Living Room Refresh and Tour

Can I just share with you that my living room is one of my favorite rooms in my home? I think it is because at the moment, it is the room that is the most decoratively complete and the most “me”.  This room has color, personality and definitely decorated on a budget with pieces collected over time. I define my style as Vintage Traditional. I love mixing antiques, collectibles, found items and pieces with special meaning into my decor.

So…come on in and let me show you around.

IMG_1344I kept all of the furniture pieces neutral and added pops of color with accent pieces, pillows and curtains.

IMG_1168Speaking of furniture, this antique sofa was free! Can you believe it? I have a friend that owns an upholstery business. This sofa was given to her in multiple pieces and she was going to throw it away – I know…don’t even get me started :) So I offered to put it back together with a little bit of assistance from her husband. I purchased very inexpensive fabric and my friend upholstered the sofa for me. I can’t express how excited I was to get this antique beauty in my home!

IMG_1371The sofa legs are hand-carved swans.

IMG_1322The arms are hand-carved too.

IMG_1325_2The mirror above the sofa is another hand-carved piece that I purchased at a yard sale for $50!


Like a lot of you, I make the rounds at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods – in fact I call it the pilgrimage, as I visit my local stores. I typically make a beeline for the home section and visit the clearance shelves first. You would be surprised at the deals I’ve found on those wonderful aisles. On one particular visit I found these three decorative wooden mirrors for $5 a piece. They are the perfect addition for this odd wall behind the chair.

IMG_1295Luckily for me, and not too far from my home is a hotel furniture liquidation center. The coffee table is super heavy and needs two people to move it. The table is quality made and cost me a grand total of $30!

IMG_1205I was so excited to find this painting at a local thrift shop. I was ecstatic when I discovered it was only $9 and that it matched my living room perfectly!

IMG_1351_2 (1)The antique harp table is actually a game table. The top of the table spins and can be opened up as a larger, square table. This piece has been moved all over the house – I love how universal it is.

IMG_1214Y’all know that I’m obsessed with moss balls :) This one is placed in an antique silver sugar bowl.

IMG_1337_2The hydrangeas were cut from the yard…aren’t Summertime flowers the best?

IMG_1177_2This bisque lamp is another clearance purchase from HomeGoods…




IMG_1314I separated all of the green glass from my beach glass collection and placed it in an apothecary jar.

IMG_1312Y’all have seen my painted wing chair before…yes, the fabric is painted :) You can read that post HERE.

IMG_1362_2I love this antique teacup especially since it was a gift from my mother. The vintage linen is also a gift from my sweet friend CoCo.


Do you remember when I showed you how I transformed this carved wooden box?


The brass pieces are vintage memo holders.

IMG_1268The curtains are some of my all-time-fabric favorites. I originally made them for Jennifer’s home when she lived in North Carolina. Not long ago I reclaimed them from her to add into my living room.

The antique mahogany table has made the rounds, so to speak. When I lived in North Carolina I purchased the table from a friend at a yard sale. A couple of years later I sold it to another friend and then bought it back from her a few years later. I was thrilled to get it back…sorry Ladies :)

IMG_1282_2The pottery piece on the bottom shelf is handmade and a gift from my dear, young friend Lauren. I was amazed that it matched the curtains perfectly.

IMG_1365This living room is my favorite room because every piece in it has special meaning to me. I remember where I purchased each piece, who I was shopping with or who gifted me an item used in the room.  I love drinking my morning coffee on my painted wing chair while talking on the phone with my friends. This room is like a favorite pair of jeans – well worn, comfortable, cozy and loved.

Living Room Refresh Collage

I hope you liked the tour :) We’ll see you back here tomorrow!



  1. says

    Beautiful!! Such a great space with so many special touches. The navy and green are two of my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing the stories to your pieces…that’s my kind of home tour :) Hugs!

  2. says

    Vicki, Ohhh I loved seeing your living room sooo much. What a gorgeous room, the molding and colors are fabulous. I can’t believe the sofa was free….WOW. Each piece and find is just beautiful and styled so fabulously. LOVE it all, Lisa
    Lisa recently posted…Tuesday Treasures 40My Profile

  3. Sherry Fram says

    Love your living room! The wall color is gorgeous! The sofa (I cannot believe she was going to throw that away!! lol) and harp table are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. says

    Vicki and Jennifer,

    Your living room is beautiful! I can’t believe someone would throw out such a beautiful couch! We have a hotel furtive liquidator not far from us too, I am ashamed to say I’ve never been there. Honestly I just figured it would be a ton of garbage furniture, but I love your coffee table. I will definitely be giving them a try now! Thanks for sharing girls!

    Cat @ Pocketful of Posies recently posted…Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Party #4My Profile

  5. says

    It’s easy to see how much fun you had collecting this room Vicki :-) The result is truly beautiful and so unique. I love the navy and green accents ~ so fresh for summer. I can see you in the white wing chair with your coffee ~ perfect for the Queen Bee! Thanks for sharing with us! Bwg ~~~
    Bluwatergal recently posted…July 4th table ideas ~My Profile