OUR UPDATED LIVING ROOM: The before, the somewhere in the middle, and the after...the project that never ends.
Where do most people spend the majority of time at home? Let’s be honest, the couch! That’s why it was so important for us to make this area of our home aesthetically pleasing, relaxing, and down right swanky. We have decorated and redecorated our living room so many times that at this point it practically changes with the seasons. We've gone from drab 1970’s, to a jungle inspired naturalist museum, to its current iteration—a Parker Palm Springs inspired "Blue" room; or as we like to call it, “African Art Deco.” Getting it to this point has been a lot of fun!
When we moved into our newly renovated apartment, we had to incorporate our extensive African art and mask collections, taxidermy and textiles, and my oh my, collections upon collections into this itty bitty space. We loved it! We had a lot fun rearranging all of it into little vignettes, which made the space feel interesting. We grew way to many plants, killed half of them, bought some more, then had too many, and finally it was a little shop of horrors. This is when it became too much! We had collected and collected, and then collected some more, and our apartment could not handle it. So we stored some of our most precious collections, and decided to show off less in order to create a more tranquil space.
THIS. WAS. VERY. HARD.
But through sweat, perseverance, and a lot of bickering we edited. The amount of accent colors went from 6 to 3 and then we embraced those colors HARD! If you can't tell, blue was our primary color. Then a golden umber. And then we took the drastic leap and finally got what we’ve always dreamed off- WHITE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE!
This was by far our biggest step, like literally plunging into an abyss of unknown territory but we felt comfortably in our current adult lives that the time was now and we had to seize it. At that moment the planets aligned and Jonathan Louis Furniture reached out to us; it was fate! We were already in the process of turning the whole place on its head so bringing JL into the mix was a perfect collaboration. The first thing we knew was that we were going for some sort of whitish linen, the second thing was that we didn’t need a couch but more of a lounge club chair. Once we browsed through their inventory we immediately fell in love with the Xander collection, specifically their GIANT plush armless sofa/chair/cloud.
Once we settled on the style we ordered a ton of off-white and cream color fabrics. This was because white itself would have been too much, and to be honest we were really nervous about it. We also ordered a bunch of pattered fabrics thinking maybe we would scrap the whole white idea and go crazy! We like crazy! But then again, we were trying to rein it back a bit.
Of all the fabrics, Edward Porcelain Linen was the one. It was a perfect blend of creme and white and has this texture that is beyond beautiful. Of course we still wanted pattern (we have a problem, we know) so we got throw pillows in the Osaka Noir and Scripps Kona to accent not only the chairs, but our other furniture as well.
We are LOVING how it all turned out! Jonathan Louis Furniture really knocked it out of the park with delivering on their beautiful chairs and its changed the whole dynamic of the space. Its loungy, swanky, colorful and bold- just like us. :)
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