Although it’s not Pantone’s color of the year, I’ll say that Lavender remains one of those soothing colors that makes any year a good color for me. With hues that reminds me of the aromatic scent of wisteria, it simply entices the eyes and create a relaxing effect. Through its gentleness – it packs a powerful statement in a room. The softness makes it versatile and blends with almost any color. When my mom asked me to help her decorate her living room, that was the color that immediately came to mind. It simply reminds me of her personality. My mom is a gentle woman who doesn’t speak in high tones but her volume speaks through her softness. This post showcases her lovely, lavender living room, designed on a dime…featuring vintage re-styled furniture. Welcome to Mommy’s house…
The furniture pieces are vintage french provincial items that have been loving restored. All of which came from yard sales, thrift stores and roadside finds. The pair of chairs were purchased from a moving sale for $40.00. I had them re-upholstered with this lovely lavender damask fabric.
The upholsterer did an absolutely a fantastic job making them new again. Completely tufted and well cushioned, these chairs are so comfortable.
Her sofa, purchased at the same moving sale for $50.00, was upholstered in an ultra-suede deep plum. This sofa was a true bargain (the cushion is 100% goose down feather stuffed) and completely comfortable.
With catching fabric on sale, buying the furniture and paying the upholsterer, her set was under $500.00. The frame for this artwork was a flea market find for $25.00. The lithograph by artist Ellen Powell-Tiberino, was professionally matted.
The ottoman – another yard sale find for $5.00 – reupholstered using leftover fabric from another job was an added bonus with the complete set.
Her coffee table – found as is – on the street…(it was great night of bulk day hunting treasures) $0.00
It was a miracle finding all these pieces (made of fruitwood) in such great shape but at different times. You know my motto – Patience is a virtue.. eventually it’ll turn up..
The space is accented with vintage crystal candy dishes, thrifted candle holders and other thrifty finds to create the finished look.
Visiting mom is always a joy, and her living room gives everyone a welcome feeling. Her heart is just as sweet as the candy she keeps the candy dishes 🙂 . Since I welcomed you into her home, I’d like to introduce you to my Mom… (picture taken 2 years ago when we celebrated her 75th birthday and I love this picture- she was so surprised)
By looking at her, do you think her living room reflects her style…. 🙂