As promised, I’m so excited to share the changes that occurred in our front living room (which I fondly and fancily refer to as “the library”) not 24 hours after I snapped the photos for the post in which I revealed to you that I had set about creating a library nook.
Yessir, that’s about how long you can expect me to remain faithful to one couch. (If you haven’t read my couch floozy saga yet, I’ll let you go do that and then rejoin us.)
As so many of these stories go, I was browsing Craigslist when…
Hello yellow tufted velvety vintage goodness!
It was pretty late in the evening, but I texted as quickly as I could: Want. Need. Or I will die!
Or something to that effect, but possibly less freaky and desperate, because the seller actually responded and worked out a time for me to come get it the next day.
As you can see, the sofa prompted a little rearranging in the space, since I wasn’t happy with a wide couch blocking access to the bottom shelves of the bookcases. I decided to float the couch in the archway between the library and the dining room, and moved my DIY black-trimmed club chairs in front of the window.
The view looking into the library nook isn’t quite as perfectly framed any longer, but I love seeing tufted yellow velvet when I walk through the front door, and floating the sofa gave me the opportunity to place this gilded console table behind it that I found a few weeks ago.
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Keep in mind, these rooms are just in the beginning stages of decorating – no decision yet on the wall color, no curtains, nothing hanging on the walls. But here you can see how the dining room and library flow together, with the front door and entryway off to the left.
And the view from the front door, which is exactly why I’m loving the floating sofa so much!
There wasn’t all that much color in this area before the sofa arrived, so it’s been a nice high-energy addition to the neutrals around here. I’m especially loving the mustard with the spotted leopard tables (also recent Craigslist finds.)
Get The Look:
Because almost everything in my house comes from a thrift store or Craigslist, I always feel so bad when I can’t tell you where you can find the same or similar things. So I searched out some pieces that have a very similar feel to many of the finds in this room – none of them are identical, but I was looking for patterns, shapes, and finishes that captured the same vibe…
Of course, you can always take inspiration and then go running to your local thrift stores as well!