We get a lot of requests about featuring our homes on the blog, which we take as such a compliment so thank you! Our Mom is an interior designer and so Elise and I like to think our love for interior decor is innate. You all continue to swoon over the modern and traditional elements of Elise’s living room and today, I am happy to show you the more rustic and neutral vibe of my living room!
Welcome to the space we spend many a night sipping red wine (but please don’t spill it), entertaining guests, staring at our Christmas tree in the winter, and chasing Evie OUT of here whenever she strays! When we moved into our house two years ago, I had already run to the Stark Showroom with my Mama to order our living room and dining room (see home tour here) sisal rugs. It was a big splurge, but, Spyros agreed that we wanted the two rooms to flow into one another and that a nice, neutral carpet was the way to go…and these carpets will be going with us if we ever go! Luckily for me, World Market had the neutral cowhide rug of my dreams and with some coupons I got it on major sale! Don’t you adore the layered look of it…I do!
I truly love the archway that gives you a peek into the dining room. I purchased the chests at the High Point Market to flank the archway and they arrived literally right before we had my baby shower (see that post here) and I love how they gave this room some much needed coziness. My baby shower will forever be one of the happiest and most cherished memories that this room holds to me!
If you couldn’t tell, I have a thing for antlers…I’d call my style “rustic chic.” When we moved in, and I started to decorate, I remember my stepdad saying, “so would you call your style frontier?” I still laugh at that! Love it. The framed gold artwork is from one of my favorite stores in Greenwich…it was a store we registered at when engaged and lucky for us we had some credit leftover that allowed us to buy the framed art pieces and ship them home! The antlers on my mantel are actually discontinued jewelry holders from Pottery Barn.
A lot of the pieces in this room are hand-me-downs from my Mom’s storage unit. The coffee table, two white club chairs, antique gold mirror, the antique lamps, and the antique whisky jugs are all from her collection. Thanks, Mama! I’m telling you there are many perks of being the daughter of an interior designer. The sofa is also a hand-me-down but I had it recovered and the wingback chairs were a consignment steal that I had recovered as well.
I get asked a ton about the framed feather prints. I got them at a local store here in Charlotte (and have seem them at the High Point Market) but I cannot find them framed like this online, however, I have linked similar options above and in the “shop this room” section at the end of this post. Click here to be taken to a website that showcases the prints for purchase, just unframed.
Our newest addition to this room is the artwork that flanks the antique mirror and it is some of my favorite! I cannot rave enough about Sarah Swanson and her Etsy shop. Her gallery wall watercolors are only $10!!! Yup. I have some more colorful ones of hers in my kitchen (see post here). But, I love the neutral aspect of these. I went to my local Michael’s for framing and voila – my walls were no longer lonely! Thank you to Sarah for the gift that keeps on giving with these watercolor beauties!
This room is the most complete room in our house. Down to the pillows! My favorite pillows are my Piper Collection buckle pillows. One of my dear friends, Whitney, is the owner and mastermind behind Piper Collection and it brings me great joy to showcase her work in our home. We have her pillows in our den, our bedroom and one in Evie’s room! The buckle fabric perfectly compliments our drapes that I picked out with the help of New South Home – I adore the way the patterned neutrals just tie everything together.
And, a big thanks to Elise and Mark’s fireplace for being raised so Spyros and I could borrow their antique brass fire screen! I love how it fits perfectly in this space instead of being stored away in an attic. That is what makes this room so special, the new pieces paired with the old and borrowed…it all came together to form this living room of ours that we love so much.
Unfortunately, most all of the pieces in this room are not available for me to link exactly, however, I have worked hard to find similar matches and lookalikes so you can create a rustic chic space in your home as well!
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Thank you all for taking a peek into our living room. It’s so fun to share with you these spaces that make our house a home. Please leave a comment below if you have any specific questions about anything I didn’t cover in this post!