As you all know, my home was featured in the June issue of Country Living magazine. The stylists thought the living room might make a good cover, so they changed a few things around to make the look cleaner. You don’t want too much clutter on your magazine cover. A few of you were wondering what my living room actually looked like, so I took a few snaps.
Here is the shot Country Living has in their magazine:
And here is what it actually looks like:
Quite a bit different. The chairs the magazine used were gorgeous, but just about the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat on. The chrome ones you see above are vintage from the 20s. I had them recovered in a vintage looking Hawaiian print. The coffee table is just a place holder. I haven’t been able to find one I like, so we have my husband’s grandfather’s wooden chest there for now. It is too small for the space, but it gives us a place to put our drinks (until Ella comes around and then we all quickly look for higher ground). The carpet is from Overstock.com. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on nice rugs because around here they get stained really easily.
Here is the view of the living room from the dining room. The lamp is by Jonathan Adler and the console table is from Oomph. Personally I think the table is too short, so I want to move it and get a longer one, but I haven’t seen a console table I like. If you dolls have any suggestions, please post a link in the comments. I am up for anything! It can be modern- like a Parson’s table (something I have considered) or maybe something lucite? I would love some help with this matter.
Here is a closer shot of the built in bookcases and display case. My husband collects vintage Masonic items as well as old woodworking tools and we display them on either side of the fire place.
The Masonic collection is on the left….
and the old tool collection is on the right.
These are a close up of our bookcases. I seem to have a collection of birds as well as a general beach theme. Most of the items you see are from Home Goods, but the vintage bamboo purse on the second shelf on the photo directly above is my grandmothers. It is one of my most prized possessions.