Today I’m continuing the theme of showing you some of the recent updates I’ve made to my home.  While I haven’t fully completed these projects, I have been hopping from project to project, slowly making progress throughout a few rooms in my house.  Most recently, I’ve added a few items to my living room that I wanted to share with you!


As you might recall, my living room is the more formal, entertaining space in our home.  Since it is adjacent to the dining room, there is no TV in this room, but rather lots of seating, as well as a piano.  My vision for this room looked like this:

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The first project I completed was creating a chalkboard from a vintage frame to create a layered look on my living room mantel.



Next, I wanted to create a more intimate seating area in front of the window to one side of the fireplace.  I had long been in love with the Lorraine chairs from Restoration Hardware so when I saw them on sale, I ordered two.  These are now my favorite spot to sit and drink coffee while chatting with the hubby on the weekends.



The chairs are upholstered in Belgian Linen Sand and came with a lumbar pillow, but I swapped out the pillows for these more colorful ones that I felt tied in better with the rest of the room and added a little oomph.  I found these down-filled beauties at HomeGoods for $19.99 each.



In addition to the chairs, I wanted a small side table to place in between.  From the get-go, I decided on a pedestal table since I wanted to limit the number of “legs” on this side of the room.  {With two chairs already, I didn’t want to add another four legs for a table.}  I also knew that I wanted the table be round, or at the very least have curves, to help emphasize the graceful curves of the wingback chairs.  When I came across this small, black side table at HomeGoods I instantly knew this would work in the room.


You can’t tell from the photos since I’m only showing one half of the room, but the black balance out the baby grand that’s on the other side of the room.  Plus I like how it coordinates will with the bold accent pillows.

On top of the table, I’ve added just a few objects since I wanted to leave room for guests to place cups and/or appetizer dishes when entertaining.  I am using an ironstone soup tureen as a pot for a Pothos plant, which gets just the right amount of light from the nearby window.  {I’m planning to add the lid and base of the soup tureen to my plate wall in the dining room since they aren’t currently in use.}



I also have my favorite faux rose on the table, along with a couple of books and a magnifying glass.



To read more about my overall vision for the room, you can read {this post}.  And to see all of the updates I made to the mantel, you can read {this post}.


Someday, after the new puppy arrives, I will get back on track to find a sofa and coffee table.  {I’ve heard that new puppies sometimes chew furniture, so I’m holding off on buying anything else until he/she arrives in the fall!}  Until then, I’ll sit back and relax in my new seating area….


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  1. Love the chairs! Can I ask what wood finish you chose? I love that combination.

    Thank you!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Alisa,

      So sorry for the delay in responding to you! I’m pretty sure they are Burnt Oak. I know for sure they are not any of the “Drifted” colors and they aren’t White Oak, which leaves me with Burnt Oak. :) Kim

  2. Wow, Kim, what a beautiful spot! Those chairs are stunning. Pretty sure I could sit and read a whole book there! Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for your kind comment and for hosting such a fun party! :) Kim

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much!!

  3. Kim, I love, love those new chairs and all of your other updates to the room! Good luck with the new puppy – you’re a smart girl for putting off getting that sofa :)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Kris!

  4. Kim,
    I love your Lorraine chairs and the thought you put into that conversation area. It’s coming along nicely. You are wise to wait on some of the other furnishings…puppy’s get bored and teethe and such. How fun for you and the family to be getting a new puppy.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Karen! I’m actually super excited about the puppy, even though I have no idea when he/she will actually be coming! I’m not sure how far down the wait list we are, but I’m hoping by Fall. And then the project will get back on track!

  5. Kim, it is all so pretty. I love those chairs, too and have thought about getting them later. Are they comfortable?

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kim! They are comfy! Not like kick-back-and-doze-off-cuz-it’s-so-cozy type of comfy, but comfy for sitting and chatting with friends.

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