Saturday, August 28, 2010

living room finds

i thought i would share my living room with you today. it's a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment, with an open concept kitchen. the apartment is a new build, so it was important to me to ensure it felt like home. using a mix of both new and old finds helped to accomplish this.

because the living spaces (kitchen, hallways) are open to each other, i had to keep in mind all of the spaces when coordinating furniture choices and colors. having an ecclectic style actually makes blending of spaces easier this way.
here is what you see when you first walk into my home:
it was important to be able to mix new and old into the space. we did not want to purchase a second sofa, so the futon we had needed to feel a part of the space. by incorporating a more modern tv stand, the clean lines of the futon don't stand out. a new cover and fun numbered pillows finished it off nicely.
think about how you can tie in even the smallest of details such as a stack of books in blues and greens, or the writing on a old sugar sack pillow.
the color pallet was kept neutral, which helped tie all the different pieces together. i think it is important to note that different textures and prints can be mixed easily, just keep them in the same pallet. creams, greys, blues, and white all coordinate together here. the space feels very welcoming and clean - which is exactly how i want guests (and myself) to feel when coming into my home.
my finds in the room:

  • anthropologie cleo chair, polly print - no longer available, buy same chair, different print here

  • anthropologie secret cabinet - no longer available, old link here

  • anthropologie milo sofa, mist twill - no longer availale, other similar styles featured here

  • cb2 "go-cart two shelf table" - purchase here

  • pottery barn caroline ottoman - no longer available, similar style from Williams-Sonoma Home here

  • pottery barn numbered pillows - no longer available, old link here, looks like ebay still has some or search etsy here

  • window frames hung on the wall, vintage - similar on etsy here or a mirror style here

  • end tables, vintage - similar on etsy here or from pbteen here and here

  • tole lamps, vintage (scored on e-bay, then added new shades and wiring!) - similar can be found on etsy

  • medicine cabinet on tv cart, vintage - a great seafoam one on etsy here
until next time,

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