Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Living Room Furniture--

Hi there! It's been a long time since I last blogged, things have been very busy here, with exciting changes in the air! I have been working on a few big projects that are getting close to being complete, and I am excited to share them soon. My illness last year put me behind on a lot of things and I feel like I am finally catching up on all the things I have been wanting to do. It's a very good feeling. Back in January, we purchased some new living room furniture. Our old sofa, loveseat, and chair were 9 years old and were starting to show it! Investing in new large pieces of furniture you use on a daily basis is a big commitment. I thought carefully about what I wanted, and what would work best looks wise, and functionality wise. For years I have loved tufted sofas, and really had my heart set on getting one, but I also needed one that would be comfortable for my family, since this would be for our daily living area. We looked at many furniture stores, and I was very discouraged at the selection out there, to be honest. Everything pretty was not comfortable, and the comfy was not pretty. I love Chesterfield sofas, and we did find one at Macys that I loved, but soon discovered that the low backs on Chesterfield sofas do not work for my husband to lean back on.

So the search was on for a comfy tufted sofa with a higher back. Thankfully, the last store we went to had a set  of tufted sofas that greeted us as we came in the door.  They were a dark green, but I knew I could order them in a different fabric, so that is what I did. I ended up choosing a light, textured gray fabric that would be durable, easy to clean, and not show marks easily. Yet, it still has a light appearance. After five months I have to say I am very happy with my choice, they have held up very well and the fabric still looks great! I was very tired of straightening and washing my old white slipcovers, so I have really been enjoying having sofas that looks nice all of the time with no fuss!

Another piece we purchased from the same furniture store was this gorgeous map of England and Wales. I like personal pieces with meaning, and this one has that for me. As a child, I lived in England for four years, and some of my most favorite childhood memories are from there. I have a goal of returning there with my children for a visit, and this map is a reminder of that.

I also painted my side tables that were once black with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. To achieve this look, I used two coats of Paris Grey, sanded edges and accents,  clear waxed, and used dark wax in the detailing and creases. I also replaced the wood knobs for glass knobs from Anthropologie.

   I also painted our coffee table that was originally a medium wood, with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Pure White. I lightly sanded and used her clear wax for a protective finish. I am really loving the lightened look!

The only thing I am not loving is the current area rug. The pattern on it turned out much lighter than it looked online and I was wanting more of a contrast, so I am on the hunt for a new one. I will update when I find a new rug.

The fresh floral clippings are from my mother's large viburnum bushes in her yard. They are one of my favorite flowers and I wish they bloomed year round!

For our chair, my husband agreed to no recliner (WHAT A RELIEF!) and to find a comfy chair with a foot rest. My daughter calls it the Starbucks chair since it reminds her of the arm chairs you see in coffee shops. I chose a light tan fabric to keep things neutral and leave more possibilities open to color change and patterns with my accents.

Thanks for stopping by to see the changes in our living room! I will post the other half of the room when it is finished soon, we got rid of our old giant TV armoire and found a new piece I am excited to share!  I will leave a list of resources below.

Sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, script pattern pillows & map--Kloss Furniture- O'Fallon, IL

Lamps- Kirklands

Basket and vase on coffee table- Homegoods

Horse on buffet & throw rug--Joss & Main

Wall paint color-  Valspar-allen & roth- color- Classy

Crystal knobs on side table- Anthropologie

Paint on side tables- Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey

Paint on coffee table- Annie Sloan Chalk pain in Pure White

Crystal lamp--Target

White pattern throw pillows-- Joss & Main

Light gray damask throw pillows--Joss & Main

Horse head and old books--The White Rabbit

Embroidered hydrangea pillows- Pottery Barn

Feedsack pillow- Restoration Hardware.

Yellow lab & papachi- Go rescue one at your local shelter or rescue group. There are so many dogs out there needing love and a good home.

Sharing at--

French Country Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed

Shabby Art Boutique

From My Front Porch To Yours

Coastal Charm

Savvy Southern Style


  1. Your room looks amazing! I love the furniture you chose. Tufted backs are so pretty and you are's hard to find one that isn't low. The vignette with mirrors stacked and the viburnum is beautiful!! So much inspiration in one room.

