TAG | Living Rooms
I’ve got redecorating on the brain. Again. Right now I am obsessed with blues and rich deep color combinations of all sorts.
Hot Pink + Navy
Black + White
Orange + Navy
Green + Blue
Sigh. I would like to be here right now. This picture was posted by colorTheory, a Boston based interior styling firm I’ve been following on Facebook. Check ‘em out.
Just in case you aren’t on Gwyneth Paltrow’s short list of friends she emails about things that interest her, like I am, I thought I’d post these photos of a renovation of a loft space in Nashville she lived in while filming a movie. Say what you will about her – the girl’s got taste (in picking a good decorator, anyway).
By the way, the email she sent refers to this place being done on the cheap – complete with a new gas stove (as GP loves to cook, which you would know if you were on her personal email list, like I am), $3100 bed-frame, and $1200 claw-footed tub.
Lately, I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of ways to update my living room. I have to be creative because my husband has given me a budget of $500 (I think he’s kidding, but the general point is noted) and told me that painting is tantamount to appearing on “The Real Housewives of Boston” (ie grounds for divorce). Because the walls are this very unusual yellowish/neutral color I’ve been searching for ways to incorporate stuff I like without breaking the bank. Here’s what I am thinking:
I am obsessed with gray right now and think it the perfect color for a couch. Here’s one I love.
But how to tie it in with that yellow?? I am thinking these pillows will do the trick.
Of course we need some accent chairs. I love these choices from Target and they are very budget minded.
I think I’d like to hang this on the wall:
I think this rug is pretty nice.
And I am fond of this one, too.
Or maybe this one.
I’d like to arrange our bookshelves so they look a bit more like this:
And we need a few decorative touches to round things out. I’d l like to pepper the bookshelves with these little bookends.
I love these little candles. Save the bees! (Proceeds donated to research on honeybee crisis.)
So what do you think? I am just getting rolling here. Stayed tuned for an update on the dining area.
Click here to see more of this apartment.
I haven’t done any home posts lately in large part because the aforementioned unanticipated car purchase has dashed any hopes I had of decorating any time in the near or distant future. Still a girl can dream.