Incase you missed it, I'm moving to Michigan on Thursday, and my bedroom design plan for my new apartment is right here. Today 'm sharing the design plan for my living room/dining room area of my apartment.
The feel I'm going for here is reflective of my personal style, of course. I love feminine shabby chic pieces, mixed with a few more masculine industrial pieces, and a touch of glam. I'm hoping to find an inexpensive white sofa as soon as I get there. For Michigan locals, any suggestions of where to look locally in Michigan? This one above is ikea, but they don't have a store nearby so I'd have to pay for shipping or drive 3 hours to get one. That might be more of a hassle than it's worth! Anyways, on the neutral colored sofa, I'm thinking of this combination of Arianna Belle turquoise and blue floral pillows with a pop of CWT coral fretwork pillows.
I've already ordered this amazing gold side table, gold pouf and beautiful lamp from Lulu & Georgia. I'm in love! I also need to choose a rug from L&G for the living room, also probably in the blue palette. I'm currently dying over the West Elm tufted bench/coffee table and if I can't get my hands on this exact one, I will find another tufted bench to use as an ottoman. I love the idea of the metal base and tufted top. It's the perfect mix of shabby chic and industrial! There will be a gallery wall either above the sofa or above the TV/media cabinet, depending on layout of the room. I found this gorgeous painting by Evelyn Henson and I've decided it has to happen in my living room. It's the perfect focal point of a gallery wall (or it would be great on a wall all by itself). The colors are perfect for the space, I think-- don't you?! Last but not least in the living room is this GORGEOUS wood bookshelf from 55 Downing Street, a fabulous new resource for home decor. It will be the perfect piece to add height to my room (did I mention my apartment has valued ceilings?!) and style all my accessories and favorite books. I can't wait!
Now for the dining room. My boyfriend's friend is going to be making me a dining table out of reclaimed barn wood (dream come true!) so I'm thinking some upholstered chairs, or something more feminine would be a great look with the masculine table. This table above is Pottery Barn, and I love how it looks! Hopefully my custom table will be similar. You wouldn't even be able to guess where these upholstered dining chairs are from. Ready?! Ikea! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a similar look, because of the aforementioned pickle I'm in with not living close to an ikea and all. I have a gift card to Crate & Barrel and I'll most likely be using it on these gold herringbone curtains in the dining/living room. I also have some other white linen curtains that could work, too, but want to add some color without painting. I think the curtains will be a great way to do just that! Not pictured will be some sort of buffet/console table in the dining room that will serve as a bar cart and extra storage for kitchen supplies. If you know of any good pieces like that, let me know! I'm planning to find an old piece of furniture and refinish it to my liking. Lastly, I want to change out the horrible light fixture that is currently in my dining room. I'm really not sure if this is even allowed (hello fellow renters…what should I do?!) but I found this great chandelier from World Market and it would be perfect and affordable.
That's the game so far! What do you think?