The next living room tour is from one of my favorite blogger ladies, the lovely Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School! I loved reading all about her beautiful living room. Thanks so much for sharing, Kirsten! xx
Welcome to my Living Room! This room has come so far since it’s humble beginnings. I love spending time in here with my family.
Our sofa and chair are wool and were originally purchased at Pottery Barn.
We bought them on Craigslist. I think it was like $1,300 for the set. The fabric is wool which has been interesting. It’s not the softest fabric but it does hold up pretty well with messes and spills. I love the color of these. Not too dark and not too light. The rug is by Nate Berkus from HSN. It is no longer available. I sure wish it was. It’s been a great rug. I love how graphic it is. It’s a flat weave which means it’s not super soft. But the nice thing is that when one side gets dirty we can just flip it over and the same pattern is on the other side.
The clock above the sofa is from Pottery Barn. I bought it about 5 years ago for $50 on sale. It’s no loner available. It’s been a great clock. It’s not functional though. My husband thought I was crazy to buy a clock that doesn’t actually work. The decorator in me only cared that it looked good. Plus for $50 you can’t go wrong!
The yellow flower pillow was purchased at Target. It’s become a little trendy but I still love it. The shade of yellow is just perfect.
The silver bowl on the coffee table was bought in Mexico and is a gift from my Mother-in-Law.
I bought the Pottery Barn books at T.J. Maxx a few years ago. When I was first married I used to study these books religiously. There weren’t really blogs back then and there definitely wasn’t pintrest. We were too poor to afford design magazines so these books were my only source of information on design. The fuschia orchid on top of the books is fake. Ahhhh!! I know it’s horrible to have fake plants but guess what? I kill everything. Plus I just love the color. I purchased it about 6 years ago at Target.
The blue trellis pillow was purchased on Etsy and is made from this fabric. Imperial Trellis is trendy, I know, but I love it. It is an amazing fabric and this pillow is one of my favorite things in my house. It was actually one of the first things I ever bought for our home. I didn’t know what our home was going to look like or be decorated like but I knew this pillow would find a way to fit in.
The peacock pillow is made from Pottery Barn’s Bettina fabric which has been discontinued. It’s an amazing pattern. I got emails about it all the time. You can still find Bettina items on Ebay every now and then. You could totally make some pillows out of old curtains or a duvet. So keep an eye out.
The large navy pillow is from Pottery Barn found at DownEast. I think it was like $10. I like having large blocks of color to break up all the pattern I have going on.
The small lumbar pillow is also from the Bettina Fabric.
The large blue pillow is an outdoor pillow from Pottery Barn found at DownEast. It has a monogramed K on it. My name is Kirsten Krason so you’ll find a lot of K’s in my house. I love that letter.
The blue lamps were bought at Home Goods. I went back and forth on if I should get them or not. They are a little large scale for the small Lack side tables. But ultimately I love them. I think they are such a huge part of the room. I would be devastated if anything ever happened to them. Since they are from Home Goods they are pretty much irreplaceable.
The “love” print is from Made By Girl. I love her stuff! This shot of pink in the room is very “me” and it makes me so happy.
The loveseat was bought on Craigslist. It’s honestly not my ideal piece of furniture. The shape is nice but there isn’t really anything special about it. But it’s leather (or at least part leather) which makes it super easy to clean. The scale is also great and the price was right. Only $250! The garden stool was bought at a consignment shop for $10. I think it’s one of the best deals I have ever found on anything in my life.
The curtains were made with this fabric by my friend Erin. I was a little nervous about this pattern I’m not going to lie. I actually didn’t love it the first time I saw it. But sometimes the best pattern for a room is not your obvious choice. Step back and think how this fabric is going to work with all other elements of a room. You may not like it by itself but when it is combined with other elements it can become something special. That’s what happened with this fabric. Once I got it in the room I loved it. I go the fabric for a killer deal on Fabric.com. I’ve never seen it on there since. But you never know.
Silver trays are from Target and side tables are from Ikea. I adhered the trays to the table so they actually appear to be a part of the table. This gives those little Lack tables an extra oomph!
My coffee table is from Alice Lane made by Shine. I am in love with it. My client bought it for her living room and when she got it in there we could both tell it wasn’t really “her”. The fun thing about it is that it’s 100% “me”! It’s bold and unique and white. I love this dose of white in the room to break up the pattern and color. One thing that never bothers me is the mixing of white and cream. I know to some people that is a deal breaker but to me it just makes things more interesting. You may notice the stripes in the rug are a little more off-white, the background in my curtains is a little more ivory and my garden stool is cream. But I mix it all with white and I think it’s great. Doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
My credenza was bought at a garage sale for $100. I stained it, painted the sliding doors white and added some knobs from Home Depot. I don’t know what it is about two-tone furniture but I just love the look of the white mixed with the wood.
My subway sign was bought at Pottery Barn via DownEast and is no longer available. However, I’ve seen a lot of DIY projects on these so I’m sure you could make one yourself. I love NY so this is my way of bringing a little bit of the city to my home in the suburbs.
I put together this living room on a tight budget and I still really love it. It’s colorful, happy and comfortable. I hope you enjoyed it!
Wall color is Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore
Loveseat bought on Craigslist
Side Tables from Ikea
Rug from HSN
Pottery Barn Books from Pottery Barn bought at T.J. Maxx
Red ikat pillow from Elegant Touch on Etsy
Silver trays bought at Target