Monday, June 4, 2012

Living Room

We live in our living room.

You know, by that I mean to say that we don't have a "family room", this is it.





Other than the kitchen it is the most used room in the house. Our TV is there, and after the kids go to bed that is where we will watch a show or two ourselves. The kids are limited in their viewing, mostly to car travel, airplane travel, and at-home haircuts.














If you ask my husband, he might tell you that I never leave "my spot" on the couch. But I do. Someone has to cook in the kitchen, right? My spot is perfectly set on the leather couch so that I can watch tv, see kids on the deck, watch a child going potty in the powder room if they leave the door open, and it has a side table to put my glass while nursing the baby. Oh, and it's leather, so when the baby spits up, I can wipe it off.







The leather ones are the Wells sofa and settee from Room and Board. The blue love seats are from Crate and Barrel.







We designed the coffee table ourselves, since we couldn't find anything in stores that was the right scale.








We sourced the live-edge slab when it was unfinished, chose a stain, then designed the legs and had them fabricated by an iron works we know. When you are both architects, you can do that. Artisan Burlwood, where we found the top will also do all of that for you, which might be easier.







I'm also in love with this very chic navy laptop table. It slides right over your lap to provide plenty of space for a laptop and a drink. This one is from Crate and Barrel, but Room & Board has some in amazing colors (hot pink!).







We added the telescope to break up the horizon in the room. Our kids also like to stand on the settee and look for San Francisco. Or Papa's house. My dad lives across the bay, and in theory, if there is no fog, we could see him.







Same idea with the floor vase and branches from Ikea (shhh, don't tell anyone!)








The round table under the TV used to be in our entry, but it moved here once we inherited my childhood piano from my mother's house.







The side tables are from Overstock, and I added a navy and white greek key tray from Z Gallerie and a collection of architecture books underneath. And the gardening book I need if I ever want anything to grow on our deck.







Similar to the kitchen, we have UV shades in here as well, to block out the afternoon sun and to cut glare on the TV. The deer head is from Z Gallerie, you can read more about the mantle-scape here.






Jessica

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78 comments:

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh lucky you! your
living room is gorgeous!!

Cocalores said...

Your living room is really beautiful - I especially like the color choice (greying-blue and coral). And of course, just like everyone else, I envy you the great view from your home!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love how clean yet colorful it is! the mantle is still my fave part!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love it! I love that your living room is lived in! Your space is beautiful! The coffee table is awesome!

Colleen said...

it's beautiful! I love the paint color and the pops of coral.

Morena Hockley said...

Beautiful!! I am struggling with how to arrange my living room. Maybe you can come over to help? :)

charmaine said...

Your living room is beautiful! I like the daybed!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

what a great space. love every detail!

Megan said...

I love the pops of orange/coral. Girl after my own heart!

Kelly said...

Just perfect! I love the coral, and that stunning coffee table! I also have "my spot" in the living room and everyone knows to leave it empty at all times. :)

Katie Olthoff said...

It's gorgeous! You have such a great, clean, style!!!

SSM said...

Love the light here in these new pictures and the pillows that you have added.

Enjoy your day.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I can't believe you designed that table. It is gorgeous and sits in a pretty room.

designchic said...

I don't even know where to start - it is gorgeous! The rug, the lighting, the sofas, the pillows...I love it all!!

Jaime Lyn said...

ahhhhhhhh AMAZING! Oh my goodness you guys are talented with your design! I adore ever detail about this space. It is so chic and yet so relaxing! Perfect! And I can only imagine that with the amazing view it is just PERFECTION! :o) I LOVE seeing your space! Seriously I am so inspired!
Jaime

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your living room is absolutely gorgeous Jessica! I love the wall colour and all the amazing seating you have, the fantastic natural light, the fireplace...everything! You are a lucky girl! Angie xo

Candice Moretti said...

LOVE love love the coffee table! Room is beautiful

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Yes, I am convinced. You do live in your own little magazine. This is beautiful.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, the living room is gorgeous!!!
It should be on the cover of a magazine.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What a lovely space to relax and watch TV and blog away with your laptop table (and I need to get me one of those for my very own living room. Blogging hunched over the coffee table is making me a hunchback!

