We’re well into November, and while I should be sharing mostly Christmas decorating posts by now, I’m so happy to finally be sharing my next big reveal with you today, our living room! Although this isn’t a complete room makeover, the changes we made in here have so much impact in this space, it might as well be. Our new white sofas have completely changed the look of this room, and I honestly didn’t even realize how big of a change it would be. When we first built our home, I had been dreaming of crisp white sofas in here, but lost the battle to my hubby Neil, who felt they’d get too dirty with two small kids. He was probably right (although I probably would have made sure they’d stay clean!), and we settled for our dark grey sofas that served their purpose for many years. We’ve been very busy bees lately, making many changes to our home, and if you missed my most recent reveal, our kitchen, you’ll definitely want to take a look (see it here). We’ve also been revamping our dining room, which is almost ready to reveal as well, as my third big makeover – with Christmas almost here, plus all of my other blogging commitments along with waiting for furniture pieces to arrive, getting things installed, painting walls and artwork, it’s been a little crazy to say the least. I didn’t quite anticipate getting these reveals finished only now, right in the middle of Christmas prep, but well, here we are! So, without further ado, I’m going to get right to it, I know so many of you have been waiting for this for months!
I’d to extend a huge thank you to Perigold, Pillow Time Girls and Emtek for partnering with me to bring these gorgeous new changes to our living room. While I’ve received product in exchange for writing this post, all selections, reviews and opinions are my very own. *Affiliate links are provided throughout, or at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience – see my full disclosure policy here.
OUR LIVING ROOM REVEAL WITH NEW WHITE SOFAS
You guys won’t believe the difference these sofas make, we still can’t! Every time I walk into this room, I’m dumbfounded with the total transformation of this space. It’s light and bright, airy and elegant – exactly what I wanted in our living room, and I have to say, these sofas exceeded my expectations beyond anything I dreamed of, and so has the update they’ve made. The selection on the Perigold site is truly amazing and when I found these, I was pretty much sold right away. If you remember my post back in August, when I shared which sofas we were looking at (see it here), I went between two different styles. We decided on the Jaclyn Bench Cushion Sofa by Gabby, in Zulu Vanilla, because of their elegant and sophisticated lines and details. They are so gorgeous, and while we had to wait for them to be custom made and shipped, the wait was so well worth it. Even the white glove delivery service we received was amazing – they had to be carried all the way around the house to our back french doors to be brought inside! We truly could not be any happier.I have quite a few shots to share with you, so I’ll try to keep my post lighter on the words! But first, let’s take a look back at what our living room looked like before. Here are some shots from Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Summer 2018. Isn’t it amazing how the light changes throughout the year?! If you want to see what our living room looked like even before some of the below changes were made, you can read all about this room’s evolution here.
BUT FIRST, OUR NEW LAMPS!
Just one more little teaser before we get to the sofas! Another little gem in this room are our gorgeous new Chelsea House Lamps in cream, also from Perigold. I’ve been on the hunt for white or cream lamps for a quite a few years now (yes, years!), and while you can find them anywhere, I am extremely picky about details and lines. I also needed a certain size and height, something substantial to fill in the space, since we have 11 foot ceilings, and these beauties, at 31″ are just perfect.
These have clean, modern lines that I just love and the brass detailing is right up my alley – so gorgeous! The linen shades are tailored and crisp, and the lucite base is so chic. I especially love how they almost act as a prelude to what’s to come on the other side of the buffet.
Speaking of our buffet – you may or may not notice a small change – we had to cut the legs down, since our new white sofas are shorter than our previous ones. I was a little nervous to tackle that, and I was worried it might ruin the sophisticated lines of this piece, but I think it turned out just fine. Thank goodness for handy hubbies ;) It was a quick solution, rather than buying something new!
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR NEW WHITE SOFAS
Here are our new Jaclyn Bench Cushion Sofas by Gabby, in all their glory, and I am completely head over heels, in love with them, I can’t even begin to explain. They have the most beautiful lines, exquisite detailing, and the quality is truly superb. I just love this view of our french doors and all of the layers of warm whites that lead up to them.I was a little bit hesitant at first, and I wasn’t completely sure about the single bench cushion, versus two or three cushions. My concern was the wear, and how they would hold up, since we tend to sit in the same spot when we’re lounging. We haven’t noticed any issues so far, and I plan to rotate them on a regular basis to keep them even, just like we did with the seat cushions on our previous sofas. Plus, the single bench cushion was too beautiful to pass up…another beautiful feature that makes our new white sofas unique and a little less conventional.
