my old country house

HOUSE UPDATES – LIVING ROOMS

HELLO!

It occurred to me after I made my last Blog post announcing the house sale  – that many of the rooms have had updates since I last wrote about them  – so I am going to take this week to update all of the room descriptions, including source lists and paint colors! So get ready to see me in your “IN” box each day this week. Truth be told – I am been longing to WRITE more – and this might just be the push I needed.

Our LIVING ROOMs are the heart of our home.

I will never forget the day we first visited the house.

It was snowy and cold and the house had been empty for 3 years. But she had great bones. And I immediately could see how beautiful she was – even in her neglected state.

I rounded the corner and looked the length of the living room and saw…the mirror.

This is the BEFORE OF OUR LIVING ROOMS!

THE LIVING ROOM #1 – BEFORE

and AFTER…

LIVING ROOM CHANDELIER
We have two living rooms connected by 8 ft pocket doors.

True to their name – we LIVE in our LIVING rooms!

LIVING ROOM
PINK!!!!!! WILLOUGHBY TWO CUSHION SOFA FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE

We have removed the TV from the “Pink” Living room, so most of the lounging AND working remotely and best of all – Netflix etc. binging takes place in the front living room.

reupholstered chair and ottoman in buffalo check
One of my all-time favorite pieces, our Mid Century console  topped with pink lamps from Wayfair
FAMILY ROOM
(Benjamin Moore Pink Cloud)

 

 

LOVE the room with no TV

There are so many possible configurations for living room design, and when you are working with two adjoining rooms or an open floor plan – traffic patterns can present unique (and fun)  challenges.

 

 

HOMEdit – How to arrange the furniture in a small (or large) living room…great article
Perhaps one of my favorite pieces of ART in the living room is “BLUE” – Blue was the name of the Koala we held in Australia.I was inspired to do a series of Austalia-inspired animal paintings after our visit there in 2019.

Thanks for taking a look at the Living room! Tomorrow I will share the Kitchen and Dining room!

SOURCE LIST

LIVING ROOM #1 (Sherwin Williams “Steamed Milk” with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace trim)

Furniture –    Sideboard, Wing-backs – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com

    SofaANTHROPOLOGIE “Willoughby” sofa

Durham Coffee Table – Bone Inlay Coffee Table – Greenfront Furniture, Farmville, VA

Pink Cabinet – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com (interior – Benjamin Moore Paradise pink)

Desk – VINTAGE – GREENWOOD Country Store

The Greenwood Country Store is down the street from us – I recently found this old photo of the Greenwood Country Store, an institution in Greenwood, circa 1940.

Greenwood Country Store 1940

This more “modern” building was constructed after the previous building was destroyed by fire.

Lighting –     Robert Abbey Lamps – Roxie daisy, Charlottesville http://roxiedaisy.com

Pink Lamps – Wayfair

Chandelier – Layla Grayce http://www.laylagrayce.com

Rugs –             Sea grass – Ballard Designs – http://www.ballarddesigns.com/seagrass-rug/380329

 Safavieh Crystal Floral tufted rug – Urban Outfitters

Pillows –         Targethttp://www.target.com/p/safavieh-ruddy-pillow-set-of-2-pink-18-x18/-/A-21400241

Pillow Collection – http://www.thepillowcollection.com , World Market 

Pottery Barnhttp://www.potterybarn.com

Magazine Holdershttp://www.target.com/p/threshold-rustic-wire-magazine-holder/-/A-15023400

 

The Pink Cabinet has stood the test of time – it has lasted through numerous renditions of the Living rooms – including this one is 2012

LIVING ROOM #2 ( Benjamin Moore “Pink Cloud”  with Benjamin Moore Chantilly lace trim)

Belgian Linen Slipcovered “Caroline” Sofa – Four Seasons Furniture Greenfront http://www.greenfront.com

Coffee Table – Vintage (I have had this table since my footloose days in NYC. It Used  to be a dining table. We had it cut down to a coffee table)

Sideboard – Circa Charlottesville http://circainc.com

Ottoman – Target – Reupholstered in Buffalo Check

Sea grass – Ballard Designs – http://www.ballarddesigns.com/seagrass-rug/380329

Artwork – Lesli DeVito – http://www.leslidevito.com, http://www.ugallery.com/ProductList.aspx?RC=1&Search=LESLI+devito

Lighting –           Lamps  – Robert Abbey Triple Gourd Lamps 

Chandelier – Vintage  Chandelier from Ebay. It was previously in an old mansion in New Orleans, pre Katrina.

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE. 

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