You guys are going to love the last and final room in this home tour! In case you’re catching up, check out the amazing kitchen and dining room. My friend allowed me to shoot a few spaces in her home prior to my move. The final (and arguably best) room reveal is the living room, and it won’t disappoint. It’s practical for family living, feels casual for relaxing movie nights, and has the perfect amount of sophistication for entertaining and parties. Click through to tour this bright boho living room.
First of all, the architecture in this historic home is phenomenal. Those breathtaking windows allow so much natural light to flood the room.
Although I’ve always been a fan of white sofas, my friend Carmen was actually the one who convinced me to pull the trigger on one for our new home. She’s had these slipcovered sofas for many years, and if they can withstand four boys and two dogs… I’m pretty sure I can keep up with them too. Slipcovers are not only functional because of the ease of cleaning, but I love the casual linen or cotton look they add to a space. I actually embrace wrinkles when it comes to slipcovers. They feel cozy, comfortable, and inviting!
The sofa is dressed with many gorgeous vintage, indigo and mudcloth pillow covers. I love the addition of blue to this space within the accessories and rug. If you’re looking for a budget friendly version of the pillows, check out this DIY!
Much like many of our significant others… my friend’s husband requested an extremely large TV. He’s actually in the tech industry, so she’s been designing around technology for some time now. Her television area is another great example of how a gallery wall helps to anchor a large media unit. This gallery wall is really special and specific to their family. It’s filled with artwork created by her children, family photos, and meaningful moments she’s captured (Carmen’s an amazing photographer).
Towards the back of the room (closer to the dining room), is a pretty vignette styled around a vintage credenza. It’s the perfect place to hide mail, keys, or extra dishes.
Remember these two peas in a pod from the kitchen post? They freely roam around the house and lounge- even on the white sofas, which doesn’t seem to be an issue. This was one of my selling points for a white slipcover. We allow Finn on the sofa (because who doesn’t love dog snuggles?!), but I wanted to make sure it was manageable to keep clean.
The living room is filled with so many gorgeous accessories, it was difficult to capture them all. This space also opens into a corner work area, which Carmen describes as the main station. She works here, helps the kids with homework, and the central location couldn’t be more perfect for keeping an eye on everyone.
Her shelves are filled with books, photos of her kids, and vintage finds she’s scored throughout the years (ahem, the amazing industrial DAYTON fan).
I can totally imagine a relaxing night in, cozied up in this living room. With oversized furniture, there’s plenty of room for everyone.
If you’re eyeballing some of the decor in this space, here’s how to bring the look home…
01: ceiling fan // 02: fiddle leaf fig // 03: circular wall mirror // 04: floor lamp // 05: white mudcloth pillow // 06: indigo pillow // 07: black mudcloth pillow // 08: white slipcovered sectional // 09: brass side table // 10: pedestal coffee table // 11: brass table lamp // 12: shibori pillow pair // 13: philodendron leaf // 14: apothecary chest // 15: large floor basket // 16: striped throw // 17: wood wall mirror // 18: volcano candle // 19: table lamp // 20: mid century credenza // 21: vintage fan // 22: nesting tables // 23: ornate wall mirror // 24: wool rug // 25: jute rug
Would you enjoy an open concept casual living room, or do you prefer a closed off, private media room? What about a white sofa? Would you go there?! I pretty much love everything about this space- what’s your favorite piece of decor?
Christen AlesSeptember 18, 2016 at 3:35 am
I am so looking for a brass side table like the one in the living room or similar, but on the cheap! Do we know where it’s from?? I like your suggestion from JA, but it’s more than I want to spend!
SarahSeptember 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm
This is such a fitting comment, Christen! I actually have a post scheduled full of brass side tables (of every price) for this coming week. Check back for TONS of my favorite (budget friendly) options. xo
SarahSeptember 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm
Hi Christen, as promised- check out the brass side table post here!
GeorgiaSeptember 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm
wow, wow, wow! incredible! fun seeing that floor. it’s the same exact floor we put in the living room of our first bought home. i’ve never seen it anywhere else!
SarahSeptember 26, 2016 at 7:58 pm
That’s awesome! It’s really beautiful in person.
jeanetteAugust 16, 2018 at 7:39 pm
do you know what color / type of flooring this is?