Archive for the ‘sitting room’ Category

August 30th, 2010 - 2:20 pm § in shopping, sitting room

arc chrome floor lamp

Today we stopped by Argos and picked up the ARC Chrome Floor Lamp. This is now sitting in the living room. I love Argos — it’s sort of like a cross between the old-fashioned catalog stores like Sears Roebuck in the US and IKEA and Target. The reviews on the website are crucial — yo[...]

August 11th, 2010 - 10:07 pm § in sitting room, thinking

living & evolving

As time goes by, ideas start evolving…the bedroom has been going through its own evolving, and the living room is as well. The living room is starting to go all blank-canvas, with the plan for the furniture going whiter and whiter…the whole thing still grounded by the  leather armchair [...]

August 10th, 2010 - 9:44 pm § in sitting room

class hand-me-downs

One of the things I’ve always envied is when you look at some gorgeous home magazine or website, and the owners say things like, “my mother gave us that armchair” or “my cousin was throwing out that artwork”. My sisters and I tend not to give each other furniture. Eithe[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 10:14 pm § in shopping, sitting room

what’s not to like?

I love this. No, not the naked girl in the giant bean bag, although it would certainly be intriguing coming in the post that way. (I approve of her reading material, by the way.) No, I love the whole idea of Okay, maybe it’s still just a touch on the expensive side, but not [...][...]

July 28th, 2010 - 4:06 pm § in sitting room

no furniture yet, but i haz a pillow

You have to strike while the iron is hot. This pretty little thing, which even has a down pillow in it, was a whole £10 at the market on Saturday. I was on my way to the new flat when I spotted it in a pile of more ethnic pillows. If it doesn’t work in the [...][...]

July 28th, 2010 - 12:42 am § in sitting room, thinking

living room pics

Finally, a room with no color! Well, okay, you know what I mean; yes, white is a color (anyone who has tried to match a white trim with a new paint knows it’s a color, all right), but this is the first room that doesn’t smack you in the face with the walls. That slightly [...][...]

July 27th, 2010 - 11:26 pm § in sitting room, tools

the green green grass of home

Right, so here’s that grass-like rug that I want to hook for the living room, right? The version here is knitted, but I want a pretty large rug – something like 4×6 – for under the coffee table and between the sofa and the whatever-I-come-up-with on the other side. Trying to k[...]

July 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm § in sitting room, thinking

living room color palette

I’ll post pics of the living/sitting room tonight, but just quick like bunnies, here’s a pic from Young Victoria with the color palette I think I want to use in there, which has white walls, that same biscuitty colored carpet as the rest of the flat, and gold metal accents in the chandel[...]