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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The quickest way to redecorate – throw pillows!

I found these pillows this morning.  And upon titling this post, I remember one of the blogs I read making the same statement.

But it’s true!

Changing the pillows can give your decor a whole new look, which makes the bold statement that the next season is approaching.

And since I’m also trying to get around to remodeling my sunroom, I’m looking at colors that will compliment my soon-to-be slipcovered sofa!

Nena Von, JossandMain.com $32.95 – $72.95

Daily Covet: French Shabby Chic

GILT.com had a great collection of really fun home furnishings and decor Friday.  There were just too many favorites to limit myself to one on this post.  So here are a few of my favorite France-inspired things…

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