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One Room Spring Tour – formal living room!

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Hi friends!  Back from Paris, France.  We had an amazing vacation!  I’ll fill you in later because today I’m joining 24 talented bloggers in a One Room Spring Tour!  My sweet friend Kathleen from Lindsay Hill Interiors invited me to join the tour (you can head to her blog to see the tour from the beginning).  Every day 5 bloggers are sharing a different area of their home decorated for Spring.  So much inspiration!  Today is all about living rooms.
The last time I shared pictures of my formal living room was in December decorated for Christmas.  We are due for an update!

To be honest, this room isn’t finished.  Maybe it never will be. :)  But I planned to have more decorated for this Spring tour.  Like something in that wooden bowl..formal-living-room-13
and something on my planked wall behind the couch (finally took my Christmas cards down!).  And a lot more somethings throughout the room.  I almost backed out of the tour because my living room just isn’t “done” and exactly how I want it to look.  And then I thought .. how silly.  Rooms take time to decorate.  Especially if they are a true reflection of you and things that you love.  So today I’m sharing where I’m at right now.  It’s an “in progress” room but the process is important…formal-living-room-4
so moving on with my empty bowl. :)formal-living-room-6
I did add some greenery to my table.  An easy way to bring Spring inside!  formal-living-room-12
Coral has become one of my favorite colors to decorate with.  It’s a great Spring/Summer color and adds so much life to a space even in small doses.  A few pillows or a throw.  It doesn’t take much of this beloved color to bring Spring into a room. formal-living-room-14
My lamp is a new addition.  I actually bought if for my bedroom but I like it in this room too.  It may need a friend!  french-doors
Hello sunshine!  formal-living-room-2
I’ve been playing around with these shelves and decided to take all the books down.  Just for a change.  They are far from “done” and I want to simplify them more and add some navy.  But it’s a start.  :)formal-living-room-9
I mostly shopped my house for accessories, but I did buy these fun honeycomb vases from West Elm.  Love them!  The bowls on the top left are also from West Elmformal-living-room-10
The little clip frames I found at Target.  My hyannis lantern is on this shelf for now but I’m going to move it soon.  I have several that rotate all over my house often.  (One of my favorite things to decorate with and they are on sale right now!) crate-and-barrel-faux-blossoms
I kept my mantel simple because I have so much on the shelves.  My mercury candlesticks are staples that work for any season.   faux-flowers
When I saw these coral faux apple blossom stems from Crate and Barrel I couldn’t resist!  I knew they would be a perfect addition for this room.  They look so real and I love that pop of coral on my mantel.  I also bought this beautiful Audra vase with a chevron pattern on it.  The white on white works because of the texture/pattern.  At least that’s what I told myself because I really wanted the vase.  :)
I’ve tried several different things in my dough bowl and nothing felt quite right.  formal-living-room-7
Until I tried my collection of vintage children’s books.  Actually it’s my mom’s collection of vintage children’s books.  Shopping at her house is still my favorite.  I love the simplicity and the different colors for Spring.    k-reading-books
Plus now that they are off the shelves and on the floor they are much more accessible. :)
I loved using my flour canister as a vase in my family room so I decided to try it in this room too with some simple hydrangeas.  By the time summer rolls around it will have been used in every room in my house.  Except for in the kitchen holding flour. ;) formal-living-room-1
A view of my front door and entry from this room.  easter-in-the-entry-3
Console table is still decked for Easter.  I’m ready to take the eggs down but need to unpack and do about 10 loads of laundry first.  Although knowing me, the eggs will be put away before the clean clothes are.  #priorities  formal-living-room-2 formal-living-room-16
So there you go!  A touch of Spring in our formal living room.  Progress is a good thing. :)  If you are new (hello and welcome!) you can see a full tour of my home here. Be sure to head to my friend Alma’s fun blog to continue the tour and see her living room decked for Spring!  Also check out the other inspiring spaces my friends are all sharing.  Their blogs are listed below this room’s sources.  Happy Spring decorating everyone!

Sources:  Paint in this room is “Seattle” by Frazee.  The ceiling is “Elf” by Frazee.  Coffee table, rug, and the mantel mirror are all from Restoration Hardware.  Chairs are from Ballards.  Couch is the Chesterfield sofa from Pottery Barn.  End table is from Z Gallerie.  Pillows and drapes are custom.  A lot of the accessories are from Home Goods other than these:  Flour canister.  Dough bowl.  Honeycomb vases.  Bowls.  Mercury candle sticks.  White chevron vase.  Apple blossom stems.  Terrarium.  Hyannis lantern.  Clip frames.

