I’m really excited to share my living room tour with you today. I had the best time designing this space, inspired by Nashville icons Johnny + June, with a ’70s color scheme inspired by “Rosemary’s Baby.” I had so much fun working with this color palette and the olive green velvet sofa was definitely my jumping off point for the rest of the room.
But first, a walk down memory lane … Here’s what the room looked like BEFORE. It wasn’t bad by any means, it just needed a big refresh! The short, dark curtains were making our already not superrr tall ceilings feel even lower. We love the vintage fireplace which is SO common in Nashville since a lot of homes were built around the same time (it’s almost a twin with Kacey’s fireplace), so we decided to give it a fresh coat of paint.
And here’s what it looks like now! I’m really pleased with the outcome. We kept all of the original features intact, but upgraded them a bit … I actually think the new design is more true to the original style of the home, which was built in the 1930s. I did try to lean in that direction a bit when choosing finishes and furnishings.
I’m a big believer that you should make the most of your entry space even if it’s small … even if it’s pretty much non-existent, haha. It’s the first impression of your home, so ANY cozy details you can add are a huge bonus. Here’s a pulled back view for context. We did keep the original door since it’s so pretty.
And here’s the view if you had your back to the fireplace.
Alright, let’s talk about this record station for a moment. I was able to collect ALL of these vintage records for $400 … which relative to the price of new records (at $15 to $30 each) is very inexpensive. It was probably the most fun task in this whole house. I love old records and I feel like it brings so much personality to the space to fill it with old music!
Let’s talk about the green sofa for a moment. I get SO many DMs and emails about Article sofas … I think it’s because their prices are so affordable. I LOVE this sofa. It’s so functional for a high traffic space. The fabric is forgiving and the color will hide small signs of wear that happen over time. I am having a SERIOUS obsession with olive green right now too … like it might be my favorite color.
Our coffee table is also from Article and it’s real marble. It’s so pretty and classic and simple. I love it!
The rug is quilted cowhide … a lot of people mistake it for tile in photos, which is kind of funny. I chose this material because it’s super durable and easy to clean. It was a happy accident that it kind of looks like the tile we chose for the kitchen.
Sources: Olive Green Sofa/Article, Marble Coffee Table/Article, White Bench/Wayfair, Bus print/Alison Holcomb on Etsy, Star light fixture/Amazon, Turntable/Wayfair, Speakers/Audioengine, Circle mirror/Wayfair, Coffee Table/Article, Rug/Wayfair, Wool Throw Pillow/Wayfair, Art Print/Max Wanger Print Shop, Gingham Pillow/Wayfair, Curtains/West Elm.
Thanks so much for reading! xx – Elsie
Credits/Author: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.