Design Daydreams

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

(Thanks in advance, April, for letting me hijack your blog title!)

So. I know we’ve only been in our new place for three weeks, but I’ve felt a bit aimless as to where to take my living room. The basics are there, but I couldn’t figure out where to take all of the little details.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, a quick trip to Pottery Barn on Saturday provided me all of the inspiration I needed to complete “the look” of my living room. In my head, at least…

So, here’s where I’m going. I thinking of one giant juxtaposition: Crisp white linen meets dark brown leather. Monograms on burlap pillows. White crown moulding shelves beneath distressed black wood mirrors. The southern Savannah coast meets a Rustic Napa Valley winery. Silver plated candle holders meet distressed terra cotta clay pots. Topiaries meet mason jars. Seagrass baskets and hammered bronze lamps. You feel me?

Okay, I’ll provide you a visual:

EKTORP Sofa white Width: 84 5/8 + Sullivan Bonded Leather Chair, Brown - Cost Plus World Market

Terra Cotta Pots + SKIMMER Block candle holder silver color Height: 4

Hanging Mason Jar +

Olive Oil Patch Pillow Cover +

07 28 10_3681 +

Price Breakdown

Bronze lamp: $25 from Wal-Mart

Silver candle holders: $5-$12 from Ikea

Burlap pillow cases: $45 from Pottery Barn (Okay, a bit of a budget buster…)

Brown leather chair: $199 from World Market

White slipcover: $50 from Ikea (Yes, I realize the irony of pillows that cost the same as the custom slipcover….)

Crown molding shelf: $45 on

Terra cotta pots, topiaries, mason jars, and antiques pill jars will be found on a case by case basis.

This daydream soon to be reality! But before I leave you… Here are the befores!

07 28 10_3670 07 28 10_3673 07 28 10_3675 07 28 10_367607 28 10_3678 (This I included just in case you were wondering what I bought at Pottery Barn the other day! (The placemats) Lemon overload? Possibly. But I’m okay with that…)

Afters coming soon—stay tuned!

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