Home Tour: Our Living Room

Living room 1Hello there and welcome to a little photo tour of our home. We live in a tiny 3 bedroom home that Jeremy purchased during his bachelor days. We spent the last year redecorating and making it cozy. It's been a fun process and we've shared a lot of wonderful memories in this space. Today I'll be sharing the living room and in the coming few weeks I'll be sharing five other rooms with you. Welcome! 

Living room 2Living room 3Living room 4Living room 5Living room 6Living room 7Living room 8Living room 9Living room 10We spend a lot of time in our living room watching tv, blogging on our laptops, having the occasional cocktail night with pals and playing with Suki. It's mostly a place for relaxing. 

Living room 11Living room 12Living room 13Living room 14Living room 15Thanks for taking a peek at our little home! xo. elsie

Notes: Photos by Janae Hardy, Furniture/Vintage, Rug and Curtains/Urban Outfitters, Instagram Photos printed with PostalPix, Vintage Mugshot Posters/Larken, Abstract Painting/gift by my mom, Paint-by-Number and Embroidered Wall Art/Vintage, Fawn Wall Hanging/Skunkboy

  • I love the yellow wall color! What was it called???? I want to paint my living room that color!

  • This is an awesome living room. Everyone wants to have a place like this and a little fashion is need for a wonderful result.

  • Just looking through your site for about the millionth time- and I realized I have the exact same paint by numbers picture as you do (the corner chair- right wall, bottom picture) I love it! I’ve been wanting to liven it up a little bit, so I’m going to paint over a saying like one of your previous d.i.y projects. So excited- love your sight! So inspirational 🙂

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  • Every time I try to look at Elsie’s Bathroom it takes me to the living room :/ Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

  • Just wanted to let you know that the link to the bathroom sent me to the living room (living room was cute in both links hehe)

  • Great space!!! I love the photo wall, yellow paint, teal couch and graphic carpet!

  • Love your living room! It has such a wonderful warm personality feel to it. Am especially fond of your vintage things namely the deer…sweet 🙂 xoblenda

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  • This is a design that ought to be put on catalogs! With all those colors and patterns, the room is perfect for brightening up your day. It doesn’t need gadgets or fancy appliances to make it stunning. The room itself is beautiful. I bet staying there feels like living in a different era, with all those classic features you have added, particularly those mug shots. Hehehe.

  • http://www.guccibagsjapan.com/ 札幌管区気象台によると、当時、現場付近は雪で、陸上でも風速7.6メートルの強風だった。沢田さんらを救助した登別市の「いぶり中央漁協」所属の漁船「第18幸峰丸」(4.9トン)の飯島弘孝船長は「海が急に荒れ、当時約4メートルの波が立っていた。5人の姿を確認したが、4人を引き上げるのが精いっぱいだった」と話している。

  • That teal couch is absolutely blowing my mind. I have seen my fair share of thrift store, vintage sofas and that is by far the best. Holy smokes.

  • Super behind on blog reading but so happy I’ve taken the time to catch up. Your home is beautiful, Elsie!!

  • Eeek!! It’s lovely! 🙂 The yellow is the perfect shade (and looks rad on the textured walls!), and that couch has me crazy jealous! So awesome.

  • Your living room is so colourful and different.I hope I get one like this when I am older.


  • LOVE this room! I was drawn to your coffee table and I realized I have the exact same one! I recognized the notched design on each end and I knew for sure. I thrifted mine years ago – so cool to see another one here! xoxo

  • this is amazing! I specially love the contrast between the mustard colour on your wall and that turquoise on your couch 🙂

  • I love the design of your living room, Elsie! I also want your wall color – it looks very bright and sunny! What exactly is that color? Do you also have plans of moving into a bigger love nest? =]

  • Love those interior design and I love those collection of photos. It is pretty to look at them.

  • These photos show how cozy the room is! I would like to have a visit. I love the wall decors particularly the polaroids…

  • I really love your bar cart, pillows, yellow walls, couch, dress, woven side table thing and okay pretty much everything : )


  • What a cool and comfy room! Very fun colors and vintage pieces!



  • Love your home! You are so talented at mixing things up and making it look just right. 🙂

  • do you know the people in the mug shots??
    those are funny. I love the fact that you have a Seventeen magazine with Twiggy on the front. 🙂

  • love these touches! especially the vintage letters.


