Our New Home: Living Room Couch (and Lots of Pillows!)

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Teal blue and gold living room

Living room in black, white, coral, and gold
Yep, I’m STILL working on our living room!  Here are a few more pictures to show you what I accomplished today.  Stick around because I think the entire room (instead of this one corner) will be ready to show the world by next week.

The other posts on this room are here and here.

I found a lamp that I loved (at HomeGoods):

Blue chinoiserie lamp
I originally thought I might paint it white, but then I realized that adding another color into the mix would be fun.  So now, we’ve got black, white, coral-pink, gold, and teal green!

It’s kind of an eclectic mix, but it all seems to work.  Really, unless you get rid of everything and just start from scratch (and who can afford to do that?!), everyone’s houses are an eclectic mix.  I happen to think that makes them more interesting.

Teal blue and gold living room
The black bench was a HomeGoods find, too (as were the blue and gold pillows, the gold tray, the coral, and the quatrefoil mirror–phew!).  The bench is perfect because we entertain frequently, so it’s half coffee table, half bench seating.

Glam living room
 We’re so close to the beach here in Savannah that the coral fits right in with an elegant coastal look.

I have to admit that my favorite “corner” so far is this one:

Glam living room--black, white, gold, and pink

I sit on the couch in the morning with my coffee to read my devotion, and I think there are JUST THE RIGHT NUMBER OF PILLOWS on the couch (that was for my husband, by the way…he still thinks there are too many.  As if!)!

Living room in gold, pink, and black

I added the gold monogram to the coral lumbar pillow.  You can buy one like it in our Etsy shop.

Today, I started the makeover on the chair that’s been languishing in my garage since April.  She is going to be gorgeous when she’s done.

Here’s the before:


I think that “she” is going to get a new paint job like my gray chair {here}, instead of being reupholstered like my loveseat {here}.  I haven’t painted velvet before, and I hear that it takes the paint more easily and is softer when finished.  Stay tuned, since you know I’ll let you know exactly how it works out!  (Update:  see the “after” of the gold chair here)

PS If you click on the black social media buttons below my picture, you can follow us on Facebook, on Instagram, by email, on Pinterest, and on Twitter.  We post lots of stuff about our in-progress projects on social media, so you’ll know whenever there’s something new going on!

UPDATE:  As promised, here are the other posts on this room update:

Living Room:  The Room Reveal

Built-ins, part 1

Garden Stool

Black Velvet Chair

Gold Vase

Tutorial on Built-ins (part 2)


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  1. I love it all! Did you make the monogrammed coral pillow? You know, I’m probably driving you crazy re: these monograms. 🙂 The gold is just fab on the coral fabric! You have a definite talent for decorating. Can’t wait to see the chair!


    • Hey Pat–I did make it, using my Silhouette Cameo and gold iron-on vinyl. The other side has a white paisley print on it and it used to be in my daughter’s room before we changed her colors, so I just pulled it out of my stash, flipped it over, and added the monogram. Fun! And no, you’re not driving me crazy–monogram away!

  2. Beautiful! I love that pop of coral, and I agree, it IS just the right amount of pillows! 😉

  3. Rosemary Armesto says

    Christy! I love the way you put things together. Truly eclectic, a wonderful sense of self-confidence that shows through each detail. One must really spend several minutes on each vignette to truly appreciate the thought that went behind the process. Bravisima!

    • Rosemary–you’re so kind–thank you! And thanks for taking the time to really look at the pictures. 🙂 I hope you had as much looking at them as I did, putting the room together!

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