Jill’s living room

When Jill from Forever Cottage emailed me about helping me with her formal living room space i was totally flattered.  Jill is a stylist and decorator herself who has worked with Flea Market Style and other.  Despite her immense talent, she was struggling with what she dubbed her “granny sofa”…With fresh eyes I was able to assure her the sofa is great and she needed to focus on a rich color for the walls to work with it..this is what she came up!

I love the Duxbury Gray paint (BM) and how she covered the floor (white IKEA floor) with seagrass..wall to wall basically. And ticking, she and i both love ticking!

See and read more more about her room here..i love her big ikea frames with egg prints especially!

And i love her family room kitchen photographed last Christmas…go visit Jill’s blog, Forever Cottage..you wont be disappointed.

Thanks Jill for letting me give some input on your formal living room…it was fun to work with you!


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  1. Love Jill’s blog as much I love your blog!!…..Great job, funny how that sofa is perfect now!

  2. Awwwww! This made my day. In addition to having a beautiful room that greatly benefitted from your eyes and input, I also feel like I made a new friend! Holly, you are sweetheart!

  3. ya’ll are two of my favorites…love the collaboration on a gorgeous space! 🙂

  4. Couch is amazing!! Please do some more collaborations…you could take over the world! And when you are done with the world, please oh please come to my house! I have curtain rods (the plumbing ones) that you love…that’s a start, right?!

  5. Lovely!! I love the mix of pattern and texture and classy and a touch of whimsy. As always Holly, you rocked it!!!

  6. Aww…seriously, I am in LOVE with that couch. Like, super jealous. Holly, the room looks fantastic!

  7. I like the sofa! Beautiful!

  8. I am kinda dying over that “granny sofa” ; ) I love your additions as always! xoxo Ashlyn

  9. I’ve got the same fabric as her “granny sofa” on a pair of chairs! Looks lovely!

  10. So fresh and cozy, well done.

  11. Thank you so much for sending me her way. I pretty much “haunt” your blog all of the time. I just love your style. She could not have choosen anyone better to ask for advice!

  12. jennifer says

    This is so gorgeous! I love it! If anyone can un-Granny anything, it’s the two of you collaborating.

  13. I absolutely LOVE this. You were totally right about the wall color, it works perfectly with the upholstery. I also love the ticking, textures, wall prints, and the little side table. Off to check off Jill’s blog now! 🙂

  14. I love the ticking on the chair. I just ADORE ticking. I have a bunch in my fabric stash and I just can’t decide where to use it. Over thinking it, I’m sure. When my 2 year old gets a big boy room, there will definitely be ticking in his room!

  15. Beautiful! I also love the sofa – both the damask and the shape of the sofa!

  16. Loving that wall color! You two make a great team! xo!

  17. Love her sofa. Definitely not granny. And the wall color certainly sets it off. Great formal room, without feeling too formal. Thanks for sharing. I am off to check out her blog. Liz

  18. I think I’m needing some ticking in my life!

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