:)

Linda

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

I love this so much! You have the most amazing colors with your house! And such an eye for design!

blessings,
karianne

Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space said...

SO lovely, Jessica! I'm loving the color combo! :)

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks wonderful, I would not leave my seat either! I love your style, and that coffee table!

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

I'm dying! It is so beautiful!!! Gorgeous!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love it! I'm on my way, and I won't fight for your spot on the couch, there are plenty of other options, as long as I can use the laptop table to keep my glass of wine close. :)

Jenna said...

That rug is FANTASTIC! And I love the shades of blue you chose.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

You already know how I feel about your antlers. But that table is to die for!!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous room - no wonder why you never leave your spot :-) My hubby also kids around that I have a permanent spot on the couch, but I say it's well deserved after doing all the work a mom and wife does!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

I would Never leave that room either! So So pretty! Love all the colors...bright yet so relaxing! :)

Kerry Rossow said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Just when I recovered from your kitchen reveal...this is just as gorgeous. I can't get to "pin it" fast enough!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Becca said...

I can't believe this is your lived in room! It looks like a museum- ok, maybe that's overkill- at least it looks like a home without kiddos!
So lovely- as usual!!
Were those new pillows on the couches? I didn't remember them from last time?
xo Becca

Kara @ June & Bear said...

oh jessica--it's fabulous! love the colors, the blue seats, the telescope, the deer head, all of it. i need one of those laptop tables.

I am LOVD said...

No kidding, I am embarrassed by my clutter. Love your home...I'm taking notes!!!

mwimp said...

it's beautiful - what are UV shades? i've seen blackout shades but i dont like how dark they make the rooms - thats what sold me on my house. but we are looking for something to help block the heat.

Bliss said...

Who and what else can you see with that telescope? I see the moon and the moon sees me.

~Bliss~

Eclectically Vintage said...

What else would I expect other than pure perfection! Love that leather sofa! And I think I can see a tiny little butt print in it!

Have you ever spotted ugly naked guy through your scope?!
Kelly

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Beautiful! I LOVE your sofa and love seat selections and the natural light in your room is to die for! Great job :)

Vic at Blossom and Snowflakes said...

Lovely living room! I love the way you've sorted out your spot so you can see exactly what's going on:)

Megan Brooke said...

Your living room is gorgeous!! I love the blue and coral scheme!!

A Lived in Home said...

It looks amazing-so bright and fresh!

Hilary @ Life Is But A Drink said...

I *HEART* your living room. I am loving the colors (the wall color = gorgeous) and how bright and airy it seems. And the ceiling - oh the ceiling! - is making me kinda swoon. Nice job.

Cheers,
Hilary
(www.lifeisbutadrink.com)

Jessica @ HomewithBaxter said...

Love these tours of your home! Your living room is great. I'm obsessed with all of those colors right now. :)

Jordynluise said...

Hello from Jordyn Luise Blog!

Love what you did with the space! The color scheme is amazing! I love coral accents! I am your newest reader :) Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Jordyn
Jordynluise.blospot.com

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a lovely room. So bright and cheery. Your coffee table is amazing. hugs ~lynne~

Becky Caudill said...

I love, love, love your coffee table! I've often wondered about that burlwood shop on Ashby so thanks for linking tot hem.

Nicole Estes said...

Beautiful! Where did you get the rug? I found you at the link party at savvy southern style. Would love for you to join my link party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/another-fab-friday-thank-you-to.html
I'm just loving the coral... such a fresh color! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on a gorgeous room!

Karla said...

It's beautiful. What a lovely space. Your coffee table is to die for!!!

KIM.B.S. said...

I ADORE YOUR HOME!

I'm so glad I found your blog...your home is my absolute dream home! We just bought a new home that needs work and your home is going to be a huge inspiration in my choices for decorating and painting.

I love the Christopher Peacock paint - Cadogen Gray. Is it as blue in person as it is in the pictures? I may just have to suck it up and go for it...it's a little outside my comfort zone. I have always played it safe with the beige/tan/brown neutrals. But, this time, I am looking to do something a little more contemporary/transitional.

We are have a custom staircase made and I just love the contrasting stain you have on your treads and handrail...do you happen to know the color of the stain?

