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Living Room Update // On My Mind Monday

Jul 31, 2017

Owning a home is SO dang fun! Caleb and I love our home and are always dreaming up ideas on how to make it perfect. We did the same with our old house in the 5th Ward (which we are now renting out) and are continuing to do it to our current home.
Our current home is in beautiful Bay View just blocks from the Lake, multiple parks, restaurants, and easy access to the freeway. We love our home! Built in 1888, it is full of character (exposed brick, huge kitchen, three porches, and a giant pocket door entry to the living room) and natural light. We have lived here for a little over a year now, but are still slowly curating each room. Which is why I am so excited to say that this weekend we took a trip to West Elm and unexpectedly found the perfect rug for our living room!
Our efforts to instill unencumbered comfort includes keeping our living room open with minimal distractions, airy gray walls (Behr Sculptor Clay), and no curtains on the large bay window, so as to provide the most access to natural light and views to the exterior. I really am happy with our latest purchase, the West Elm Watercolor Trellis Shag Rug, because it subtly anchors the room’s modern touches, including the bold chandelier and crisp tailored sectional.
Living Room Update
Styling Elements:
West Elm Watercolor Trellis Wool Shag Rug. Find it Here.
West Elm Modern Media Console in White. Find it Here.
West Elm Andes Sectional in Twill. Find it Here. 
West Elm Mobile Chandelier in Black. Find it Here. (I do not think they carry it in Black Anymore but the Antique Bronze is beautiful as well)
Target Extra Large Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin – Antique Pewter with Copper Handle. Find it Here. 
Target 3R Studios Decorative Wood Tray – Find it Here. 
Wood Block for displaying our self-portrait square prints. Caleb made them for me. But you can find similar ones Here.
Artifact Uprising Square Prints. We love the white border and textured matte finish of these high-quality prints. Order Yours Here. 
Target Marble + Wood Coasters. Find it Here. 
West Elm Warmest Throw. Charcoal. Find it Here. (I love West Elm’s throws! I have a light gray striped one in our bedroom as well and a black and white striped one folded in the corner in the storage basket.)
Bay View + Jokulsaön Letter Press Posters; we made these at Bay View Printing Co. We attending a Drink & Ink Event for Caleb’s birthday and made posters with coordinates for two our our fave places.
Amazon Dot. Find it Here. 

Geometric Design Pillow Cover. Find it Here.

Gray Faux Fur Pillow. Find it Here. 
and of course…. Nirvana – In Utero 20th Anniversary Edition vinyl. Find it Here. (Ps: Fun fact… This Saturday was our First Wedding Anniversary. Another Fun Fact… I walked down the isle to Come As You Are – Nirvana.)

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Future Additions + Changes + Thoughts:

  • Target Industrial Lamp: My plan is to paint it matte black so it matches our main light fixture.
  • Still looking for a super comfortable, but stylish chair for reading & relaxing. I’ve had my eye on the West Elm Contour Mid-Century Chair.
  • Looking for a unique, minimalist, lacquer white or matte black plant holder in order to free up more space in the window. All of those succulents were at our wedding on the tables. I painted a bunch of planters white or black and transplanted them. We have so many succulents throughout our home.
  • I am in search of a clever way to store magazines until I’ve had time to read them. I subscribe to a few travel and cooking magazines and I have not had time to keep up on my mag reading because of our crazy busy wedding season! I will eventually read them, but they are currently stacking up in the living room corner and driving me a little mad. #ihateclutter

Now that our living room is pretty much complete the next room we have been brainstorming on is the sunroom. We also have been on the hunt for a new platform bed for our master bedroom for quite some time.  Are you working on any projects?? Do you love styling your interior?? What are your home favorite stores?? Do you have any suggestions for us??

Wishing you all a fantastic week!

 

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