living room + a new sofa


i haven’t done a post on my living room since i’ve updated it and wanted to share the completed look.  this room has always been an incomplete catchall for me.  it’s usually a mix of hand me down pieces, blog project pieces and pieces i find on the side of the road (i’m not even kidding).

i knew the first thing that had to go was my hand me down sofa (cannot believe i just linked to that old of a post- you’ll laugh).  the sofa set that started in this house when my parents lived here.  it moved with me to the suburbs and then returned back to it’s original home.  kirsten made me get rid of this particular sofa set in my family room last year and so logically i just moved it into the living room.

so the sofa was the first thing to go and the first thing i needed to get to start pulling the room together.  i knew the sofa would have to either be exceptionally large or a sectional.  after some deliberation, i decided a sectional would fill the space and seat my family best.  i found the perfect one from smart furniture.  we picked the jane bisectional sofa in totem storm.


i love this sofa because the chaise lounge attachment can change from right to left facing in a jiffy (i can swap it around all by myself).  it’s such a sturdy piece (and, i can vouch for this as my kids have been jumping on it for a few months now) and the color is great with little ones too.





next, i re-arranged a few things, added some pretty plants, i incorporated a few new pieces and made the above shelf (DIY coming soon), and a fun yarn wall art piece for above the pretty new sofa (DIY here).



i’m really pleased with the look and just so happy to have this room feel put together.

see the rest of my home and more of this room on my home tour on style me pretty, as well as a source list for this room.

all photographs by yazy jo photography.

post in collaboration with smart furniture.  as always, all opinions are my own.



  • Shari
    Commented on September 25th, 2014 at 5:10am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love it! It looks so calming.

  • Leti @ Becoming Minimalist Lola
    Commented on October 9th, 2014 at 11:30am

    @Shari, my thoughts exactly! Felt calmed just reading this. Love the mixture of colors and textures. So serene and feminine yet well balanced for family.

  • Trina
    Commented on October 14th, 2014 at 11:05am

    ank you, leti! xo . t

  • Jo
    Commented on September 25th, 2014 at 8:06am

    That couch is awesome. And how nice that you can switch sides with it. I wish my sectional did that!

  • Anitra
    Commented on September 25th, 2014 at 9:09am

    Wow! You are gifted lady! Thanks for sharing, I’m pinning for later inspiration!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 26th, 2014 at 10:14am

    thank you so very much! xo. t

  • John
    Commented on September 30th, 2014 at 6:19am

    Nice post! I really like your post. Your sofa set is looking awesome with this pretty color. Thanks for sharing such great post..

  • Alina
    Commented on October 1st, 2014 at 12:10am

    Is the coffee table from? I searched the home tour and couldn’t find any info

  • Trina
    Commented on October 1st, 2014 at 12:29pm

    it’s from euro style lighting.

  • Caroline
    Commented on October 4th, 2014 at 11:59pm

    Lovely house….can you tell me where the rug in the swing picture is from? Thanks!

  • Trina
    Commented on October 7th, 2014 at 11:51am

    thank you! it is from The Land of Nod.

  • Keely Saner
    Commented on November 28th, 2014 at 10:59pm

    Hi there!

    Can you share your source for the cow hide rug?


  • Trina
    Commented on December 4th, 2014 at 2:37pm

    i bought it online years ago and am not sure from where. i’m sorry.

  • Kelly
    Commented on January 31st, 2015 at 8:26am

    Absolutely beautiful space! That sofa is amazing, but I can’t tell … is it gray or brown?

  • Trina
    Commented on January 31st, 2015 at 3:43pm

    thanks, kelly! it’s a dark slate grey!

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