Rethinking the Living Room

Minerva Wall Mirror // Harmony 2-Piece Chaise Sectional

It’s been a minute, well about three and a half years, since I did anything major to my living room. I’ve updated the floor rug and throw pillows and some other little things a few times, but nothing big. Lately I’ve been getting the itch to do an entire overhaul. Not that it’s in my budget at the moment, but it’s worth daydreaming over for a bit. The first piece I’d bring in would be this couch that I’ve had a crush on for years – I love how welcoming it looks. And a big round mirror over the mantel would make the room feel larger and add a nice focal point.

 

Chuck Log Holder // Aaron Aged Brass 3-Light Floor Lamp // Cast Tripod Side Table

My fireplace doesn’t work at the moment, but I still enjoy a stack of logs nearby and this holder could double as a magazine holder if I get bored. A sweet little side table could either be used for its intended purpose or a plant stand. Didn’t you know that I love pieces that are multifunctional? This brass floor lamp will add some cozy light to the room.

 

Ash Connections 5-Shelf Bookshelf // Laini Throw // Rattan Bowl Bullet Planter

I have a lot of books and love putting the on display, so a trio of these shelves should do the trick. (All lined up in a nice little row, of course.) Plants run rampant in my home, and one of these large bullet planters would hold a large palm nicely. A pretty blanket would bring in a simple pattern and some texture.

 

Stand Table Lamp // Victrola Gramophone Bluetooth Speaker // Warwick 3-Door Media Cabinet

If you haven’t noticed, lately I’m heavily drawn towards a mix of wood and metal in neutral tones. This little table lamp combines all three very nicely. An updated bluetooth gramophone ties together the old-meets-new aesthetic I tend to gravitate towards, and the media cabinet gives a place for all other electronics in the living room.

 

Motion Lines 3 Wall Art // Eden Cross Base Standing Planter // Hayes Leather Storage Basket

No room is complete without art on its walls, and I really like the simplicity of this piece. A pair of these standing planters would flank the fireplace nicely, don’t you think? And a decent sized basket works hard in any number of ways, including holding blankets and pillows.

 

Brass Tray Coffee Table // Vintage Distressed Rug

The edge on this coffee table is a unique feature that I really like, as are the thin brass legs. The navy blue in this large floor rug ties in perfectly with the hues in the rest of the room without being overwhelming.

 

Chelsea Double Sconce // Rose Quartz Coaster Set // Roar + Rabbit Chair

The third source of light would be ideally situated in the corner of the room, directly over the crook of the sectional – the best reading spot! A pair of chairs that make a statement in pale pink finish things up, while a set of quartz coasters check off a necessity. Here’s to dreaming!

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10 Interesting Lines of Furniture

 

VOLK

VOLK Furniture is a Brooklyn-based studio dedicated to the design and fabrication of handcrafted, traditionally joined and finished wood furniture. Each VOLK design is unique and carefully considered to showcase the quality of the hand-selected materials.

 

 

studioyak

Interior and furniture design by Wanchai Preecharpurmprasit.

 

 

NOOK

Nook is an up-to-date interpretation of the traditional canopy bed. Robust and essential, this structure can be coupled without the need for wall mounting and is one piece in a range of practical furniture and accessories that make it a truly special space in which space to sleep, study, play or sit with friends.

 

 

Mijo Studio

Mijo Studio is a forward thinking Danish-Norwegian design duo specializing in prints, patterns and textiles. Experimenting with colors and textures our work is always based in analogue techniques and is characterized by a curious and playful approach to the creative process.

 

 

 

Another Brand

Another Brand is a simple collaboration between designer and manufacturer working directly as partners to create a business. The brand concept started with furniture. The success of this model is based upon the designer and manufacturer understanding each other’s strengths and capabilities, including manufacturing techniques, infrastructure and logistics.

 

 

Klein

Creatively rethinking the way in which people dwell, Klein Agency focuses on simple solutions to living well. With a background in architecture and their previous art studio, LMBRJK, Klein Agency is built on experience, an understanding of design processes, and a desire to give spaces, products, and brands new, unexpected identities, rich in materials and attentive to details.

 

 

KILLSPENCER

Featuring a selection of luxury travel, tech, women’s, and athletic accessories, all goods are designed, developed, manufactured, and sold out of our Los Angeles HQ. Constantly on the search for innovative materials and processes, whether new or historical, KILLSPENCER is dedicated to making products that will last the test of time.

 

 

Lorenza Bozzolli Design

The design work of Lorenza Bozzolli, a mix of styles, a collaboration between aesthetics and ways of use.