  • How do you print all your instagram pics? That’s such a cool idea. I love your home, it’s definitely very inviting.

  • Thanks for allowing us into your home! It’s so creative and crafty, I can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • Your living room is great! I’m sure you enjoy it with your husband! Keep enjoying it!

  • So colorful yet so cozy. I love your style and only wish to have a nice living room just like yours when I move out of this room.


  • My living room is a very close shade of the same yellow! These photos are inspiring and I would love to add some touches like yours 🙂

  • I love this! So brilliant and I love the colors and your decoration so much vintage inspiration!!! It is hard to have a mix of femininity and masculinity. I give you kudos!


  • love ur furniture, you have great sense in interior design, love the yellow walls together with black photographs, love the vintage phone

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  • you have the cutest house of all time! this is exactly what i want my future house to look like! 🙂

  • I adore the bright yellow walls with the teal sofa. The god bless our pad is so funny and cute as well.

  • Can you tell us how you attached all the tiny photos to the wall (the instagram ones)? I have a set of about 130 little square wood tiles I want to attach to the wall, but not sure how best to do it. Thank you!

  • Thank you so much for letting us to peak in your sweet home 🙂 the vintage pieces are absolutely stunning, and I can only image how creative the atmosphere is around there!
    Good luck!


  • I really love how a home decoration can tell us a lot about the people who live inside. Really inspiring!

  • the last picture melted my heart! you have an incredible home!

    <3 steffy

  • amazing! i love all the pics you have above the piano 🙂


  • You have a wonderful home – the style is so eclectic!



  • The super bright couch is the coolest! Did you luck out and actually find it in that bold fabric/ color or did you get it recovered? I’ve been bummed out by my very black couch for a while now and after seeing how happy your’s makes the space I want to ditch it more than ever but am debating rehab versus getting a new one for cost.

    Also it’s “pleather” right? My current couch is leather and I love the durability but the vegetarian in me is bothered. Do you find the fake leather comfy or is it sticky in the heat and stiff to lie on the way the seats to my 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible are? 🙂 Great style!

  • Love your living room! Looks like it could be in a magazine. Elsie you still inspire me after all these years.

  • It is veru nice, but it wouldn’t be good for me. Too many colours and items everywhere!


  • Your dog is the most precious thing, are those the pajamas that cover his back legs too? So adorable, my dog was not a fan, but my mom can never resist a new dog outfit.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing your home, love love love the area rug!

  • the floors are to die for. looking forward to when I can take my piano off my dad’s hands and put it in a house of my own

  • Loved this post about your sweet home! You’ve done a fab job of redecorating it.
    Hope you have a gorgeous Christmas.
    By the way, your dog is so cute!

    Suzi x

  • what a cozy living room!
    Love the way you’ve turned the space into such an inviting home (and loveeeee the instagram wall! Incredible!)
    Cheray x

  • Love the rug! And the fawn wall hanging. And the blankie on the chair…and, and, and….. (I could go on).

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  • Absolutely adorable (as to be expected!!) I love the colors and the attention to detail. It looks like such a warm & inviting room to spend lots of time in! And your pug is ridiculously cute! I can’t wait to see more rooms from your darling house!

  • I absolutely adore the way you have decorated your house! It’s simply magnificent, and I can really appreciate all the vintage styles.

  • I’m in love with your living room! So so cute! I epecially love the piano area. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • I absolutely love home tours! Can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Els 🙂

  • LOVE the instagram prints!!! how amazing!! i also love the little bar cart!


  • I have the same coffee table! It’s looks like you’ve refinished yours, because I did and mine is the same color. I’ve also got the end tables. All thrifted! There’s so many elements of your living space that I have in my own! That’s awesome. Beautiful space!

  • Oh, Elsie. Your living room is such a dream! So happy and cozy and inspiring! I love it 🙂 xoxo.

  • I’m so happy to see someone else with such bright yellow and happy walls! LOVE this space!


  • Your round chair!! I have the same exact one in teal green, from my great-grandmother’s house. I never knew anyone to have a chair like that. Where did you get yours? This is a really old shot of it, but you can see mine here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/illumined_red/2190529331/in/set-72157604572503593

  • You are SO cute I can hardly stand it. And I LOOOOVE your home- the colors, pictures…

  • wow, I LOVE the color. and the rug…and the piano…and just about everything in it!

