Updated Decor in Our Living Room

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Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

I’m not sure why I feel like it should be spring the second I’m done taking the Christmas decorations down–heaven knows, it’s cold enough outside that I should know better!  But I still felt like giving the living room a few touches to make it feel brighter and more cheerful.  Maybe it’s just a defense mechanism against the fact that it’s dark by 5:30pm?

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

You’ll remember that we just finished this space recently {here}, although is a space ever really done?  The coral lumbar pillow that I monogrammed using gold iron on vinyl gave a great pop of color to the room, so when I found the same shade of coral on a Greek-key style pillow, I snapped it up (sources are at the end of this post).

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

This is the view from the kitchen.  My husband’s old leather recliner is falling to pieces, and he needs a new one, but we can’t agree on a recliner that doesn’t look like a recliner and so I keep delaying!

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

 I also added a faux fur pillow on the bench; my daughter keeps stealing it and taking it up to her room and I keep bringing it back down, so I might just have to get her one of her own!

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

The gold table is one of my favorite pieces, even though I debated buying it for the longest time.  It’s actually a butler’s tray, so you can detach the mirrored gold tray from the legs and use it as a tray depending on your entertaining needs.

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

Our couch is from Pottery Barn and we’ve had it for fifteen years, so even though I initially balked at the price, we’ve really gotten our money’s worth.  That being said, the white slipcovers definitely need to be replaced soon; they’ve been washed dozens and dozens of times and have held up great, but it’s time…plus Sunny chewed on it a bit at the bottom during a thunderstorm (!) and of course that’s right on the front.  Why can’t he chew an old sock instead?

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

Sources and related posts:

• Black bench (I’m using it as a coffee table), white trellis lamp (on gold table), coral paperweight and bookend, quatrefoil mirror, gold stag head, white faux fur pillow–Home Goods

• White trellis lamp on gold table –Home Goods

•  Carriage house lantern chandelier (over the kitchen table)–Ballard Designs (I bought the large size and love it)

• Built-ins:  IKEA, tutorial is here

• Gold garden stool (behind the cane bench)–Michael’s, painted by me, details here

• Black cane bench–thrift store redo by me; details here

• Gold striped vase–tutorial here

• Gold anemone–Hobby Lobby

• Black velvet chair–thrift store redo by me; details here

•  Silhouettes on the wall–by artist Clay Rice; I matted and framed them in oval frames from Hobby Lobby

Let me know if I missed anything you’re interested in and I’ll try to help.


Oh, and look at these darling Lilly Pulitzer-inspired Valentine’s treat bags that I made for my daughter to take to school–she just loves them!  And yes, I am finally ahead of the game a bit for a holiday (I was getting ready for Christmas up until the last second!).  They’re in the Etsy shop as an instant download, either blank (so they work for other things besides Valentine’s Day) or customized by me.

Lilly Pulitzer inspired "First Impressions" Valentine's treat bags with gum balls | 11 Magnolia Lane

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  1. Love the pop of coral. Your black bench is amazing as well. Makes me want to recover ours and bring it up from the basement. And the Lilly treat bags are darling!! I could see them being used for a shower too.

  2. Such a gorgeous space! I love the pops of pink,gold , and black!!! Have a fabulous week!!


  3. I love your living room!…and that gold table caught my eye right away!….The colors that you have chosen are so very beautiful and love the direction you have gone with the room!

  4. Christy- I love your DIY black velvet chair. So glamorous but inexpensive at the same time.

    I’ve heard of people painting fabric on thrift store finds, but not velvet. I have this really old, bright gold velvet bench (complete with fringe) in my bathroom. I love the brass detailing and the fact that it’s velvet but can’t stand the gaudy color. I’m going to attempt to paint it black using your tutorial! Thank you!

  5. Hi, Found your post via Bloggertunities. Beautiful space. Loving the coral against the bold black and white backdrops, especially your monogrammed pillow. Wow!! that is a showstopper.

    I’ll be certain to follow your social media, too.

  6. Just saw this gorgeous room on the link party Your Turn to Shine. Your color selections are beautiful!

  7. I seriously have to get on it and do those Clay Rice silhouettes – have several friends with them and they are beautiful. Pinning your pretty coral color pops to my home decor boards! xx, b

  8. This space is SO beautiful!! I absolutely love everything – the colors, the setup, the furniture and decor choices. They all blend together so seamlessly! We’d love to have you over at Think and Make Thursdays! 🙂 http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/think-and-make-thursday-party-15/

  9. Such a pretty space! I love the pops of coral and gold.

  10. Beautiful! I would love it if you could share this at the A Little Bit of Everything Link Up party at Mom Home Guide!

  11. Do you have a pic that shows the curtains? I love the room and hadn’t though the about those colors for our living room, and I especially love then drapes. But now am trying to decide whether to get them in blue for the bedroom or black/white for the living room 🙂

  12. Kelly Vereide says

    Absolutely love this! Could you tell me where the black and white pillow came from?

  13. Heather M. says

    Where are your couch covers from? Beautiful living room!

  14. The accent pillow with the initials is quite striking

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