Two Story Cottage

Living Room Tour (Part Two)

I thought I would show you around the rest of the living room.  When we moved into this house I had no idea what I would do with a formal living room.  Come to find out my in-laws had a beautiful piano in storage just begging to be showcased.  It needed a LOT of tuning and it took some work to get it here but it is wonderful to have in our home.  I grew up playing the piano and I’d like for our kids to be exposed to music as well.

I made the mini coffee table in the middle from a side table (<--future post).
The chair in the corner is second -hand but it works for the space.  I’d really like to add nailhead trim to it one of these days. The lamp was a Home Goods find.

This pic makes it look dark but it is not a dark room @ all.  I’m taking this pic from the connected dining room.  (Bowling alley, remember?)  The panels are Ballard Designs.  I took advantage of a 20% coupon.  Traditionally silks would not be included in a cottage-style room but I like mixing the more formal elements into the more formal areas of the house.  I still feel like it is a casual look overall.
The Parsons chairs are from my dining room set.  
I slipcovered them (<--future post).  The table behind it was a vintage find.

The chest was my grandmother’s and I use it to store scrapbooks and special items.
Hope you are enjoying the tour!  Next stop — the dining room.
  

Comments

  1. Beautiful!!!

  2. Your living room is gorgeous. I love all of the little elements. I have a beautiful trunk in my living room also. Your house is great.

  3. Another pretty room. Your floors and trim are gorgeous. Your home definitely has a comfortable feel to it.

  4. Another beautiful room! I love all the neutrals and textures you use!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What is the name of the color on the walls in this room?

  6. Hi – the paint color is Surrey Beige by Glidden. Thanks for reading!

  7. gorgeous living room! we are thinking of going couchless and this is a perfect example!

  8. Beautiful room. Easy on the eyes. Looks effortless.

  9. Beautiful! Did you post a tutorial on the parsons chairs? Ineedtoknowthisimmediately!!! Love them!

    Laura

    somersetsetsyle.blogspot.com

  10. Never leave any spills on the floor for an extended period of time. Accidents happen and spills are inevitable, but to keep your floor and your home beautiful, always clean up spills immediately after they occur.

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