Thursday, January 20, 2011
We used to have a beautiful beige Howard couch. While it's a classical, beautiful couch, it's not very family friendly. I spent forever finding that coffee table, the shape is very Art Nouveau-ish, and I loved it. BUT, it wasn't particularly family friendly either. So we felt the need for change. My husband ordered a family friendly living room, and of course, I obliged :)
The room has a completely different feel to it (before shot below). We have a large sectional cornered sofa, where we have enough room to fit not only our family, but guests too! (yay!)
We have two new pillows, the yellow chinoiserie-ish, and the hot pink right next to the end table. They're both by my good friend, Mariska Meijers, one of the hottest exports from the Netherlands. (available at hviit.no!) I'm going to be adding a LOT more pillows, mostly from Indiska, but also some that I'm going to make myself, with fabric from Fargerike.
I've been playing with the idea of having a gallery wall for quite some time now, and while it's still a work in progress, I think we're headed in the right direction. I'm head over heels with my new CHIC sign, which was a custom job by the fabulous Ieva from Optmistic Living (which I'll talk more about in a another post, they make some pretty chic stuff! ;))
The black chair is another custom job by US blogger Annechovie (she had a similar print in the fabulous "It's Complicated" movie).
We're still waiting for our new coffee table, which is a chinoiserie inspired drift wood table (does sound like a bad combo, but it looks surprisingly good :))
What do you think of the transformation?
Which one did you prefer? The old or the new?
Have a fabulous Thursday!
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