Daily Covet: Living Room Makeover

I just said to my husband, literally less than 12 hours ago, that I wished I had 2 loveseats facing eachother, and a rectangle coffee table in my living room.

As it stands, my living room looks like this.  Pretty, but uninspiring and mostly filled with beautiful, inherited furniture I did not pick out myself.

But I’m thinking that since my living room is long and narrow like the one pictured here (ok, not as long and much more narrow),  I’d like it to look like this instead:

Living Room by Howard Bankston & Post; Image from Houzz.com

So now I’m on the hunt for the pieces that would help me recreate this look in my own home.  I’ll need 2 of these sofas from Restoration Hardware.

Laurent Salon Bench, Restoration Hardware $1270

A gaggle of beautiful throw pillows with a hint of turquoise, my favorite color….

Random Throw Pillows, shopping info on Polyvore.com
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=50860675

A distressed wood coffee table that I wouldn’t have to worry much about, and with the bottom shelf for my design and fashion books.

Trekker Coffee Table, Ethan Allen $999

An ottoman in matching Danish linen for extra seating and bonus! extra storage.

Castered Tufted Storage Ottoman, Ballard Designs $471

And of course, 2 beautiful bronze & crystal chandaliers for some much-needed overhead light.

6 Light Crystal Chandelier in Bronze, http://www.plumbersurplus.com $538

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Daily Covet: A Royal Commode

Custom vanity, Ross & Main $667

At some point, we need to add a master bathroom to our Circa 1925 tudor.  And while we don’t have the money to do it yet, I am constantly reinventing what it would like it to look like in my head (and on my Pinterest boards!)

I always thought I’d want white pedestal sinks and subway tile, with a Carrerra marble shower and floor.  Can you guess what’s been in the way of our addition?  (<$$)

However, I found this beautiful, little chest on Ross & Main, and immediately envisioned dropping a Carrerra marble top and sink into it.  The perfect size to have two of them side by side for his and hers (read keep your stuff away from my stuff!) sinks.

And with the warm tones of the wood, I may have to rethink my tile selection too.  But I’m channeling my inner Louis XIV, while I picture golden sunburst mirrors over the top.

Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirror #4, ballarddesigns.com $99

And now I’m thinking maybe a better choice for a powder room… which we’d also need to add.

 

Sun Room, Option #1

I’ve got a space that needs some TLC.  My husband used to work from home and used a very cute room off the back of our living room and adjacent to our kitchen for his office.  It’s not a big room but it’s got french doors and windows on three sides.  We have decided to turn this into a play/TVroom for our children.  Since it’s so close to the kitchen, I have a better vantage point to witness and hopefully stifle any trouble making they are getting into.

Because, it’s a narrow room, just over 7′ wide, I will need some smaller scale pieces.  And because it’s nestled between our kitchen and our living room, I didn’t want to add in another wall color.  I’ve decided that it either needs to be the same color as our kitchen or our living room.  Hence, we have “Option #1” followed tomorrow by “Option #2.”  Take a look….

Sun Room, Option #1

Chesterfield Loveseat, Ikat Medallion upholstery, Ballarddesigns.com $1183

Vetrina 60 inch Media Console, Ballarddesigns.com $599

Raie 3-drawer chest, Pier1.com $199

Serena Table Lamp, Pier1.com $99.99

5x 8 Cottage “Pom Pom” Rug, Rugs-direct.com $495


Mid-week covet item…

ok, so I couldn’t wait to feature another covet item… because I WANT a lot of stuff!

A lovely Omaha mom, fan of MOmaha.com and LittleBlackSweats.wordpress.com asked me to post the couch I want for my sunroom (for those of you who have been in my house, that’s DH’s old office!)  So here is the cutest sofa of all time and I “mocked” it up at ballarddesigns.com.  Now to pick some scratch from my money tree to purchase it!

Ballard Designs Chesterfield Love seat