Now on to the living room! This room has continuously been our favorite room in the house. We wanted it to feel warm, inviting, cozy – like the room just gives you a big hug when you walk into it. Many of the items you see in the photos were purchased second-hand including the record cabinet (purchased at Once and Again in Durham), Eames-style reclining chair and ottoman (Trosa in Durham), and rug (purchased from Nouveau Central) – just to name a few.
We decided on a neutral color in this room because we wanted to see how we felt about the space over time, since it is the space we spend the most time in. We may eventually paint it a different color, but for now, we are enjoying it just as it is.
Some of my favorite pieces in this room are:
- the Pavo Side Table from Anthropologie – or the Peacock Table, as I call it. It’s incredibly well-made, whimsical, and is a perfect statement piece.
- our vintage record cabinet – our whole record playing setup, actually. The cabinet was a great find at Once & Again, via my friend Cameron (Nouveau Central). We’ve also finally found a record player that we love from Orbit which works seamlessly with our Marshall Acton II speaker.
- vintage bar cart from Union Camp Collective in Raleigh – an amazing vintage and antique store
The living room is also a small room with limited options for furniture setup. Currently, the fireplace, which Nathan stripped, sanded, and stained himself back to it’s original glory, is not a functioning fireplace. We hope, one day, to run a gas line, rebuild the brick chimney, and have a lovely fire to cozy up to. At which point, we may rethink our living room arrangement.