Blue and White Plates on the Living Room Wall

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
My little living room is so cozy, except for that tricky big wall behind the sofa. When I wrote this post about our new small-scale sofa, I didn’t have anything on the wall because I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted.

Before:

The first thing I added was this sweet piece of artwork that my mother-in-law passed down to us almost twenty years ago.  I don’t have any details on the provenance, but I like the colors and the mother and child theme.

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
Things were still a bit bare on that big wall, so I decided to add a series of mismatched blue and white plates.  Fortunately, my friend Danielle (remember her amazing holiday home tour?) had exactly what I was looking for in her antique booth.  She refused to let me buy them because she is very stubborn even though she is perfect in every other way, so I am going to take her out to lunch a few times instead.

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
Don’t you love that blue and white pillow I snagged at HomeGoods?

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane

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While I usually use 3M Command strips to hang plates on the wall (or even silver platters; see my tutorial here), the lips on the back of these plates meant that I needed to use wire plate hangers or adhesive disks instead (shop them here).

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
 

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
 

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
 

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
 

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
Now that my husband took his recliner out to his bachelor pad in Kansas {see it here}, I moved the bergere chair that I bought for $20 next to the sofa.  It’s so comfortable!

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
We spend so much time in this room. I won’t lie, we eat on this sofa (we do have a small dining area that you can see here with MORE blue plates on the wall!). I sprayed it with Scotchguard as I do with every single fabric item in my home that isn’t slipcovered and/or washable, because kids and dogs.

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
A few weeks ago, my son dumped three slices of pizza, face down of course, on the bergere chair, and I wiped the sauce right off.  Lucky for him!!

Blue and white plates on wall | 11 Magnolia Lane
My next project is to redo the channel-back velvet chair that I painted as a DIY experiment {see that post here}.  While I love the size and shape of the chair, painting velvet is not a great idea because it gets kind of crispy. You can see the original gold peeping through, too.

I think this chair is going to be blanketed in this navy blue velvet –doesn’t that sound pretty?

Here’s the source list for the living room– let me know if I missed anything.

Sources:

Tufted Jessica sofa (great for smaller spaces)

Recliner (sells out all the time, try here or here)

Bergere Chair 

Pagoda monogram pillow

Old sofa and chair

Black bench (used as coffee table; similar), sheepskin rug (similar), blue & white garden stool (similar), leopard pillow, blue & white pillow, gold mirrored tray (similar)– HomeGoods

Gold moroccan side table (I got mine at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, similar here)

Monkey jars red throw pillow

Black & white pillow-IKEA

Blue & white ceramic balls

Swing arm lamps: thrifted; (similar)

Books: Elements of Style, Domino: The Book of Decorating, and The Southerner’s Handbook

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by~

 

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful room Christy. I cannot believe how put together your new home looks already.

  2. Whitney Walker says:

    Hey girl! Thanks so much for sharing. What paint color is on the walls? I am loving the contrast with the other elements!

    • Hey, Whitney–
      It’s Oatlands Taupe by Valspar. In some lights it looks grey, in others taupe–I’ve never used it before but I love it.

      Hope that helps!
      Christy

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