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DIY Project: My crib

May 31st, 2008

So this is my humble north west side home . My husband and I bought it a few years back, when we didn’t really know what we wanted or what we were doing. But we’re stuck with it, and have grown to love it. Two years later, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of decorating it. I’m hoping that by blogging about it, I will be encouraged to get to work. I’ll be sure to write about all of my updates, challenges, and revelations.

I want to concentrate on the living room first, that’s it in the photo above. Depressing isn’t it? The living room is first on my list because we like to entertain often, and it is the first room guests see when they walk in. For those that don’t have a separate entryway, I’m sure you can feel my pain. It is currently stocked with mostly (used) IKEA & Pier 1 goods, since we needed it furnished quickly and with budget-friendly options. If I could do it over again, I would go vintage.

Some of my living room goals:

  • Replace carpets with hardwood floors.
  • Replace lamps and accessories.
  • Create and/or invest in new furniture.
  • Get new window treatments.
  • Start an art collection.
  • Paint!

Inspiration from Anthropologie

My inspiration for the living room is this photo from a recent Anthropologie catalog. I like the combination of patterns, organic pieces, modern, and eclectic choices which totally suit my “Bohomodern” style. Most of Anthropologie’s upholstery pieces (and everything else for that matter) are way beyond what I’d like to spend. I’d like to find a way to do my own thing using found, vintage, DIY, and some newer pieces. I think finding a killer sofa is going to be most difficult part of achieving my own look. I’m loving the retro tufted sofa in the photo, but know it’s going to be a struggle to find something similar in my price range. I’m taking suggestions and will post some of my recent finds this week.

3 Responses to “DIY Project: My crib”

  1. The D in Decor | Detroit Dwelling, Design, & Culture. » Blog Archive » Sofa Lust: CB2’s “Chet”

    […] few days ago, I showed you my inspiration room and described my “bohomodern” style. I’ve been eyeing this chet sofa from CB2 ever since […]

  2. The D in Decor | Detroit Dwelling, Design, & Culture. » Blog Archive » Weekend Wrap-Up: May 30-June 7, 2008

    […] gave you a peak at my crib’s living room and a photo of my “bohomodern” inspiration […]

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