Some Living Room Updates - Juniper Home

Some Living Room Updates

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It’s been a while since I shared some photos of the decorating progress in our house! I’m still trying to figure out what I want and where, but this set up has been working pretty well in our living room for about a month now.

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Michael bought me a giclee print of my favorite painting by Minerva Teichert (an LDS artist who painted a lot in the early and mid 1900s) for my birthday back in October. I really need to get it mounted and framed, but in the meantime it’s just tacked up on the wall (ha!) where I think I want it to be. I hope it goes without saying that I know religious art can be a divisive and sensitive subject on design blogs, but I so appreciate how respectful all of you have been in the past when I’ve shared projects and art in my home that are based on my religion. It’s so great that we can all support each other in our different life choices and paths, and find beauty in the differences. This print and Minerva Teichert’s work in general has a lot of meaning for me and I love having it hanging in our home. And hopefully sometime soon it will be hanging in a legit frame!

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The Serge Mouille style sconces were bought here. The site has really mixed reviews online. Lots of people claim they have never received their orders. It took about two months for these sconces to come (and then a couple more months for me to get around to hanging them), but they came and they were SO affordable at about $160 each. The quality is top notch, too. The brass fittings are absolutely beautiful and the whole thing is easy to install on the wall. So I guess if you have a couple months to sit around and wait, you can really get a great deal at Infurn.

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The sofa was a recent Craigslist find from a local seller. Her name is Kirsten and she is opening up an online shop of really beautiful and well-curated finds. The silky blue velvet is in really great vintage condition. And I love that there are four seat cushions. This is where we watch TV so it’s nice for all of us to have a seat and plenty of space to stretch out!

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I threw the pink lumbar pillows (old, from Target) on the sofa just for the photos for a little color. I am working on an ottoman project that will bring in some color too, so I can leave the sofa bare then. I like it better without extra pillows.

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The Eames style Plycraft chair was my Christmas present to Michael. He’d been asking for an Eames lounger for a while (ever since I got rid of his beloved-but-incredibly-bulky leather club chair – whoops) but I wanted a lounger in an interesting color and for a good deal, of course. I ended up finding this one on eBay for a really great price and it was shipped from Florida to Arizona on a Greyhound bus! That was the first time I’d tried that shipping method and I was happy with how fast and inexpensive it was. Have you ever used the Greyhound method? I had to go pick up the huge box at the local bus depot since they don’t deliver, but it wasn’t an issue at all.

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The rug was from Rugs USA (still selling them here) and the side tables are all vintage. The motel sign artwork and the LDS temple photo were hanging in our bedroom, but I decided to put up my Chinese panels in our bedroom instead and the scale of these two photos was perfect between the sconces.

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Like I said, lots to figure out here, but we’re making some slow and steady progress on getting this home decorated. I’m really excited to get that ottoman finished now!

What did you think?
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82 thoughts on “Some Living Room Updates

  1. I remember when you first posted a pic of that blue velvet sofa and i almost died! you would never get something like that on craigslist where i am (without giving up your firstborn). It looks lovely.

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for your response to my post. For some reason, picking out something to put above the couch seems way intimidating, and your information is really helpful.

  3. I love how it's all coming together!

    I have the exact same rug, and I'm wondering if you have any cleaning tips?

    A guest (and not one of my own three kiddos, shockingly enough!)spilled milk on ours just today. Despite rushing to the scene quickly to blot and clean, I don't feel like it's looking too hot. The milk itself is out, but the pile just seems disturbed in each spot I cleaned. Any ideas for me?

    I love how you've paired yours up with that awesome blue couch! My couch is neutral, like the rug, so it can be taupe-overload! I may have to spring for something really bold in an ottoman to spice it up! Excited to see what you do!

  4. I love your living room! My husband has been wanting an Eames style chair. Did you purchase your chair from a business on eBay or was it an individual seller? Yours looks great, and I would love to purchase one for my husband's 40th!

  5. Beautiful sofa, and the sconces are just perfect. Now to get me some! You mentioned paying around 160.00 each for the sconces, but the site has them for $239.00 at the moment. Can you share an secrets/tricks on how you got them for less?

    Thank you!

