Monday, March 11, 2013

House Tour: Purple and Gray Living Room

We have made some updates to the living room

I think this is what it looked like last time you saw it...

One of the "new" items is this table that I found at Goodwill

I really wanted to mix as many metals as I could in this area, so the brass and glass was perfect!  I know a lot of people aren't ready to embrace the brass trend right now, but I'm secretly a little excited about it.  That doesn't mean I'm going to go out and replace all the hardware in the house with brass, but I do like a few accents here and there.

I love how the decorative scrolls on the table mimic those found in the rug

Speaking of the rug... I am soooooo glad I splurged on it.  To quote The Dude from the Big Lebowski, "It really tied the room together"

I found it at Home Goods and would go and visit it daily.  I couldn't bring myself to buy it because it was $300.  After a week of visiting the rug, I figured I had better buy it before someone else did!

Another newbie in the room that I haven't talked about yet is the mirror.  I use the word "newbie" loosely since I bought it last summer... I just haven't talked to you about it yet.

It was another splurge; this time from Z Gallerie.

And here is a little tablescape that makes me happy.  I'm trying to bring more plants into our decor. 

 Anyone want to place bets on how long it will take me to kill them?

Have any questions about this room?  If you want to know about the really long curtains, click here.  The wall color post is here.  And you can learn about the slipcovers here.

What do you think of the changes?  Let me know in the comments!

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  1. that coffee table makes such a dramatic change- i love it! the room looks very pretty and very you!

  2. Love the room! I would have splurged on that rug and mirror for that room, too, if I were able. Don't you love Goodwill, other thrifts? Table fits in well with the rug, I agree completely. As for the plants.... if you're like me, good luck.

  3. Love it!! That rug was so worth it! Great job.

  4. OMG - absolutely out of this world gorgeous beyond belief ( does that sum up the way I feel ? )
    That carpet is amazing - and the coffee table just makes everything look so glamorous!
    Beautiful job - Have to pin this!
    Big hugs,

  5. I think the table really lifts the room - a little brass won't hurt a bit! :) And I love the design on your rug (the colour palate is something I might not choose myself - but I still think it's gorgeous). I'm not sure what to think of the whole re-appearance of brass... but hey, the house we are renting has brass chandeliers, so I guess I should clean them up and make the most of them while they are still somewhat on trend (I've already squirreled away lots of the other fittings and replaced them with things I like - I'll put the origionals back when we move again - but I'm running out of space to store things!!!).
    Enjoy your new space. :)

  6. Jamie
    LOVE the rug! So pretty! I like the mirror, too, but the couches make me swoon! Oh, and the plants are a great addition. I wish I could keep plants alive :-/
    I found you today from Sugar Bee's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  7. I love your living room!! It is bright and elegant and I especially love the mirror! It is stunning! I pinned and I would love for you to stop by my Linky Party on Thursday at Hope you have a great day! Julia

  8. love how you pulled the room together! the rug truly looks amazing

  9. looks great. i'm loving the mixed metals...i need to mix some more of mine. good luck with the plants!

  10. Beautiful space - so bright and airy. I love that mirror!! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  11. wow, your room is beautiful!! I love the colors and the rug is perfect. I stopped over from Ginger Snap Crafts... would love to have you come check out my link party..

  12. So elegant! I love mixing metals as well. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Patti

  13. Love what you've done in this room! The coffee table is perfect! Just joined your site, would love to have you stop by at
    Have a day full of Style, NeeCee

  14. What a lovely living room you have! I love the colors, your sofa's and mirror!
    Selene @

  15. Wow! So beautiful! I love this room. So glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower ;)
    Oh, and I love your name too ;)

  16. LOVE the rug and the coffee table! So awesome you found it at goodwill. :) Visiting from Thrifty 101.

  17. Beautiful! You did the purple so subtley you might not even notice. And I totally love the brass trend...funny how that happens! That rug IS amazing.

  18. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


  19. That rug is awesome! I love the colors. You did a terrific job on this room, it looks fantastic!

  20. Hello,
    Visiting from Sunday Scoop. Love your brass frame coffee table. I love gold accent in a room. I recently bought a rug for our master bedroom from Home Goods as well. Love that store ! You did a great job for this living room make over.

  21. Really pretty and FRESH! I love how uncluttered the space is. Nice job.


  22. That rug is to die for ! What brand is it ? I must try and find one!!!

  23. That rug is to die for ! What brand is it ? I must try and find one!!!

  24. Hi Jaime

    I have been in search of a rug for months with those exact colors. I LOVE this rug. Would you mind please telling me the brand and name or model number of the rug? Thank you.
    This is absolutely perfect for the room I need it for!!!
    Love love love your room!! :)

  25. Love this! What is the brand and color of the paint you used for the walls?

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