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May 20, 2011

Living Room in the New House | Our New Home in Concord, Ma.

As promised, I finally have photos of our living room to share.  For the moment, we are using all of our furniture from our old house.  Our old house had a larger living room, so I custom ordered this furniture to fill the grand space.  Our new house has smaller living spaces (but twice as many bedrooms!).  The scale of our living room furniture is a little too large for this space, but it seems to work... for now. In the future, I'd like to have some white upholstered chairs made to replace the leather and linen chair we have now.

We are using this trunk as a coffee table, for now.  Our original coffee table (that I never really liked anyway) was so huge - it took up the entire space between the sofa and chairs.  The chest was already painted this slate grey - I can't decide if I want to paint it a different color, or not.  What do you think?

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The mantel features some botanical prints that used to hang in our dining room.  I made them from vintage prints I printed off of the internet onto textured paper.  The frames were spray painted a creamy white.  The pewter platter was a wedding gift from my Mom and the pewter candlesticks were from my Granny.

I still love our comfy, giant sofa.  I ordered it (and the coordinating chair) from Club  I sent the fabric (COM) that I special ordered from the manufacturer of the Restoration Hardware Belgium Linen.  It is a chunky, natural oatmeal linen that has worn beautifully.  Club is one of my favorite furniture resources.  The work with manufacturers of that produce Restoration Hardware, and Lee Industries furniture.  I selected the down fill upgrade for our pieces.   The quality is superb and they were great to work with.  I feel like you can always tell the quality of furniture by its weight.  This sofa is so HEAVY.

I love that we have a staircase and banister in this house - something we didn't have in our old home.  I spray painted these frames (that were once black) a soft warm grey.  It is my current favorite paint... I'm spraying everything that will stand still!

I filled our corner cabinet with our Powder Blue gold rimmed Anna Weatherly china from our wedding.

It also features some of our larger Match Pewter serving pieces we received.   

I made these curtains from heathered charcoal gray wool.  It was my first attempt at making french pleated drapes.  It was so easy - a diy tutorial coming soon!

Mr. Darcy enjoying his new home... actually, he is looking at the tennis ball I have in my hand, as I'm trying to get him to move out of the frame.


  1. Beautiful home, Jenny! I applaud your choices!

  2. Lovely! Can you give us the name of the spray paint?

  3. Stacy - thanks! Stephanie - I'll be doing some more spray painting this week and I'll post the brand and color. It really is a great color. I painted my dining room chairs the same color last year.

  4. I love your blog! Your home is beautiful. I would also love to know the color of spray paint you used on those chairs, it looks great! Thanks!

  5. That's a wonderful house. It reminds me of the famous Plumfield School from Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Men." Very country in style, but with modern concessions such as the flat screen. Good choice on the curtains too, they give balance to the mostly white interior.

  6. Your blog and your home is beautiful! I love the classic style and the neutral colors. I couldn't believe when I saw all of the vintage botanical prints that you have-- I have been looking all over for some for my living room! If you are willing to share the website where you found these, please let me know!! :D

  7. Did you ever post the tutorial for the French pleated drapes? I have been searching your blog but didn't find it. I am eager to see it because I am planning to try making some drapes after not sewing for years and I am a bit apprehensive. Please direct me to the right spot, or, if you haven't posted it yet, please do! Thanks!

  8. Where did you get the basket tray on the coffee table? I am looking for a low, large basket like that to serve as a changing table mat in my nursery, but I can't find one anywhere!

  9. A Simple Homemaker - it is from pottery barn. I think I have seen them there recently!


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