serena & lily playa stripe dhurrie and wisteria disappearing coffee table

I’m so excited to share photos of our living room today! It’s come a long way since I last posted progress photos and I’m so happy with the changes we’ve made. I’m going to write a little about each of the decorating decisions we made along the way, but if you don’t see something linked beneath a given photo, scroll to the end of the post where I’ll include a source list for everything I can think of and add to it if you guys have any additional questions in the comments. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

pottery barn cameron square arm sectional in peacoat navy with serena & lily playa stripe dhurrie and wisteria disappearing coffee table

ikea besta tv unit in design darling living room

Hopefully these two photos give you a sense of the layout of the room. Our sectional separates the living room from the kitchen on one side and creates a hallway from the kitchen to the dining room and foyer on the other. Opposite the sectional there’s a bright little nook where we put the reupholstered chaise longue from my childhood home, which is now one of Rory’s favorite perches and my preferred spot for needlepointing under the floor lamp! My extremely handy parents hemmed and hung these curtains on acrylic curtain rods and I love that the cotton voile material gives us a little privacy without sacrificing any natural light.

ikea besta tv unit in high gloss white with serena & lily playa stripe dhurrie

ikea besta tv unit in high gloss white

The new striped rug instantly transformed the room and made things so much lighter and brighter in here. I love that the stripes complement all the different shades of blue in the room. The media console is an IKEA TV unit that I’d love to upgrade eventually (one of these credenzas is my absolute dream) but it’s served us well and fits perfectly in the space so it stays for now. The blue and white lamps were a gift from Will’s mom that she customized with a thick acrylic base and the silver lantern was a wedding gift that we decided to enjoy indoors until we get around to decorating our outdoor space. And one of you suggested that we covered the TV wires with this cable concealer kit and it makes me so happy to have them hidden… it’s the little things. 🙌🏼

serena & lily south seas side cart in design darling living room

ginger jar matches in design darling living room

One of the big differences since my last photos of this room is the new rattan side cart to the right of the sectional. It’s the perfect dimensions for the space and I love that the woven texture offers a little contrast to our acrylic coffee table. I usually keep a set of needlepoint coasters on the top next to the oversized Diptyque and bowl of ginger jar matches but I’m toying with the idea of making my own now that I’m getting slightly more confident in my abilities! I also ordered a navy lampshade for the white lamp and love that it adds a little color to the far wall.

slim aarons speedboat landing in design darling living room

slim aarons prints wisteria disappearing coffee table serena & lily playa stripe dhurrie

Several of my beloved Slim Aarons prints found a home in our living room and I love getting to look at them every single day. The two large prints hanging behind the sectional are Eden-Roc Pool (pictured in second photo from the top) and Speedboat Landing, while the two square prints hanging above the side table are Family Pool and Boating in Antigua.

pottery barn faux potted fiddle leaf tree in design darling living room

kate schelter tennis watercolor in design darling living room

pottery barn faux potted fiddle leaf tree and serena & lily south seas side cart

The faux fiddle leaf fig tree is one of my very favorite additions to the room. It gives us some much-needed color and height without the risk of killing it after a few months. I was a skeptic on faux plants but this one is really high quality and you’d hardly know the difference without touching it so consider me a convert. We put ours in this basket and love the entire look. The tennis watercolor is a Kate Schelter piece that I gave to Will several birthdays ago and keep moving from room to room because I seem to love it everywhere. I had matching cushions made for the chaise longue but then I received this gorgeous appliqué monogram pillow that’s exactly the same size so you know how it goes… if it isn’t moving, monogram it. And a dear friend gave us the cashmere throw as a wedding gift and it is hands down the most luxurious thing I’ve ever owned.

design darling living room coffee table styling

pottery barn water hyacinth tray in design darling living room

pottery barn water hyacinth tray on coffee table

I’m always fussing with coffee table styling and recently brought this woven tray down from my office to break up all the books. I may eventually want something in lacquer or leather since I was loving this to corral office supplies on my desktop.

zak + fox khotan throw pillow in design darling living room

zak + fox khotan throw pillow and greek key throw pillow

I ordered a couple new pillows for the sectional in addition to the navy and white grosgrain pillows we already owned and I love the way they turned out. The Greek key pillow is super classic and I’m not even sure how to describe the blue and white printed pillow, but I was instantly drawn to it for some reason so that’s good enough for me!

serena & lily south seas side cart on design darling

serena & lily playa stripe dhurrie on design darling

I hope you enjoyed the tour of our living room! I would actually love your help deciding which space to “finish” and share next: kitchen, dining room, home office, or guest bedroom? Do weigh in in the comments!


Pottery Barn sectional in peacoat navy

Chaise longue (old, similar here and here)

Wisteria acrylic coffee table

Serena & Lily side cart

IKEA Besta TV unit in high-gloss white with these legs

Blue and white garden stool



Behr paint color

Ceiling light fixture

Ralph Lauren Home polished nickel floor lamp

Blue and white lamps (old, similar)

White lamp (old, similar)

Navy lampshade



Serena & Lily striped rug c/o

Pottery Barn silver lantern

Pottery Barn faux fiddle leaf fig in 7′ version

Pottery Barn basket for faux fiddle leaf fig in large tote size

Acrylic curtain rods

Cotton voile sheer curtains



Slim Aarons Eden-Roc Pool print

Slim Aarons Speedboat Landing print

Slim Aarons Family Pool print

Slim Aarons Boating in Antigua print

Kate Schelter tennis watercolor



Navy and white grosgrain throw pillows

Blue and white printed throw pillow

Blue and white Greek key throw pillow

Room 422 appliqué monogram pillow c/o

Ralph Lauren cashmere cable knit throw blanket



Woven tray

Oversized Diptyque candle

Ginger jar matches

White shell bowl

TV cable concealer kit


P.S. See how I styled some of the same pieces in our first Greenwich house and our Dallas townhouse. And you can always browse all my past room reveals here!


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  1. very fresh and clean… but too safe with large masses of solid colors. Prints and a pop of color is needed….How about a pretty french/indiaenne blue & white small print for the lamp shade on the lamp you have on the rattan cart instead of the solid navy- would be more interesting…and you could carry the print thru the room in pillows.
    A pop of another color would really finish the room off (green, coral, salmon, bright pink ? some color in the art you have on the walls?)

  2. There’s a lot I like about all these pieces but if it were my room I would swap out the two solid navy cushions and the navy lampshade for an accent colour. Maybe shocking pink!

  3. Ooh have you heard of o’verlays? They’re wooden frames/patterns designed to fit IKEA doors and they transform units into completely unrecognizable pieces of furniture.

  4. AHHH I love that Zak and Fox print on that pillow!!! Have you seen his stuff? It is amazing!! We are always using it somewhere, somehow… his prints and fabrics just go so well with so many styles… and his dog (fox) is the CUTEST.

  5. Love it! Do you still have that green dresser you used in Dallas (I remember loving that one room challenge!). That could look great as a media console since you aren’t in love with the one you have. Just an idea!

    1. We do! It’s in our guest bedroom. I’m thinking of having it painted something less bright but once I do, it could definitely work in this space. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Looks great! I too delight in little things like covered wires. Would love to see the kitchen next.

  7. leave the woven tray downstairs as it matches the side table & get a leather catch-all for the office! just my two sense

    love the room!

  8. You are amazing at what you do! 🙌🏻 Now if you could just come over to my my house and help a girl out 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ Love seeing your home updates!