Saturday, January 8, 2011

Living Room Concept

So here is a sort-of rough draft of an idea for the finished living room. Some of it are things we already have, some of it are things I would like to get. Our sofa and love seat are very similar to these ones. We have the Ikea Dudero floor lamps which I'm pretty much in love with. We have some gorgeous paper in a similar color palate as these framed behind the sofa. I got the frames at a secondhand store for a steal. The slanted bookshelves from Target were my product shelves when I was at the salon and now they house Ethan's old encyclopedia collection along with some of our board games. I bought a whole bunch of the Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Fabric in Peony last year with the intention of making curtain panels for the living room window, but I haven't taken the time to figure it out yet, and now I have my eye on these ones from West Elm, so that gorgeous fabric might get used for throw pillows or something instead. We shall see.

We also really need a new living room rug. I had a really lovely and giant red flokati shag rug but it shed sooo much that we just had to get rid of it. We were finding what I called "elmo fur" all over the apartment and it was driving me bonkers. Now I just have a little jute-type rug in front of the sofa but it doesn't quite match everything and I want something bigger that feels nice underfoot. I really love this Pebble Rug from West Elm in the heathered gray shade. We need some sort of slightly larger, easy-to-clean rug to go by the front door, also. Especially this time of year, we track in so much junk and try to take our shoes off when we come in that it would be nice to contain it in one area a bit more. But really, once the curtains are up, the rug situation is taken care of, and we get a couple nifty accessories like this snazzy porcelain antler piece up on the shelf above our pellet stove, I think the living room will be looking pretty great. Can't wait to finish it!

Living Room

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