  • I find this so very delightful* ♥ It truly makes my eyes Happy* You are such a gifted wonderful person* Its funny I showed my nine year old daughter these & she said its “Tacky” she loves it** I was surprised she used the word Tacky but she meant it in a very good way* She loves all the different colors** Happy Holidays to you!!!! xoxo

  • I LOVE your home…it absolutely reflects your personal taste so much…that is really hard to have come through in a home! You are the cutest thing ever.
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  • Oh my goodness YES! Yes to yellow walls; they are so cheery aren’t they?

  • your place is amazing…..like it’s right out of a magazine!


  • wow! you have done SUCH a great job of decorating your home! I can’t wait to see more! I love that “God Bless our Pad” sign. WANT ONE.

    Hopefully you can share some DIY’s with us of projects you have done for this room?

    xo, B

  • Love your living room..it is so nice and bright..my pad is a bit dull at the moment, but looking forward to more DIY work and redorating the whole house!! It is still not completely a home yet, but it will be soon enough. Thanks for sharing! I like the piano!!! 🙂

  • very nice! Fun and colorful! I really love your couch.. Ouh that vintage telephone! Adorable! In fact, i was googling for vintage telephone last night.. hahaha!

  • thank you for sharing pics of your home 🙂

    i love the painting! you said it was by your mom? it’s beautiful!

    also love the vintage furniture and the crate/table; where did you get that? 🙂

  • SO gorgeous! I love what you’ve done it seems so cozy and still very stylish. <3

  • You have the cutest place!! I love all the little vintage touches. What a nice display of photos over the piano. Loving that green phone!! Thank you for showing us your wonderful house!


  • Your living room is as lovely as you guys! Are you also showing some photos outside your cozy pad? And I’m looking forward to seeing more of your home tour real soon! I’m excited, indeed!

  • Love it all! The yellow walls are so happy! I love the wooden crate you have, and the black piano with photos above it and little vignette on top is just perfection.

    Thanks for sharing your home and can’t wait to see more!

  • love your living room! it’s different of another american blogger’s decoration I’ve seen and thatswhy I love it so much. I would say that your living room is more french style:) thanks for sharing!

  • soooo cute! I love your style! even your dog is perfect!

    xx from Italy (I’m a huge fan!)

  • wow, what a living room! definitley will use it as an inspiration when i move out in my new flat…which will be years away. wails.

    xo katrina

  • WOW I love all the photos above the piano. It looks so wonderful.


    xo Emma

  • This place is just perfect <3
    But 3 bedroom house is not tiny 😀


  • i have that same coffee table!!!! i bought it at a yard sale 5 yrs ago, i’ve never seen another one like it till now lol. Very cool space =)

  • What a lovely living room! You both have impeccable style! I can’t wait to see the other rooms in your home! Thanks for sharing!

  • I love the boots as a decoration – such a simple, fun statement!


  • My husband LOVES walls of photos and I just recently inherited a piano from my grandmother. LOVE how you arranged that! It looks so great.

  • Looks like something straight out of a magazine! Absolutely beautiful! =) I love all of the color!


  • wow, its so inspiring!

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  • so stinking cute!! i love all of this so much. i definitely need to spice up my teeny studio attic apt after seeing this. can’t wait to see more of the home tour! 🙂

  • you have such a bright and lively home! fits both of you so well!


  • So Beautiful!!

    The Bootlace


  • I love the rug and the piano! 🙂
    Very cute place!


  • I have that same coffee table! I love seeing how differently people can use the same pieces of furniture :). Here’s what mine looks like in my living room: http://www.insideways.com/2011/09/today-tim-and-i-will-move-in-to-our-new.html

    Also, can I say how crazy jealous I am of your rattan side table? Adorable!!

  • Amazing and SO you! I love the Skunkboy Creatures. Those are perfect! Love the bright colors and creativity!


  • What a great room! My great grandmother painted the very same paint by number (the bottom one) when she was alive and young enough to paint… so like in the fifties or sixties maybe? It’s hanging in my Dad’s house now, and has a mate that’s very similar. I’ve always loved them!

  • Beautiful vibrant colors! I love that needlework piece! And it’s so fitting for you to have a photo wall above the piano.
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  • Thanks for sharing such a personal place! I just adore the side cocktail table. If I didn’t have a 3-year-old sharing our space, I would be making one of my own right now!

