elle decor + frog chair

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

wow, what a nice surprise to be featured on elle decor’s design insider’s weekly finds! Thanks, Emma at marion house book for the shout out! And just for you, here is the unveiling of the lalanne crapaud in my living room. Sure, it’s a little tight, but I think it’s working.

Living Room Inspiration

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I’m shopping for a sofa for the living room and I’m still in the brainstorming stage. I have a danish modern chair and we have a giant TV and a simple white ikea TV stand at the moment. Otherwise, everything else is up for discussion so I’m really able to start from scratch. We’ve got two little girls and a lot of video game action happens on the sofa so it needs to be durable/comfortable and stain resistant. But it’s also the first thing you see when you come in so I want it to look amazing!

Please chime in with favorite styles because while I love mid century and all things modern, there’s a vote over here for tufting. Yes you heard that right, Big E thinks something with tufting would be….awesome? So here are some living room ideas in no particular order:

Here’s our living room for reference. It’s not huge, but there’s room for something awesome.

A bright color and neutral furniture from apartment therapy.

My original inspiration via Domino. I love that it’s modern but warm.

Total Mid Century Inspiration with lots of color from apartment therapy.

Sophia Coppola’s place is glamorous, modern and well… comfy.

Lydia Pearson’s Home in Vogue Living is chic and simple. Via Happy Mundane.

I’m a sucker for anything Swedish like this living room from desire to inspire.

Beautiful Parisian Mid Century apartment on Design Sponge.

A bold burst of color in a sleek room. It’s fun, it’s liveable, but it’s still risky. From flickr.

AB Chao’s living room is crisp and white and modern but with cozy traditional elements.

Love love love Jeana So
and her cute living room with little plants and plenty of empty space.

I like some glam elements like the coffee table in Cassie’s Living Room.

And I want to make sure it stays light and bright like this image from Domino.