Formal Living Room Progress

Jonathan Adler Chippendale Lounge Chairs

Jonathan Adler Chippendale Lounge ChairsBenjamin Moore Paper WhiteJonathan Adler Chippendale Lounge ChairsSerena and Lily Blake Rafia ConsoleLexington Single-Panel Fireplace ScreenDunes and Duchess Yachtsman Tablejonathan adler scalinatella coffee table

Rug: Anthropologie (similar here). Coffee Table: Jonathan Adler. Sofa: West Elm. Juju hat: Old World Shop via Etsy. Mongolian lamb pillows: Pier1 (similar here). Side table: Dunes and Duchess. Throw blanket: Jonathan Adler. Chest: Z Gallerie. Console Table: Serena & Lily. Tray: Vintage. Baskets: Target. Joy Vase: Jonathan Adler. Curtains: World Market. Curtain Rods: Crate and Barrel. Studded porcelain lamps: Jonathan Adler. Glass Lamp: Joss & Main. Coffee Table Books: Francois Baudot, Jonathan Adler, Alexander McQueen, Grey Malin, Lewis Blackwell,  John and Sherry Petersik. Horn candle holders: Jonathan Adler. Fireplace tools: Vintage, gifted from my mother. Lantern: Pottery Barn. Armchairs: Jonathan Adler. Bone inlay side table: World Market. Baby grand piano: Best Choice Products. Pet Bed: Serena & Lily. Stools: Alidia Furniture. Capri and Positano Pillows: Jonathan Adler. Chest: Z Gallerie. Print: Jessica Nugent via Minted. Log Holder: Grandin Road. Fireplace screen: Horchow.

I’m so excited to share my formal living room progress on the first official day of summer because to me it feels just like the season itself. It’s bright, sunny, and happy. It’s also might be my favorite room in the house. The vibe is similar to the rest of our home in the sense that it’s beachy and bohemian, but it’s probably the most glamorous room, but not in a look-but-don’t-touch sense of the word because we actually hang out here a LOT. We relax and watch movies by the fire in the winter, we have messy dinners, and our toddler plays with his trucks on the coffee table every morning (as any parent will tell you, every room becomes a play room). The house was originally built in 1905, so it’s a traditional parlor room which doubles as an “entry” because it houses the staircase to the second floor, and a sitting room. Because of these aforementioned factors, I chose pieces we could actually live on, that our kids could play on top of, and that would not obstruct the path to get upstairs and would be inviting. It was previously renovated to include the formal dining room, which is perfect for entertaining and lingering and makes the most of the harbor view. I also adore that it has two entries, one large cased entry from the kitchen and foyer, and another one from the kitchen. We changed the paint from beige (living room) and yellow (dining room) to one color, Benjamin Moore Paper White, and closed up a door that led to a powder room. The original fireplace still stands, but we borrowed carrara marble from the old countertops in the kitchen we demolished and had it cut and fit around hearth to replace old brick that was painted black to give it more light and some glamor. I’m sure it will evolve over time but for now, I’m loving the feeling of the room and the way it oddly reminds me of the living room in our old Gramercy apartment that we lived in the longest of all of our apartments together. It was a fifth floor walkup and it had tons of mice but we adored it and it felt like home.










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