When I think of my living room, one might think of a Netflix and chill situation where you can post on the couch, and not be bothered. I think of a space that’s living and breathing with calming furniture and artistic design that entices conversations whenever guests convene. I partnered with Lulu and Georgia to create a space in our new house that would offer comfort for movie nights and the luxury and leisure of an art museum. My husband and I love art, and I happen to come from a family that creates beautiful artwork that carries meaning and memory. My sister, Valerie June, created a masterpiece in my living room that has traveled from each of my living spaces when I lived by myself and every space where my husband and I have lived. It means so much to us to make sure we play off of the dynamic painting that tells the musical story of my sister, carries the heritage of the south specifically Memphis (home), and, is absolutely captivating. Not to mention, the originality of the art adds to the aesthetic of our living room.
I love neutral-colored spaces, and they’ve been the main features of home design magazines and HGTV shows. However, it was imperative that I add in colorful pieces whether it be books or a tic tac toe board that brings out the vibrance and living that we need in that space. It also was the perfect comradery to merge the neutral calm tones with the electric vibes of color.
Coffee Table Books
- Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
- The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!
- The Rainbow Atlas: A Guide to the World’s 500 Most Colorful Places (Travel Photography Ideas and Inspiration, Bucket List Adventure Book)
Lulu & Georgia Furniture
The Fritzie sectional invites us to come to relax. We loved the plush cushions and modern design. It comfortably sits 3 people which was perfect for our family. Baby Reign loves to share the space with us. Yes, it is kid-friendly. The removable cushions are easy to clean and move around. We welcome the days of lounging on this couch all day watching feel-good movies and tossing popcorn in the air.
The Jaz accent Chair is not your average accent chair. It brings the pizzazz that we need to make the place come alive. The natural wood frame and the woven cane back are features that just add an artistic element to the space. It makes me feel like I’m really in an art gallery sitting right in my living room. It also has cushions that invite you in for a good coffee date.