our living room "tour"

8:52 AM

Finally I'm sharing a little peek into our house, namely our living room. Since we've been living here for over two years we've made some changes and updates over time and my style has changed too since we first moved in. We spent a lot of time this past weekend rearranging a lot of the artwork in our house and it was a much needed facelift for all the rooms. 
But back to our living room. My favorite part is definitely our built in bookshelves and the books that we've collected since we've been together. It's funny because when I look at them memories of all these tiny little used bookstores flood my mind. There was a place in Long Beach that we loved, a shop we frequent during our yearly road trip to Chincoteague Island, Capitol Hill books in DC that is quite literally exploding at the beams, dozens of musky basement stores next to thrift stores and our personal favorite - a two story warehouse in MD. Used books are kind of our weakness. 
I also love our record player that we inherited from my in-laws and the records we've collected. The $80 sofa we found at Goodwill. My vintage typewriter (that actually works!) and all those pillows (I am a recovering throw pillow addict).
I would say that the general style of the room is - "Target meets Goodwill" since those are essentially the two places where most of the items came from. I'm not a big fan of spending a lot of money on home decor, mostly because I'm so fickle and odds are I will change my mind soon so what's the point in spending hundreds of dollars on something that I'm going to get rid of in a few years? Perhaps this is a bad habit and maybe sometime in the future I will commit to a style but right now changing things around is way too fun!!
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If you have any questions about anything feel free to leave a comment & I'll do my best to answer!

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  1. I really love it! I'm a big animal figurine collector and I'm totally coveting the little white and gold doodad (fox/raccoon/owl?) in the last photo. Where is he from? (I'm hoping Target, but the answer to these is always "a thirft store in another state ten years ago", isn't it?)

    Thanks for sharing, it's super cute!

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    1. Thank you so much Chelsea! The doodad :) is actually a candle from Anthropologie & it smells amazing too! xo

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  2. Those built in bookshelves are to die for! So, so beautiful. I love the entire room - the white with pops of color are just gorgeous. :)

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  3. Oooh your living room is beautiful! I love the animal figures strewn about. Such a darling touch! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Gorgeous! I really love your style - I'd say Target meets Goodwill is my style too. :) What a score on that couch!

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  5. You always do such an incredible job decorating. Your living room is beautiful! So fresh and bright.

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  6. Wow!! You all have done a fantastic job - love the built ins!

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  7. Such a beautiful space. I'm looking forward to seeing what adjustments you make once V becomes more active :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing! Everything looks great! I would love to see followup on what updates you have made to the rest of the place.

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  9. If you ever grow tired of the golden upside-down acorn bookend, I am your girl! Lovely tour, thanks for giving us a peek into your home.
    Kim

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    1. I will keep you in mind :) Thanks sweetie! xo

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  10. that sofa! quite literally is the most awesomest thing ever!!! i too love a goodwill find. what a score!!!

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  11. i love the gold acorm and those bookshelves - really such a great space. thanks for sharing!

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  12. How lovely! I love the colour palette you've been using around the room. And I also love that the TV ISN'T the focal point of the room.
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much darling! The tv literally only gets used around Christmas time when we watch all of our Christmas movies. Other than that it just sits there collecting dust lol :) xo

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  13. Thanks SO MUCH everyone!! Your comments are the sweetest! It was fun to share a bit of our house with you! xoxoxo

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  14. That couch is AMAZING! Assuming it's vintage?

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  15. Target meets Goodwill. Hah! I love that. Also, how about you come stay for a few days after we move next year and help me decorate, yes? I'll bake for you. xo!

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  16. Hmm. I feel like blogger ate my comment.

    Anyways, this is lovely! Your part about Target meets Goodwill made me laugh. Also, I think you and your little lady should come visit next year after we move + help me decorate our new space. I'll bake for you ;) xo! eliza

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