige
Adding a few gray and beige pillows to the couch will really bring together the two neutral colors that we are incorporating in our room design.
area rugs
Gray & Off White Shag Area Rug
It’s no secret that nothing anchors a room like a good rug. I love a good shag rug and this one incorporates both off-white and gray. The diamond design and neutral background makes the rug interesting without being busy.
”coffee
Mallory Coffee Table
This mirrored top table has a beautiful satin nickel sweeping base and it’s the perfect addition to this room. I love how versatile this coffee table is – all that’s missing is a beautiful faux arrangement of peonies, a stack of books and pretty candle.
wall art
Gold Diamonds Faded Graphic Art on Canvas
A blank wall is an opportunity for a dramatic piece like this beautiful canvas of a gold chandelier! There are so many sizes available, but I would definitely go over-sized for this piece. It is absolutely gorgeous!

As you know, my living room sofa is a really light color like this one.  Admittedly, we usually hang out in the family room, so it gets very little use.  I’m glad I did it though.  It’s the first thing that you see walking into our home and I love it!  Would you ever place a linen color sofa in your home or does the light color scare you a bit?  What are your favorite pieces from the ones pictured above?

Let me know your thoughts on the room.  Next on the blog will be some ideas for Easter.  Yup, it’s around the corner.

 

Autumn Around the Home

Autumn Around the Home

It’s been raining here in sunny Florida quite a bit lately and I think it’s a sign of the changing season.  My trees love it and my hair hates it!  But inside the house it’s a different story and since we have been going out less, it’s nice to be in a cozy space to snuggle and watch movies.

A few days ago I shared my Fall Buffet.

Autumn Around the Home

My dining room.

Autumn Around the Home

And today I am sharing the adjacent room, our living room.  I have to be honest and say that we rarely hang out here.  It’s a nice space to have coffee or tea but not exactly where the boys prefer to relax, since they are always in our family room.  However, this is the first impression room because there is no foyer in our home.

Autumn Around the Home

When you walk through the front door, this is what you see.   I love this neutral couch because it seems to work with so many colors.  I often change the pillows and throws to achieve a completely different look.

Autumn Around the Home

And that’s my collage wall in the background.  I love it!  I either like walls to be super simple or purposely busy.

Autumn Around the Home

The “thankful” pillow is from Target and so is the throw.  I love this little pillow and the moment I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me!  It is perfect for fall but I can use it year-round if I choose to.

Autumn Around the Home

This oval table has books on it’s second shelf, so I keep the top glass simple with this gold leaf tray and the gold-accented fruit/pumpkin.

Autumn Around the Home

These chairs I have considered changing ever since we bought the couch but I still can’t make up my mind whether I should change them or re-upholster them in a lighter color fabric.  In the meantime, I like to add white throws and pillows to tie it in with the rest of the furniture.  It’s amazing what a nice pillow or throw can do to transform a chair!

Autumn Around the Home

Another gold pear and little alstroemeria flowers brighten up this table.  Totally unrelated, but I buy those flowers often because they are so inexpensive and last quite a while.

Autumn Around the Home

In between the couch and the chairs is this wall that only has this frame and key on it.  Since this wall is adjacent to the busy collage wall, I wanted to keep it simple.  I added the gold vase and branch as a little fall touch.

Autumn Around the Home

I hope you enjoyed all these fall tours of my home and I will continue to share all my holiday ideas throughout the season.  For now, enjoy this beautiful time of the year and be grateful for sunshine, rain and even frizzy hair!

Autumn Around the Home

Guess what?  It’s not over!  Here are some really talented bloggers that want to share their homes with you today.  I hope you are inspired this season and always!

 

 


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