Some items provided by Pottery Barn for this design.
We have been in our home for almost 6 years and my front living room has been forgotten. It seems like it’s the last room I think about but it is the first room a guest sees. Since adding a piano to that space, I’m happy to say that this room is much more welcoming…and used! When choosing my room for the Pottery Barn Re-design series…I knew this was the room.
Here is my ispiration design board for my space:
After talking with my dear friend Sita (everyone needs a designer friend), and getting tips, I was ready to go. I knew I wanted this space to be a little bit “fancy” with a little glam. I wanted this room to flow better and wanted to add white and grey with pops of black and blue.
I also loved using Pottery Barn’s Design studio for tips, advice and inspiration to use along the way. Today I want to share with you the key pieces that transformed my living room.
I think lighting is huge in a room. I LOVE me some lamps. I fell in love with this Chunky Antique Mercury glass lamp. I love the shape and color. I added symmetry to this room by placing a side table and lamp on either side of my white sofa. It made a huge impact. I love symmetry. I love when these lamps light up the room at night…they are so pretty. I think a lamp is a good thing to splurge on!
2. RUGS: This Zig Zag rug made the most dramatic change in my space. I could not love it more. I love the cool colors of light grey and white. I have owned a few pottery barn rugs and they last forever! Great quality and design.
I also found a home for Evie Ivy “i love you so” sign that I bought at the Queen Bee Market.
3. Pillows & Throws: Pillows add color, texture, and patterns to your space. I love neutral sofas and chairs with patterned pillows. I started with this chunky striped pillow (I wish you could see the great texture), and added a few other pillows. I used the black and white polka-dot and floral fabric to make easy pillow slipcovers. Throws also add a soft ‘homey’ feel to any room.
4. Accessories: Ahhhh…the icing on the cake. These Malta lanterns are dreamy. I paired mine on a tray (lined with polka-dot fabric) to place on my coffee table.
I love how this room came together. Love the beautiful items I found at Pottery Barn. I Love how the Sliver Piano is quite the statement piece (some say I’m crazy but I love it) and I love seeing the Gallery Wall of my cute kids tie into the design. It’s a happy room.