Posts tagged ‘living room’

August 8, 2011

commitment issues

by kmcopeland


After a lot of back-and-forthing in my head, this is what I’m thinking for the colors in my living room. You’ve seen the chair I recovered, and I plan on making my own navy blue tufted velvet ottoman – a smaller version of this guy. I’m thinking pillows in coral ikat, navy zig zag and a minty green, all tied together with this kilim pillow. Now I’m interested in your thoughts/feedback (as long as you agree with me and confirm my decision to commit to this color scheme).

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May 18, 2011

wishful wednesday [whitecross farm]

by kmcopeland

Mark and Sally Bailey, a couple who have made a living for the past 25 years by “upcycling” industrial scraps and other peoples’ trash, share this home in the English countryside. Called Whitecross farm, it was built in 1764 and now serves as their home and boutique. You can tell from the pictures that they have a sincere appreciation for the character inherently present in older things – from the furniture they collect to the house itself.

I am usually not a fan of the rugged, industrial look because it just never feels or looks cozy to me, but in this case I can admit I’m wrong. The small collections, earth toned palette and beautiful textiles bring a definite feeling of home. My hands down favorite room, though, is the bedroom. The African textiles set against a background of white walls and old yellow paint peeking through in the ceiling is, in my book, absolutely perfect. You can read more about the house (in Swedish) here at Sköna Hem.

Gamla fruktlådor har arrangerats till hyllor på väggen. Det gamla elementet är bevarat i sitt ursprungliga skick.

Från trappan ser man ut i både köket och mot entrén, med det vackra gamla stengolvet som en röd tråd. Över dörrarna till bägge rummen har paret Bailey satt in glas, för att ljuset bättre ska släppas in i huset.

I matrummet står ett gammalt långbord som ingen längre minns varifrån det kommer. 1700-talsstolar i almträ, modell English wheelbacks, följde med gården i köpet. De får samsas runt bordet med några udda trästolar. Över bordet hänger glödlampor i enkla fattningar. Oljelampan i hörnet från Ealing studios.

Katten Lily är på jakt efter bästa platsen för en tupplur i sängen som Mark och Sally själva tillverkat av vattenledningsrör. Afrikanska mattor och plädar hänger runt om och fungerar även som överkast.

May 13, 2011

friday’s fancy [easy breezy]

by kmcopeland


Wishing life was as effortless as it seems in these pictures, but willing to settle for a weekend’s worth of easy breeziness.  Who’s in?

Happy Friday!

tba outfit / Philip Karlberg photo via Design Love Fest

April 6, 2011

wishful wednesday [hus & hem]

by kmcopeland

I saw this home a while back at Hus & Hem, and I keep coming back to it. It’s so light, airy and happy, I can’t help but be cheerful when I look at it. And, as you know, I’m really feeling these soft pastel colors right now. What’s equally impressive to me is how color coordinated the entire house is. I’m way too ADD to do this, so this woman’s ability to stick to it just impresses the shit out of me. She even matches her outfits to her house. That, my friends, is dedication.

March 28, 2011

take five

by kmcopeland

Images via Hus och Hem (here and here), Design*Sponge, emmas designblogg, and Rue Magazine

Like the majority of people I know, I pretty much hate Mondays. They’re just so…blah. (my inability to think of a better word than “blah” can be directly blamed on my case of the Mondays, for example).

How do I get out of the Monday blues? I hit the internet h-a-r-d so I can fill my head with pretty things. This post is all about sharing my finds with you – here are five pretty pictures to cheer you up and give you a respite from this oh-so-shittiest of days. Go ahead, take five minutes to enjoy them!

