We’re nearing the end of a large kitchen renovation, and a new look for our living room and entryway. The former living room was near and dear to my heart- I loved the colors and playfulness, and I loved that the furniture was all secondhand, various finds over the years- but to be completely honest, it was never a very comfortable room. The chairs were low and uncomfortable, the coffee table was always tipping when the kids were around, and the couch was stained and floppy, having lost its fluff years ago. It was time for a redo.
We moved into this house 6 years ago when I was in my mid-twenties. My style at that time was eclectic, thrifted and colorful. It was super fun, but over the years, my tastes have changed. Now I crave clean spaces, white walls and little to no clutter. Simple. Natural. Cozy. With this in mind, we painted the entire downstairs white, with the exception of the softest taupe in the dining room, and we sold off all of our living room furniture, save a lamp and an end table. I chose a few new pieces of furniture and a new rug, but for the accessories I wanted some vintage finds. So on the hottest day of September (not a fact, just a feeling) I headed to Brimfield in hopes of scoring some cute end tables and something really special to hang on the wall.
Would you believe I came home empty-handed? It was so hot, and I was so overwhelmed trying to find that “perfect” piece, that I pretty much gave up after many hours of wandering. The one little table that I had my eye on was already sold when I went back for it. So it is back to the drawing board. Many of the pictures here capture the style that I am after, which I guess I would call “simple farmhouse.” Linen, white walls, soft colors, clean lines, rustic wood. I can’t wait to give you a house tour once it is all pulled together, though it seems that might be a bit farther off than I thought!