The thing about our living room, is, it “looks” comfortable, but the reality is so, so different.
I mean, the colours and textures are all there, but our actual seating leaves A LOT to be desired. This picture below has our old seating, which is now ripped to shreds by various kids and has been replaced by a perfectly adequate, but hardly sumptuous, chesterfield. I mean, it’s so uninspiring that I can’t even be bothered to take a photo to show you.
So once in a while, I like to dream how I would put a room together, on a unlimited budget (naturally). Arhaus approached me to see what I could come up with using a piece from their sofa collection. I chose this one given how roomy it is. plus it’s almost the colour of dirt, which you need in a farmhouse!
Let’s start with a room I pinned years ago that has me always coming back to its warm, cosy space. It was a feature from Design*Sponge many moons back, and I loved the cozy vintage vibe he managed to exude so swimmingly.
I put together a room that I hope has the same vibe; with plenty of seats for people to lounge; with plenty of texture and colours afoot! Of course anything I put together has to have vintage shtick; so 1stdibs.com and chairish.com came in quite handy for providing the necessary unique decor!
In the end I deviated from my original inspiration quite a bit, but the result is every bit as pleasing (to me). Love to know your thoughts!