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

Daily Covet: I might be “Nesting”

I’m pretty sure I’m “nesting.”  No, I’m not pregnant and I haven’t decided that I ever will be again.  But IF I did get pregnant and IF I did have a little girl and IF I won the lottery or a obtained a large inheritance and could justify buying a new crib, this is the one I would buy.

Having a baby girl means my dream of a baby girl’s nursery, fit for a princess, would finally come true.  While I was looking for furniture for my future sunroom makeover, I ran across this gorgeous crib at Restoration Hardware.  It looks so retro and “royal.”  Maybe the exquisite chandelier, soaring windows and ballet pink curtains help!

Martine Iron Canopy Crib, Restoration Hardware $899