My vintage style living room

September 10, 2014


I love decorating, moving furniture around and making our house a home.  I’ve always been like that. I can remember when I was a kid – I would spend hours in my bedroom, moving around furniture and decorating it, to make it “just right”. Then the next week, I would begin all over again.  My 7 year old is just like me. Yesterday morning at 7am (before school), I found her moving her little stand & doll bed to another area of her room.  She said, “it just had to be moved mom”. I shook my head yes (and agreed) because I could relate.  She thinks just like me.  We have the innate tendency to express our creativity, at all times.


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Now that I’m all grown up, I can play “house” as often as I want.  And trust me, I do!  I’m always thinking of ways to change things up and re-decorate a room or space.  Just last month, I was browsing Etsy to find the perfect “vintage style” sign for my living room, when I came across a shop called “House of Belonging”. The talented creator of this unique shop is Tiffini, the sweetest gal you ever did meet (virtually).  I honestly cannot express how much I love her creativity.  I love ALL of her signs.


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I was drawn to this sign in particular. It’s called “Born to blaze new trails”.  Love, love, love it!  I got 2 other signs (which I will share later on this fall).  But for now, I wanted to put the spotlight on this one.  She fits perfectly behind my couch.  I’d say she’s a keeper.  Tiffini has a ton more signs in her shop & you can check them out here.  Don’t forget to enter the coupon code “abowlfulloflemons15” for 15% off everything in her shop!


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I’m also loving my new Pottery Barn pillow. Isn’t it darling?


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The gray ticking pillows are Ralph Lauren (from TJ Maxx).


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Of course, I can’t decorate a room without adding some whimsical cotton branches. (Below is the wooden table I purchased at World Market).


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Here is a snapshot of the whole room.  My favorite vintage wooden & ceiling tin frames are the center piece of the room.  They can be found here.


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There is one more thing I forgot mention.  If you love my sign, you might want to head on over to my Instagram feed today.  I have a big surprise!!  Also,  you might want to stop on over at Tiffini’s Instagram feed too!  She also has a big surprise.  You don’t want to miss either! The surprise will happen in the morning.  🙂  I love surprises.


    Happy Decorating!


32 comments on “My vintage style living room

  1. Lisa says:

    Love this Toni and Tiff’s signs are my absolute favorite!! Your looks amazing in your living room!!

  2. Love the room and all its touches, thanks for sharing today. I hope you have a great week. 🙂

  3. julie says:

    Your living room is gorgeous. I also remember decorating and organizing as a child.

  4. Robyn says:

    Looks great! I have that same pillow from PB in my front hall! I really love it!!! 😉

  5. Jamece says:

    Where are the cotton branches from? LOVE THEM!!!

  6. Jill says:

    I was the same way as a child, and my redecorating habits continue to the point where my husband doesn’t know what to expect when he travels. I have a friend who doesn’t understand…she thought something was seriously wrong when her daughter hit thirteen and started rearranging!

  7. Natalie says:

    Love it Toni! That sign would be perfect over my sons bed. And I purchased the same home pillow for our family room! Love it! Looks great as always!!

  8. Puna Butay says:

    Love the design! I have 5 children, 3 of which are boys 4 and under. How do you keep the white so clean?

    • Rachel says:

      This is the more ‘formal’ living room so it’s not used as hard as the family room. Washing the slip covers every few months and keeping on top of the dust and floors also helps.

  9. Shannon says:

    Love the dark wood flooring! What brand and type is it?

  10. Oh I love your living room! And that sign! Dying!

  11. Ann says:

    I agree with Jamece! Inlove with the cotton branches..Please share! lol

  12. Ann says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this read.. Your living room is beautiful. Unique and quirky.

  13. Love your living area! I have had my eye on one of her signs for awhile. I can’t get the coupon code you gave to work though 🙁

  14. Cheryl says:

    I LOVE the scales with the moss (is it moss?)…that is just my style. Where did you find those?
    Another beautiful room!

  15. Kelly says:

    Oh My Toni….everything is awesome! Can’t wait to see the family room. Can you tell me if your walls and couches, and cabinets etc. are white white or a blend of several whites and or creams? Hard to tell in photos and my very OCD mind has a hard times mixing creams and whites yet your home is so lovely? Do you have a name for your wall paint color?

  16. Kelly Neumann says:

    Absolutely love the living room Toni! Now I’m dying to see your family room because I cannot picture all that gorgeous white in my family room with 6 kids (older) and a puppy, so I ask myself…”What Would Toni Do” in her family room?

  17. Kathy says:

    Is your couch the Ektorpa series from Ikea? Was it hard to assemble?


  18. Kimm says:

    Toni, I absolutely love your decor! May I ask if your couches have slip covers? If so, where ever did you get them. They look durable and beautiful. I’ve been searching for nice slip covers for months. Thanks for your inspiration and sharing. I’m looking forward to the 31 day challenge.

    • Rachel says:

      The couches are from IKEA and are slip-covered. They are very durable and you can take the cover off, wash, and even switch out if you wish.

  19. Fran says:

    First time here. I have spent all night on your blog. Adore it and incredibly inspired… Unfortunately my twins are gonna have one tired mama tomorrow. Was hoping you could share your white wall paint color. Would be so appreciative!

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