Even though we’ve been in our apartment for eight months or so now, I just haven’t been able to pull together our living room in a way that I liked. Being that this is our first apartment after college, we inherited a lot of hand-me-down furniture from parents that didn’t necessarily come together cohesively. Buying completely new furniture just isn’t an option at this point so we’re trying to work with what we’ve got and I also scour craigslist daily for hidden gems.
Yesterday I stumbled across inspiration gold when I was reading back through Anna Spiro’s archives at one of my favorite blogs, Absolutely Beautiful Things. These 2007 images of Anna’s bedroom served as the launching point for my living room transformation.
Anna’s blog also led me to this image of Manuel Canovas covered dining chairs from Style Court.
One of my most recent craigslist finds is this French style console table. I scooped this guy up for a cool $40.00! I plan on painting it kelly green, like Vanessa de Vargas’ awesome entry table as seen in Lonny below.
Next, I was on the hunt for a vibrant pair of pillows for my boring white sofa. I found these on etsy which I fell in love with instantly!