living room thoughts

I will admit this: I am horrible at pulling the trigger on anything that is permanent, i.e. decor for our apartment. I get overwhelmed with serious anxiety and freak out. Perhaps I need therapy.

However, I finally replaced that rug with this one and got this table. It’s only taken me like six months to figure it out. 

At first, I thought for sure I wanted color. Color, color, color. Then I realized that I’m afraid of color except for small doses. So, huge change of plans and enter the below color palate.

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Yea, I know this is a bedroom but just pretend that the bed is a couch.

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I bought the coffee table from CB2 and I’m seriously lusting after two gold poufs for under the table a la the photo above. I mean, how awesome is this?

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The ceilings are ridiculously high in my apartment and I’ve been wracking my brain for something fun to do. We’re both kind of obsessed with maps but I can’t find one like this all blue one anywhere. So if you know, please tell me.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

Comments

  1. Alex ButtsMay 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    that headboard rules. and i always love the map idea but i dont get where anyone finds a quality map that big

  2. DooleyNotedStyleMay 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I like the clear table & pouf idea, it’s extra seating when you have people over & will match the striped walls we got to see on the vlogs! Here is a site to map murals/wallpapers that have links to the vendors – http://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/fabrics/world-map-wallpaper-mural-0711#slide-1

  3. AlexMay 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The map idea is growing on me. Plus AJ will like it. And love the poufs. Need one.

  4. Laura [Beauty & the Beard]May 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    we’ve been searching for huge maps for our loft for a while and seriously can’t find anything we love that’s that size under $1000, which i refuse to spend on paper. if you find somewhere, let me know. please.

  5. TaylorMay 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Love all the choices – neutral is the way to go IMO – then you can change out colors with seasons or when you hate it. Try googling map wall paper that might not be on piece but more like pieces! :)

    PS – I am starting to pick out new stuff for our move but i’m having anxiety. like really bad.

  6. Mrs C ♥May 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Hi there! Found my way here from Jess over @ Here(and)Now.

    Maybe try here for one of those maps: http://www.maps.com/maps.aspx?cid=22
    We had one in our house growing up & I thought it was soo cool!

    Anyway, new follower. I just love your writing style!

  7. Kate JulianMay 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love all of this stuff. Esp the table with the gold ball sacks under them. So cute!

  8. LauraMay 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I love the first bedroom, gorgeous neutrals :)

    Laura xo

  9. Julia - the Urban SlantMay 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    that’s the coffee table i want. whatever. i’m mad at you. but i win because i have A pouf. just one…but still, a point for me. wuv you.

  10. ElizabethMay 18, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Sounds like you’re going to have a wonderfully decorated place! I’ve been dying for a gold pouf to put in my new apartment for next year. They add something special to a room. Also, I love your blog & am your newest follower!

    Cheers, Elizabeth

  11. navy and orangeMay 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    love that second photo!

    xoxo navy & orange

  12. Landi LausenMay 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Great buy… I’m totally in love with lucite, but you already knew that. $280 seems pretty decent for lucite furniture these days too! I’d love a ghost chair but don’t really have $800 to buy one ;)

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