When I bought my house almost 3 year ago I knew it was going to be a project. I was 19 years old purchasing a house - I did not have a large budget. I bought a beautiful 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath house in a great neighborhood, the catch was the house needs some work. My plan going forward is to take it room by room and hope that it will not overwhelm me! I hope to share all of the rooms with you guys once I have completed them. The living room is essentially done (with the exception of a new fireplace & ripping up the carpet and refinishing the wood floors). I plan on doing the floors this spring & the fireplace is not a necessity, so it will be coming along later.
The color scheme is brown & grey. My furniture is brown leather and I have used accent pieces in grey. I am in LOVE with how my living room has turned out. A lot of my stuff has been from TJMaxx, so I will try my hardest to link it all.
To start, my sectional is from Slumberland. I don't think they have the exact sectional available anymore but I have linked one very similar that was around the same price range!
My love seat & large comfy chair are from the hotel that I work at. They were going through a remodel and offering the furniture to the employees at an extremely discounted price. I wasn't able to find the link for these, as they are over 12 years old, but holy crap have they kept up well. The large chair is my favorite place to sit & get work done!
I had the hardest time finally biting the bullet and switching up my window treatments. I used to have just simple, white blinds but they had been completely ruined by my dog. I decided that blinds were just not going to be an option for me, so I went for curtains which I have never had in my life! I love how they turned out, and I am so glad that I had someone to help me put up the curtain rods, because I would not have been able to do that by myself haha!
Curtain Rods: www.target.com/p/french-pipe-drapery-rod-threshold-153/-/A-51598145?preselect=50984029#lnk=sametab
Curtains (not exact but very similar): tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/product/38x84-Set-Of-2-Linen-Look-Embroidered-Curtains/1000453263?colorId=NS1003495&pos=1:35&Ntt=curtains
Throw Pillows: www.target.com/p/washed-cotton-linen-throw-pillow-threshold-153/-/A-53816517?preselect=53778262#lnk=sametab
I could not find the link for the Calvin Klein Pillows (the grey ones in front). I got them at Tj Maxx for about $15/each and the only ones I can find are different colors & over $100 per pillow!
Wicker Basket to hold Blankets: https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/product/Palm-Leaf-And-Tassels-Storage-Basket/1000333042?colorId=NS1003534&pos=1:76&Ntt=wicker%20basket
Storage Ottoman: www.target.com/p/chatsworth-storage-ottoman-christopher-knight-home/-/A-17295829?preselect=17090305#lnk=sametab
Rug: I had purchased my rug from TJMaxx, but as we all know their inventory is constantly changing. So, I did find almost the exact same rug but from Target that I have linked! I have loved this rug so far, it keeps up well and you can never tell when it's dirty!
Most of the stuff in the picture above is actually not mine! The white cube organizer, everything on & in it are all my roommates. The picture frame is hers as well. All of these things can easily be found at Target!
I love having the built in bookshelf. I think having built ins adds so much character to a home. Typically, mine have books & pictures on them along with some knick knacks here and there. That's the beauty of the built in, you can constantly change them. Of course you can always find my Lumo Diffuser with some essential oils which you can purchase here: www.doterra.com/US/en/site/tessapaquette
Below, I have recently added this beautiful gray cabinet in between the chair & couch. This was a space that I wasn't quite sure what to do with, but this piece happened to fit perfectly.
I also have fallen in love with the smaller tables that have a base that slide under your couch in replacement of traditional "TV Trays". I think these look a lot more modern & chic and blend into the design of the room better!
Since the above picture has been taken, I have added artwork to the wall! I was fortunate enough to be gifted a piece by a local artist, Bailey Builds by my mom for my birthday. I have been wanting one of their pieces for a loooooooong time, and it fits perfectly in the space. Make sure you check them out on Instagram - @baileybuilds I highly recommend their work.
If anyone is interested on how I was able to purchase my own home at the age of 19 or any home buying tips let me know! I would be open to sharing the process and what I went through and how it all worked. There will ALWAYS be projects to be done, so I am excited to share my journey! I love reading up on interior design and seeing how others design & transform their homes.
Nova likes the living room too :)