Tag Archives: Living room

Moody Monday

I didn’t do anything worth blogging about this weekend other than finally acquire a taste for Pellegrino so I’ll introduce you to someone who has her shit together.

Naomi of Design Manifest is real good at creating moods boards that appeal to my pupils. Like the following three inspired by these bold statement pieces. I can’t decide if I like 1 or 2 better, but I would happily squat in all three.

Naomi is also an expert DIY-er. She can make cheap ikea stuff look like expensive non-Ikea stuff. Like this superb Rast hack. Meanwhile, I can barely get my shit together long enough to spray paint a couple of candlesticks. Bloggers like Naomi blow my brain.

You should immerse yourself in her blog for a couple of hours. Good things will come of it.

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Updated: Living and Dining Room Before & Afters

I kissed the old point-and-shoot goodbye and took some updated photos of our home with my new SLR camera. Granted I’m no photographer, but at least you get a clearer picture of what I’ve done to the place. I included some before shots of my living and dining room so you can see the hideousness I lived with prior to redoing our floors. I was a saint for putting up with the chipped marble and berber carpet for as long as I did. (The befores were taken as we were clearing house to prepare for the floor install. It was never that bare bones). Read more about these makeovers here, here, and here.

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Room Swap

Today I want to swap my living room with this masterpiece designed by Guilherme Torres.

Also, would it be blasé if I jumped on the wallpaper and chalkboard paint bandwagon?

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Home Sweet…

I wanted to wait until every room was to my liking before I posted any photos of my house, but that’s never going to happen. So I did some major cleaning this weekend and snapped some shots to give you a glimpse into our home.

Living room

Dining room

Office/Guest Room


I spared you images of the bathrooms, kitchen and master bedroom. Nothing interesting to look at. So there you have it. Our home. Judge away.

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Do You Shag?

This is so 2009 of me, but I just ordered a white shag rug for the living room. As the weather gets cooler, I like to cozy up the space I spend the majority of my time in, and there is nothing more warm and inviting then a fluffy placemat for your feet. In our first apartment together, the Husband and I had a shag rug from Ikea. It shed like crazy but I never stopped wanting to make out with it. The Husband, on the other hand, despises shag rugs. I have yet to inform him of my recent purchase. I’m expecting an angry phone call as soon as he reads this post.

(image via Apartment Therapy)

(image via House and Home)

(image via Attic Mag)

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Paint it Black

I made it pretty clear that I was anti black walls unless I was taking Zoloft. I eat my words. I’m suddenly in love and inspired by black. Maybe it’s the weather. We have one accent wall behind the couch and it would be much easier to experiment with that instead of repaint all the walls white, which is what I really want to do, but don’t dare bring it up to the Husband. He’ll divorce me.

This is the original image from Anna of Door Sixteen that made me die. She just painted her bedroom black and I love.

The wall art is frightening, but the rest is swoon-worthy (image via)

I would be complete if I could read a book in the above window seat. Does anyone know where I can get me one of those shaggy poof things on the floor?  (image via Design Sponge)

I die (image via Hashai)

I continue to die (Graham Atkins Hughes via Door Sixteen)

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My Wants

I want to breakfast here…

And dine here…

I want to entertain here…

 and lounge here…

I want to cook here…

And sleep here…

Images via Decorati. Rooms designed by Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz.

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