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

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

Daily Covet: Bling for your ears

These beautiful earrings from J. Crew look like antiquities that you’d find at an estate sale.

And of course, I wouldn’t be able to decide on which color I would want…. sooooo, since they are on sale for 30% off, I could get both for under $50.  That’s definitely not antiquity pricing.

Daily Covet: All that glitters is Swarovski

Gilt.com sent me my daily email of all their sales.  I usually make a quick run through on things I’m interested in, and a few pieces caught my eye this morning.

I love Swarovski.  I love that they are beautiful and affordable.  And I love that they regularly partner with other brands to produce one-of-a-kind pieces.  But today, I love these three pieces the most.  Simple, classic and a chance to wear some bling.

Swarovski Gold & Crystal Coin Pendant Necklace, GILT.com $93Swarovski Faceted Red Cushion Cut Crystal Ring, GILT.com $64


Swarovski Green Crystal Y-Drop Necklace, GILT.com $38


Swarovski Faceted Red Cushion Cut Crystal Ring, GILT.com $64