Friday Finds: Dream Living Room

Check out this 'Dream Living Room' with products from Arhaus, West Elm, and more!Before we made the move from our tiny, cramped apartment into our spacious bungalow, I spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what type and style of furniture I wanted for our living room. This is because while some consider the kitchen the heart of the home, for me the living room has got a slight edge. In fact, I spend most of my time there. Whether it’s reading, eating, watching tv, surfing the internet, or writing my next blog post, the living room is my go-to space to work, rest or play.

While I am happy with the way it has evolved these past 6 and a half years, I’ve always wanted to replace a couple of hand-me-down items in it. Number one on that list is our living room couches. They were given to us by friends who were upgrading their own living room and we were (and still are) grateful for them! But, if I were to start again, I would say that my Dream Living Room would probably look something like the photo above:  Filled with luxurious seating, creamy whites, textured accessories, and a few subtle hits of colour – that’s all that’s needed to keep this girl happy 🙂

For this dream living room edition of my favourite finds, I found a ton of inspiration in a few of my  favourite shops, including West Elm and Anthropologie, but also from Arhaus home furnishings which made up the bulk on my hit list. (BTW: If you have never heard of Arhaus, you will be blown away by their offerings. If you love texture, warmth, and a touch of the outdoors, you will definitely fall in love with what they’ve got there. I know I have).

So here are just some of my favourite finds for my dream living room:

1.  The Emory Sectional from Arhaus home furnishings, is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen. It has everything I could want in a living room sectional – it’s spacious, comfortable, and creamy, creamy white. (See more of their fabulous sectionals here).


2.  What’s a living room without a shag rug? The Isoba Wool Shag Moroccan Rug, also found at Arhaus, is definitely on my lust list.

Dream Living Room - Isoba Wool Shag Rug / www.arhaus.com

3.  The Shaw Rectangle Coffee Table With Bluestone Top is, well, incredible. The geometric quality of the legs are uber modern and tres chic (if I may invoke a little French…and German 😉 ).

Dream Living Room - Shaw Coffee Table // www.arhaus.com

4.  I just want to wrap myself in this Tibetan Wool Throw.

Dream Living Room - Tibetan Wool Throw // www.arhaus.com

5.  As a crafter, I could not help but fall just a little in love with this Felt Color Block Pillow Cover.

Dream Living Room - felt-colorblock-pillow-cover-citrus-yellow // www.westelm.com

6.  I have been longing to put a pouf in our living room. The Reina Pouf has such lovely lines and texture and would complement the moroccan rug so well (it also comes in other colours).

Dream Living Room - Reina Pouf in beige // www.arhaus.com




7.  I’ve always loved the impact that an overarching floor lamp like this beautiful Acrylic Shade Floor model has in a space. The delicate lines and brass colour make this an easy piece to integrate into most living room styles.

Dream Living Room - Overarching Acrylic Shade Floor Lamp // www.westelm.com

8.  What I love about the Marquetry Side Table from West Elm is that it is unobtrusive and yet has a modern edge to it that makes it a real stand out piece.

Dream Living Room - Marquetry Marble Side Table // www.westelm.com

9.  Okay, so I could not take my eyes off of this vintage-inspired table lamp. A-ma-zing!

Dream Living Room - Fern Fossil Lamp // www.anthropologie.com

10.  Let’s talk coffee table accessories. You know I could not even consider living room accents that do not include a touch of the outdoors in some way. This Golden Pinecone is just so lovely. (For more ideas on using outdoor decor indoors, see 10 Creative Ways To Bring The Outdoors In).

Dream Living Room - Golden Pinecone // www.arhaus.com

11.  Another of my favourite finds is this Genuine Elk Antler – a great addition to any tablescape.

Dream Living Room - Genuine Elk Antler // www.arhaus.com

12.  Of course, what coffee table should go without a scented candle? Called the “Midnight Garden” small candle, the description really caught my attention “darkly romantic aromas of a moss-laden forest.”  (Sometimes it’s nice to have something other than vanilla-scented candles 😉 )

Dream Living Room - Midnight Garden Small Candle // www.arhaus.com

13. Okay, okay, so I just had to sneak in this book by Rachel Denbow called DIY Woven Art. One of my new favouite coffee table books which just arrived in the mail yesterday!

Dream Living Room - DIY Woven Art

Hope you enjoyed a walk  through my Dream Living Room – or at least the start of one 😉



  • Reply
    November 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I love that table lamp! And that throw would be handy as it is beginning to be quite cold. 🙂

    • Reply
      November 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      I agree – that throw would be an amazing addition at this time of year. So cozy and chic 🙂

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