Get the look: A chic and sophisticated living room


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I came across this chic and sophisticated living room online and had to do a "get the look" post! I'm gearing up to do a major living room re-design (more on that later) so I've been scouring the web for some serious design inspiration. I have been a fan of Shae McGee's work for quite some time now. She's one half of the amazing design duo behind Studio McGee. If you aren't familiar with their work, make sure to take a peep over at her website right here. I promise you will get lost in the archives of her portfolio which are made up of gorgeous living rooms, kitchens and more. From neutral tones to collected art to perfectly layered textiles, Shae McGee sure knows how to design a beautiful space.

Today I'm using this formal living room to inspire not only yours but my future living room design. I've picked out a few key pieces to help you "get the look." When it comes to designing a space, one rule of thumb I've learned along the way is invest in natural fabrics when it comes to your big pieces like a couch. It's easier to switch out pillows than it is to completely re-fabric an entire sofa ($$$). One of my all-time favorite styles is the rolling arm sofa. Serena and Lilly has a beautiful option although not as easy on the bank account. I'd personally invest in a slipcover sofa so when you spill, the slip cover can easily be cleaned. One Kings Lane is another great resource with plenty of rolling arm styled & slip covered couches. And let's not forget about Pottery Barn!

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Blues clues 

"The cherry furniture really pops against this color (Martha Stewart Wrought Iron).  I also added a color on the ceiling (Martha Stewart Sandstone) to soften the room and make the crown moulding stand out even more. " - Our Fifth House 

Steal the style with this Helios mirror


White and bright

"Super excited to share the final look at my old apartment!  Between getting in new items, moving things around, taking a lot of clutter pieces out... it has been months!" - Covering the Bases 

Steal the style with this Linen duvet


Stripes and such

"Once upon a time we went looking for a new house, trusty "must-haves" list in hand. What did this list include you might ask? Well, all of the things that I NEEDED to have in a new home that I didn't have in my current one of course!On the very top of said list you would have found this : "AMAZINGLY huge master bedroom"." - The House of Smiths 

Steal the style with this Striped carlier bed!


Yellow there

"Our Bedroom after the paint job with cute new bedding from Target! i still have a lot of details to consider to finish the room- curtains, wall decor, paint a bookshelf, etc. but i'm LOVING the results already!" - Handmade in the Heartland 

Steal the style with this Sky Karina duvet cover set


Pleats and pastels 

"We’ve blended my traditional, preppy East Coast style with Allison’s carefree, modern West Coast sensibility to create our coastal home." - Rhyme and Reason

Steal the style with this Jessica Simpson lulu comforter


Floral decor 

"We decided to keep her large, main pieces (bed, night stand, dresser), and work around them in terms of decor. We made some incredible finds, and spent the rest of the budget on paint, fabric and a few accessories. I’m so pleased with the results!" - Lark and Linen

Steal the style with this Gilded grain wall sculpture


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