Transitional Living Room Style

Transitional Living Room Style

I had so much fun pulling the details of this transitional living room into place. Some pieces were recovered, I bought some new and had some made. I have several pieces that are sentimental in this room and that makes a room truly special to me. My parents handed down their piano to me, the chest in the corner sat outside of my parents room growing up and the maps represent all of the countries I’ve been to. My family friend and designer, Page Morocco, helped me pull the pillows, window treatments and chair fabrics into place last minute. Anytime you want to pull your house together, just throw a party!! I had a pre-school parent party at my house and I was stressing about getting it all done and she saved the day!

Design Concept:

I knew from the very beginning that I needed to have a custom L-shaped sofa made for the corner of the room. It was just screaming for one!! It was an awkward space that needed to be filled and used, so a sofa made perfect sense to me. I love having furniture made so that it’s the accurate height and length, especially when you are designing with wood mouldings on the wall. After that it was playing with the balance of materials, antiques vs. new, colors, etc. It’s pretty normal for paintings to migrate around my house and live in a few different rooms before it’s found it’s final spot. The painting above the couch started off in my dining room, then on a different wall in the living room, then finally above the couch. After we hung the maps on either side, it really weighted the space and made it feel complete.

Favorite Pieces:

One of my absolute favorite pieces are my geode lamps. Years ago I saw a single geode lamp in a store and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have a pair for my dining room at the time. I searched for months looking for a sizable matching pair and then one day I found it! I had them shipped directly to my lamp store and had them made. They each weigh about 75 pounds and this is the 3rd house they have lived in. I will never part with these lamps; I love them dearly. Lighting to me is the jewelry of the house, it’s always one of my favorite things to pick out.

Traditions:

I started a new tradition years ago when I really started collecting art. Every time I travel outside of the country, I look for a piece of art to bring home as a travel memory. Some of my maps were found while I was in Europe, and the others from my favorite antique map dealer. Β My favorite little painting is in the corner of the little girls playing. I was in Ireland a couple years ago and I stumbled upon the cutest little gallery and immediately fell in love. It made me think of my girls playing Β at the farm.

I hope you enjoy browsing around, if you haven’t checked it out yet, take a look at my Kitchen Renovation: Before and After

 

 

 

Jess Cathell

Jess Cathell is an Atlanta based lifestyle and interior creator, designer, and tastemaker. With years of experience in home decor and a portfolio ranging from farm house to the beach, Jess is known for creating balanced spaces with notes of the unexpected. Inspired by the fusion of traditional elements with bold contemporary design, she has developed a clear transitional style. Her most recent work can be found in the Atlanta Magazine as a tribute to the modern home work space. She has collaborated with brands such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and is continually looking to connect with local and sustainable sources.

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44 Comments

  1. 3.12.20
    Teresa Kamm said:

    Utter perfection! I was with you when you found some of the maps and that beautiful picture over the chest. Sweet memories. πŸ’—

  2. 3.12.20
    Laureen L said:

    GORGEOUS, JESS! i LOVE OLD MAPS, TOO! WE STARTED COLLECTING THEM AS WELL ON OUR TRAVELS WHEN WE GOT MARRIED 15 YEARS AGO AND WE HAVE THEM ALL OVER OUR HOUSE. iT’S A FUN WAY TO REMEMBER THOSE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES!

  3. 3.12.20
    Jennifer said:

    So abSolutely gorgeous jess. Love all the little sePArate areas within one room. Cant wait to watch more of your home tours unfold!

    • 3.13.20

      Thank you! Just had to work with the room shape and all of its quirks, so it turned into little areas that all work together πŸ˜‰

  4. 3.19.20
    Brittanybohon said:

    Gorgeous!! CAN YOU SHARE WHERE THE SMALLER RUG IS FROM? THANK YOU!!

    • 3.20.20

      It is a vintage oushak reproduction and I bought it from the shops around ADAC in Atlanta. I’m drawing a blank on the exact name right now!

      • 4.16.20
        Anne Moise said:

        BEAUTIFUL space!! i wouLd love to knoW the artist of the landscape painting. Thank you!

        • 5.5.20

          Andrea Costa, it’s one of my favorites!

          • 5.5.20
            Anne said:

            Thank you!

          • 5.6.20

            You’re welcome!

      • 4.25.20
        Laureen K. said:

        Love everything about the room! Do you have info on source for the furniture?

        • 5.5.20

          Thank you! I have collected antiques and some new pieces from all over Atlanta, some were handed down to my in my family too. Anytime I start looking for a piece I lookout Huff Harrington in Atlanta, they have a wide variety of antiques and decor!

