Living Room: Where We Are and Where We're Going

In our new house, one of the first rooms I've focused on updating is our living room - which is where we literally spend all of our time.  Here's what it looked like when we first moved in.

With a coat of paint and cleaned up a bit.
Here it is now (with sources):

Paint: Valspar Montpelier Ashlar Gray (eggshell)
Couch:  Belfort Furniture Harris Sectional Sofa (Link)
Curtain Rods: Crate and Barrel Matte Nickel .75" Curtain Rod Set (Link)
Curtains: West Elm Cotton Canvas Curtain - light flax (Link)
Tv Stand: Target Threshold Shuttered Door Media Stand (Link)
Rug: Lowes (remnant 8'x12')
Arm Chair: Overstock Griffin Avigon Stone Club Chair (Link)
Canvas: Great Big Canvas Michael Tompsett World Text Map (Link)

Although we've made a lot of progress in this room, we still have quite the to-do list.

- Add crown moulding
- Frame the windows
- Select art for the wall next to the deck door
- Add some flair to the fireplace (maybe a basket or some lanterns on the hearth)
- Change out the ceiling fan
- Select a side table


  1. Hi, I love your tv stand. I am thinking about getting the same one from Target. My family room is very similar to yours and I also have grey furniture. I wanted to ask how you like the tv stand? Do you have to open the doors to uses the cable box or DVD? Or can the remote work through the shutters?

    1. I actually really like the tv stand - and it has stood up pretty well with a three year old (granted we haven't had it for very long). Our remotes work through the slats, we just had to put a thick book under the cable box to make it high enough so that it was even with the slats. The very bottom of the door is a solid piece of wood. As long as your box is located where the slats start you shouldn't have an issue with the remotes working (at least we didn't). I hope that helps!


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