  6. I'm really enjoying your blog! I became a daily reader just before you left NYC. Amazing how much you've changed this house already! On a personal note, thank you for being so genuine and transparent as you share your home and your thoughts with us. :)

  7. Oh the Blue Velvet Couch – how do I love thee. So beautiful. And the "Motel Art" – just great. You really are an artist with your pairings. Sharing your personal spaces as you do is so generous and very much appreciated! And I think that your LDS background must be helpful in your gracious responses to not so gracious comments :)

  8. Hi-
    This is completely besides the point….but do you know of anyone in the area (i live in chandler) that does monogramming on pillows? I would love any recommendations you may be able to give.
    Thanks for you time:)

  9. That couch is killing me. It is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what your plans are for the ottoman. I am also dying to see how your library is coming along. So glad to see you posting regularly again. Hope all is well!

  10. I love you include details about the company you bought your light fixtures from, and the eBay shipping process on greyhound. Sometimes those are exactly the sorts of things that make me nervous to buy design related things online. These details make the difference between a post that's just pretty, and a post that's incredibly useful. Thank you!

  11. Hmmm. Your decor looks perfect in a small room. This size room might be a good excuse to buy more pretty items. I find the Minerva painting makes your LR really homey….like old and dated… Maybe try it in a new room. I've always loved your decor so I can't wait to see the final results.

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  13. I need to be honest. I don't know if i like it or not. The eames chair looks cramped. I kike the art, the sconces, but the sofa.

  14. I just don't get this room and I'm a long time fan. IMHO the Eames chair crammed into that corner is just not right! The lights are wonderful but the prints over the sofa are just screaming to be lowered.

  15. i have long admired minerva's "rescue of the lost lamb". a friend of mine has it hanging in her home and i just love it.
    i work for an interior designer and we're working with a client who is considering a mid-century style blue sofa, but is hesitating. i think i will show her a picture of yours to help her decide. i think it's so striking. and i love the pink pillows, btw.

  16. i am a fan of your blog, for a long time.
    but, i am so sorry, i thing this room looks weird, the sofa is beautiful, but the chair in the corner looks lost…everything along the wall look sad, and i f i love the motel art, the other looks not good.
    i am not a fan of religious art, but i understand art will be reflect the person you are.
    I am disappointed by some of your recent post, you just relay another creativity.
    I hope nothing is bad in your live at this time, and i am waiting for your next post with all your creativity and happiness.

  17. i am a fan of your blog, for a long time.
    but, i am so sorry, i thing this room looks weird, the sofa is beautiful, but the chair in the corner looks lost…everything along the wall look sad, and i f i love the motel art, the other looks not good.
    i am not a fan of religious art, but i understand art will be reflect the person you are.
    I am disappointed by some of your recent post, you just relay another creativity.
    I hope nothing is bad in your live at this time, and i am waiting for your next post with all your creativity and happiness.

  18. You are brilliant. I have no doubt this room will become a true work of art, as with all your rooms!

    Please oh please can you tell me where you purchased the Minerva Teichert giclee? I haven't been able to find that particular painting for purchase anywhere and I love it!

  19. Err.. to the people who are saying the art is hung too high—do you remember how high those ceilings are? The house is still in progress and I am sure that the whole house is going to be just as fabulous as any one of Jenny's previous Projects.

    Jenny—thank you for always keeping us posted on your projects! It is such a pleasure to get to see all the creative things you do. Your blog is seriously my FAVORITE and I don't know what I would do if you stopped sharing! You are fabulous!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your source for the sconces!! I love them and they look GREAT where you hung them!! I am about to paint my living room but think I might hold off until maybe I can get a pair of them.
    Was it difficult to hang/wire the sconces? I am very intimidated by electrical work!
    Thanks again!
    Liz

  21. Jenny! I lived your old space but I really don't get this house especially this room. Hopefully you can find your voice a little more in this big space one day!

  22. i just want to say i ordered a chandelier from ifurn six months ago, i payed for it and never receive it, each time i call ifurn give me a track number, but each time it's a fake one.
    be very careful if you order from this company, make some research from reviews, because i was not the only one with this problem

  23. i just want to say i ordered a chandelier from ifurn six months ago, i payed for it and never receive it, each time i call ifurn give me a track number, but each time it's a fake one.
    be very careful if you order from this company, make some research from reviews, because i was not the only one with this problem

  24. Hi Jenny,

    Your living room’s decoration is fantastic.

    We’ve same kind of motel photo on our Etsy shop, feel free to take a look : http://etsy.me/2gK93Si We hope that you will love it :)

    Come follow us on Instagram: photo4wall and Twitter: @photoforwall.

    We are looking forward to read more articles and see more photos of our living room decoration.

    Have a nice day!

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