Let’s talk about these gorgeous details, shall we? Just look at that amazing arm detailing – the beautiful curve that leads right down to the key detail in the front. Who knew a sofa arm could be so darn beautiful and chic? And to top it off, the brass nailhead trim is the perfect sophisticated element. These new white sofas of ours had me at that arm… The curved shape of the profile is exquisite and I’m in love with the tailored skirt. I’ve always loved skirted furniture, there’s just something very grownup about it – I think that’s what I love the most about this room, it suddenly feels just a little more grown up.
OUR NEW OTTOMAN FABRIC
Did you notice our new ottoman fabric from Tonic Living? I’ve recovered this piece quite a few times in the last few years and I think this is my favorite choice to date. You may remember the ivory and grey stripe we had previously, which I truly loved, but it was just a tiny bit more casual than the sofas needed. Our new fabric, Toulous in Cotton is just what I wanted in here. It’s a little more tailored and clean, and the perfect compliment to our transitional sofas, with their crisp, modern lines.
OUR FABULOUS NEW PILLOWS
Let’s talk about our new pillows! Greek key is one of my favorite design elements and I love to use it throughout our home in accessories and textiles. I have been coveting greek key pillows for a very long time now and when I found these gorgeous pillow covers on Etsy from Pillow Time Girls, I knew I had to have them. They have an amazing selection of beautiful, handmade pillow covers and I was so excited when I found these on their site. I paired them with these classic trellis print pillow covers by Windsor Smith for Kravet, and I am absolutely in love with the combination.They’re elegant and crisp, and of course, I can’t help but be totally smitten with their nod to all things Chinoiserie that I always love. How about these fabulous blue ikat pillows by John Robshaw – they add a graphic punch that punctuates the room. You know I love my blues and I also have a love for ikat, and these beauties make me smile every time I look at them. I originally had them on the sofas mixed with my other pillows, which made the most gorgeous combination all together. But in the end, I decided that they worked better on our chairs and deserved their own moment of glory. I adore how they pick up and pull together all of the blues throughout our space.
OUR NEW BRASS AND GLASS DOORKNOBS
In case you didn’t notice them yet, we have another new addition to this space also – we’ve slowly been installing all of our stunning new door handles that we recently received from Emtek – they have the most incredible selection of door hardware and I can’t believe how much these elevate the look of our home. Stay tuned for more hardware updates in upcoming posts, and you can have a peek at our gorgeous new front door handle that I shared on Instagram here.
We chose the Hampton glass knob with the Wilshire Rosette in a French Antique brass finish. It’s elegant and timeless, and the glass knob is a modern take on a traditional design that I can’t get enough of. We’ve installed these throughout our home on all of our doors, and they add so much to each space, just like a fabulous piece of jewelry.They pop right off of our french doors so much more than the previous hardware we had, which was a brushed silver. We’ve been updating most of our lighting and hardware throughout our home to brass, and these new doorknobs help to finish it all off so beautifully.
I want to know if you love this space as much as we do! We loved our living room before, and it certainly served it’s purpose for many years. Now that our kids are older and they don’t spend as much time in here with us (they mostly hang out in the basement family room and their bedrooms), it was time for me to finally get the new white sofas I’ve dreamed of since we built our home, and a room that’s just a little bit more grown up. Oh, and for those of you wondering about keeping them clean, we’re going to spray them to protect them, and we also throw blankets down when we hang out in here. I admit, it wasn’t an easy sell and everyone opposed me on that idea at first, but they’re pretty used to it by now haha. What can I say, I have rules around here ;)
Most importantly, as beautiful, chic and sophisticated as our living room feels now, it’s not stuffy or too formal. It’s still a causal room where we hang out and watch TV each night, and I know we’ll be loving this space for years to come. Thank you for reading with me today, and thank you so much for your patience, waiting for this reveal! It took a little longer than I thought it would, but I think it was definitely worth the wait. I hope you do too! xo