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Monday, April 11th – Front Door/Porch

Emily – Eleven Gables

Trinity – c.1934

Courtney – The Hamby Home

Wendy – Life on the Shady Grove

Becky – This is Happiness


Tuesday, April 12th – Entryway/Foyer

Sarah – Life on Virginia Street

Summer – She Leaves a Little Sparkle

Kathleen – Lindsay Hill Interiors

Shannon – Fox Hollow Cottage

Randi – Randi Garrett Design


Wednesday, April 13th – Living Room

Erin – Sunnyside Up

Alma – Almafied

Oscar – Oscar Bravo Home

Ashley – House of Five

Megan – It’s a Grandville Life


Thursday, April 14st –  Kitchen

Brittany – Dutchess of York

Annie – Zevy Joy

Marg & Liz – Fancy Farm Girls

Kelley – Kelley Nan

Rachel – Maybe Matilda


Friday, April 15th – Dining Room

Kris – Driven By Décor

Allison – A House and A Dog

Tamara – Citrine Living

Kendra – Momtique

Haneen – Haneens Haven

xoxo, Erin
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91 thoughts on “One Room Spring Tour – formal living room!

  1. So, so pretty Erin! I just love all the mill work in your home, it’s so gorgeous! I’ve had my eye on that rug too…looks great. Everything is beautiful!

  2. Erin, your living room looks beautiful! Love the coral color! I also really love the books in the dough bowl. Just to let you know, I’m totally copying that lol.

    1. Thank you so much Oscar! Happy to hear you are copying me since I now want to add green to every room in my house after seeing your living room! But I’m paying you for some art. I can’t go there.. ;)

  3. Your home is stunning! I love all of the wood details, the built in’s wainscoting and that flooring in the entryway… love it! I like that you keep things simple, not too much overdone decorating but enough to make the home gorgeous!

  4. Your home is very beautiful. I think with all the architectural details you have in this room, it does not take much to make it look gorgeous. Less is more. So, I’m OK with your empty bowl. ;)

  5. Hi Erin! The room is absolutely lovely. Ps–do you know the name of the fabric on the flowered pillow? I cannot stop thinking about that fabric!

    1. Thank you so much Wilma! Happy you like it. :) I don’t know the name of that fabric, but if you shoot me an e-mail I’ll send you my friend/designer’s info. who I ordered it from. xo

  6. I’m a fan of simple styling so I think your living room is just perfect Erin! I especially love that dough bowl full of vintage books – such a neat idea! And I will never stop swooning over that fabulous coffered ceiling!!

  7. ERIN! I just love you.
    The end.

    Okay, but real quick, I loved it bare, I love it in progress and I’ll love new additions.
    It’s such a beautiful space. And I’d have bought those faux C&B blooms too. So pretty!!

    1. Shannon! You crack me up! Thank you so much cutie. Thrilled you like it. Means so much coming from talented you. :) I just love you too. The end. For real. ;) xo

  8. Welcome home, Erin (a few days late)! I can’t wait to hear about your amazing trip. In the meantime, this tour of your formal living room was just wonderful. Adore all the details you shared. The coral is so pretty! I’m glad you are taking your time and getting it to fit just right. You are one smart cookie. I think my favorite picture is the one with Kole looking at the vintage children’s book. (pitter patter-goes my heart). You have a wonderful touch when it comes to decor. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! You are such a sweetheart. Feels good to be home. And Kole with the book.. my heart did the same thing. ;)

  9. Love your blog Erin!!! i was hoping you could answer a question for me. What size rug is that? And what is the approximate distance between the back of the chesterfield couch and the front of the fireplace. I am having the hardest time figuring out a rug size for my living room. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Melanie! Thank you so much! That rug is 9×12 and it is about 10 1/2 feet between the back of my couch and front of the fireplace (I just measured it!). Hope that helps. :) xo

  10. Oh my goodness! The ceiling is amazing! I love all the pillows! And the new lamp! And the vintage books in the dough bowl? Ah! You got me! Shopping at my mom’s house is my favorite too:) Looks great, friend! So fresh and beautiful!

  11. I too love the pops of coral in your living room. I will have to copy this one because right now it’s all about turquoise and blues in my our room. The white chevron vase is just perfect along with the apple blossom stem. Really nice!

  12. Absolutely lovely! Your posts on both of your sofas have been so helpful while trying to make my own decision on PB fabric choices. Hoping you can tell me how the performance fabric has held up on this sofa and if you would recommend it? Thank you!

