Sitting Area

Sweet Sitting Areas

February 2, 2012

It feels good to be here, putting together this blog post. More specifically it feels good that I finally feel like I have time to do it! These past couple weeks have been borderline nuts with the amount of time I had to devote to schoolwork. And now, remarkably, I have no assignments due for a month. What is that all about?!

For your viewing pleasure today, some nice sitting areas.

Simple and  sweet, this feels very Scandinavian. My Lithuanian Home via 79 ideas.

The repetition of simple silver frames here is very classy and the addition of gold frames and colorful accents mixes it up well. Check out that tiny piece of artwork in the huge frame above the mantel. It doesn’t jump out at you right away in this photo but I imagine when standing in the room it creates a unique focal point. Would you ever consider putting a tiny but very special piece of art in such a large frame? Designed by Phillip Mitchell via Savvy Home.

Humble but adorable. The home of Klara Bothén via Design*Sponge.

How do you feel about these two patterns used together (the chair upholstery and the rug)? To my eye, their scales are a little too similar. For example, the smaller petals and leaves on the chair are the same size as the geometric nooks and crannies on the rug. Generally speaking patterns that are similar in scale this way don’t always look right when placed in close proximity. They tend to compete rather than live happily together. In the end I think the fact that the rest of the room appears to be made up of mostly neutral solid colors helps this space work well. The home of Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping, designed by Alex Fida, photographed by Evan Nash, via Design*Sponge.

Lovely dark rich colors. Heart Home Magazine via trendey.

minja's home

By liivia s on Flickr, via buddha interiors.

Creamy whites and taupe, a touch of black, a touch of shine, and a bit of pink. Pretty much a recipe to make me happy. Via desire to inspire.

I super super love this space. (The picture will get humongous if you click on it.) You may know about my current love affair with neon colors, orange being a prominent one. There is so much fabulous going on here: the rug, the chaise, the large-scale artwork. I would probably omit the perplexing stacked cylindrical objects in the corner and I’m not so sure about a blue piano, but everything else I would take in a heartbeat. Photographed by Madeleine Söder for Sköna Hem.

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  • Reply Gabrielle | Savvy Home February 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for the link love! I totally adore that vignette! I really can find nothing wrong with it! Have a great weekend! X

    • Reply Christina Ebbers February 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

      You’re welcome! Always finding such great inspiration on your blog, Gabrielle. 🙂

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