We are so excited to be settling in our new home. It has certainly been a fun adventure planning each room over the past year and it’s so exciting to finally see all of our visions come to life. We took a lot of time planning each room of our home, area by area, inch by inch. We truly tried to plan out every detail, even down to the furniture.
The process started way back over a year ago after we finalized a house plan. We took each room and planned the design and finishes before we even broke ground. Although, we did make a few tweaks here and there along the way.
One area that was very important was our living room. We knew this would be a room we would spend lots of time in. It would not only be a place for our family to gather and enjoy, but also for the guest to enjoy. There were many things we knew we wanted to include within this room. Our focus and vision for this room was a modern, yet cozy space that the whole family could enjoy.
Living Room Finishes
During the building process, we wrote an article all about the planning of our living room finishes. Some of the elements we knew we wanted to include were a concrete fireplace, wood beams, interior black windows, and built-ins. These were all finishes that would be completed during the building process.
They were all key components in giving the living room the look and feel we wanted. Then we switched our focus to what furniture we would add to the room once we moved in.
Living Room Furniture and Decor
Along the way, I asked our followers what was important to them when looking for living room furniture. I received so many great answers that I totally agree with. Quality, comfort, and style were all among the top of this list.
Several months ago, we came across a company whose products exhibit all of these qualities. Maiden Home produces great quality, handcrafted furniture made in the United States. Exactly what we wanted for our furniture that would top off our overall living room design.
The first decision we made was what pieces we wanted to use in our living room. Our living room is around 21’x22′ which is a pretty large room. Considering the size of the room, we knew we needed several pieces to fill the space. Not to mention, we wanted to make sure and have plenty of seating for guests. We ended up going with two sofas, 90 inches long each and two chairs.
We chose a modern style for both sofas and chairs. For the two sofas, we went with The Crosby which has a very clean look while maintaining that cozy feel. We decided to go with the Merino Dusk heathered wool fabric. This fabric is very beautiful, cozy, easy to maintain, and durable. As mentioned above, both sofas are 90 inches long, giving us lots of room to stretch out or accommodate several guests. For the design layout, we wanted the two sofas to fill the area and face each other, adding to the symmetry of the room.
For additional seating, we decided to add in two leather Mercer chairs in camel color leather. The soft Italian, handcrafted leather gives a luxurious feel to the area. While the design of the Mercer chairs ties in nicely with the other modern elements in the space.
To tie in with the Mercer chairs, we went with an all-black custom made metal coffee table. All the other decor in the room was just icing on the cake. We love adding some fresh greenery in a big vase with some coffee table books. This creates that homey feel that makes everyone want to stay awhile. We also added in some shelf decor and neutral curtains to further soften the room.
I just stumbled upon your blog recently! I’m loving it! One question… where is your TV? Or do you have separate room that has a TV?April 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm
Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying it. That is a TV above the fireplace. 🙂 It’s called The Frame by Samsung, and it has an art mode.April 10, 2020 at 4:57 pm
Stunning!! Everything you do is perfection! Can you link all of your pillows, baskets, and accessories on Like to Know it??April 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Thank you so much. I’ll try my best to find and link them.April 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm
Oh my! This is really stunning! It is so clean, yet warm and elegant. You really pulled it off and I LOVE those chairs. Found you through Thistlewood Farms….will subscribe!April 11, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Thanks! So glad you found us. I love Thistlewood Farms!April 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm
I absolutely love your farmhouse. We’re in Australia and would love build one just like it some day… Do you have the plans available on your website?April 12, 2020 at 12:25 am
Thanks. Are you referring to our previous home (farmhouse) or our new one? This living room is in our new house.April 13, 2020 at 8:34 pm
Hey there! Love your coffee table and know it was custom built, can you tell me the measurements? Thanks!May 12, 2021 at 4:16 pm
Hi! beautiful design and decor. Can you share the wall and ceiling paint colors? Thank you!April 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm
Glad you like it. It is Sherwin Williams Pure White.April 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Long time follower. Love everything you’ve done with your new home. Can you let us know where did you get your baskets from?April 14, 2020 at 1:37 pm
Hello Daisy! I seriously try and go a little cheaper on baskes because I have so many! I love buying them from Target and TJMax.April 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Love it all, but especially the fireplace! What is your ceiling height? I really want that fireplace in our new home, BUT I’m concerned with it looking “dinky” if we have 12 ft ceiling height. Yours looks perfect. ThanksApril 16, 2020 at 9:52 pm
Thank you! Our living room ceiling is 12 ft. The fireplace surround is 74″ x 48″.April 17, 2020 at 1:57 am
Thank y’all for sharing!!!April 17, 2020 at 10:09 pm
It’s simply gorgeous!! Can I ask what stain you used for the built-ins?May 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm
Thanks. We used Driftwood Gray by Olympic. The wood is Red Oak.May 19, 2020 at 12:11 am
Hi! Can you please share some tips or recommendations for window treatments?May 13, 2020 at 10:48 pm
Lovely! Where is the fireplace surround from?September 2, 2020 at 6:39 am
Beautiful living room!! Just wondering where you got your rug and what is the size of it?September 13, 2020 at 4:04 am
how much was the couch . I can’t get a price off their siteDecember 22, 2020 at 3:57 pm
would love information on your fireplace surround!January 21, 2021 at 10:51 pm
This room is absolute perfection! So balanced and warm. May I ask where you found the painting? I absolutely love it!January 24, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Love the rug! May you kindly provide from whereOctober 22, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Whoa. You all are talented! I want your exact built ins. Would you share how or who did them? Just love them.May 11, 2022 at 11:55 pm