We’ve been in our house for 4 years now, and for 3 of those years, the front room of our house—the formal living room, the first thing you see from the front door—was lovingly called “the soccer room,” which of course was because it was a big empty space where my husband, Daniel, set up a large soccer goal so that he could play soccer at any moment! It was very cool for him and very mortifying for me. So last year we decided it was time to move the soccer to the basement and furnish the room. I am so happy with the transformation. (Scroll down to the end of the post for the list of where I got furniture, lamps, curtains, etc.)
Transitional Style Living Room
My home style is transitional, a blend of traditional and contemporary (modern). I’m drawn to all things light and bright, neutrals, the grounding quality of warm wood tones and natural woven elements like jute, wicker, and rattan. I love the color blue. And while I enjoy a lot of the modern design trends (mid-century clean lines, white sofas, neutral color schemes, lots of woven textures), I ultimately want my decor to feel timeless. So I weave traditional, vintage pieces (think mahogany end tables, vintage-looking rugs) into that contemporary aesthetic because they a.) never go out of style, and b.) add richness and character (otherwise, an all-modern look can feel a little cold and flat).
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray in matte finish
Ivory sofa: ours is not available online, but this Wayfair square arm sofa is similar
Mahogany end tables: vintage, but these One Kings Lane tables are similar
Brass and glass coffee table: found ours second-hand on Facebook yard sale but this is the same table on Wayfair.
Armchairs: ours are from Boston Interiors and they no longer make them, but these Ballard Designs spindle chairs are similar and they come in a ton of different fabrics
Console table: a Homegoods find, but this Wayfair table is similar (swap out the knobs for the brass pulls I link to below!). I replaced the original knobs with these Mission drawer pulls from Rejuvenation in aged brass.
Navy and white striped ottomans/stools: One Kings Lane
Lamps on end tables: found these at a local shop but these concrete and brass lamps are similar
Lamp on console table: Safavieh ‘Karlen’ table lamp in cream/gold leaf
CURTAINS AND CURTAIN HARDWARE
Curtain rod finials: Pottery Barn (antique bronze)
Curtain rings: Pottery Barn (antique bronze)
RUG AND PILLOWS
Blue velvet lumbar pillows on chairs: Amazon
Jute baskets under the console table: Amazon
Whitewashed woven tray on coffee table: Homegoods, but this round Target seagrass tray is a great alternative
Brass round mirror: Homegoods, but here’s a similar one from Target
Brass drawer pulls on console table: Rejuvenation (we got them in ‘aged brass’)
Faux fiddle leaf fig tree: Nearly Natural