Living Room Home Tour

grey living room with touches of aqua and yellow

I am SO beyond excited to be sharing pictures of our home with you today.  Up until this weekend, our living room had been a hodge podge of new furniture and some pieces we had from our apartment days.  Imagine shrunken pieces like our couch and a random chair from when Matt lived on his own that we’d picked up at Ikea eons ago.  If you follow along on instagram then you’ll have caught a sneak peak.

Living Room before

This was our space when we had removed the furniture and rug in preparation for the delivery.  We’re lucky that the previous owners had redone their floors less than 10 years ago and they’re in great shape.  We also liked the light grey on the walls, but wanted a feature wall to make the room a little brighter.  It’s pretty dark regularly because of the roof on the front porch, so the really light color helps a lot.

  Kivik Ikea Couch Ikea Melby Chairs CB2 Arching lamp CB2 Bar cart Nate Berkus for Target Vintage TV Stand

I really wanted our home to feel like it had a cohesive look to it and was adamant about picking color schemes for the rooms to help us pick pieces.  I really liked grey tonal furniture with pops of color so that we could swap out our colors and the furniture would still look good.  When Matt suggested painting the wall with leftover Tiffany-blue paint we’d had from our apartment, I jumped on board and suggested that the third color be yellow to keep it nice and bright.  He found this rug on gilt and it was one of our first purchases for the home.  It really started us off on a more clean lined, and modern, direction, but I still wanted to keep things fun.

We found the TV stand at a vintage store here in town and really fell in love with it.  It was originally a 50s TV stand and we loved the mirrored front.  We drilled holes through the back for our cable box and router so that all of those things could be hidden away in its depths.

I’ve been spending a LOT of time at HomeGoods finding some awesome pieces for our home, and the throw pillows were no exception.  I think I also spent about 1.5 hrs at Target on Friday just trying to figure out lamps and shades.  I couldn’t believe I found this one ON CLEARANCE after being on the hunt for it since spotting it on Jackie’s blog a while ago.  Every time we went to Target I’d look for it and it was never there.  Then all of a sudden, it was!

Hope you’ve liked this glimpse into our home and are looking forward to future rooms as they come together.

Aqua and yellow living room

Couch: Ikea Kivik // Chairs: Ikea Melby // Arch Lamp: CB2 // Coffee Table: Straight from the Crate {similar here and would love to do this Ikea hack} // Rug: Loloi {can be found here or here} // Bar Cart: CB2 {blue sold out, but here in chrome} // Marble End Table: vintage {similar here} // TV Stand: Vintage // Pillows: Target and HomeGoods {love these and these} // Gold Lamp: Nate Berkus for Target {similar here}