1 Sofa, 3 Ways

Alright, organizers. At this point, you’ve seen the following pieces designed 3 ways: nightstand, coffee table, dining table, chair, and bed quilt. I have so much fun making these posts so I decided to move along to the next edition: the sofa. Keep on reading to see how I styled 1 sofa 3 different ways—and be sure to let me know which you like best in the comments!

Sofa 1: This set-up represents how you’ll see my couch on any given day. I love that it’s bold with the two patterned pillows, yet also muted thanks to the cream ones placed in front. When I see this set-up, I also immediately see comfort: Between the several pillows and the throw blanket, I feel like I could just curl up there and take a nap.

Sofa 2: The star of this arrangement is the blanket from Oaxaca that my boyfriend and I picked up on our recent trip to Mexico City. I couldn’t love that blanket more and really like how it looks next to the two cream pillows that you saw above. Altogether, the textural elements and neutral colors make this sofa option feel sophisticated-meets-serene.

Sofa 3: I guess this is being a competition between the international treasures I’ve picked up on our travels—this one being the pillow from Thailand. While both of these lumbar pillows are usually placed atop our bed, I decided to give them a try on our sofa. The pops of gray and black in the painted pillow pick up on the gray in the sofa, while the cream shades of the other pillows add light to the dark hues.

So…which is your favorite? I can’t wait to hear!

Wish List: Pink Upholstery

From blue velvet sofa to pink velour upholstery, my wish list just keeps expanding. Right now, I am absolutely l-o-v-i-n-g the look of dusty pale pink upholstery, especially when paired with darker tones like rich wood floors.

But in case you’re like me and probably can’t commit to an entire sofa cloaked in this fabric, a throw pillow would look just as good!

 

Photos from: Pinterest

Wish List: Clear Console

An acrylic console table first caught my eye a while ago and I haven’t been able to shake it ever since. I just love how it can both blend in as well as make a big, bold statement at the same time.

Thankfully, this piece may not stay on my wish list for much longer—we have the perfect place for it right under the windows in our living room. If and when we do make the purchase, I’ll be sure to update you with photos!

Photos from: Pinterest

1 Chair, 3 Ways

I have been loving challenging my inner designer with this series, plus reading your comments both here and on Instagram make me so so happy. I’ve been scoping out all the furniture in my apartment and decided to try out styling my living room chair for this edition of 1 piece, 3 ways. Keep reading to see how I did it, and don’t forget to share a comment with your favorite!

Chair 1: Seeing as I can never get enough shibori, I decided to layer the two pieces that I have. The end result is a very boho, relaxed vibe that I’m sort of loving.

Chair 2: Talk about another piece I just can’t get enough of: the sheepskin throw from IKEA. I have 3 of these and I just love layering them all over the house—on the floor of my closet, over a comfy chair, over a dining table chair, you name it. So it should come as no surprise that I decided to try one over the chair in my living room for a comfy, cozy feel.

Chair 3: If you’ve followed the blog for a minute, then you know that this is usually how I have things set up. It just about sums about my favorite things: soft cashmere, Vogue magazine, and diptyque candles.

Can’t wait to hear which option you like best!

Wish List: Rocking Chair

Up until recently, I was guilty of dismissing rocking chairs as antiquated and stale. But then all of a sudden, I started seeing them pop up all over Pinterest, Instagram, and design catalogs. Now, not only can I say that I have changed my tune about rocking chairs, but they’re also officially on my wish list.

Not convinced? Keep scrolling and you’ll be changing your mind in no time.

Summer Style

Now that my apartment is flooded with sunshine everyday, I’ve made some small updates to celebrate the season. Come inside to see what I’ve done, and hopefully it will inspire you to make similar updates to your space.

Is it just me, or are straw items of all varieties popping up everywhere? I’ve had this basket purse since our last trip to Mexico and it’s still one of my favorite accessories in my closet. This season, I decided to style it next to the sofa with some light blankets for those cooler summer nights.

Maybe it’s all the La Croix I’ve been drinking, but I’ve been craving a little something extra in my water these days. I sliced up some lemons and dropped them in a carafe, which seems oh-so-summery to me.

To remind me to celebrate the season through my wardrobe as well, I’ve got my favorite dresses hanging from the back of my closet. Oh, and there’s that straw trend again.

Last but definitely not least, I’ve got lots of bright flowers sprinkled throughout my apartment. It just wouldn’t be summer without them!