Living Room

A Living Room To My Taste

August 24, 2011

I am the type of person that loves down time. I’d be a mess without my loved ones, but I’d also be a mess if I never got some time to myself. For me, down time consists of reclining on my sofa with my laptop browsing blogs, my cat by my side, and my TV playing HGTV, American Pickers, or Star Trek. So basically I’m a total couch potato and the living room is a very important place for me. I like the room well enough as it is, but I dream of one day having a living room exactly to my tastes.

Blue isn’t always my favorite hue when it dominates a space, largely because I feel its such a popular color and therefore overused. Blues with a near-neutral quality (which means darker pigments are added) are much more likely to draw me in. Also I love that rug. Via My Favorite and My Best.

Lovely warm hues and soft textiles. Via buddha interiors.

Via Pale and Interesting.

Fantastic light, classic modern furniture, and colorful rugs. Via Nuevo Estilo.

Eric Roth via desire to inspire.

Photographed by Pieter Estersohn for Canadian House and Home.

I just love how graphic and colorful this is. Not exactly my style but still inspiring. I especially love the rug and the larger piece of art. Photographed by Angus McRitchie via design attractor.

I LOVE THIS. Oh so much. The chesterfield sofa is a classic, the rug is like a dream rug to me (simple, plush, light, but with graphic interest), and I’m truly head-over-heels for this tapestry. I’m hoping that one day I’ll find a gorgeous tapestry for a steal, or even just a beautiful blanket that I can pretend is a tapestry and hang up. A few weeks ago I found a pair of small Native American tapestries depicting hoofed animals at an antiques shop that I WANTED SO BADLY but had to pass. At $50 each the budget just couldn’t handle it. Have you ever used a tapestry to decorate your home? Designed by Johnathan Adler, Photographed by James Geer, via Abigail Ahern.

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  • Reply Mia August 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I think that first blue room is absolutely wonderful! Love the way they’ve used different hues + light wood and beige. I’ll save it for inspiration 🙂

    • Reply Christina Ebbers August 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Glad you like it, Mia! I think the natural light helped that one to photograph really well. I agree, the mix of a few different blue tones is just lovely. So happy to hear from you! 🙂

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