Ravenna Living Room Reveal (Take #2)


Well guys, as I mentioned last month, I finally won the debate and we now have a sofa in the living room. And let me just say that everyone – seriously, everyone – has mentioned how much better the layout is now.  Oh how good it feels to be a winner!

The Grit and Polish - Living Room CouchAdding the couch led to full on redecorating escapades that culminated the morning before we had some special guests at the Ravenna House.  Here’s a look at the new and improved living room.

The Grit and Polish - Living Room FireplaceThe Grit and Polish - Living Room Wingback ChairsI’m pretty obsessed with gallery walls.  I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to these lovlies and never ever get sick of them.  So I thought why not put one in the Ravenna House?  I built this one with black and white prints from Costco’s art collection and frames from Ikea.

The Grit and Polish - Living Room gallery wallLets talk about toy storage.  I bought two baskets from Ikea for like $20 a piece and they are a godsend.  Where we used to have toys strewn about the living room, hiding in every nook and cranny, they’re now almost completely contained in those two baskets.  Now if I could just get Wilder to put away his own toys…some kids actually do that, right?!

The Grit and Polish - Living room toy storage

If you’re interested, take a look back at our old living room layout.  What do you guys think?  Is the redo new and improved or just new?

Resources – Sofa: Pottery Barn, discontinued | Pillows: West Elm | Black, patterned throw: Anthropologie | Cowhide: Ikea | Red Alpaca blanket: wedding gift | Trunk: Vintage | Silver Candle: Anthropolgie | Toy Baskets: Ikea (similar to this) | Lamp Shades: Pottery Barn, discontinued| Wingback Chairs: Vintage | Bronze side table: Urban Outfitters | Mirror: vintage | Black and White Photography: Costco | Picture Frames: Ikea | Green inlaid box: Serena and Lily, old | Lantern: Ravenna Gardens, old | Blinds: Home Depot | Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, 50% tint | Doors and Trim Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White



p.s. I’m down with Cuba!  Especially Justina Blakeney’s design inspiration!

p.p.s. What will become of Seattle’s most famous house?!  I’m secretly hoping someone renovates it and moves in!

p.p.p.s. Love this transformation.  What a beautiful LA home!

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  1. oH my, I love this lay out so much more! What a lovely living room!!!

  2. Hi,
    I love all your kitchen designs. Wondering where you found the wall mounted kitchen faucet? I have an old farm sink that needs refinishing. Once that’s done, we want to find a new faucet that will mount to the back of the sink, which runs up the wall like a built in back splash.

    • Thanks Penny! Your project sounds amazing – I love those old sinks, especially with the built-in backsplash! The resource to our faucet is at the bottom of this post. Good luck!!!

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