first up, beyond milo the sofa, i am thinking it might be nice to have a spot to crash into in the living room. i thought maybe a daybed would work for the space, keeping in casual and comfortable - but would also work as a bed for visiting friends. i liked these two from pottery barn, but wasn't really liking either of the prices (because of course, i would still need to purchase a mattress, etc.)
|pb savannah daybed, available in distressed white or antique pewter|
|pb avery daybed|
luckily, ikea had a version that i liked (and the price was only $149!) below is the tromsnes day bed which comes in a pretty grey blue color.
here is a better color shot of the frame. it is definitely more grey than aqua:
as for styling, don't worry. it would not look like a bed. i really like that first styling photo from pottery barn. i would add a daybed cover for the mattress (like this one from west elm or this one from pottery barn) or get a low tufted mattress like this one from pottery barn:
|pb upholstered daybed mattress|
i have some vintage feather pillows on a bench in my room and i think they would work perfectly to pile onto a daybed. it would also bring more color and pattern into the living room.
both pottery barn pictures i like had bolster pillows flanking the daybed. i'll have to remember that when the time comes. i think those are the key in making it look more sofa, less bed.
the second find from ikea is this edland linen cabinet:
again, the color isn't quite right in the product shot. it was much more of a washed grey. i tried to capture it, but it still looks more black. i thought this would be perfect for in the dining area space to hold my fancy party dishes and cake plates :) right now, i have space above the kitchen cabinets where they are displayed. in the new place, there isn't any space above the cabinets. i still think they are pretty and want to display, so this cabinet would work perfectly. oh, and the best part?
it already has a darling little wallpaper in the back! this picture has the color of the piece more accurately represented too.
isn't it so fun to think of all the possibilities with a new space?
until next time,