Inside Our Home: Living Room Update

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We're loving how our space is coming along and have been dying to share it (side note: being able to live with your sister is the best). I can always find a little bit of inspiration in anyone's home. So, I hope you find some here! It's really been the coolest to be able to document how far we've come, thanks to this blog.

When we first moved in I was totally overwhelmed. I had no idea what to buy and I just wanted everything to be perfect and finished - not so much to ask, right? It helps having a friend who loves going to HomeGoods just as much as you do and has a great eye (she's actually profesh!). So, our decorating process started out with a big haul at the HG with Sara. That trip really helped to get things going around here.

Sara helped me pick out some great accent pieces and, pretty importantly, a color pallet. We had this big huge, gray couch and I needed to spice it up. She found me my purple and orange decorative pillows. The orange ones are not pictured here, but orange has always been one of my favorite colors. As I spent months (and months) thinking about what I wanted for this room, I found that I was constantly being drawn to a more a simple, neutral room than I was a punchy, eclectic room (which I initially thought was so me). So, orange is out for right now, but purple is a neutral (in my mind) so they get to stay.

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RUG: HomeGoods, COFFEE TABLE: Ikea, END TABLE: Overstock,
PILLOWS: HomeGoods, POUFFES: Beyond Marrakech c/o

So, here's where we are today. What do you guys think, I'd love to know!
- Walls: "Revere Pewter"
- Flooring: Charcoal Laminate
- Color Pallet: Gray, white, purple and black with silver and accents
- Natural elements: Sea shells, sand, real and faux plants
- Personal elements: Candles, framed photos, books, magazine collection

SHOP OUR STYLE:

Taking on your own interior design project? Here are our tips (so far):
1. Buy, buy, buy. And then return. You really have to see it in the space to know for sure sometimes.
2. Make a Pinterest board of rooms that you like, let a few months pass and then go back and look for similarities. If you see a lot of something, that means you really like it.
3. Be patient. It's going to take f o r e v e r. Let your style evolve.

Dec 12, 2013

9 comments:

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  2. Really love this post and getting a little peek into your (uber stylish) living room/home!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    xo
    Nicole
    a dash of gold

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  3. Gorgeous styling! What a great place to come home to each day!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

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  4. your home looks beautiful! love the little touches + the coffee table.

    xo, lily on fillmore

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  5. Your home -- and these photos -- are just gorgeous! Love the neutral color scheme, the natural elements are a great addition a well :)

    xo, Liz
    {What Dress Code?}

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  6. your home looks absolutely lovely! So cozy and clean feeling with all the clean lines and bright/light neutrals!

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    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  7. I love love love this! I'm currently in the process of redoing my apartment and have so many ideas/pretty good idea of what i want. I started out with my desk + am rolling from there. Those pouffes are such a great find too! (so much cheaper than others i've seen!)

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  8. I'm smitten with your dark floors! They really do ground everything and provide balance to all of the white pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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