Today I’m giving you a little tour of our living room/office/dining room! While we have divided our main living space into sections, it’s really one big room. We like that it feels open but also that there is a designated area for eating, for working, and for reading/television/hanging out with friends. In fact, at the time I took these photos, we were getting ready to host Friday Night Meatballs (hence the salad on the table and the cut up baguette on the buffet console).
In the photo above, the doorway on the left leads to two large closets on both sides and the kitchen. The doorway on the right leads to our linen closet, the bathroom (which you can sort of see inside), and our bedroom – through the doorway and to the right. I’ll share photos of those spaces another time.
A lot will look familiar if you saw our living room in Charlottesville. We kept all of the same furniture except for our couch, which we sold to a friend and replaced with a chaise pull-out sleeper sofa to accommodate guests better. We also added a new desk and desk chair for the work station, some shelves above the desk, and a buffet console in the dining area for extra storage. The book cases on either side of our television stand were actually used as nightstands in our last place, but we re-purposed them for our living room here in New York.
We painted the entry wall the same green we used in our last apartment, a green I absolutely love. In such a long room, it really ties the space together with the green in our living room.
You’ll notice the blank wall above our couch. I would like to fill it with a single piece of over-sized artwork. The piece I fell in love with from Minted.com (in the 40×30 white framed size) is just way out of our budget right now, so the wall remains empty for now. I love this print because it’s clean and simple, and the gold ties in with some of the yellow accents in the living room. Plus, when we went on our safari this summer, Rob and I both were absolutely mesmerized by the cheetahs, and this print shows off the animal’s incredible gait. Anyhow, hopefully I can find something similar at a lower price point.
Sources: Couch // Area Rug // Cedar Chest – family antique // Green striped chairs – old from Overstock.com (similar) // Black book cases – old from Target // TV stand – refurbished from Goodwill // Ladder shelf – old from Crate and Barrel (similar) // Desk // Desk chair // White mantle shelves // Buffet console // Dining table and chairs