Mid-Century Modern Living Room Tour

So, the first room reveal,ย post home reno completion, is of our living room ๐Ÿ˜„

It turned out better than I’d hoped and I love that the mid-century modern feel I desired, was actually captured pretty wellย ๐Ÿคฉ

(The kitchen doesn’t yet have a table, so we dine in the living room, as well as relax and do living roomy things ;p)

I love the fresh whites and bright airy feel it has, even though the space isn’t that obnoxiously large.

The grey trim was a Pinterest inspiration and we love the outcome of it AND the outcome of the herringbone floor Michiel patiently installed!!

It was so fun being in total control of the whole decorating and designing process for the first time and something I look forward to continuing throughout the rest of the house!

Our chandelier was bought during a big, street style garage sale in Holland, it was then shined up and re-finished with my visiting aunt and uncle.

It is now proudly hung here in Canada, even if it shines so dimly itโ€™s hard to tell that itโ€™s on, due to electrical differences between Canada and Europe ๐Ÿ˜‰


I had the teal, vintage chair for years, having had it as second hand scored, bedroom piece, long before meeting Mike.


The pink chair was found at Roses Furniture a second hand store of sorts, this past summer during a visit to Saskatoon and put in storage, not knowing where it would end up being used.

I didnโ€™t really think it would work in the living room after we started adding in the finishing touches, until I found our rug onย Wayfair.caย and all the colors came together perfectly!!


We got our grey sofa at Jyskย during one of their sales and we are really happy with the price/quality ratioย ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


Our โ€˜coffee tableโ€™ is extra special, as not only is it what we used to ship things over from Europe when we moved, but our Opa and Oma are the one who gave it to us!

We are so happy it can be used in our day to day ๐Ÿ˜„ย …and to stuff with things we don’t yet have places forย ๐Ÿ˜‚


Our dresser was a piece my Mom was done with and I happily freed her of it, liking that itโ€™s big enough to store things in but still narrow enough to keep walking space open ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

I found out it was a second hand piece from one of her friends, so it’s actually a third hand piece for us but I’m happy about it.

The coloring of it helps blend in the side chairs better than I had pictured, so for now, any repainting plans are off the table๐Ÿ˜‰

We found this perfectly colored globe right close to home at MacDowall Antiquesย and the awing crystal cluster you see was also gifted from our Opa ๐Ÿ™‚


Our curtains were bought at Jysk and the matt black curtain rod found at Giant Tiger, a store I rarely, if ever enter but may do so more often nowย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’d found some lovely, dark velvet curtains (also at Jysk) that pooled luxuriously upon the floor but they made the space feel heavy and small, so the sparkly white ones were chosen instead.
Opting to keep the feel of the room lighter and brighterย ๐Ÿ˜Š


Our gallery wall frames were purchased at the dollar store ๐Ÿ˜‚

I hated the idea of spending who knows how much, on nine, matching picture frames from Michaels or wherever, so I thought we would give the Dollar Store a shot.

Mike told me that ‘cheap is not always better’, as we unwrapped the frames to find chipped edges, hanging hooks mounted in different spots and oddly joined corners… Oh well, lesson learned, not a ton of money wasted and now we can wait for sales to replace the frames when we canย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am still thrilled with the outcome of the wall either way, thoroughly enjoying looking over and reminiscing over the places we’ve been together.


 

 

 

(One does not note how shaky ones hands are, until one attempts to make a smoothly running video)

 

 

And there you have it, our living room โ˜บ

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