Living Room

Time for a Couch Coma

August 7, 2012

My big week-long vacation is less than two weeks away now which means at any time I may have a meltdown from feeling unprepared. I’m a planner. I like to have everything worked out and planned ahead. While I do think it’s good to embrace that to a point, I think I should let go a little when it comes to this trip. It’s not like there will be lots of complicated travel or places to be at certain times. My boyfriend and I will have freedom to just do whatever we feel like on any given day. Go to the beach, go hiking, visit a historic farm, make a camp fire… whatever! Some simple, pleasant days spent outdoors are sounding just perfect to me.

Plus I’ll be needing some outdoors time to shake me out of the Sims 3 induced couch coma I’m currently sinking into. Just bought that game on a whim… so much fun but such a time suck. So in honor of my couch coma, here’s some sweet living rooms.

This is near perfection in my eyes. It just needs a bit more oomph, some more color and personality. From est magazine via desire to inspire.

I super love this color palette, though I might tone it down just a smidge. The home of Raya Carlisle for Design*Sponge via My White Room.

Photographed by Dustin + Whitney Deal via my ideal home.

Oh yes. Soft blue-gray, charcoal gray, black, violet, and vibrant red-orange. These colors are so good. While the zebra rug provides a great pattern, I just really can’t bring myself to like them. I’d swap out something similarly graphic but less dead animal. (Note that I have no problem with ethically obtained animal hides, I just think ones like this are creepy. I prefer sheep/reindeer hides.) From Better Homes and Gardens.

I can’t help but swoon over this, even though it is way more traditional than I normally like. I’d choose sleeker chairs, funkier art, and a different rug (like this one maybe). I love the overall feel of the room with its stunning ceiling and sweet pink walls. And I adore the plant on the console table. House & Garden via Design Manifest.

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  • Reply Brian August 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I really like the first one. All it need is a big comfy couch. The room just seems serene and inviting.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers August 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      It is definitely more serene than the ones that are a bit more filled up with knick-knacks and color. I find lately I seem to be more interested in exciting interiors rather than serene interiors… but serenity is definitely an important and worthwhile thing to have in the home.

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