Thank you for sharing your home. You have amazing taste and design skills!

twelve-O-eight said...

Beautiful colors, and I adore the rug and accents you have added. They really pull the entire space together without looking "decorated". I enjoy following you!

Hugs, Tanya :)

Lisa said...

That's your house?! It looks like it's from a magazine! Gorgeous!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Your space is so amazingly soothing! And yet those pops of red (what shade is that??) bring a a vibrancy and expectancy, like a fun gathering is just about to happen! In scrolling through your photos, I was thinking: Wow! this looks professionally designed--and then that coffee table! FANtasTIC! And then I saw: you are architects ~ it IS professionally designed. Right down to your perfect spot on the couch! It's gorgeous. Thanks SO much for sharing and linking up over at I Gotta Create!! Gotta feature this on Facebook right away!
<3 Christina

Carri said...

What a beautiful room... just lovely
Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

How to Nest for Less said...

I am SO IN LOVE with your style!!! Seriously love every little thing about this room. Oh... can you please come decorate my house??

Full Circle Creations said...

I'm lovin' that room! I love blue so naturally the wall color draws me in but that ceiling is great too!

Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

Holly

peli said...

amazing house!!!i just love the colour combinations!!!

dooverdecade said...

Great room! I love the color combo and all of the seating. It sounds like this is really a hub in your home. Thanks for posting pictures!

Kelly

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

I really love the wall cover! Its so pretty!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Beautiful color combination!

Michelle said...

LOVE the house and LOVE the colors!!!!! Just perfect

Janelle said...

Love this room! Would you be willing to tell me the paint colors are? Both the lighter & darker blue. They may be just what I was looking for!

Janelle said...

Love this room! Would you be willing to tell me the paint colors are? Both the lighter & darker blue. They may be just what I was looking for!

Janelle said...

Love this room! Would you be willing to tell me the paint colors are? Both the lighter & darker blue. They may be just what I was looking for!

Janelle said...

Love this room! Would you be willing to tell me the paint colors are? Both the lighter & darker blue. They may be just what I was looking for!

Fleur de Bee said...

THIS designer approves!! Just beautiful!! Congrats on mixing everything to make it your space but also stylist and classy! Hard to do sometimes. You have talent! xo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW Jessica, everytime you feature a new room of your home I am just blown away, Just love it! I gave it a special feature today, thanks for linking up.
XO
Kristin

Simply LKJ said...

Came over from Kristin's. What a beautiful room!

Jill Elaine said...

That room is just gorgeous! I could sit for hours there and be quite content!

Christine said...

Now that is an impressive living room!!! It looks like it came right out of a magazine... I'M JEALOUS!!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Sara said...

This is the most gorgeous room ever!! LOVE the turquoise!! Hope you can link this up at my new linky party Trendy Tuesday!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

Emily Morgenstern said...

I adore this room! The rug is killing me. I want it!! :)

Pinned!

allisonvl said...

Absolutely love your house! Where do you stash the electronics for your living room TV?

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks again for linking up your amazing space.
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/06/wildly-original-features-4-new-party.html
<3 Christina

Ashley Jourdan said...

I was drawn to your site by the center coffee table. It is absolutely magnificent. I have been to a store in NY that sells pieces like this one in which the raw edge of the tree is literally transformed into a work of art. Amazing job, this room is more than beautiful and I would die for that coffee table!

Jennifer Thomas said...

LOVE the living room! Do you share what paint colors you used? I just bought a house and thought I had my colors picked out. Spent a lot of time paining and now I don't like them so I'm on a mission to find the perfect colors and I love the look of this room! : )

Thanks,

Jennifer

Camille said...

I feel so luck that I got to see this space in person! Just gorgeous!

Camille

LeaMikhaela said...

Your Living Room Decorating is fantastic.. I love how you play with the vibrant colors and your furnaces are simple yet very elegant.

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Jessica, your living room is beautiful and the Carbon paint color was the perfect choice! We live in our living room too since we don't have a separate family room either :). I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

Hdmi Intel said...

I really love all of your post Jessica! Great Job! I would love to try this on my home. I also shared you site to my friend in Singapore, is she really like your posts how she wish that all of condominiums for sale in singapore would look like this

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