    1. Thank you Christina! I would absolutely recommend the performance fabric! Our couch is still fairly new, but so far anything that has spilled on it has come right off! xo

  13. Very pretty, Erin!

    I’m just wondering if you could share the width of the pendant I your living room. I’m building and trying to decide the size of a fixture for different rooms. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Rachel! Our living room pendant is around 30 inches long and a little over a foot wide! Not counting the chain it hangs from. It works but I definitely could have gone bigger in this room. Hope that helps! xo

  14. Love love your style! May I ask where you purchased your living room rug? what size did you use, it is very chic! I just found your website and so happy I did.

    1. Thank you so much Erika! I’m so happy you found me too! :) That rug is from Restoration Hardware and I have the 9×12. xo

  15. You have a beautiful home. Where did you get your Hardwood Flooring and What Species is it? Was it Custom. It looks fabulous especially with all the other finishes.

  16. I love your living room! Where did you get the cute little flower pot next to the empty bowl? It’s the white one with the black circles on it. I’m going to order those honeycomb vases, just beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much April! That little vase was also from West Elm! The circles are actually navy. Kind of hard to see in this pic. :) xo

      1. Oh wow, I love that little vase, of course it’s sold out LOL. I ordered the blue and white honeycomb vases and they’re really beautiful. So sad they were out of the orange honeycomb tall shoulder vase. If you ever want to sell your orange vase, I’d be happy to buy it from you. You can email me if interested :) You have a beautiful home. Thank you.

  17. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and fell instantly in love! Tried to do a search on what your pendant light is called. It’s exactly what I have been looking for!

    1. You are the sweetest Katie! Thank you! I wish I had that light info. for you! For some reason I didn’t write it down and honestly can’t remember. xo

  18. Hi Erin.
    I love your coral pillows in this room! You mentioned they are custom. Where are the fabrics from and do you have a contact for who made them? Thanks so much!

  19. Hi Erin! I’m new to your blog and I am loving it! Your house looks amazing! I want to copy so many things. Can you tell me how many of the apple blossom sprigs you have in your chevron jar? I’d like to order the same number so it looks like just like yours. thanks!

    1. Hi Juliana! Thank you! What a sweet thing to say. Only two sprigs! I bought more but only needed two for that chevron vase. I hope that helps! So nice to “meet” you! xo

  20. I have searched the blog over and over and can’t find the white living room table link. Where is it from? I love it.

  21. Hi Erin!
    So impressed with everything you have done!
    I have a few questions…. could you tell me where you got the rug for your living room? Do you know if it’s still available? Any suggestions for a similar rug if it’s not? I’m a fan of that flat woven look. And those colours are perfect.( hoping I can still find it)
    Also, love your kitchen (love your whole house) – your white countertops are quartz- is there a specific name for that colour? And your black countertops-are they quartz? And are they actually black or a dark charcoal? Is there a specific name for that colour?
    I’ve learned that you can’t get frazee Seattle anymore but learned from someone posting on your blog that sherwin williams have matched it with the paint number 3213. Do you know if that is accurate?
    The arothane product- does it come in that perfect white-you don’t have to request a certain color?
    And where did you find that cute thankful sign?
    Thanks Erin! I might have a few more questions but I’m a fan and tell my friends about you and your house! Hope I don’t frazzle you with all my questions. I’m renovating my house- possibly putting on an addition or rebuilding in a couple of years.
    Oh sorry one more question- would you be able to share with me the dimensions of your family room? Thanks so much!!!😊

    1. Hi Wendy! Thank you! My living room rug was from Restoration Hardware! I bet they still have it (or one similar).. look under “Diamante.” Yes! My counters are mostly quartz (a few are marble). The white are “organic white” and the black are “raven”.. they are actually more of a really dark grey than black. I don’t know if that is accurate about the paint! Sorry I don’t have more info. on that one! My thankful sign was from Caroline at vine and branches on etsy. I hope that helps cutie! Thanks for your sweet words about my house! xo

  22. I just ordered these faux apple blossom stems for my Audra vase! It’s free shipping today, yah! I can’t wait to display them. Thank you for the inspiration, your room is beautiful.

  23. I really love your custom drapes. Do you know what the fabric pattern is? It looks like it might be Kravet XU Garden -but I a not sure. I have been searching for the perfect blue geometric drape fabric for a while now – and I think this may be it :)

  24. Hi Erin – What a beautiful room! Do you mind sharing the name and color of the fabric you used on the Ballard Designs Wing Back Chairs?

    1. Hi Erica! Thank you! I’m so sorry.. I can’t remember or find that info anywhere! It was one of the light grays! So sorry I’m not more help with that. :(

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