LIVING ROOM FURNITURE REVEAL IN A RUSTIC LOG HOME. CHOOSING NEUTRALS FOR THE FABRIC AND USING POPS OF BLACK, WHITE, AND SEA GLASS GREEN AS ACCENTS!
Finally, yes finally I’m here to show you the new furniture selection for the living room. It’s been in the cabin for over a month now but I didn’t share it with you for several reasons.
First the brown rocking recliner was deformed, I don’t know exactly how to explain it but the whole chair was wonky to say the least, so back it went while another one was ordered. That chair also had a horrible chemical smell to it that I couldn’t tolerate. It only took a few minutes of me sitting in it before a headache started to form. The manufacturer said some items when treated with the stain resistant chemical hold their odor longer than others, and it seemed to me like this piece got a double does of the stuff.
A new chair was ordered and delivered the following week, it was shaped correctly and had no horrible odor to it. So it’s a keeper!
The Morris chair’s fabric was a special order and I know not everyone would notice it but the front of the seat and the recliner portion have the exact same pattern placement on it. I wasn’t happy with that it made the chair look like a cheap chair no longer a custom order so they are reording that chair as well, but as to date that one hasn’t come in (another reason I’ve been holding off on writing this post.)
Now the sofa was correct right out of the box. It’s legs match the wood the Morris chairs is made from, and I went outside my comfort zone and ordered something a little more mid century modern looking. No country skirt or rolled arms, this time around It has boxy arms and no skirt. I really feel like it makes the room look bigger when you can see under the furniture.
The final reason for the stall is the coffee table, or lack of. I still haven’t found one I’m happy with, hubby said he’d make me one but I’m not sure what I’m wanting yet. I just know I’ll know it when I see it. I did find a primitive one I fell in love with at an antique shop, but once I moved the items they had displayed on top of it it had a huge crack and I felt for the money they were asking it shouldn’t have been that distressed already so I pondered over it all afternoon and decided against it.
For now I’m using the $5 hair pin legged table I picked up at a local Ebay store. It works, it’s just not the vision I have for the space.
I’ve said before we seldom use our living room, but now that we have new furniture we all tend to be spending more time in that room. Who would have thought all we needed was new furniture to use a room. I think recliners are a mans thing so that’s the lure to them, and they spend more time in the room now.
Did you happen to notice I’m still using the black and white pillow selection? I feel like it’s what works best right now and have no desire to change it. After I did my mass pillow stash weed out, I’m limited on what I have to choose from everything I kept was neutral tones.
I think it’s safe to say after 10 years of living in the cabin I finally have it how I like it. It took me forever to get the right style (the lodge look just isn’t for me) or maybe with age my style has changed. My favorite look for a home is everything done in white, but it’s not a look that works for our home, so I finally gave up on that and went with what make the cabin feel warm and cozy to me.
I know when we were furniture shopping my goal was to purchase pieces that looked like we’d collected them over time. I didn’t want it to look like we went to a furniture store and bought pieces that matched. How I picked the 3 pieces we have was by fabric. I found 3 swatches that I loved and then found pieces to put them on, knowing anything with a pattern would go on a chair. To much of a pattern on a sofa is overwhelming at times. I once had a sofa that had huge flowers on it, I thought it was pretty at the time but boy was I sick of looking at the sofa before the year was over. And the other mistake I made was buying a chair in the exact same fabric. Talk about overwhelmingly ugly……that will not be happening again.
I’ve evolved with age and even if something really bold catches my eye I try and talk myself out of it and be sensible. Neutrals are much easier to work with and I can add crazy fabric with a pillow if I want (less money, and less chance of getting tired of it that way).
Thank for hanging in there today with all the chit chat and photo heavy post 🙂