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A Few of My Favorite Things: Living Room Edition

by Jamie on December 5, 2011

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Brian and I are in the middle redecorating the living room. What started out as a new sofa has turned into a full on makeover. Even though I’m all about instant gratification – we’re taking the process slow and purchasing items that we’ll love for years to come.

My style has definitely changed since I originally put the room together 5 years ago. I’ve transitioned from an ultra sleek, modern tone to one with a bit more rustic feel. I’m all about textures, grays, mustards and reclaimed wood that have a homey yet chic appeal. You’ll notice from my list that I am kind of obsessed with West Elm and Pottery Barn – I’m thinking I’ll soon be on a first name basis with the folks at my local PB.

As we’re putting the room together piece by piece, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things that we’ve purchased along the way.

1. I wanted a new throw for the new sofa and snagged this Cozy Throw from West Elm with a 20% code. It’s soft, quite durable and the dogs and I are absolutely smitten with the snuggle factor.

2. From the moment Brian and I walked into Pottery Barn, we knew this Industrial Tool Chest would make it’s way into our home. We’re just smitten with its aged appearance and ample storage space. It’s great for hiding away movies, video games and the extra remote controls that used to clutter up our media cart.

3. I’m all about Mercury Glass right now and these little votive cups were the perfect accent for our new coffee table. They have a beautiful antiqued finish that looks stunning with lit tea light inside.

4. I’m a sucker for throw pillows and ever since I found Nena Von on Etsy, she’s made my love for them all that much stronger. After tossing around several pattern ideas, we finally decided on this pattern for the couch pillows. We’ve paired it with this gorgeous flocked print for a striking combination.

Next up on the list is some artwork and a piece for the entryway! And I’m already contemplating a new dining room table!

Note: This is not a sponsored post, we’ve purchased and love everything you see within this post. I’m simply sharing a few of my favorite things! All photos from sites linked above.


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Nicole December 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I just want to grab one of those blankets and go curl up by the fireplace. Looks so cozy. I also love the trend toward the gray tones, unfortunately in a place with such little light I think the gray would depress me after a while. Maybe not if I jazzed it up with some mustard yellow like you suggest.

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Ann P. December 6, 2011 at 2:08 am

LOVE the mercury glasses! These are all great Christmas gift suggestions, and perfect timing, since I’m doing most of my shopping this week! :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 6, 2011 at 6:08 am

I need that blanket!

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The Sweet Cupcaker December 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

beautiful selection here. I love doing makeovers especially when you are really taking your time to choose correctly. We just did this in our new apartment and I couldn’t be more happy with how it looks since we didn’t rush to get pieces in there just to fill the space. great post!

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies December 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I want to move in with you. No really. At least until James lets me start looking at new living room furniture. ;)

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm

That throw/blanket would be so cozy to snuggle up with! I’m a huge fan of snuggling under blankets as are my girls.

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Katie December 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I am dying for one of those chunky throws. I’ve had my eye on the cream one for a while. I love blankets and that looks like the comfiest one I’ve seen yet. Perfect to cozy up by the fire with a book and mug of cocoa.

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Micaela P. December 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

I’ve been eyeing that WE throw, so it’s good to know it’s holding up to you and the dogs :) My dog thinks all the blankets & throws in the house are hers… I love that tool chest too. We could do some serious damage if we went shopping together!!!

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