March 23, 2011

wishful wednesday [deko]

by kmcopeland

This week’s installment of wishful wednesdays features a home from Deko, a Finnish magazine I found through this blog that I love.  Things I love about it include: 1) that they put their records on display and have a giant A on their wall (you might also remember that I’m really feeling this color palette lately);

2) the chevron floors (duh) and painted legs of the dining room table (a nice alternative to the painted chairs that you see so often these days);

3) the light, bright and airy kitchen;

4) that amazeballs wallpaper that I want likerightnow;

5) that ridiculously cute elephant vignette and monkey hook in the kids room; and,

6) everything about the simplicity and rustic feel of this balcony (porch?).

This lesson is concluded.

Photos by Jorma Marstio

March 16, 2011

A Good Dose of Color

by kmcopeland

I stumbled across this apartment today and it made me smile. I found a section of Marie Claire Maison called Visites Privées, and though I can’t remember most of the French I studied, I’m pretty sure this means “Private Viewings.” So, I think it’s a private look into Europe’s elite, which I am totally down for (if you recall I kind of like to stalk people with more money than me). This is the home of Anne Geistdoerfer, a Parisian architect, and I just love her use of color. The colors she uses are bold (see lime green and fuchsia), but they are tempered by lots of neutral features so it’s not at all overwhelming. I dig it.

Seriously, who wouldn’t want a bright pink sink? What are your thoughts?

March 8, 2011

It’s Black. It’s white.

by kmcopeland

Images 13 and 4 via Lotta Agaton, image 2 via Room 269

You know it, uh-huh. Scandinavia appears to be rubbing off on me. I’ve never been one to embrace such a sparse color palette, so my attraction of late to black and white rooms with natural and wooden accents can only be attributed to the overwhelming popularity of this aesthetic in my new homeland. In defense of the trio, these rooms look so clean and thoughtfully pulled together – I just can’t get enough.

Images 1 and 2 via emmas designblogg; image 3 via Oscars Makleri

Images via RUMprettystuffLotta Agaton

I’m shocked at how downright cozy they all make me feel. Perhaps I need some black, white and wood in my life!

1. Venezia Rug, $420 [Z Gallerie]
2. Woven Veneer Pendant, $149 [West Elm]
3.  Wood Block Perpetual Calendar, $35 [Paper Trail]
4. Linen Dress, $80 [Zara]
5.  Skåls [tineKhome]
6.  Canvas Satchel, $59 [Urban Outfitters]
7. Candlesticks [tineKhome]
8. Glory Print, 850 SEK [Therese Sennerholt Design]
9. Black and White Cordones, $69 [TOMS]

February 21, 2011

Who’s House? Your House! – Emily Henderson

by kmcopeland

I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER excited for Emily Henderson’s new show, Secrets from a Stylist, to premier this weekend (February 26 at 9pm). If you don’t know who Emily Henderson is, she was the winner of last season’s HGTV Design Star. If you don’t know what Design Star is, um…excusemewhat? In recognition of this MAJOR event in design news, I thought I’d do a “Get the Look” post on Emily’s very own living room. I’m calling it “Who’s House? Your House!” (any Tarheel fan worth their money should know what inspired that…)

1. Clark Sofa, $1999 [Room and Board]
2. Moroccan Pouf, $50 [Ebay]
3. Cascara Side Table, $398 [Anthropologie]
4. Koldby Cowhide Rug, $200 [Ikea]
5. Red Cross Flag, $13 [Flagline]
6. Stockholm Coffee Table, $200 [Ikea]
7. Mid Century Lamp, $50 [Etsy]
8. Bulls Eye Pillow, $34 [West Elm]
9. Stretch Stone Pillow, $20 [Target]
10. Blue and Red Pillows, $32 for pair [Etsy]

Photo by Terilyn Fisher

February 16, 2011

Lägenlove

by kmcopeland

This week’s featured flat has no chance of every being a reality for us, but it is too awesome not to share. Blogger Lotta Agaton is looking for a new home and posted pictures of this one last week. I love the high ceilings, the huge windows with amazing views and the pops of orange and yellow throughout the house. One can always hope…

 

 

 

 

Good news: it didn’t work for her family so it’s still available! Happy bidding!

 

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