A casual living room comes to life
This 1911 home has the best architectural details; French doors with original hardware, coffered ceilings, double hung windows, brick wood burning fireplace, and arched doorways. It just needed someone with vision to breathe the life back into it. Now the living room is a relaxing spot to hang by the fire and read, or more likely, scroll through Instagram.
We had the walls, trim, ceiling, and fireplace painted in Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore. This color is a soft off-white and is a favorite in my collection. The original French doors were painted on one side, so I stripped the paint and stained back to the original color. The traditional window treatments were removed to let the natural light stream in, which is essential for our Rochester winters.
Sources: Paint / Sofas / Rug / Flag / Sconces / Sofa Tables / Pillows / Vase / Candlesticks / Turntable / Books / Record Basket / Boogie Board / Marble Candle Holders / Firewood Basket / Art / Entry Sconce
The furnishing layout is centered around the fireplace and is used most winter days. The small leather sofas were ‘test sat’ at Schoolhouse Electric’s flagship store in Portland, Oregon. I repurposed the custom reclaimed wood coffee table that was once a breakfast table for my family.
My favorite piece in this living room is the bespoke flag above the fireplace. I met the makers of Lost and Found Flag Co. at a craft fair in Kingston, NY. I love meeting local makers and this piece was a find!