Last time on the My Space segment, I shared a few of my favorite things in my home, and I am so happy to report that I was flooded with positive feedback about the post, which was truly moving, so I thank you for that! Now for this second installment, I am taking it to the living room, where I do most of my lounging and relaxing. To me, it should be inviting, cozy and uncluttered, but most of all, it should have a lived-in feel, which can best be likened to something of a comforting vibe.
I adore a big, robustly-padded couch. None of those love seat shenanigans -- the bigger, the better! We've had this grey suede sofa from Room & Board for a few years now, and while the color was good for when we were training Wally, I am totally ready to switch it up with something lighter. If not just because I want to update the space a bit, even though it's a great neutral color in a classic shape.
The chunky knit throw is from Pottery Barn and was a housewarming gift from my mother-in-law when we bought the place. It's soooo cozy and Wally and I often have to fight for it -- and we usually both end up getting a piece of it. I am huge on throws. We have a few for the couch (although this one has been a mainstay since we got it) and I have one on both beds. I love having extra blankets around because I'm literally always cold. Throws are also the most cost-efficient way to dress up a space and to make your sofa both pretty and inviting.
The ikat print pillows are from HomeMint (RIP). I mentioned last time that HomeMint was one of my favorite pillow-acquiring destinations because they carried such a well-priced wide variety, but alas, they are no longer with us. I'm glad I got to snatch up a bunch before they decided to permanently "remodel".
The gold coffee table is from ABC Home. Looking for a coffee table was such a challenge, it was a search that spanned a few months. Our problem was that we didn't really know what we were looking for and didn't exactly have anything specific in mind (remember what I said previously about gathering inspo before setting out? To avoid this very issue). This gold-lacquered piece was a real curveball, but there was something about it that we were drawn to. After staring at it in the store for a while, we were able to start envisioning it within our things. We were kind of vapid about it once it found itself in our living room and failed to apply any sort of protective spray, so now the top of it is pretty scratched and damaged... But at the same time, that's the sort of unintentional detailing that makes a piece look lived-in, attributing it more character. That said, if I had to do it again, I would take the opposite route and be more diligent about protection (that's what she said - ha!).
I always like to keep a selection of coffee table books on, well, my coffee table. Some are about fashion, some are about food and some are about photography. Just beautiful publications of fun, interesting things people can pick up and be entertained by. The shag rug is from Ikea -- yet another bang for our buck.
If you want more home interior tips, click here for Part 1 of this series!
Photos by Ian Rusiana
Shirt - H&M (similar)
Bralette - Aerie (similar)
Jeans - J Brand (similar)
Love chain - Chic Peek (similar)
Arrow ring - Catbird (similar)
Earrings - ASOS (similar)
Snake cuff - Jenny Bird (similar)
Gold bangle - Coordinates (similar)
Ballet slippers - Bloch
Nails - Essie in Imported Bubbly
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