It’s been a long time since I shared pictures of my living room {some of you might refer to it as a sitting room} and so much has changed I thought it was time to share some updates!  If you want to save any of the pictures below, simply hover over the image and you’ll be able to instantly pin it to Pinterest to save for later!

 

Here’s a look at what my living  room used to look like.  I loved those mirrors!  But not that coffee table, which is great, but was from our old house and didn’t really match my current style.

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Here’s how it looks today. This room has really transformed into one of my favorite rooms in the house.  I often find myself on the sofa every weekday around 3:00 waiting for my son to get home from school.

French wingback chairs and industrial coffee table

 

You might notice that the mirrors are gone.  While I loved them {and still do}, once I moved the piano out of this room {yes, there used to be a piano in the corner}, the black didn’t really work and they looked to visually heavy for the space.  I replaced both with some artwork that I found from art.com.  I like these prints because they just fade into the background, but will likely swap them out for something else in time.

French wingback chairs and slipcovered sofa in living room

 

Also tucked away in the corner is my favorite faux fiddle leaf fig tree, which I put in a vintage french market basket that I picked up a few months ago at an antique fair.

Faux fiddle leaf fig in an antique French market basket

 

I replaced the lumbar pillows that came with my chairs these cute blue velvet ruffle pillows that I picked up from HomeGoods.

French wingback chair with blue ruffle pillow

 

The side table is oversized, but not too big for the room.  It’s actually a wine tasting table that folds flat that I picked up from the local consignment store.  It’s a different wood tone than everything else in the room, but I mix and match my woods so it doesn’t both me.  Plus, it coordinates with my darker dining table in the adjacent room!

Wine tasting table with plant in ironstone tureen

 

Let’s talk about the coffee table….I saw a similar one at Michael from Art of Salvage’s house.  I was instantly in love with the juxtaposition of the rough, industrial table and the feminine lines of the furniture.

I looked for about a year and a half and then one day, I spotted this beauty on Craigslist!  The top is actually a pallet used to cut, cool and transport bricks 100 years ago in a Belgian brickworks.  I love furniture with history!

Industrial coffee table with basket centerpiece and pink roses

 

 

My sofa is slipcovered so that I can wash it, which I often need to do with two dogs and two kids who sit on it regularly.  The downside to this sofa is that it wrinkles, so if you’re someone who likes a crisp look, a linen slipcovered sofa isn’t the best option for you.

French inspired living room with wingback chairs, slipcovered sofa and mansard mirror above the mantel

 

I change out the accent pillows regularly, going lighter in the Spring and Summer, darker in Fall and Winter.  Right now I’m ready for Spring so I have some blue ruffle pillows on it, as well as a couple of antique grain sack pillows that I picked up at a garage sale.  You can also see in the picture below how my living room backs up to my dining room,  so it’s important to me that the two rooms work together harmoniously.

Grain sack pillows on a linen slipcovered sofa. Numbered dining chairs.

 

Behind the sofa, I purchased the Everett Foyer Table in Natural  from World Market because it’s so long and my old table was just too short for the length of the sofa. More places for me to show off some of my favorite things! {Tip: A sofa table looks best when it’s about 12″ shorter than the sofa, and the same height or slightly lower than the back of the sofa.}

Sofa table with vintage books and greenery in a French inspired living room

 

And underneath the window, tucked away, is a gorgeous bench from Park Hill that I had to put there so that my doggies could see out the window.  They like to watch the world go by and wait for me to come home and love having a place to sit.  Plus, it’s a treat for me to see their two little faces in the window when I walk up!

Maltese mix dogs on a linen bench

 

I said farewell to my gold-framed chalkboard that used to hang above my mantel {don’t worry, it’s now on the back porch} and replaced it with a mirror.  I’m obsessed with mansard mirrors and scooped up this beauty right away when I spotted it at HomeGoods.  Of course, when I found it, it was actually a weird orangey-brown color.  Nothing that a bit of paint couldn’t fix!

 

Mansard mirror updated with chalk paint

 

And that completes the tour of my living room.  It’s the first room that you see when you enter my home and a room that we use every single day.  I’m itching the change the wall color to something with less yellow in it, but other than that, I think I’ll leave it alone for a little while… :)

French inspired living room with wingback chairs, industrial coffee table and mansard mirror

 

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tour!  If you have any questions just leave me a comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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22 Comments

  1. I love, love, LOVE the coffee table. Your thoughts on how you lightened and brightened this room are so very helpful. I’m currently redoing my dining room, and have been coming to T&T for inspiration. Bravo Kim! I love it!

  2. What a stunningly beautiful room. I love it all. I also LOVE your dining chairs. Just beautiful. Beverly, Tea Cottage Pretties via Make It Pretty Monday.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You did make some changes and they look more serene i think, you did a beautiful job and it is beautiful and peaceful to sit in. I love all the ideas you have inspired,thanks.

  4. Marianne Davies says:

    Love the room now. I myself wondered what you used on the mirror to get the color on it now?

    Thank you!

    Marianne Davies

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Marianne! Stay tuned – I promise I’ll do a tutorial. I actually have something else I want to paint so I’ll use that to create a post. :) Kim

  5. Looks great. I love that mirror over the mantel.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Laurie!

  6. Kim – this room looks so inviting and curated. I think removing the drapes made for a dramatic change in the room. I also that coffee table is amazing – so unique looking. It’s encouraging to hear that your living room is indeed so much by your family, instead of just being an ‘assembled’ room!! It truly looks wonderful! And in reference to Rebeccas query above, I would love a written tutorial on how you finished the mirror above your mantel. I have a beautiful mirror my grandmother left me, but the frame finish needs to be redone.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kristine! Thank you so much for your kind words! I promise to do a tutorial about the mirror. It’s so ridiculously easy you won’t believe it. Stay tuned…! :) Kim

  7. Thanks for posting pictures! I love your living room!
    Your tips, your style and the fact that I think your house may be closer in age/type to mine makes me feel more confident ( decorating doesn’t come easy to me).
    I also like seeing a room with carpet.
    We’re way past due to replace our carpet. I love how wood floors look, but I like the warmth and softness of carpet.
    Thank you for the ideas and inspiration!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jenny – A carpeted room does seem to be a rarity these days, doesn’t it? A little secret….that room actually has hardwood underneath the carpeting. Much to our realtor’s dismay, we carpeted over it after too many people fell down the step-down into the living room. I love having it carpeted now because it does make it warmer and reduces the echoing effect that room used to have. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave a comment! :) Kim

  8. Kim I love the changes and will be excited to see what you’ve done with the beautiful mirrors. Those were a show stopper. Your living room looks so lovely and comfortable. I always enjoy seeing your home.
    Karen

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Karen!

      So glad you like the living room updates! I’m sad to say, though, that I sold the black mirrors. I just didn’t have a spot for them so it was time for someone else to enjoy them. :) Kim

  9. Hi Kim, love what you have done,beautiful. Just wondering about your mirror and how you achieved the finished color. Thanks

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Rebecca! I’m actually working on another project with the same finish now so maybe I’ll do a short video tutorial. Or do you think readers would prefer a written post?

      :) Kim

      1. Looks lovely Kim your wicker shopping trolley bought back some great memories of my Mum dodging everyone’s ankles with one of these down the Portobello Market on a Saturday morning! ?

      2. Tidbits&Twine says:

        Hi Sandra – What a wonderful story!! It’s easy to see how that would happen in a crowded area! Thank you for sharing. :) Kim

  10. Hi Kim. You did really great work and after transforming the living room looks more beautiful. I have learned some tricks from your article. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your kind comments! :) Kim

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