Monday, October 19, 2015

Our Neutral Fall Living Room Tour

Continuing on from the Fall tours of our kitchen and dining room, today I am sharing our Fall living room. For this season I have cozied up our very light front room with textures, cozy throws and some darker colours. 


Our home is rustic casual and neutral with lots of whites, wood, greys, browns and black. Our living room is not our tv/family room, but a room we enjoy for reading, visiting with friends and family, and my favourite spot to do needlework while my guys flop down and we talk about our day. 


The gallery wall we had over the couch for several years was replaced with this pair of chalkboards I made last month.


I used the same pine and stain as the farmhouse sofa table that I made over, and the kitchen chalkboard. The IKEA bookcase I was trying in here in the summer was moved upstairs and replaced with the farmhouse table. The big white crocheted throw adds some texture and is so soft.


This is the view from our front entry and staircase. Our living room was the first room that I painted white back in 2011 (Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls.) Over 4 years later and I still love it, Since then I have also painted  our basement guest bedroom Cotton Balls white and other rooms BM Simply White: half of our kitchen and family room, our dining room, my hobby studio, our basement stair way and now I am working on our upstairs guest bedroom. White walls are not for everyone but I truly enjoy them in our home.


As much as I enjoy white, I am finding that I love the rustic contrast of white and wood. Wood planks will also soon be added to the top of our 'for now' coffee table. 


I simplified the Fall accents I used this year. This dark grey wood tray on the coffee table gets a lot of use year round. I changed out the white cut work linen piece for an ecru crocheted piece. To keep the look simple I added pillar candles wrapped in birch bark and tied with twine, and a simple wood berry garland in Fall colours.


On the farmhouse table I added a wheat sheaf tied with burlap ribbon and a white ceramic pumpkin to pieces that I like to use year round: wood spools, mason jars, mercury glass, metal, architectural salvage and candles.


I was going to use a runner on the table for more texture but couldn't bear to cover up the plank top that I added when I made over the table.


I use a variety of metals and on this one side of the room there are wire baskets to hold books and magazines, a galvanized watering can and wash tub (it holds larger floor pillows and a plaid throw), a black painted metal sphere and star, shiny silver on the lamp and an aged brass ceiling fixture (not shown.)


The grey buffalo check pillows are from Ikea. I painted and sewed the True North, gather and punctuation pillow covers. The grey plaid pillows were made using Ralph Lauren napkins. Last week I sewed the charcoal grey pillows using suiting fabric my oldest sister gave me.


 The grey wool blanket was a thrift store find. I painted the barstool then re-stained and added grainsack inspired stripes.


We keep sunglasses and safety glasses in the small galvanized pots in the wooden crate. I found the vintage black and white ironstone plates and platters with farm scenes in a dusty box at the Aberfoyle Antique Market for $20. The platters are very heavy and I hung them with DISC adhesive plate hangers.


That is the front entry through the opening. The hall paint colour is Revere Pewter. It has been cold here this past week so definitely time to bring out my winter scarves. The grey and white striped curtains are from IKEA.


The tables are all garage sale or kijiji finds that I painted white (and the farmhouse table is ASCP Old White and Provence.)


 A shutter that I painted grey and the galvanized pieces add a bit of interest to this corner. One of my favourite scented candles is nestled in a wood berry wreath on a simple white plate.


Thanks for stopping by our cozy Fall living room. It is decorated with lots of inexpensive finds but is one of my favourite rooms in our home. Our Canadian Thanksgiving was two weekends ago so except for decorating our front porch and entry for Halloween, it is full on planning for Christmas decor for me.

Sharing with...
The Scoop at Worthing Court, Confessions of A Plate Addict, StoneGable and Cedar Hill Farmhouse

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Elizabeth. Your fall living room is cozy and soooo pretty.
    Kris

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  2. Such an inviting space! Lovely room!

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  3. Elizabeth
    I can tell that you have given a great deal of thought to decorating this room. I love the rustic pieces you've used throughout!
    I especially love the antique plates you found in a box. Thank goodness you're a digger!

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  4. Elizabeth,
    Your Fall décor is so very charming...love all of your pillows.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. I love this room Elizabeth! I think the natural wood tones work well with the white and greys and I love the chalkboards you made for above the sofa. I can't wait to see how you'll decorate this room for Christmas. You always come up with some really great ideas. Have a good week.

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  6. Your room looks lovely Elizabeth, the accents you have added make it very inviting.

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  7. I believe this is the prettiest I've ever seen your living room! I love the changes you've made with the white walls and the cute accessories. I love the look of grey and white with warm tones of wood mixed in and you've done just that. It has been much cooler here too. I've been turning on the heat and breaking out our jackets!

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  8. Your Fall living room is just gorgeous, Elizabeth. I love white and have used BM's Cotton Balls, too. It is one of my favorite whites. Love the two chalkboards that love is a four legged word. How cute is that!!! Happy Fall to you! xo Diana

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