My Living Room Makeover

After spending an entire year renovating our newly purchased home, my husband and I found ourselves hitting a visionary roadblock when it came to furnishing one of the most important and multi-functional spaces: the living room. This open area posed a bevy of challenges for us, one of which included having a layout that accommodated the entertaining guests, playing areas for our crawling – now walking – toddler, and the occasional television viewing. Enter One Kings Lane, who recently came to the rescue and solved our design conundrum . . .

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So here is how it all began . . . . an empty palette in need of texture and color!

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Indigo blues, blue and white chinoiserie mixed with natural, rustic elements . . . exactly what I love!

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Orchids, succulents and a gorgeous fiddle fig plant!! I was never blessed with a green thumb but I’m determined to keep my new indoor plants thriving, thanks to a few plant care tips from the OKL team.

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A mini art gallery in the works . . .

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Quincy approves – and he loves his new toy baskets!

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TADA! I would have never imagined the room to turn as beautifully as it did. They layout makes the room feel larger, the swivel chairs allow us to view the television, the easy to clean, slipcovered sofa is comfortable and kid friendly, and the campaign desk breaks up the shelving so nicely and is the perfect place to set up a little bar when entertaining or put our record player when we just wanna hang out and listen to music.

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Head over to One Kings Lane to read more about the process and to shop all the products from our makeover! And check out our Pinterest board for more images and see where the inspiration for the living room came from. Perhaps it will inspire you!

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(shop the room at One Kings Lane)

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44 Comments

  1. Wow it looks great!

    1.19.15
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  3. Amaryllis wrote:

    Hands down the most beautiful living room I’ve seen! Well done, enjoy it! x

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  4. Shandrese wrote:

    Wow! What a lovely space! I really like how the toy baskets blend in with the decor of the room! Decorative and functional toy storage is something I need to find for my home

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

    1.19.15
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  5. Paulina wrote:

    I love the round mirror! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  6. Alison wrote:

    love the living room! but i really have to know about those stunning shoes you’re wearing! who makes?

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  7. Jeanne wrote:

    Gorgeous deco inspo! So cosy!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  8. Mun wrote:

    How lovely! Congratulations 🙂

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  9. MissusB wrote:

    B E A utiful! x

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  10. margot wrote:

    The room looks great and you look BEAUTIFUL!

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  11. Jane wrote:

    I find it really interesting how you are more front and center in your posts now.

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  12. It’s so beautiful!!!

    http://www.katelately.com

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  13. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    Love the mini art gallery in your living room, it is beautiful! And the plants are so lovely too, they really add liveliness to the place!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

    1.19.15
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  14. Aika wrote:

    Your son is the CUTEST LITTLE MUNCHKIN! SO adorable.
    Your living room is amaze-balls!

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  15. Trish wrote:

    Where did you find the coffee table? Love it

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Trish, the coffee table can be found here at One Kings Lane. It’s great – and super functional with space for 2 baskets for storage!

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  16. Corant wrote:

    like you blog!

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  17. Agne wrote:

    You have a very beautiful house! Absolutely in love with all details!
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    1.20.15
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  18. I love it! That color palette is simply beautiful! Great inspiration 🙂
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

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  19. Louise wrote:

    Oh wow this is amazing!!

    http://thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Chris wrote:

    Love this room! I also have a living room decoration coming up and these ideas are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Very nice with a blue touch everywhere…
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

    http://www.ftwwl.com

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  22. Your living room looks stunning! I love all the textures and prints you used. I could go on and on about how much I love the way your living room looks. Functional yet fabulous! Great post!

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  23. Tierney wrote:

    Gotta love OKL! The place really looks fantastic!

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  24. Eliana wrote:

    I LOVE IT!!!
    Can I come crash on your couch?!?!?!
    😉

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  25. Julian wrote:

    Absolutely Love!! 😉

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  26. Mischa wrote:

    Love the wedges!!
    Where can I find?!

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  27. Kate wrote:

    Love the color scheme! Thanks as always for the inspiration!

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  28. Tamami wrote:

    I love everything about this room. I found the coffee table on OKL but is it possible for you to tell me where you got the baskets for the coffee table? Thanks!

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  29. Vivian wrote:

    Love the layers of blue and combination of textures – beautiful and functional! Could you please tell me the color of your linen sofa?

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  30. Anna wrote:

    I love all your posts and your living room is beautiful! It’s exactly how I would have mine except I have a son the same ages as yours and I can’t have anything within his reach… how do you cope?!?

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Anna we just make sure to not have anything breakable in his reach. It helps to teach them to “touch” and “be gentle” with the items that are off limits. We also have a rule of no food in the living room, which helps!!

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  31. Anna wrote:

    Thanks Erica, I’ll keep working on the ‘be gentle’ route. I was so inspired today I reorganised my bookshelf! Thanks again.

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  32. Andrea wrote:

    Love this room! Where did you get the linen embroidered pillow?

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  33. Constanza wrote:

    Hi! Who makes that coffee table? We desperately need a new one and my husband’s requirement is that it has a shelf.

    Thanks!

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  34. Jen wrote:

    Where are those gorgeous lidded toy baskets from?? I didn’t see them on OKL.

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  35. sherine wrote:

    I love your website, discovered it 2 days ago and I’m totally hooked:) loving your shoes in this pic though

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  36. Emily Hricko wrote:

    I love the rug! If it’s still available can you share a link?

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