we recently added a loveseat to our furniture collection which turned our one-couch-facing-the-television setup into a delightful L of seating. i keep talking about how exciting this is to my mom and sister, but since neither of them will come visit us (they have pretty good excuses: a broken toe and a bajillion children) i figured it was time for some photos to pop up on the bloggity-blog!
the view from behind the big white couch. there are yellow dinosaurs all over since they were all over our wedding reception and traveled back to chicago with us after the festivities. one of our friends once described our apartment as hide-and-seek for graphic designers. when i grow up i want to be a graphic designer, so i love this description.
everyone that visits asks us if we own this racehorse. we do not. we just really like his sassy demeanor.
plants for days. my husband really likes having the windowsills littered with potted plants.
drinkies in the bar cart. and sir hiss protecting the grenadine.
as much as we love each other's faces, we decided that a life-size portrait from our wedding was not really our thing. instead, we opted for a few framed mementos from our big day. our first dance is on the left, the venue is on the right (in glare), and out of the frame below is my backup veil smushed into a picture frame.
the newest member of the living room family. so tweedy. so grayey.
the loveseat is a karlstad from ikea, but we replaced the chunky legs with midcentury style ones from this etsy store. it was a total game changer. like seeing someone who normally wears t-shirts in a tuxedo.
bookcase storage. and our grayscale books.
vintage herman miller eames chairs. i like these chairs more than the aeron i have at work.
pillow and blanket time.
reflections of plants in a botanical print.
our giant mirror is also in this room. (yes, mom, if our nieces ever show up at our doorstep we will triple anchor this to the wall before they make it up the three flights of stairs. they have short legs and i keep our drill bits handy.)
scarf: banana republic (exactly)