  5. 3.28.20
    Katie said:

    Wondering where the couches are from? The dark blue one iS such a beautiful piece!

    • 5.5.20

      The dark blue one is by Baker and I purchased it from Mathew’s in Atlanta. The light blue one I had made πŸ˜‰

  6. 3.30.20
    Vicki warne said:

    GoRgeous!
    I would love to know whEre to purchase the animal print Pillows or the name of fabric.
    Thank you!

  7. 3.31.20
    Maureen said:

    Love! Can u share details on the deep blue sofa? Lovely taste!

    • 5.5.20

      That sofa is by Baker and I purchased it a couple years ago from Mathew’s in Atlanta πŸ˜‰

  8. 4.3.20
    Bebe said:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Could you tell me where you found the leopard pillows?

    Love it all!

  9. 4.4.20
    Danyel said:

    Love the light Fixture. Can you share where to purchase?

  10. 4.8.20
    Libbi V said:

    Love the corner sofa! Where did you get it made? I also have am awkward/weird corner in our living room that is perfect for this!

    • 10.2.20

      Hey there! He is a vendor of mine, let me know if I can help you in any way!! -Jess

  11. 4.10.20
    Jill W Constantinou said:

    Really lovely! can you tell me about your leather ottoman?

    • 5.5.20

      The same company that made the L shaped couch made the ottoman for me too. I actually had a pair made and then decided it was too cramped in there and put one in the sunroom. I wanted something that was durable and drink proof since I knew kids would be in there and I would be entertaining πŸ˜‰

      • 5.6.20
        Jill Constantinou said:

        Smart and thanks!

  12. 4.11.20
    Paige said:

    Im obsessed with your living room. My favorites are the geode lamps, chandelier and curtains. I would love to know the fabric color and where to purchase-perFect neutral drapes-

  13. 4.19.20
    Lesa said:

    Love this room! Can you orovide the souce of the chandelier?

  14. 5.20.20
    Medley Frey said:

    Hello! Where is the coffee table from? Love this post. Beautiful room!

    • 10.2.20

      Thank you! I think it was just found at a local shop sometime ago!!

  15. 5.31.20
    Kris said:

    can you tell me where the larger under rug is from? This is what I need. Is it rough to touch? I have littles on the ground a lot.

    • 7.18.20

      It’s sea grass and it’s what a lot of the southern homes use under larger rugs for layering. It’s not the softest rug, but it is a durable rug unlike sisal. Sea grass you can scrub and it’s forgiving, but sisal will stain and way more nerve racking around animals in case they have an accident!!

      • 9.10.20
        Karina said:

        dID YOU HAVE THE RUG MADE? i LOVE HOW IT GOES AROUND FRAMING THE AREA, SPECIALLY AROUND THE FIREPLACE.

        • 9.11.20

          Yes, it was custom cut which is really not that expensive to do with seagrass, and it just makes the space feel so perfect!

  16. 9.9.20
    Sharon Crudele said:

    hI jESS- i LOVE YOUR WORK AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I COULD USE THE IMAGE OF THE LOVELY LIVING ROOM (WITH PIANO) ON MY BLOG WHICH DISCUSSES THE NEW TRADITIONAL; FRESH AND RELEVANT BUT GROUNDED IN CLASSISM. i WOULD OF COURSE MENTION YOU WITH A LINK. iF NOT, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND AND JUST THOUGHT i WOULD TRY!! tHANKS

    • 9.9.20

      No problem Sharon, I’m flattered! Just link to me and it’s all good, thanks!! -Jess

      • 9.10.20
        Sharon Crudele said:

        tHANK YOU SO MUCH!

  17. 9.15.20
    Mary said:

    Hi Jess! You mentioned the L-Shape couch was custom. Can I ask you which resource you used? Can you share the fabric you used as well? Am wanting to have a very small sofa made and want to mimic your style πŸ™‚ Love the color and shape/style!

  18. 9.22.20
    Christine said:

    What is tHe wall color?

  19. 9.24.20
    Pamela Dunn said:

    Thank you for the ideas you have given me to pull together my very long LR! I love the coffee table! Ihave been unsuccessfully searching for one I like for 3 years! Does anyone else think most coffee tables are all the same and boring? Would you please share the source.

  20. 9.25.20
    Mary said:

    Love the l-shaped sofa! What company did you work with to have it made?

    • 10.2.20

      Hey there! He is a vendor of mine, let me know if I can help you in any way!! -Jess

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