new living space

if you've spent any length of time around here, you know that i have a tendency to change around my living spaces pretty often. call it boredom or creativity, it's going to happen. and it usually happens when i least expect it. like yesterday morning, while i was vacuuming. i looked around the living room and just decided that i really didn't like the way that it looked. it felt very closed and small and i literally couldn't stand for it to be that way another minute. so, with just a little bit of time before i had to drive to campus for class, i quickly moved all of the furniture and fell in love. i even sat on the couch for a minute and just took all of it's glorious newness in. i think my favorite part is that little corner with the red chair and lamp. 

oh, and milo modeled for me in the second photo. thanks, buddy.







48 comments

  1. You have such a gorgeous living room! Wow - I love the style and the colors. And it does feel very feng shui-ish (that's a word now haha).

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  2. Where did you get that little round table by the red chair? I've been looking for one just like it!

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    1. Actually, Meijer (a grocery store) of all places!

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  4. I love the arrangement. Great conversational space. I love all the patterns of the different chairs and the rug looks so cozy.

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  5. I have an idea!
    You take a little trip down to Florida and help me decorate my new apartment!
    Genius...I know ;)

    xo

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  6. I love it! Why wasn't I blessed with a decorating gene? I have a picture in my head that looks very similar to the feel of your living room but I have the toughest time executing it. :(

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  7. i love all the different patterns... and the fact that it works! you were definitely blessed with the decorating gene!

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  8. Cozy! Totally off topic, but thanks to your blog and Kate's, I now catch myself seeing an adorable top at Target, for example, and saying LURVE! outloud :/

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  9. Looks great lovely!

    xo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

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  10. looks great -- love the cozy blanket on your chair! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love it! The chair is my favorite!
    -Kristen

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  12. Such a cute and cozy space! I'm debating on a shag rug for my living room. Do you recommend them? Where is yours from? It's been a year since I've bought my place and I can't decide on a rug!

    xo, Mal

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    1. i LOVE my shag rug. it's from Ikea!

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  13. I love it, all of the colors are beutiful!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who randomly moves everything around! Looks great...

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  15. Love it! Where is the round table from? I would love one! :)

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    1. the grey coffee table is from Ikea and the black one is from Hobby Lobby

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  16. Your apartment is seriously so cute!! Need a 3rd roommate?? ;)

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  17. I want to curl up on that red chair! Nice work, Lauren. I would constantly rearrange my room growing up. My parents would laugh, because it would change every three months. One time, I dismantled the bed and put the mattress on the floor. What a weirdo...

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  18. I know exactly how you feel. I want to rearrange my furniture all the time. Occasionally I'll go over to a friend's house and try to rearrange their furniture too ;)

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  19. I love it. You gave me some great ideas. We are moving in a week and I could definitely use the inspiration!

    MB

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  20. wow!! this looks AMAZING!!!!!!! you did such a great job, lauren. you have a real eye for design.

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  21. How do the kitties leave the knitting yarn in that adorable basket alone? Living room looks great :)

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  22. I love your living room! It seems so cozy and inviting :) I also really like how you incorporate all different colors to give it a little flair! Where is that cute lavender chair from?? Thanks for a great post--I love your blog!

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    1. it's a chair from Target that my mom and I reupholstered!

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    2. Impressive...I wanted to know where it was from too but I am SO not ready for reupholstering hahah! Future in furniture design maybe?

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  23. You're blog is SO cute and I love this post :)

    I'm hosting a So Delicious health giveaway over at my blog, feel free to enter!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/09/so-delicious-giveaway.html

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  24. Where did you get the coasters? They are so adorable & stylish! Thanks ~Karri

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    1. from a store called Furbish Studio!

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  25. It's such a blessing to have a living space with lots of natural light! I'd always rather take natural light over a lot of other things. Your space looks very pretty :)

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  26. Where did you get the chevron pillow? :)

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    1. the pillow case is from an etsy shop called The Lacey Placey!

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  27. Love the cable knit throw! I have been looking everywhere for one that isn't out of my price range! Very Ralph Lauren-esq!

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  28. This is simply adorable! PS...I love that your cat is an orange tabby named Milo like mine!

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  29. Wow, I'm so jealous of this space. I don't know how it looked before, but it looks pretty large now. Well done!

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  30. love your living room! it's so bright + cheery. what color are your walls? i'm looking to repaint our bedroom and i think this might be the perfect color.

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  31. I love it. It is beautiful. I want an armless chair like that. I honestly thought this was a magazine picture post at first and was so pleased and excited that it was your actual living room.

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