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: Ottoman hunt

A couple of years ago, I bought a toile-covered Bergère chair at an estate sale.  I think I paid $50 for the chair that needed a little TLC.  And it’s so comfortable and perfect, except for the fact that there is no matching ottoman to go with it.

Ballard Designs has this matching piece, but since I’d have to special order it in one of my favorite fabrics on earth – Danish linen – it would end up costing me $603.  Now I know I got the chair for almost nothing, but isn’t it sacriligious to let that much of deal end up costing me over $600?

I realize that cheap and French are oxymorons, but does anybody have a cheap French Bergère ottoman up for grabs?

Bergère Ottoman in Danish linen, ballarddesigns.com $603