Posts tagged ‘interiordesign’

10/14/2011

house tour – living room edition!

after about four months of living in our new apartment, we are finally able to show off our living room! we came from a much smaller apartment with a lot of hand-me-down furniture – so it’s taken us some time to find everything that we wanted. but it has finally come together :]

   

a. and i bought these couches last year – they are micro-suede and super comfy [but attract cat hair :/]. we found the television stand at a garage sale, and the ottomans on craigslist for a steal. my refurbished rocking chair is in the corner, and our new cream shag rug is on the floor.

   

my refurbished bookcase is placed in between the two couches, offering a bright pop of red that you can see trickled throughout the living room – especially in this striped crate and barrel pillow.

   

i placed two stacked crates next to the rocking chair, to provide a sort of side table. the lamp was coated with two coats of red paint, and was stripped of the lampshade and bulb to create a more industrial look.

   

i set two more crates behind the love seat to create more dimension & to show off our vintage books and one of our vintage globes.

   

both of the items above were found at garage sales. the vintage tray is an amazing cream and gold color, with a portrait of washington d.c. in the 1870’s. they don’t make trays like this anymore. the birdcage was in really bad shape when we got it – so i spruced it up with a couple coats of white paint.

now that our living room is finished, we are working on our dining room – so expect to see another house tour post in the future!

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04/16/2011

royal living.

close your eyes. count to ten. then imagine a beautiful ancient castle. now walk down the endless main hall, a hall filled with amazing rooms of wonder. go into the 2nd room on the right. what’s inside?

i would see a chic, comfortable sitting room with large floor to ceiling windows, a stone fireplace and olive tree paint [by ralph lauren] on all of the walls.

facing the fireplace, would be a sitting area, featuring a loveseat and two comfy chairs.

     

character and color would be added throughout the room with a hibiscus rug, a diy suitcase coffee table & a leather ottoman.

   

i would see a very large bookcase on the opposite wall, decorated with books, paintings, photographs and antique knicknacks.

   

i really like the idea of meshing different colors, fabrics and prints together to make a unique atmosphere. all of these wonderful pieces i found are things i love, and would want in my future sitting room [even though it probably wouldn’t be a castle!] :]

what would you include?

leather reading chair
ebony loveseat
corrigan linen chair
hibiscus trellis rug
diy suitcase table
expedition cube
ikea bookcase
fair photograph
brass owl bookends