My Living Room in Bronxville, NY

I really wanted the title to be Ta daaaaaaaaaaa… but in the interest of the google crawly things which absolutely love to see things like #Bronxville, NY (especially with a hashtag) and #Living_room. However, my SEO wants me to say My Living Room in Bronxville, NY. This makes me a much more important person in Google’s eyes, than tadaaaa does… Oh well. It’s a brave new world we live in, ain’t it?

So, without further ado…


my living room.

Laurel's living room in Bronxville, NY


living room with bay window

The living room before painted Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow


The painted Wagner Chairs from Cr Laine


laurel bern interiors living room neo traditional interior design


I am still getting the hang of my new camera. Some idiot photographer wrote me and told me first, that my photos were actually pretty good for an “amateur” and then he wrote back and told me that they sucked. Well, I happen to like the way they suck and his photographs were not my cup of anything at all. Lots of overhead lights and ugly decorating.

As you can see… I ended up keeping my antique settee. Nobody wanted it! And it does look awfully nice in front of the bay window.

Now, I have to tell you that I must’ve taken about 200 photos which netted just these two… but its actually fun and fun to tweak the color and exposure and make them a bit straighter, etc.

The pieces that I moved in with were the desk and chest and of course, the settee. Everything else is new. Oh, except for the drapes. The previous owner had left the grommet drapes in the closet and I put them up and yikes but they were like 6 inches too short. That won’t do. But guess what? The hems on the ready mades are glued. That’s right. GLUED and they easily come apart and then all one has to do is get a hot iron and set them to be the length one wants and then fold it over and it sticks pretty well. I’ll be taking more photos in the coming days.

More coming soon about the kitchen reno. I’m so excited about this project. If I could afford it and had the space, this would be my dream kitchen. The demo is going well. So far, only one snag in the ceiling with some ductwork, but we’ll work it out.






9 Responses

  1. I need to chance my sofa they are so bad but i want my room to look elegant and beautiful please help find the right one thank you

  2. Hi Laurel. Been following your blog for well over a year, just realizing that your living room paint color is the same as my front door. When we moved across town 2.5 years ago, the first order of business for me was to bring some sunshine to our north-facing front door. Our old house was east facing and had blazing sun for hours in the morning. So on a whim I had the painter do Hawthorne Yellow with white trim / sidelights. I love it but not everyone else in my house does.. I am ready for a change this Spring. The house is gorgeous despite lots of red brick and that’s not going to change. Black light fixtures outside. I prefer neutrals inside (like Shale and classic gray), but think a fun pop of color on the front door is great. Maybe an Emerald Green this time, or a color like Gossamer Blue… or Down Pipe… who knows! I think I am overly inspired. Too many gorgeous options! Love your blog!!!

    1. Thanks so much Christine! BTW, my living room is Hawthorne yellow because that’s the way it came when I moved here 4 years ago.

      The living room was so sunny and it felt right to me, so I kept it.

  3. TA-DAAAAAA, indeed! Pure sunshine, Laurel!! Love it all. Here’s my breakdown:

    1) Love the repetition of the geometric pattern on the sofa tape, rug and armoire.

    2) Love how you painted the clubchairs.

    3) Gorgeous pillows.

    4) Great Swedish style painted demi-lune table.

    Congrats, my friend!
    x Loi
    PS – But where is my Zuber screen??? 🙂

    1. haha! your screen is behind the desk. :]

      more, coming soon! I just need to get a backhoe in here first to clear it off
      and I’m such a bad photographer, that it takes the entire day. (great camera though–
      Rebel Eos t3i

      Thank you so much Loi! It always makes my day to hear from you! xoxo

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