Eclectic Style Living Room

Source: Architectural Digest

Over 99% of the time I gravitate toward neutral, natural, earth tone filled spaces.  But then I see an eclectic style living room like this and instantly want to add more pops of color in my own home.  Admittedly, color scares me.  Being able to expertly design an eclectic style living room such as this that is colorful, playful, and sophisticated all at once is true talent (and bravery!).  In addition to the color, Bilhuber and Associates combine textures and pattern to give the space depth and energy without appearing gauche.  I know I’d fail miserably if I tried this on my own.  So, if I ever work up the courage to emulate this style, I’ll be stalking more of Bilhuber’s work.

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  1.  Chair – I think I could manage having a blue chair in my home.  I think.
  2. Sunburst – This sunburst is one of the best I’ve seen at this price point.  The detail and coloring are on point.
  3. Topiary – I’m of the opinion one can never have too many topiaries.  Is my southern showing?
  4. Print – This print makes me wonder what all those people in the sunlight are thinking.  And where were they on their way to when this photo was taken?  I’d stare at it every day while pondering those questions if it was hanging in my home.
  5. Vase – Perfect POP of color!
  6. Pillow – This banana leaf pillow both relaxes a space and gives a touch of class.
  7. Blanket – For those of us who aren’t brave enough to upholster our couch cushions in animal print.  And it’s only $10.
  8. Pillow – Another fun pattern to bring into the mix.
  9. Coffee table book – The HONY book cover is just perfect.  And you know the inside is just as good.
  10. Boxes – You could use these gorgeous boxes all together or in different spaces around the room.  I’d probably stash candy in them.  Who wants to walk all the way to the kitchen when a craving strikes,  ya know?
  11. Pencil holder – How fun is this?  I’d add a few peacock feathers in and amongst the pens and pencils for even more eclectic flair.
  12. Coffee table – A simple coffee table since we can’t go crazy with every piece of furniture.  Also available at Target if you have a Red card, but it’s a bit more $.

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Feeling: Festive.  I’ve been to two Christmas parties over the past two days, and I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to one today.  I didn’t do the month of December last year since I had just had a baby, was in full on survival mode, and completely lost to the outside world.  So, I’m trying to make up for it double time this year.  Fa-la-la!

Listening to: White Winter Hymnal by Pentatonix.  Weirdest Christmas song lyrics ever, but it’s so dang catchy.  I’ve had Penatatonix’s first Christmas album on repeat since November 25.  Singing a cappella ranks right up there with opera singers as far as talent goes in my book.

Wishing: I could sing a cappella.

Bummed: That I’ve only read one book this year.  In years past, I’ve read over 50 books a year.  This year?  One.  Unless you count a few parenting books which I don’t.  The reason for this is my aforementioned baby.  This is such a sweet season of life and I don’t mind not reading right now since I know I’ll have time again one day.  But, not gonna lie, I miss it.

Shocked: That one of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models is from a small town a few towns over from me!  And I only discovered this fact via Instagram.  After the show aired, I was stalking all of the models’ accounts (as one does) and stumbled upon Grace Elizabeth.  One thing led to another, and bam!  I realized she’s a local girl.  The fact that she exists doesn’t really surprise me, it’s that I hadn’t heard about her IRL.  This kind of news is small town gold.  Why hasn’t anyone told someone who told someone who told me??

Excited: about this blog.  I know no one is reading right now, but I hope that changes soon.  I have big hopes and big plans for this space.  🙂

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Rustic Farmhouse Living Room

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Every time I see this rustic farmhouse living room by Groves & Co. I get chills.  That’s a bit dramatic but this space is just absolute perfection.  I knew I wanted to start this blog off with a bang, and no space is more bang and intro worthy than this.  The beams, the stone, the rug, the capiz chandelier, I can’t pick a favorite element.  Each item on its own is divine, but together they richly harmonize in concert.  The rustic, natural feel of the space is warm, cozy, and inviting.  I can picture many good conversations (probably about how beautiful the house is) happening in those chairs.

  1.  Striped rug – Striped rugs work in almost any setting and with most styles.
  2. Painting – Don’t live in the mountains?  Don’t have lodge style beams in your home?  Bring a touch of mountain whimsy via artwork by framing up a Bierstadt print.
  3. Coffee table – Target’s Threshold line consistently nails it.  This coffee table emulates the circular coffee table above and looks mighty fine doing it.  It also has a matching end table.
  4. Floor lamp – One of these days I will own a tripod floor lamp like this.  It brings the eye up just enough and adds [another] touch of warmth.
  5. Chair – Comfy chair for ogling over this rustic farmhouse living room.  This pillow would look perfect nestled on it.
  6. Tufted leather bench – Every home needs a bench.  Perfect in an entryway for removing shoes (so no one dirties up the rug…don’t care if that’s the point of rugs.)
  7. Light – This light!  I think this light might actually make the space for me.  I doubt it gives off a ton of light, but capiz adds relaxed glamour to any space it graces.  *sigh*
  8. Side table – I’ve contemplated buying this so many times.  It’d be a great conversation piece for all my introverts out there.
  9. Coasters – We should establish right now that I’m all about unique coasters.  Don’t have a huge stone fireplace?  No worries!  Buy some stones to set your drinks on.  Same, same.

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