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Living room

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I used one of the cowhides I bought from craigslist to replace the Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug I had in the living room. I was thinking of using a kilim, but the organic shape of the hide is nice and the neutral color is less overwhelming than the graphic Rand Rug.

The living room still needs some work:

– New leather sling for butterfly chair
– Reupholster orange lounge
– Roller shades for two front windows
– Front door hardware
– Ace Hotel inspired shelving unit on the back wall
– Art
– Make the bookshelves pretty (doors maybe?)
– Aesthetically stacked firewood.
– Fix stupid ghetto cable coming out of the floor.

The list will probably keep growing…

Forget all that “work” that needs to be done. Right now this is whats totally inspiring my living room.

Check out Kitka Design. John and Juli have such great style and I’m super jealous of their amazing vintage collection. Their space is always so well edited and stays very modern with all their amazing vintage pieces.

I’m aspiring to go for a more sleek, eclectic and elegant style. Now the giant challenge is to quell the kitschy bit of my personality that gets really excited about truly horrible crap at thrift stores. (Art collection, I’m looking at you.)


Thursday, June 4th, 2009

So whats this mess? Oh, just another ghetto solution at the Brick House.

When I was laying out the new kilim I was reminded of the stupidity of it.

SERIOUSLY cable guys? This is your solution for the cable going into the den? You drilled through the living room hardwood floor and ran it through the closet and the built in desk like 10 feet instead of installing it in the DEN.

The black arrow marks where the den cable comes out of the the living room floor (because – of course thats where it should be). Its just sort of randomly placed and is a constant eyesore.

Add this to the long list of shoddy ghetto solutions that the “previous owners” left for us the “new owners” to amend. One day I hope to crawl under the house and have this whole place cabled correctly. Ugh, spiders. Yuck.

That is probably why I’ve put it off for over a year.


Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I got my candle holder from Ebay!

Its so BIG. Now I just need some actual candles.

It must have come from a smokers house. When I opened the box it smelled like a dead Las Vegas cocktail waitress’s mouth. There was just this wave of stale cigarette stench. It has totally taken a few days for the candle holder to off-gas. GROSS.

The perils of Ebay I guess…