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  1. I admired your French Louis chairs but your new ones add a more comfy spot for reading.
    We’ve waited to complete some of our rooms as you just don’t know how you’ll feel the space fits into your idea of home until you’ve spent some time there.
    Your room looks comfy yet high end. Love the print above the sofa.

  2. Your living room refresh looks beautiful and elegant. I also have a small living room and it’s nice to see elements of a scaled down style.

  3. Nancy Johnson says:

    I enjoy how you share hydrangea

  4. Carolyn Carr says:

    I adore the updated look of your living room. And I’m so grateful for the inspiration! We just completed a huge remodel and the last room to decorate is the living room. I only have two French Bergere chairs in there. I envision soft, light and more casual furnishings. The style of sofa you chose is perfect for my vision. I think I can pull it together now!

  5. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I miss the ottoman! That is your signature piece…so glad you moved it to the entryway! It sets the stage for your beautiful home!

    1. Thanks! yes, I actually love it in the entryway. I had ordered a Swedish bench for that space and once I saw the ottoman there, I cancelled the bench order!

  6. I almost skipped this post because my living room is 15′ wide and 18′ long. That’s a good-sized room however when I thought about it, the layout makes it “small.” One long wall has a 9′ off-center fireplace and the other has a 5-foot entry next to a 5-foot pony wall. As I read the post, I realized that I’d used some of your “small room” tips the last time I bought new furniture. Thanks for inspiring me.

    1. The funny thing is, I almost took the word small out of the title because I realized the tips could apply to anyone. Glad you found it helpful!

  7. Your room looks very inviting! And I appreciate that you shared the thought process behind your decisions.

  8. I didn’t have an area rug in our small conversation area and putting one there surely did pull everything together….I have one very large area that encompasses the living room and dining area and then the kitchen….it is very hard to decorate and I value the tips given here….thanks

  9. Your living room is more inviting and relaxing now. I found the ottoman beautiful but far too ornate. And, where do you sit down your coffee cup or glass of wine? Yes, this rendition of French country is more to my liking. And, I’m sure you found a new home for your lovely ottoman. It would be beautiful at the foot of a bed.

  10. Micaela Brundage says:

    Love these ideas!

  11. Love your courage in deciding which direction you wanted to go and in making the changes to get there!! One question. Have you considered removing the draperies at the bay window area completely? It’s such a gorgeous space and I bet the view is amazing. The draperies just might be competing for the attention there. Just a thought.

  12. Yes, I have a small living room area, too! I’ve been working toward a more monochromatic color scheme. I plan to incorporate many of your ideas! Thank you for your post! ❤️

  13. Beautiful ideas!
    Thank-you!

  14. Relaxed is perfect for today’s lifestyle

  15. So pretty and very helpful ideas.