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Our formal living room reveal

Remember my inspiration board for our formal living room? Well, the room is done, sort of! I’ll always be updating with do-it-yourself projects and new pillows, but here it is. 

I’m looking forward to adding some spring green and coral throw pillows in the spring and someday…. a dining room table. The other half of the room is still 100% empty! The walls need some lovin’ as well, but that’s yet to come.

Elton settee-West Elm
Gold and silver throw pillows-Target, West Elm, Home Goods
Rug-Crate and Barrel
Curtains-West Elm
Side table-Patina-bought it as a defective clearance item years ago.
Mirror-this one!
Silver martini side table-West Elm (slightly damaged so 40% off! Since then, Bodhi has hit it with a toy hammer, so, I’m quite thankful I bought it at this price point) ;)
Low butler tray stand and gold tray-West Elm

Honestly, this probably wasn’t the most budget-friendly room we’ve ever done. I wanted to get it done without spending weeks, months (or years?) searching for the least expensive option because of all kinds of hosting over the holidays. I do plan to make some very budget-friendly art for the room soon though, and will be making pillow covers for spring. And when I saw the new Shades of Light collection from Young House Love announced this morning, I knew immediately that one (or many) of the new fixtures (under $99) will make its way into this room and others.

What are you up to in your home?

p.s. Have you had trouble commenting lately? Just thought I’d throw it out there. I’ve heard from a few friends that it’s not working, so would love to know. Thanks!

7 Comments on Our formal living room reveal

  1. Jodi mama/ gma
    January 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm (660 days ago)

    LOVE IT!!! You are so wonderful with decorating and parties!!!! Love you!!! xoxoxo

    • Jessica
      January 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm (660 days ago)

      Haha! Thanks Mom! Also glad to see that you were able to comment. Happy Thursday!

  2. Ann
    January 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm (660 days ago)

    Love love love your living room! And I just planned half the lighting in my house thanks to YHL. Amazing stuff! I am so giddy about it! I did try to comment on a post a couple weeks ago and it did not show up, but I figured it was because I was commenting from my phone and there was a glitch. We will see if this one from my phone works :)

    • Jessica
      January 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm (660 days ago)

      Thank you so much for commenting! This one did show up, so hooray! Yes, the YHL stuff is great, fresh and sooooo inexpensive. Very excited! Can’t wait to see what you do when the time comes. HUGS!

  3. Jennifer Wagner
    January 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm (660 days ago)

    Great job!!! It’s beautiful and cozy!! LOVE the curtains!

    • Jessica
      January 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm (659 days ago)

      Thanks so much Jen! I’m quite happy, but no need an excuse to have just a few girlfriends over for a nice glass of wine and chit-chat.

  4. Leah
    January 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm (660 days ago)

    L.O.V.E. it!!! The color palate you chose is so elegant, sophisticated and warm/cozy! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! P.S. I used a glass spaghetti sauce jar for leftovers for the first time yesterday as a result of your blog :)


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