Aaron and I have both fallen down the mid-century modern hole, and it doesn’t look like we’re getting out any time soon. Something about the simplicity, clean lines, skinny legs, warm wood that makes a heart flutter. If we stay on this road, I’ll be cutting my hair into a bob, burning all my jeans, and changing my name to June before you know it.
Keep in mind, like the kitchen and breakfast nook, everything is still REALLY minimal. We are still trying to figure out what we’d like to hang on the walls, coffee table vs ottoman, what curtains we want, and different lamp options.
We put our old couch from the basement at our old house in the living room and it was all wrong. The shape of the sectional was wrong for the shape of the room, and it was too bulky looking. And thus began the new couch hunt.
I set out for the post office one morning, and took a detour to IKEA. And the heavens smiled down on me. The floor model of Karlstad U-shaped sectional had just been moved off the show floor and down to AS-IS, and was marked down 40% from its original price. I’ll take it! I lived in a couch-maze for a week while I tried to quickly sell old beige.
I knew I wanted a Kilim rug for the living room. I was able to find this one on Etsy for a screaming deal.
This couch fits the space SO much better than our old one.
For the living room, we plan on wall-mounting the TV. I need to start looking for some good art as well. I want to get curtains, but I’m not really sure if I want to go for something strong and bold, or something soft and subtle. I also want to change out the lamp.
I bought this TV stand from Overstock.com and painted the shell bright high gloss white. It wasn’t worth writing its own blog post.
I really like the view over the Karlstad into the kitchen, and visa versa. It’s really nice to be able to work in the kitchen and watch Evelyn play.
Speaking of Evelyn playing… while I was shooting this space she decided it would be a good time to have a parade and walk around while clapping. So of course, I needed to take a video of it. It’s a pretty great way to spend 34 seconds. She disappears for a second but then she comes back.
She and the dogs are both enjoying the new couch.
We are all extremely happy to have a place to relax at the end of the day. It’s a place we enjoy being. It’s good to be home.