Friday, August 21, 2009

i'm thinking about my living room, see?









Maggie May said...

this is the kind of look i like for living room: grey blue walls or white walls, TONS of books, art and family photos on the walls, rugs, tables, cozy chairs and fabrics, mirrors.
bohemian mixed with modern touches.
i painted our bookshelf glossy white, and we have art and stacks of books, mirrors, a great great rug i got for a steal at a thrift store for $50...i need to convince my landlord to let me get rid of our carpet. i hate carpet! if i could get wood, and paint our fireplace white, i'd be thrilled.

i'm painting my living room. i think i'm going to do that pale pale blue-grey. our walls are SKY HIGH in one part.. we have to get an extension ladder.

Ms. Moon said...

I see we have very similar taste indeed.

Badass Geek said...

I want the ones with tons of books, too. I love books.

Steph said...

Oooooh... I like the first and the last, and the third and fourth and the fifth and...

adrienne said...

i LOVE the photo of the mantle with the horns and the crazy ostentatious mirror and the inlaid wood floors...

dear god, if i could fit that into a 9ft travel trailer, and add two gilt bird cages to keep my kids safely tucked away while mobile, i'd be all set...

Cid said...

Love the turquoise cabinet and the piles of books. The best idea I have seen lately is using a couple of "L" brackets to float books on. They are cheap and it looks so cool to have all these piles of books just floating on the walls.

Captain Dumbass said...

I love looking at other peoples living rooms. You should check out The Selby.

http://theselby.com/

Chris Stone said...

all of them are great... i really love the last one. *except for stacking the books!*

one time i had a bedroom that was the room over the entrance way. very small. I did a built in book shelf, painted the walls brown, and the ceiling sky blue. it worked.

Sam said...

I could easily have any of these as my living room - so lovely all of them!

Rachael said...

I love the pics! You have great taste. And, the pictures fit with what I imagine your personality to be too!

I've been wanted to do something different with my living room for awhile too. But, I hardly know where to start! And, we have the tall, tall ceilings too. So impractical for redecorating! I'm kind of afraid of heights, so that extension ladder sort of freaks me out too.

modaspia said...

the last one..let's see a picture of this rug you got.

bluntdelivery said...

wow. we have the same style.

that blue cabinet is to die for!!!

love the floor to ceiling bookshelves. i would be okay if i died from an avalanche resulting from my stacks of books.

www.bluntdelivery.com

Collin Kelley said...

Love that last photo with all the books.

Heidi said...

these are just gorgeous images. they are so up my alley, a mix of thrift store, bespoke, contemporary and artsy fartsy. love it Hx

Maggie May said...

Captain I have The Selby on my sidebar!

I'm trying to get a new digi camera. I lost our last one. Ahem. Sorry Mr. Curry

culdesacchronicles said...

We once had light gray walls in one of our earlier house with white molding. I loved it. We need bookcases in our house now and we're thinking of built-ins on each side of the fireplace. Loved the splashes of color in your images.

the real mia said...

I love the photo with the pink walls and the horns on the mantel. So cool yet so homey.

Bee said...

There's nothing I like better than lots and lots of book shelves!

Bobbie Leigh said...

I love it!!!! My living room is fairly small and I painted it a dark color which even though it's pretty, I wish I had gone lighter. Much lighter. I love small touches and the furniture!

Woman in a Window said...

Making me want to do a redo here. More organic, more...more...MORE! Yes. And with books. I think it's about time for my books to find a place in my life.

Show and tell. Befores and afters, right?

Dena said...

I like the first one.

I was complaining about our house getting shabby and E said, "Some people pay good money for shabby."

katydidnot said...

love them all.

sarasophia said...

I am jealous of your high ceilings.

And I am mad at you for making me examine my living room...it needs mucho helping.

:)

Thank you for the inspiration as always my sister.

--sarasophia

la fille vanille said...

I too love wooden floors - and a fireplace is such a neat thing... Plus I think it always ads atmosphere to a home, when your things has a story somehow...

Laura said...

I love them all... I especially love the blue wardrobe/dresser with the flowers in vases on top. It makes me think of a beach house. I want to live in a beach house.

starrlife said...

I LOVE gray on the wall but a bit warmer color. Either way it shifts with the different lights through the day- sometimes mauve, sometimes whitish. I've seen dove gray walls that I love too. Ooh, what fun. The airiness of these rooms is great, books, stacks of books- yeah! That turquoise stand- wow!

Valerie Loveland said...

I want to get a chandelier so bad.

Tammy said...

thanks for helping me! i am working on some renovations in my place, too! inspiring photos. i also love your sidebar photo of kate in the tub. hope you don't mind but i have done a post with it.
best, tammy

Tina said...

these are all so good, but I especially like ones with clutter. more is more.

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