Living Room Progress & News

Living Room Progress & News

Firstly, news: we are moving again – boxes are being packed as I type. This makes five houses in five years. It wasn’t planned, but we’re renters, and sometimes that’s just how it goes. On the plus side, our new place is bigger, cheaper, and much closer to the kids’ school. It’s also a pretty similar layout, so most of the rooms that I was on the verge of finishing here will transfer pretty easily. Anyway, back to this house. The living room definitely had it’s challenges: it’s long (ish)… View Post

Design Board: A Cosy & Feminine Living Room

Design Board: A Cosy & Feminine Living Room

I’m picturing this cheery space as the compact but cosy living room of a new grad’s first apartment; a sweet, girly space to come home to after long hours at your first job. Small but still good for lounging and entertaining. Print – Minted // Lamp – Zinc Door // Side Table – TargetSofa – CB2 // Rug – TargetBean Bag Chair – Bean Bag Boss // Plant basket – Ikea I recieved compensation for this post on behalf of Bean Bag Boss.

Design Board: A Modern Rustic Living Room

Design Board: A Modern Rustic Living Room

This mood board incorporates modern pieces into a rustic living room design to create a layered, inviting space. It’s really all about texture, from the shiny brass lamps to the woven basket and rug to the laser-etched hide rug. Bookshelf – Ikea // Lamps – Zinc Door // Rug as Wall Hanging – West ElmSofa – Shackletons // Coffee Table – via Houzz // Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig – IkeaPlant Pot – Anthropologie // Basket – Serena & Lily // Chairs – One Kings LaneLeather Rug – Zara Home // Drawers – Target I do love all the natural elements in… View Post

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Bright, Beachy Living Room

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Bright, Beachy Living Room

Sarah from This Sarah Loves challenged us to create a mood board based on this gorgeous seagull painting. I decided to embrace colour on this one… Pendant – West Elm // Shag Pillow – Chairish // Mustard Pillow – West ElmPink Pillow – Chairish // Mirror – Zinc Door // Macrame Planter – Hruskaa on EtsyChevron Print – Zatista // Seagull Print – Society 6 Sofa – Ikea // Table – Chairish // Lamp – Chairish Chair – Chairish // Rug – West Elm   I used a lot of vintage pieces here, all thanks to Chairish, mixed with a couple of big box staples (there’s… View Post

As Far As I Got With Our Last …

As Far As I Got With Our Last Loft Living Room

I never finished our old living room off the way I wanted to, but I did rather like the direction it was going in. When we moved in, there was a rather dominant red wall, complete with huge mismatched patches where the landlord had tried to cover damage left over from the previous tenants. Luckily, we got the go-ahead to paint neutral stripes. I was seriously missing the stripes we had in our previous master bedroom, so it was a no-brainer really. It was quite a process (mainly because of… View Post