House Tour: Living Room

We’ve been doing a lot of projects around the house including painting and rearranging. After doing a tour of our kids room, I realized I’ve never really done a tour of our house. So, here is our living room, freshly painted in Sherwin Williams Greek White and Hep Green…

It’s always hard to tell in photographs but this room is actually an irregular pentagon shape. The wall with the windows is angled. It’s quirky and makes furniture arrangement interesting but we love it. It’s probably most obvious in the picture below.

Our newly refaced faux fireplace that no longer has skull-cracking sharp corners.

Sources: Bookshelves and TYLOSAND sofa are from IKEA several years ago and no longer available. (Can’t remember the name of the shelves, sorry.) Everything else is from estate sales, yard sales and thrift stores. We got the three American By Martinsville tables at a thrift store for $5 a piece—one of our best finds. They’re worth 20-50x that according to eBay sales we’ve seen. I fell in love with the triangular clock at an antique store. Unfortunately it needs wound once a day and ticks really loud so it’s mostly just decoration. The painting was done by Jason and me several years ago on Valentine’s Day so we call it the Love Painting. I made the “Lovely Day x 3563” poster for Jason as a gift for the 10th anniversary of our first date. Back then he wrote me a song called Lovely Day. Jason found our front door at a local salvage yard and refinished it himself.


11 Responses to House Tour: Living Room

  1. Greta says:

    Hi! Just saw your comment on my blog and had to come look around yours. I love your living room! We share a lot of the same tastes–the bright green wall, for example. The colors look almost the same. 🙂 I love, love, love your front door. Those lamps, your bookshelves and that wall of windows. it is all beautiful. Now I am going to look around the rest of your blog for a bit while the baby sleeps and the big kids are out with their Daddy. So glad you found me so I could find you!
    Love form,

  2. I’m over from Greta’s. Love your room too! Those lamps are spectacular! And your wall of windows?!?!? Amazing!

  3. I found your blog last week and absolutely love everything I see. My husband and I purchased our ranch home six months ago and are still in the process of figuring out/budgeting for how we want to decorate it and make it feel like home. He and I love clean, modern lines and your blog has induced me to start checking some things off of our list and get out of the six-month tunnel of complacency we were facing.

    And my chocolate cocker, Bailey, says “hi” to Lucy!

    • mahlbrandt says:

      Aw, another chocker! I love it! 🙂 Lucy says “hi” back. I’m glad you’re finding inspiration. I get starting points for so many projects out of my blog reader!

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  6. Jill says:

    Just found your blog recently and LOVE your home! Could you share about your front door– inside and outside did you paint or stain? And a closer picture of the outside of the door? Thanks!

  7. […] OK, so I gave Greta from Lilly and the Brothers some blog love yesterday. Doesn’t she have the cuties kids ever? I actually found her other blog, Picnics in the Park, initially and commented on how similar our tastes are. We got a kick out of how we both have white mid-century modern living rooms with a greenish-yellow accent wall, though I think she has some much cooler pieces like the shelving unit, clock and credenza. Her living room tour. My living room tour. […]

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