home tour: The Living Room

When you look at this room, try to picture the dining area directly behind it and the kitchen to the right. The “living room” is actually part of the Great Room, which includes the dining room, the mouse cage/desk/storage area, and even the refrigerator.

The living room has been complete in most ways since a week after we moved in. We purchased the faux leather arm chair in town and added small details over time.

I fell in love with this delightful, green velvet couch a couple of years ago, right after Daniel and I settled into our first apartment together. I think it has informed my vintage design aesthetic ever since. I like the simplicity paired with unusual fabric (and the fact that it’s a bit weird).

Vintage handmade ceramic plate; Handmade bird pillow; WalMart floral pillow; Thrifted Bison stuffed animal; Original artwork by Leslie Peebles; Reproduction national park poster

Acrylic-on-wood art pieces; Details

I made a tapestry curtain to turn the under-desk space into a functional storage area for rodent and business supplies.

Vintage vase; Stamp storage bin from T. J. Maxx

I was afraid that the Great Room would be a challenge to work within design-wise, but the overall look exceeds my expectations. I like that the entire space is cohesive, while each functional area still maintains a sense of separateness.

(You can enlarge each image by clicking on it)

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