we are couch potatoes

1212When gathering inspiration for our living room in The Little Barn, my site of choice was Pinterest. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago, I didn’t even know what a Pin was. Now I’m all up in Pinterest’s biz, pinning here, creating boards there, and reposting on Hello, Scarlett like mad. I can’t help it. The site is so pin-teresting! It’s pin-terrific!

We are not really couch potatoes. The title is the best one that I could come up with for a post on living rooms. Because that’s where a couch is located, right? You get the pin-ture. (That one didn’t really work. It was pint-rifying.)

Alright, I had better stop with my creation of ‘pin’ words and start with my showcase of photos. So without further ado, here are my favourite living room ideas. The theme is Modern Rustic Industrial.

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I’d love it if you left your thoughts below!



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  1. Joanne S

     /  09/24/2014

    Absolutely love the wooden locker room benches-turned-coffee table. We have a Truman at our house. His name is Douley. Sometimes he doesn’t even wait for his little sister Phoebe to get out of the way. Got to love ’em! ….Also, like the leather couch!

  2. I absolutely love the vibe you’ve got going for the living room! The modern/rustic feel is fantastic. I know it’s going to beautiful when it comes time to put all this pinspiration to work! ;)


  3. Love the one with the nicely worn chair and couch with the wood ceiling and lateen lights!!!!

  4. Well worn leather – chairs, crossbody bags, boots, it all screams cozy to me. LOVE IT!

  5. G

     /  09/23/2014

    Those are great! I really like the look of an old ratty leather couch in a wide open space. The all look like really inviting spaces. Hope ours looks the same ;)

  6. Mum

     /  09/23/2014

    Little Potomac on the Pike I am looking forward to the day (the countdown has begun) when we can throw those doors open and view what you have created. You nailed it darlin. Less IS more. Excellent.

    • I can’t wait for the day when I will no longer hear Mickey howling next door and have to invite into our home just so he’ll be quiet and calm down. All because you stepped outside for a minute. Then as I’m working, I hear the soft crunch of cat food because he has found my kitty’s bowl. I tell him to stop and he walks away, still crunching the food, and finding a nice table leg or rug to pee on. Oh, there he goes. And now he’s dragging his bum on my hardwood floors. I see streaks.

      • Mum

         /  09/23/2014

        Whatever Emma. He weighs like five pounds. Do you really want to talk bad dogs? I have stories about your little rat with one ear standing and the other pointing down. There isn’t a fence he can’t or won’t go through. There isn’t an object moving or stationary that he hasn’t emitted his awful piercing bark at. And don’t even get me started on his housebreaking.

        • All true, except Truman is housebroken. Just not at your house, or in your garage. He has to spray his scent where there’s been pee before. And because of Mickey, it’s everywhere.

  7. Let Me Veg

     /  09/23/2014

    Is this your place of how you want it to look? I’m dead jealous this is gorgeous. Check out the book “the natural home” by Hans Blomquist.

    • I will! I already love Blomquist’s work. :-) Yes, designing a home from scratch has endless possibilities, and is very fun and freeing. It’s also a great way to reinvent your style.

      Thank you for the comment!


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