It’s been such a long time coming, but we are FINALLY here. I get to share a tiny bit of our home with you all. If you’ve been following along since last November, you’ll remember how we basically gutted our entire house. Ripped the carpets out, painted, knocked down walls. We did the works! Although we’re still working on a few other things, I wanted to share our living room with you.
We’ve partnered with our friends at Joybird, and ugh.. have we turned this area around? Before I dive into each piece, why we chose these pieces and our plans with this space for the future, let me show you a few before images.
I will share that choosing these pieces was probably one of the hardest things we had to do during our decor process. Mostly because I was trying to get away with having like 12 couches, 4 media consoles and like 13 chairs. EVERYTHING JOYBIRD MAKES IS SO GORGEOUS!
Chase didn’t completely disagree, but he did make good points about space, and how we probably wouldn’t have any if I chose every single piece I loved. So after lots of research, printing out images of the pieces and sticking them to the wall, dinner date conversations about chairs, and imaging our perfect sofa, here’s what we chose.
For our sofa, we went with Joybird’s Eliot Leather Sofa in the color Santiago Ale & Mocha. When I tell y’all this is my DREAM sofa, it’s because it is my dream sofa. It’s a timeless, sophisticated piece that really elevates our space. What I love the most about it, is that even though it is all of those things, it’s still incredibly comfortable and it has a bit of a casual factor that fits with our personal styles. A little bit extra, a lot of bit of comfort.
We also chose the Eliot Leather Chair in the same color, Santiago Ale & Mocha, to match. This is also comfortable and seems to be Ferns chair now. You know in the movies, how it’s usually dad or grandpa who has the favorite chair? There’s a throw and a pillow. He gets in it every night after dinner and reads the paper or does his crossword puzzle. I’ve always wanted that chair. Now that we have it, it’s not Chases’ preferred chair or mine. Our dog is the dad in this movie. Fern has a chair y’all.
I know you’re also wondering if they’re kid and pet friendly. While de don’t have children, we Fern, who is a small tornado. The leather we chose has adapted very well to her love and affection for the couch and it’s been very easy to clean. Although I will note that we only allow her on the furniture periodically, and we do make an effort to take care of all of our furniture and prized possessions. Like anything, if you take care of it, it will wear well and last a life time.
I think the next piece is both my favorite and Chase’s. Our media console is also from Joybird. It is the Williams Media Console. While it is currently unavailable (keep checking back for updates), it is a dream. I’m a sucker for a good record player and some records. Especially since a lot of the records that I have are inherited from my late grandfather, Nino. I’m so happy to have a place where I can store the records that mean the most to me while also having it be functional enough to store other important things.
I’ll be 100% honest with you. I hate clutter. We heavily considered this when choosing a console. The Williams Console has a lot of inconspicuous storage. It has the area for records, as I mentioned. It also has four drawers that we use to store remotes, card games, some manuals, etc. There is the sliding door portion that is so spacious. We have some board games, a PlayStation and other misc. items.
We also love the length of the Williams console. It is 90” w x 19” d x 28” h. This was particularly important for us because we have a pretty long wall where our TV goes. Speaking of our TV, it fits perfectly right above the console. And since you guys know I’m an intense plant lady (self-professed of course), I still have room on top of the console to have some plants, styled pieces, and my record player. All of that without being obtrusive or distracting from the TV.
Overall, we chose colors that would pair with the rest of our furniture and our general style. Neutrals with muted undertones. We also chose our pieces before buying our accessories, naturally. Choosing the colors we selected was great because we found that in doing so we were able to really incorporate any sort of art or color we wanted without it clashing.
Here’s a bonus
We were also gifted this beautiful Soto Chair from Joybird. We thought it’d be a great piece for the living room, but I loved it so much I put it in my office where I spend 75% of my time. Our Soto Chair has a Walnut finish with a gorgeous color called “Bentley Daisy” for the cushions. This spot is probably my favorite spot in the house. You can find me curled up in “Gemma” as I’ve named her, with a good book, a cup of tea, or just my phone. It’s sort of my escape from all the work that gets done in here. It’s also a great seat for guests or friends when they come over and hang in the office with me.
The ordering process
We talked style which is wonderful. But let’s talk about the actual ordering. Joybird is incredibly easy to order from. I say this with the utmost sincerity. Please understand that I 1000% would never share anything that was a headache or awful to work with just because it’s a sponsorship opportunity.
When you’re browsing, there’s even an in-site chat service that’s very efficient if and when you have questions regarding the products you’re interested in. This is huge because as times are changing, more products are becoming available exclusively online. It’s important to have that same in store experience from the comfort of your home.
Joybird’s furniture is high-quality made-to-order. This means that you’re not just adding a piece that’s already made to your cart and getting it the following week. Your order is received and then a dedicated team of handcrafting angels make your pieces. They pride themselves in attention to detail, and rightfully so. You can really tell they take quality control seriously, which in my personal experience, you just don’t get anymore with stuff that’s pre-made via common stores.
To be able to get these beautiful mid-century modern pieces that are high-quality and handcrafted without breaking the bank is honestly wonderful. Not only do you get all that, but they offer a 365-day home trial. So, if you’re not happy with it or if it’s not functional, you have the relief of having a team that will help you. But I have a feeling you’ll keep it all. If not, I still stand by my dream of having 24 couches. Send them my way!
Oh, and one more thing! If you’re uncertain about what fabrics or colors you want to have in your space, you can reach out and order a swatch kit. They’ll even pair you with a personal design consultant. Ask all of the questions and take your time making these decisions. These are forever pieces for us, so we made sure we took our time.
Joybird is big on sustainability. You all know how much I LOVE partnering with brands that are sustainable and environmentally conscious. Joybird has partnered with local conservation groups to rejuvenate forests in many locations all across the country. YAS EARTH! This means that with every item sold, Joybird is committed to planting more trees than what was used to manufacture that item. To date, over 300k trees have been planted by Joybird. HOW COOL!?
Well, this is our space. I hope you enjoyed it. We entertain our guests here. We watch movies here, and most importantly, we create memories here. I’m very proud to have partnered with such an incredible brand, and I’m so glad that we have pieces we adore in our home. We have a few décor tweaks we will be making. I’ll share those when we do. We also have a few pieces we are eyeing for other parts of our home. I mean, once you find something good, why veer away from it?
If you have any questions about Joybird please feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment below.
If you’re ever in town, stop by #CasaDeMyrick for a test run of our Joybird collection. I can guarantee you won’t want to leave!
*this post was made in partnership with Joybird, but all of the opinions and thoughts are our own.
Photos by Parisinjune.co