Farmhouse Living Room // Inspiration


With the temperature hovering far below freezing these days, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside.  Which means I’m even more excited to craft a functional living space for us to enjoy this winter.  A couple of weeks ago, I shared the sofa we ordered for our living room, and today, I want to share my inspiration for the space.

I’ve mentioned before that we’re casual people, and we want our living room to reflect that.  The blue velvet sofa will be the focal point of the room, but I’m also planning on incuding 2 vintage chairs (if I can find them), a large neutral rug, off-white walls, drapes, and vintage furniture storage for toys and TV equipment.  We’ll be pulling up the carpet, and I’ll let you in on a little secret: the living room carpet was laid AFTER the floors were refinished.  Which means we won’t need to refinish these floors (phew!).  That’ll save us time, money, and a lot of dust.

Okay, now for the inspiration.  Here are three living rooms that mixed a blue velvet sofa and vintage pieces to stunning results.

hannah-carpenter-living-2 lonny-living-room design-sponge-living-room

Hannah Carpenter | Lonny | Design Sponge

I don’t think our space will turn out quite as eclectic as these rooms – we are afterall in a historic farmhouse – but I love them as inspiration.  What do you guys think?  Are you into these living spaces?



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  1. Love the inspiration photos, I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    Courtney @

  2. Hi! I’ve just started following your site and instagram a few weeks ago, and I love your style! We have a farmhouse in Colfax WA that is a long-term reno; we moved here from Seattle in 2012 with our two (now 3) boys, and love it here! I used to be a land development and design consultant for residential and mixed-use developers all over the city of Seattle; I’ve been taking a break until my youngest is in school full-time. Anyway, I’m working on the house reno as I can in the meantime, and Rachel Bilson’s blue sectional has been my inspiration for our living room as well. It gives just enough sophistication to appeal to my city roots; but it’s laid back, comfortable, and casual enough to feel just right for a 100-year old house on a property with boys and farm animals.

    • How cool Jennifer! I always love hearing about others moving to old houses and fixing them up, and you’re story is especially fun since you’re in a Washington farmhouse too (and with 3 boys too…wow)! Good luck with the renovation, I’d love to see photos if you ever want to email me some 🙂

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