We are making slow and steady progress on our new pole barn home. Catch the details on our new living room couches and rug. More to come as this room comes together!
Words cannot express how pleased I am to finally see our living room come together.
After saving up money and waiting for 9 month for our couches to arrive, I don’t suppose there was a happier mama on the earth the day they came!
I snuggled my babies, read books, watched TV and soaked up every relaxing lost minute.
We also received our rug from my sponsor, Plush Rugs. Rolling out our new black vintage inspired rug was a moment of excitement!
The room is far from done, but I wanted to share the process of bringing it together as much as I could. With the couches and rug now in place, I feel like I can more confidently make the rest of the design decisions for items like, accent chairs, curtains, coffee table and so forth.
Just the other day, I picked up a couple of side tables from an antique store.
A lot of furniture pieces and window treatments are on backorder so I have to keep waiting to finish it all up. I’ve accepted that is just how it is these days and continue to work on other projects – which are not in short supply in a new unfinished home with a lot going on!
Let’s dive deeper into the details on our rug and couch!
OUR VINTAGE INSPIRED BLACK RUG
This beautiful classic reproduction rug is a work of art! You are welcome to click here and go read all about it.
I love that it is 100% wool, and has some distressing among the beautiful blacks, greens, and browns. I was really nervous about getting a dark rug, but I find it really grounds the room and allows me to throw in dark accents without them looking out of place.
As I suspected, because it is 100% wool, it’s not necessarily a rug you’ll want to curl up and take a nap on. But, once we get some accent chairs and a coffee table in here, there won’t be room to anyway. I really just wanted something that looked natural and genuine, and the couches can bring in the cozy!
ALL ABOUT OUR SIX PENNY COUCHES
Now let’s chat about our new furniture! I searched long and hard for furniture with 100% linen slipcovers. I was delighted to discover Six Penny had this wonderful feature.
I’m a huge fan of slipcovers! They are beautiful and washable, which is both very important to me. The colors I picked are “poppy seed” and “jasmine rice”, both in the Medium Weight Linen.
This bigger sofa is the “Wyatt”, which unfortunately, they have just discontinued.
What really drew me to this one was the shape. I love the single cushion and the fact that there are no separate back cushions. The pillows can stay right in place with just enough sitting room.
And without the separate back cushions, it stays looking nice without any fluffing necessary! It’s so wonderful!
It’s insanely comfortable and beautifully sophisticated. The medium weight fabric has such beautiful texture and is extremely soft to the touch.
I’m still working on the perfect pillow combo, but what we have has worked great so far. I splurged a bit on this linen waffle throw from Etsy. It’s what my dreams are made of! The fray, the linen, the texture, the natural color . . . it’s an item I knew I would love and use around the home for years to come.
Where the Wyatt sofa is big and visually heavy, I wanted to find a sofa to compliment it without being so bulky.
The Gabriel was the ticket!
It feels slim, minimalistic and elegant in the room, which will be even more important as I begin to add other pieces.
Yet, it is still extremely comfortable and sits you up perfectly for a casual conversation. Of course, it’s my daughters favorite lounge couch as well. The single cushion is surprisingly thick and heavy, and holds its shape so good. The fabric is so lovely and textured.
We truly could not be happier with the furniture. It’s everything I hoped it would be!
I’d love to hear what you think of our progress so far. If you missed it, I have a post all about our design plans for this European Farmhouse Living room.