House Updates: The Living Room and Sunroom

We’re slowly but surely making a little more progress on our home. It is so unlike me to take this long but decorating a 3 bedroom house is a lot more work than decorating a 1 bedroom apartment and I’ve had a lot going on, so it really hasn’t been that much of a priority. I wish our home was just magically finished but I’m excited to see things come together over the next few months. You’ve seen peeks of the kitchen/dining area, living room, and Margot’s room, but that’s it. Here are some updates, things we’ve purchased, and what we’re going to work on soon.

I’m also teaming up with Paynes Gray  – one of my favorite online shops where I got my coffee table – to give one of you $500 to help you decorate your home! Giveaway details are at the bottom of this post!

Let’s start with the living room – the room you’ve seen most of. It has evolved just a little bit over the last few months.

Here’s what we’ve done. 

We started with a jute rug but changed it out for wool. I love jute and have had it in all my homes but wanted something softer for Margot to crawl around on. If you’re looking for a jute rug, I highly recommend this one and this one, too.

Our old coffee table looked great but the mirrored top was always dirty and the edges were so sharp. As someone who cracked her forehead open on a coffee table when she was 3, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the rounded edges of our new one. I initially ordered a light wood but the room started looking a little too brown, so we switched it out for black, and it looks perfect. I love how it stands out against the lighter furniture and rug.

I tried living with the old fireplace marble for a few months but it never grew on me, so we switched it out for something a little more understated. I’m really happy with how it looks!

The curtain rods that came with the house don’t look great in person and since we’re planning on staying in this house a few years, I decided it was worth changing them for something I love.

We had the TV mounted and added a console below. It’s not the most functional (no storage) but it looks SO good. Or at least I think it does. We don’t have cable so there isn’t a need for a cable box. A smart TV, hulu, amazon prime, and netflix works really well for us and saves us a lot of money each month.

Paynes Gray

Noir Coffee Table

I ordered this coffee table in weathered but it didn't work with the rug and sofa, so I switched it out for the same one in black and it looks perfect!
Shop now

Dash & Albert

Numa Wool Rug

I've always had jute rugs in my home and ours held up well, but it wasn't soft enough for Margot. I wanted a slightly more formal, cozy look for that room and love how this wool rug looks. It does shed, but doesn't bother me.
Shop now

Josh Young

L' exposition Art

My friend Josh made this BEAUTIFUL custom piece with our wedding venue address. It turned out so beautifully! He has a few originals for sale and offers custom, too!
Shop now

Circa Lighting

Double Sconce

I love how the fireplace looks but think flanking the fireplace with sconces will make the room feel warmer, so I'm ordering these to flank the fireplace.
Shop now

Ballard Designs

Moss Balls

We had a vintage brass bowl and needed something to fill it, so we ordered 6 large and 4 small moss balls. They look good and will be toddler friendly in the future.
Shop now

Pottery Barn

Curtain Rods

I ordered these rods in 1.25 inch with really simple, flat finials.
Shop now


Cashmere Pillow

I love the contrast of these dark pillows on my white Interior Define x The Everygirl Rose chairs.
Shop now

Interior Define

Rose Chair

I have two The Everygirl x Interior Define rose chairs in ivory heavy cloth. The classic style and clean lines bring a really nice traditional element to the room, and they're so comfortable!
Shop now


Aperture Mirror

Not the first time I've linked to this mirror but I love it so much, it's such a good deal, and it's on sale!
Shop now

Circa Lighting

Cube Accent Lamp

This little guy is so cute! Would be perfect on a shelf, small table, or stack of books.
Shop now

Karin Gråbæk Helledie

Living In Style Scandinavia

Shop now

Thomas O'Brien


Shop now

Crate and Barrel

Iron Console

I know it doesn't have room for storage but I love this console so much. We didn't want the TV to be the main focus of the room so mounting it above the fireplace was not something we ever considered, and this console allowed us to add art, lighting, and a few things below, making it feel less like a media console.
Shop now

Josh Young


I fell in love with this piece my friend Josh painted and my sister-in-law ended up getting it for us as a wedding gift. It's just so beautiful, and it means a lot to me since it was painted by a friend.
Shop now

World Market


These are so budget friendly and were perfect for blankets and Margot's toys.
Shop now

And the sunroom. Half the window treatments were broken and they just weren’t the look we were going for. The room doesn’t need them, and we’d rather not spend the money, so we’re not ordering new ones. It’s not really close to done since we just have two chairs (but we finally have something!) in there. We don’t have a plan for the whole room just yet, but would love to add a bench cushion, pillows (we’re thinking blue!), and possibly a vintage dresser or secretary. We both love mixing vintage in with new and want to have at least one vintage piece in each room. 


Ciment Tile

The faux wood floors didn't really flow with the darker wood in the rest of the house, so we swapped them out for a more sunroom-y tile.
Shop now


Hoffmann Armchair

I have loved these chairs for as long as I can remember and finally caved and bought two for the sunroom. They just arrived are a real dream.
Shop now


Marble Pedestal Table

I haven't ordered this yet but I am seriously thinking about it. It's so pretty and would look so good in our sunroom!
Shop now

Win $500 to Paynes Gray! 

Follow @daniellemoss_ and @paynesgrayhome on instagram, and tag 2 friends in the comments section of this post. Then comment on this blog post telling me what you’ll choose if you win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment
Leave a comment