 

 

Nightshop

Rotterdam-based designers Ward an Gemert and Adriaan van der Ploeg started working together in 2010 under the name Nightshop. Ward and Adriaan are interested in mixing elements of high culture and popular culture in their designs. Also, they’re keen on investigating the boundaries between good taste and bad taste.

 

 

Mitab

Mitab develops products with the intention to ease and create freedom for our users to focus their energy on their passion. We believe that passion create great things. We help our users to create their own great things.

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Let’s Talk Platform Beds

 

It’s been almost a year since I redesigned my bedroom and switched from a more traditional headboard/footboard situation to a platform bed. Some have simple an attached headboard but most are free of them entirely, creating the simplest bed possible. I love mine and I’m curious – do you have one or would you switch over for a more streamlined look?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October Favorites

1/ Burt’s Bees Natural Throat Drops Honey and Lemon
Seems like everyone has already suffered their first cold of the season, and I’m no exception. Mine lasted about a week and a half and I swear these throat drops saved me from losing my mind from coughing. They’re all natural, which made them more palatable too.

2/ Fifty Type Specimens: From the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones
These postcards from Frere-Jones’ personal collection will be loved by any type nerd. I’m looking forward to sending some out in the mail soon to brighten the day of some graphic designer friends!

3/ Gretchen Christine Vegan Leather Embroidered Convertible Tote
A sizable bag that’s perfect for toting along a ton of stuff – including my laptop some days – this bag is on point with the embroidery trend this autumn. It’s really well made and will make a great piece all winter.

4/ Honeycrisp Apples
These have been my favorite apple variety for a few years now. If you’ve never ha done before they’re super crisp and fragrant with a sweet-tart taste that varies depending on how ripe the fruit is.

5/ It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
I will never tire of watching holiday specials from my childhood. I’ve watched this one twice in October and will probably squeeze in one more viewing tonight after trick or treating wraps up. (Please, remember never to jump in a pile of leaves with a wet sucker!)

6/ Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
After running out of my go-to MAC foundation a few months ago I picked up a tube of this on a Target run and was pleasantly surprised! The whipped gel formula gives my skin a soft matte finish while also hydrating – basically unheard of.

7/ Orange Clove Signature Soy Jar Candle
While this candle smells more like a bonfire to me, I still really like it. The fragrance permeates most of the first floor and even manages to make its way upstairs.

8/ Record Storage Cube
I have one of these birch cubes with a plexiglas garage front in my living room, it acts as a sweet little stand for my portable Crosby turntable and favorite vinyl. The plexiglas is available in 13 colors as well as a wood option.

9/ Google Home
Yeah, I’m a little late to the party but I’m here. So far I love telling it to play music at any given moment as well as the phone functionality.

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Trending: Mustard Yellow

 

While I prefer to call it goldenrod (because ew, mustard), I think its’s pretty much a potAto/potAHto situation and either way I love it. As I was gathering resources I realized that the only item I own in this color – whatever you want to call it – is a throw blanket. Might need to rectify that sooner than later!

 

80 Denier Tights // Ceramic Hanging Planter // Carla Velvet Armchair

 

Egg Bird House // Chunky Cable Knit Beanie // Georgia Flare Slingback Sandals

 

Knot Cushion // Large Wood Handle Macrame Tote Bag // Highway Honey Tee

 

Mini Macrame Wall Hanging // Peplum Hem Cotton Shirt Dress // Polly Pouffe

 

Pom Pom Blanket // Wool Peacoat // T-Shirt Jersey Pillowcase Set

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Trending: Velvet

 

Seems like wherever you turn this autumn there’s something velvet! Along with embroidery it definitely appears to be one of the hottest trends, both in the home and in fashion. There’s no denying the fabric’s luxe appeal or the level of comfort it can bring to chillier weather, but what are your feeling – are you on board?

 

Busby Tufted Cube Ottoman // Herschel Supply Co. Grove Velvet Backpack // Haverhill Chair

 

Matte Velvet Curtain // Minna Velvet Sofa // Noah Velvet Lounge Chair

 

Kevin O’Brien Ombre Velvet Pillow // Piper Petite Velvet Sofa // Sabre Velvet Bomber Jacket

 

Serpentine Velvet Belt // Shimmer Velvet Duvet Cover // Valencia Flat

 

Velvet Bag // Velvet Hait Clip Set // Jeffrey Campbell Velvet Heeled Sandals

 

Crosley X UO Velvet Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player // Velvet High Top Sneakers // Velvet Puffer Jacket

 

Velvet Seat Cushion // Wide-Leg Velvet Pants // Velvet Hair Scrunchie Set

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