You may remember this post - where I mentioned my dream Cisco Brothers sofa from Twelve Chairs, or even this post where I rambled on about my parents and noted that Twelve Chairs had a moving sale and (my two awesomely-amazing-kindhearted-bosses) gave me an amazing deal on said sofa, but todays post is where I'll show you what it looks like in my new apartment. IT'S SO EXCITING!
I finally got to the unpacked/clean/time to decorate stage in the new place, so I quickly took some pictures to share the place on the blog. I am oh-so-sure the decor will change countless times, but until then, it feels very "us".
Brandon and I have yet to figure out how to describe our style. We know we love mid-century pieces, a very industrial space, definitely some shabby-chic decor, and I have a need for vintage + retro accessories....but I'm not sure that has a name. Let's call it: industri-centuric-shabtastical-retro-vintage because, why not?
Our living room is shared with Brandon's studio. We've made the best of splitting a small space .We used our Eames-style chair, sofa, and vintage stadium style seats to create an area that feels separate from the studio. We are also still looking for a replacement for the plant-stand turned side table. We used a vintage shipping crate for our coffee table, and threw in a shag rug for the hell of it. It's where we spend about 90% of our time, so it needed to be functional, livable, stylish, and inviting.
This is our Eames-style rocker. We seriously cannot wait until we have a real one to replace this one with.
I got this vintage terrarium at Twelve Chairs when I first started working there and RECENTLY filled it. I think that's an example of procrastination at its best. We also decided to use some colorful books as decor on the table to pull the color in from the throw on the sofa.
Ignore our Ikea TV stand (although it sincerely doesn't bother me) and look at how cute this Portland greeting card is! I bought it on vacation there to do just this with it! I love it paired with some vintage and found pieces, and decor works best in a set of three!
I cheated a little. This is sneaking into our dining room - but I just bought it and I had to share. It's a bar cart from the 60s. Bright yellow. On wheels. With metal, not gold. Hallelujah! On Ebay, you can find similar ones. I couldn't have found a better piece for my place. Oddly enough, I had stumbled upon the metal baskets earlier in the day, and by chance they fit the bar cart perfectly. Now, we just need some booze for "decoration".
Well - here it is. The whole shebang as viewed from the bar cart nook. My FIRST real living room.