home progress: in the living room

living room progress, sharon montrose print // smitten studioLook what came back from the framers! Our very first piece of art hanging up in the new house and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out (especially with how it looks with that rug).

living room progress // smitten studio // sharon montroseAs you may remember, I dropped my new Sharon Montrose print off at Michael’s before even getting a chance to take a good look at it, so it was realllly exciting to pick it up all framed and in its full flamingo glory.

living room progress, sharon montrose print // smitten studioI am also happy to have at least one tiny corner of the house kind of done-ish! I dug through a few boxes in the garage to bring in a some of my treasured little pieces and styled the corner so that amongst all of the madness I can look there and see how the house will eventually take shape when more things are finished.

To re-cap what we’ve done in the living/family room so far, we have:
1. busted through and opened up two walls
2. pulled out carpeting
3. laid new wood flooring
4. sanded down existing wood flooring and stained the old & new to match
5. painted
6. added a new heating system

To see all of the renovation progress check here.

Product guide: Flamingo Print by Sharon Montrose (Framing done by Michael’s) // Khotan Rug from The Rug Warehouse // Console Table by West Elm // Coffee Table & Chair are vintage (found at the long beach flea market) // Head Vase by Jonathan Adler // Terrarium by ABJ Glassworks // Gold Pouf (old) find similar at Furbish Studio // Candlestick holder also vintage // Paint color is Snow Fall by Behr

Photography & Styling by Shescorts Sherman Samuel


    Everything is coming together well. I like the painting with the rug!

  • oh you are so so talented Shescorts! This is looking beautiful already, so inspiring.

  • it’s beautiful!!! I love the cozy feel and the flamingo print is just a surprise pop of fun! Of course it helps that I have the same buffet and coffee table in my house, yay!

  • gorgeous print!

  • Flamingos are everything right now. Love this piece.

  • so cool – you have such great interior decorating style!


  • The flamingo is perfect for Palm Springs! x

  • LOL…or LA. Sorry! I thought I was on a House in the Hills blog when I commented. She posted about decorating the house over the weekend and I thought it was a follow up. Plus you both have very similar styles! xo

    • Haha! Chelsie, No worries. We’ve actually been mistaken for each other in person before too! Same name and we look similar, who’s to blame?! :)

  • Catherine

    OMG it is looking amazing! And stop it right now that flamingo is perfection beyond belief. Ahhh!!!

  • GIRL. I am just amazed. You guys are KILLING IT. I think I let out a little gasp every time I see new photos of your beautiful new space! I can’t believe how quickly you guys are getting this work done. BRAVO!!!!!!

  • Shescorts, you and Rupert and Renovation machines!! I agree with everything Jenny said above. Hugs!

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  • Thank you guys so much for all of the lovely comments and for being here. It is so nice to see one little corner done. Now if only you saw the disaster that is the rest of the house! One step at a time right?

  • It really is a perfect creation. And not boringly perfect, just amazing! Please tell me where the buffet is from. I am looking for something similar since ages.

  • Hi Birgit, thank you! The link to find the buffet is listed in the credits. (Aka console table)

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  • What size is the flamingo print ?

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    Hi Shescorts,
    I was hoping you could share where you found the candle holder next to your tv. Ive been searching for one just like it!!! So glad I found your blog; you have great style! :)

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  • HowIWasteTime

    Wow, this looks awesome. I love how you’ve styled everything — great juxtaposition of textures and colors. Beautiful!

  • I come back to this post time and again! The freshness and color is just great and so inspiring. I tend toward too much neutral, so reminding myself of how great color can bring a room to life is key!

    Quick question for you! I’ve been looking to add some marble touches around the house but have had trouble finding small pieces to accent with, like what you have on your coffee table. Did it come with that piece? If not, would you be kind enough to share where that came from? Did you just have to get something cut down to size? The thought sounded pretty pricey, so I was curious!

    • Hi Katy,
      Thank you! Yes, I bought that piece of marble on amazon! If you search “marble pastry board” different small sizes should pop up.

  • So helpful! Thanks Shescorts!

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