Remember Christy, my fearless comrade in the battle against the Tyranny of the Original Trim?

Her living room is coming together, slowly but surely (waiting for couches for 6-8 weeks is unpleasant!). I've been traveling a bunch so I haven't been able to get over there for a while but yesterday I did, just as she was getting home with a new rug and coffee table. She and I are like design soul mates; I would live in her space without question. 

These pictures are un-styled, not finished at all, messy, and in-the-moment iPhone shots, so don't get all worried that I don't know what I'm doing. I DO. Promise.

This is how we started.

This is how we started.

Quick and dirty Photoshop rendering of what could be.

Quick and dirty Photoshop rendering of what could be.

We will play around to find the perfect places for all these gorgeous things!

We will play around to find the perfect places for all these gorgeous things!

Perfect neutral palette to begin with. 

Perfect neutral palette to begin with. 

I mean, I'm dying.

I mean, I'm dying.

This is after the paint.

This is after the paint.

Where we are now! Den black out on purpose!

Where we are now! Den black out on purpose!

Coffee table feels small. She's gonna live with it, build it in a bit, and see how she feels in a week.

Coffee table feels small. She's gonna live with it, build it in a bit, and see how she feels in a week.

She went plant crazy. I love that.

She went plant crazy. I love that.

Leo likes it too.

Leo likes it too.

Obviously, this is a PROCESS shot. New sconces are going in and everything will be played with until it's RIGHT.

Obviously, this is a PROCESS shot. New sconces are going in and everything will be played with until it's RIGHT.

We're doing a healthy mix of vintage and new. The rug, coffee table, and chevron side table are West Elm, couches are EQ3, and most of the rest is vintage. My favorite rooms always have old and new, cheap and expensive, and something totally quirky to elevate the mood. That amazing carved deer head is the quirk and I am in LOVE with it. This room makes me so happy I might burst. 

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AuthorSarah Reid