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It was a delightfully quiet weekend — I parked myself on the couch for a full day on Saturday with a full DVR, some fashion magazines, and a good book that I read cover to cover (Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead — I recommend it!). Sometimes you just need a weekend of nothing to do to get recharged, right?
Mixing patterns from my closet? Bring it on. Mixing patterns in my home? I’m a little less comfortable there. I perked up and listened when Real Simple featured a spread on mixing bold prints in this month’s issue. While I’m probably not adventurous enough to wallpaper my living room with a dense floral pattern, I do think I can learn a lesson or two about adding a few more patterned throw pillows into the mix. What about you, do you experiment with different patterns in your space?
Image via Real Simple, March 2012
After my spark of inspiration yesterday I got to shopping and sourcing some new ways to bring a brighter color palette into the living room. I still want to work around the bigger items in the room, like my upholstered chair in a graphic mustard print, and the gray walls and Cb2 pouf I recently bought. So I decided to mix in some pinks and reds and a litttle bit of blue — fabrics have been ordered and I’m ready for a mini-makeover!
This room was featured on Design*Sponge earlier in the week and it has my design wheels turning. I’m probably not going to start ripping up walls this weekend, but I am inspired by how put together this “unfinished” style looks. I’m a symmetry queen, a piles and stacks addict, and need everything to be evenly space and squared off. Perhaps a little haphazard-ness is needed to soften decor though, that’s what drew me to this room after all. What do you think? Do you like this look?
Check out the rest of the house tour on Design*Sponge.
I have another before and after today — this time of the mirror I scored at the Todd Farm flea market. A fresh coat of black paint and this:
…now looks delightful in my living room like this:
This picture of Tim Street-Porter and Annie Kelly’s Connecticut Home featured in on The Cut has me itching for an oversized ottoman to use in my new living room. Now that I’m graced with a real life kitchen table, we no longer have to use our coffee table as a dining room/work space/entertainment center/etc. Now onto the hard part, where can I find one of these that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg?!
After a much needed blogging break to deal with moving, I’m finally back in action. Boxes are almost all unpacked, and I’m onto tackling some projects to make the new apartment feel more like home. The first project checked off the list? Color-coding books and assembling them in my newly acquired West Elm bookcase. (It’s not on sale online, but in the store I got a floor model for much cheaper — it was a steal!)
I’m also very excited to finally have my horse print framed and up on the wall, it fills out the space perfectly!
I feel like my animal print pillows need some company, and I’ve been struggling to find a good match. Urban Outfitters is having stellar sales right now online, and I’m considering some green and grey ombre pillows…
But I need some input. Are they cute? Here is my (very-rough) mock-up of how they’d look:
via Urban Outfitters