  • So gorgeous! Impeccable designing. I came across a tweed arm chair like you have- the all upholstered one- for $25 at a thrift store and it got bought out from under me. I want one so bad now.

  • This is Megan from Larken. I love seeing the mug shots in your house. So cool! Thanks for posting!

  • Gasp!!! The pops of color and light everywhere make for such a vibrant space.
    Your home = Blissful

  • I love your Larken posters! We were neighbors at a show recently – her stuff is amazing.

    Your room is the perfect mix of styled and cozy; love it.

  • You just warmed up my day! All the bright and beautiful colors are wonderful! Again, I just love seeing you together in posts. I hope that someday my hubby will stop being so camera shy =D

    Love & Lollies… Jessa


  • I totally see both your styles in this room – pretty much exactly what I would picture your living room to look like = )


  • I love your turquoise sofa !! And its great against the black and white of your floor covering. Can’t wait to see the rest of your place, especially where you keep all your clothes and how you display them, thanks for letting us have a peek !!

  • Now I want to paint my living room yellow! Can’t wait for the rest of the tour <3

  • I absolutely ADORE this!! I have been reading your blog for a year and a half, and I have read through all of your archives. I have always wanted to see more of your living space, and this is just so exciting!! Your design sensibility has really changed since you lived in the loft… 🙂

    Love it love it love it:)


  • Possibly the most beautiful living room I’ve seen! Love the turquoise with the yellow, such a lively colour combo!!

    Can’t wait to see more!


  • Such a lovely living room. I love how your personal style is showcased so perfectly, as in all your styling (clothing, pictures, store, blog).

    December Sunshine

  • It just looks so cozy and personal. I have an instagram wall at our place aswell, it just adds up some personal air in a stylish way!
    And I adore the couch…i wonder if i could talk my man into getting a more fancy colored cover for ours 🙂

  • Love this! 🙂 You have a lovely home! I have that exact same paint by number in my house. Where do you find sweaters that fit chunky pugs???

  • I’m in love with all the colors and personal touches! I think my favorite elements are the Instagram photos, the vintage magazines, the chevron rug, and the bar cart!

  • I love all of the vintage furniture. I have been searching for great vintage chairs and not having much luck, but i love all of yours!

  • i am crazy about your carpet. Ivan would love it too! it is very ‘Black Lodge’! Jeremy likes David Lynch right? Does it remind him of Twin Peaks too?

  • I’m dying for your turquoise couch!!! I wouldn’t expect anything less from you. Your living rooms looks so warm and cozy and the Instagram Photos wall is such a great idea!
    I can’t wait to see the rest of it! 🙂

  • Awesome! It’s beautiful! I love all the cozy elements from the shoes, patchwork and the photo wall. So you and so unique!

  • You have truly feathered the nest!

    Must ask…is the white chair next to the boot display made of new growth contact paper harvested from the rainforest of my mothers “let’s contact paper the piano” phase?!!

  • I’m thrilled to see this. We’re moving into a new place right now, so I’ve been reading Rachel’s e-course, scouring Pinterest, and looking for ideas everywhere. I love seeing more and more inspiring rooms.

    I’ve actually been wanting to paint the living room yellow for a while, but my boyfriend is a bit gun shy about the idea. Maybe showing him these pictures will give him a better idea of how awesome it would look.

    Oh, and I couldn’t help noticing your vintage mugshots are from Cincinnati – that’s my city! 😀

  • I have a stack of vintage Seventeen magazines in my living room, too! Love all the colors–I’m ready to actually buy a house so I can paint and paper. No more beige renter-walls for me! 🙂

  • So fun! Thanks for sharing! I know you are super busy but it would be so fun to know your thoughts on some of your things & decor choices. Did you do an inspiration board or did it just come together? Is there a significance to the brown boots & shoes? Do the mug shots ever scare you when you walk through the living room in the dark? I always love to read your thoughts on things 🙂

  • Thanks so much for sharing. My hubs and I hope to buy a house in the next couple of years and I’m already daydreaming about how I will decorate. This is great inspiration.

  • I love your piano area with all the instagram photos! Such a cute place… can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Your living room is absolutely adorable, but gotta say: the sweatered pug is the best part of this post!

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