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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24 Cozy Blankets

Cable Knit Cotton Throw // Knit Sweater Throw
Wool Motoring Blanket // Woven Throw Blanket

The temperature has been beyond frigid, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been piling three or four blankets on top of my usual bedding each night. I’m so lucky to have a roof over my head and be able to pay the heating bill, but even those things haven’t felt like enough to stay warm. If you’re looking to add some layers, check out these options.

 

Catriona Throw // Stripe Throw
Halmstad Colorblock Throw // Sweater Knit Blanket

 

Alpine Throw // Pom Pom Wool Throw
Avoca Mohair Throw Blanket // Cassbab Throw

 

Woven Daydream Throw Blanket // Indigo Island Throw Blanket
Spiced Cider Wool Blanket // Knit Throw Blanket with Tassels

 

Jacquard Weave Throw // Andreas Throw Blanket
Trestles Throw // Michele Rondelli Cotton Blanket

 

Stitchplay Throw Blanket // Tartan 100% Wool Blanket
Knit Throw Blanket // Bliss Plush Throw

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20 Modern Magazine Racks

Felt Magazine Rack // Wire Triangle Magazine Rack
Brass Magazine Rack // Carroll Magazine Rack

January always has me aching to get super organized.  – to go through everything in the house, pare down, and streamline. But one task I’m always horrible at is keeping up with is my stack of magazines, so I figure the least I can do is keep them in order in a rack in my living room or office. I have this one that’s currently out of stock, but I pulled together a bunch of other options that I love just as much.

 

Current Magazine Rack // DIY Wooden Magazine Holder
Hoop Magazine Rack // Magazine Rack

 

Round Metal Magazine Rack // Grid Brass Magazine Rack
DIY Modern Magazine Shelf // Brass Magazine Rack

 

Saddle Ring Magazine Rack // Plywood Magazine Rack
Gold Magazine Rack // Black Magazine Rack

 

Aspen Magazine Rack // Magazine Rack
Magazine Rack Storage // Herman Magazine Stand

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Buy or DIY: Stockings

What kind of stockings did you grow up with as a kid? Mine was the red felt kind that you can still buy literally anywhere, with my name written on the white part in glitter. I loved it and it still hangs at my Mom’s house every Christmas! Stockings are my favorite part of gift opening, so I thought it apt to do a Buy or DIY post dedicated to this very special holiday tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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