Design

Is it done yet?

Pretty sure my husband said “is it done yet” 10x in the past few years as I added, tweaked and worked to make our living room complete! What I learned during the process…live in your house before you make it your home.  Don’t rush it.  Buy pieces (furniture and accessories) that will make it feel like a home.

The mistake I made with our living room was rushing to buy a couch before the living room was finished during the build process.  It’s not that the couch doesn’t work or that I don’t like the color/ fabric but we didn’t have a chance to “live” in the space to figure out the best way to lay out the room.  So, I have worked around the couch and made it all work together to be part of our home.  I am sitting on that very couch tonight writing this post.  Looking around the room tonight it makes me happy (design happy).  It’s a room we spend most of our time in as a family so I made sure it is comfortable but also brought in the various elements of color and design that I love.

As I work through my posts I will share my rooms that are complete and some that are still a work-in-progress (yes, even 3-years after moving in).  People say that there is always something to do with a house once you are a home owner.  Is it bad that I love the never-ending projects?  I do.  Home projects make me happy and keep me up a night brainstorming new ideas.

I can’t wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you on btb Style and Design and I hope to inspire all of the little or big projects you are taking on.

Living Room Details

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This bamboo chair for Ballard is the best
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Great table from Rue La La- lightweight and easy to move around
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Ceiling fan = must for all living rooms
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These lamps are EVERYTHING!
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I probably re-style these shelves 1x a month
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I will always show you what it looks like in “real life” – so lots of pictures of my family!
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Close-up…trays make everything look better
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The couch – love the deep navy color
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Representing my home town- Long Island and my new home- South Shore!
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One of my favorite items in our Living Room- a tide clock (we use it every beach day in the summer!)
Building, Design, Shopping

Shopping- Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

This past weekend Jarret and I stopped in at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams stores in the Back Bay.  We have run Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams a few times on Rue and I have always loved their product.  After visiting their store this weekend I was even more impressed with their selection and absolutely loved their new Fall product.

In walking around their store and looking at their fabrics I have a feeling we will be visiting the store again when we are ready for our furniture purchases.  Below are some of my favorite displays from the store- I love all of their couches!!   With all of their the grey and blue color schemes everything would work perfectly back to our (soon to be) house.

This is my dream couch- deep velvet blue (would prefer a sectional but this could work!)
This is my dream couch- deep velvet blue (would prefer a sectional but this could work!)
Another view- great side chair
Another view- great side chair
This is a dream room for any master bedroom!
This is a dream room for any master bedroom!
Must-Have in any master bedroom, a comfortable lounge chair
Must-Have in any master bedroom, a comfortable lounge chair
This couch could be great for the den- a light grey that can work back to any color
This couch could be great for the den- a light grey that can work back to any color
Another favorite for the master bedroom
Another favorite for the master bedroom
This whole look is amazing- a little more fancy than what we are going for but I could pull some of the pieces out and make it work
This whole look is amazing- a little more fancy than what we are going for but I could pull some of the pieces out and make it work
Great sectional- room for everyone!
Great sectional- room for everyone!