About a year ago my brother bought his first home, which was also his first house that he was able to furnish completely himself. I was so excited when he asked me to help him with it because it’s so important to make your living space reflect you and to take a house from just walls, floors, and doors to home–and I wanted to help him do just that.
His house is a cute older home with a lot of potential: great natural light, hardwood floors, decent layout, and cute curb appeal in a mature neighborhood. No major renovation was necessary to transform his living room–it just needed the right elements to set-off the room’s greatest features and reflect the personality of my brother who lives there.
This is the first room that greets you as you walk in the door and it does a good job of setting the tone for Clay’s home. He is drawn to a 70’s, mid-century mod aesthetic; I didn’t want the whole room to look like we just bought everything with a tapered leg, so we mixed in other elements to off-set the mid-century modern style without going overboard. I think the room is a good balance.
This room has the best natural light, and I love that the dark colors in the furniture do not feel heavy against the bright backdrop of the room.
We kept the entry simple with some extra storage and a place to drop your keys.
Whenever you use an ottoman as a coffee table, I like to put a tray down to support drinks and collect coasters, books or remotes.
Not bad for a bachelor pad, right?