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Planning My Living Room Design

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I’m trying piece together some disparate ideas about how I want to design my living room, and while it’s coming together, it’s a tough process. I like things that don’t always go together. For example, I love black and white as a colour palette, but I’m alsoย really into colour. Ahhh! I’m thinking that the best way to reconcile this is to have a mostly black/white/grey theme with colourful accents…?

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There’s something about neutrals that is very chic to me. In the wrong hands they can be BOR-ING, of course, but when done right, it’s a hell of a palette. I think I want to draw on a neutral palette for the foundation of my room design, and that will give me leeway to go relatively nuts with art and accents.

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I already have a white Eames chair similar to the one in the above room, but I’m eyeing up the Barcelona and Acapulco chairsย hard. I want those chairs! I want that exact shade of brown for my Barcelona chair, actually. That’s a fantasy to be lived out after I win the lottery, I think. I need to prioritise the small things first.

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The state of the living room at present is that we have a lovely sofa on the way, a cute wooden school desk, a clear coffee table, a growing collection of art, and shelves for books and records. Those are the things I’m happy with. We also have a shabby rug, shabby table, and too much junk.

I’m hoping to pick up a new rug (or three) in Morocco next week and throw away our current abomination. After recovering from the trip, I’m desperate to find ways of maximising the limited light we get in our tiny flat. That will include buying some long white curtains to replace our drab brown ones, and getting a mirror to hang across from our big (and only) window in the living room. I thought it would be interesting to try to DIY a mirror like the one just above. Art+mirror=yes!

We also need a small, but useful desk to help with all of our paperwork. It’s going to be a slow grind to get this together, me thinks.

Photos via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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