Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Canary In The Coal Mine

Some people can go to the mall and legitimately window shop without spending a dime. Not me. The closest I can get is looking at home décor purchases online, knowing that I literally have nowhere in my shoebox apartment to put things, so I can't buy them.

But, if I were to suddenly have a living room to design, this is what it might look like!

1. I first spotted this lamp over on Copy Cat Chic. Which by the way, if you haven't checked it out, check it out.  They find more cost effective versions of beautiful beautiful things.  This lamp is from, but it’s high end step sister is available at Potterybarn, for twice the price. Given the choice, I will always pick the same thing for less money.  Call me crazy.

2. My first instinct was to pick all Boston based art, but I decided to branch out. These vintage prints are all from  and there are plenty of cities to choose from. I think the simple silver frames look great on the cool grey wall. Speaking of… the paint is Behr’s silver screen.

3. I am a total sucker for a console table. Don’t know why, I just love em. I found this Avington console table at Target on the cheap.  I think it just sounds fancy to own a console table.  And I want to be fancy.
Bring on the mood lighting.  This little yellow stunner is from CB2. It adds a nice pop of color and helps create a yellow theme without being too aggressive (in my humble opinion)

3. The heavy hitters! I am obsessed with getting a grey couch lately. Grey is neutral, but a bit different. Once I have a living room, expect to see this guy in it. I visited a Z Gallery on a recent trip to Atlanta and sat in this bad boy and let me tell you… marshmallow!  And since it is called the Nathan Sofa, I would call him Nathaniel at all times. Obviously.

I added This Way And That Pillow from Anthropologie to break it up. And let’s be honest, I can’t imagine any room without something gorgeous from Anthropologie.
And now for the true canary. I die for this Gerber slipper chair. It’s bold but not obnoxious. And at $254? Gimme a break.

And finally a rug. Because my mother says you always need one. I found this one over at West Elm. It’s neutral enough that you could re-purpose it in other rooms, and with any color palette. I’m still poor enough to think this way. Oh, I can’t wait for the day that I’m a baller and don’t have to make responsible decisions.

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