    We just actually had new furniture arrive today. You've given me some good ideas. :)

    Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Beautiful!!!! We are redoing a lot... back garden, patio , living room, sun room. All in stages. Now I want to do the living room first :)
    Glad you are feeling better. Being ill is the pits!
    Hugs, Gee

  3. Looks beautiful Kimberlee! Your sofa looks almost identical to mine except deeper and I am sure much more comfortable. Looking forward to seeing the other half of the room. So glad that you are feeling better these days!:)

  4. So excited to see your post! Love the new furniture and beautiful decor. Gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful room and I love your new furniture. I am glad to see you back to blogging.

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  7. Also, love your room - especially the vignette with the wooden horse!!

  8. Everything looks great. I am glad you found a sofa that everyone could live with.

  9. I was so happy to see your link at Coast Charm - recognized the terrific door against the wall from the pic right away. I was worried with your long absence from blogging that your illness had returned. Glad to hear it was just because you were working on some projects. Love all the changes to your living room - your sofa, chair and artwork look great. As always, your accessorizing is fab!

  10. Gorgeous room! I love how you put everything together.

  11. How gorgeous! I love this room, every detail you added to this space is perfect. Those couches are a perfect choice. So glad I stopped by your page...pinned as well!


  12. What a beautiful room! I was surprised that you own The White Rabbit! I stop in your beautiful store every time I visit my sister in Chesterfield,MO.

    1. Hello, How I wish I was the owner, I am only a customer who loves to shop there also. :) Such a great place to shop with wonderful customer service, the ladies in there are so kind. Thanks :) Kimberlee

  13. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! Pinning! Visiting you from The Shabbilicious Friday Linkup

  14. Kimberlee,
    Your room is stunning!!! Love the new furniture. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at my SHOW and SHARE's featured today at this weeks party.


  15. Kimberlee, Your living is gorgeous! I love your new furniture and your beautiful accessories. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  16. We've missed your posts, Kimberlee ... glad you're feeling better! I love your new tufted pieces and painted table! And, of course, your vignettes are amazing!

  17. Wow. It looks amazing. I love your style. I'm so glad that you are back to blogging and giving us more inspiration! I got a sectional that is a grayish color like your couch and I am having a hard time finding pillows. I love the ones that you have. Too bad that furniture store wasn't closer. :(

  18. Beautiful Room everything is decorated to perfection....stunning

  19. I love this space and that map. Featuring this at Wow tomorrow night.

  20. Hi Kimberlee,
    I love your home. I started reading where you purchased some of your things and I am thinking, wait a minute. We must live close to each other. We live in Highland, as well as the Kloss family where you got some of your furniture! Small world isn't it? ~Bobbie

  21. Love it! What is the name brand and style of your sofa and chairs? I'm on the hunt too ... Love these!

  22. Great collection of living room furniture. Modern style living room furniture is highly fashionable yet comfortable & very trendy in nature

  23. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

  24. Nice post about Living room furniture it is really very interesting article, I also like your Living room furniture.

  25. Wow! I love your living room! It is so lively and has lots of things to be appreciated. I'm captivated by the decorations, as well as the beautiful furniture. They all seem to compliment each other well. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Maggie Grant @ The Find Consignment

  26. Nice post. The pictures you have posted are so nice. Thanks for sharing this. I am planning to decorate my home this month and already ordered furniture from an online store fabfurnitureco .Hope my living room will also look awesome like yours .Keep posting.

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  28. Totally crushing no your home ;)


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  30. Nice designs of furniture. Thanks for sharing such a useful information. It is very interesting.
    Suris Furnitech

  31. I love what you did with your living room, Kimberlee! The color scheme is so gorgeous and calming; I just want to snuggle up and relax in it! I'm so glad that you were able to find those comfortable tufted sofas because they are just so perfect for your space, and so cute. I've never seen such plush looking tufted sofas before, and I love them! Thanks for sharing your space with us!

  32. just beautiful! love your style! i'm searching for end tables and a coffee table in that style. i see that you painted/distressed yourself - which I can do! Any tips on where to find similar tables online?

  33. am going through your older posts again as I love your house and your decorating style. Sad that you are no longer posting as you are missed so very, very much. If you see this comment and are up to answering, could you say where you got the drapes? I am looking for some with a pattern such as yours. thanks in advance for any info and especially thanks for the many inspiring posts you have on your blog. Every room is "pin" worthy.

  34. Thank you so much for your kind words and message, I'm sorry I am just now seeing this. I hope to keep posting as my health allows, thank you for the encouragement. I ordered my bird print drapes from ETSY, from a shop called Avec Dieu Couture, Thank you, and please let me know if you have any more questions. Have a blessed day!

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