Are you overwhelmed by the style in here?! 🙂
Slowly but surely, I’m pulling together a plan for this light and bright front space of our home, that I last talked about here. While there hasn’t been all that much progress, I think the real step forward has been defining, for myself, how we’ll use this space going forward.
While I’m no longer offering photo sessions in my home, I DO like the idea of keeping the neutral white walls because they bounce so much light around in this room, in contrast to our living room with its darker paint color and deeper wood/stone accents. The Nordic-style, white-walls-pops-of-color thing, really speaks to me and this seemed a perfect room in which to attempt the look.
It started with the rug. PSA: always shop around! I had my heart set on this baby when I first found it at overstock.com — then stumbled on it, nearly 150 dollars cheaper, at Rugs USA. Woot!
For now, I’m keeping the white Ikea Kivik chair that’s already in here — I’d like something just as comfy, but with arms and in a fun color (I keep seeing emerald green, if not in the seating than maybe in window treatments?). I go back and forth between a small sectional and a couple of arm chairs. My eye goes to more modern stuff from time to time, but I think at the end of the day I like a little more comfortable, relaxed, and dare I say traditional feel in my own home.
As chic as the little tikes basketball setup is (just keeping it real!) it will eventually relocate to the basement play area in a few months. I completely stumbled on this little end table marked down to a song (!) to tuck in a corner with the chair. I love me some copper.
I’d love to add a single big piece of art on one wall – kind of loving this guy from Minted for West Elm.
I would like to do some sort of coffee table in here since we’ve skipped one for now in the living room (it takes up prime play space, and is cumbersome with two reclining sofas that face each other). I keep coming back to round styles like this one (from overstock.com)…
…or something that brings in a little of the rustic vibe we have going on in the living room. I like that this particular version (also from overstock) has the more modern legs to keep it from feeling too heavy.
As plain as this inspiration board looks, it’s my “next phase” for this room, slowly pulling together (and funding) the right pieces, at a time we’re also focusing on a much bigger project (the basement!). This room will continue to take a backseat, but slowly and steadily, it’ll get there!