May 3

Because Design is in the Details



So apparently I was fretting for no reason because, somehow, we are in incredible shape for next week’s One Room Challenge reveal. In fact – and I hope I don’t jinx anything by admitting this – but we’re actually, somehow, ahead of the game. So much so that Heidi is heading over today to shoot everything in all of its glory (woohoo!)

But before I share the whole shebang, I thought I’d give you all a closer look at some of the finishing touches. I always say that design is in the details, and that couldn’t be more true than in this particular space.

Between the addition of the sumptuous toss cushions (from Annie Selke), the glorious, perfectly tailored curtains (from Tonic Living), and the incredible art (all from Minted), I really and truly couldn’t be more pleased. While we spent last weekend assembling all of our furniture – which was exciting in its own right – it wasn’t until these finishing touches were in place that the space really and truly felt complete. Those layers are always instrumental in making your house feel more like a home, and I thought it’d be nice to give them their own little moment to shine before we zoom out and focus on the big picture. Here’s a quick sneak peek at all of the goodness we have going on ’round here. 

{adding tons of warmth and texture to an otherwise cool palette}

sources: basket (similar here) | wood sculpture | carved boxes (similar here)
white vase (similar here) | coffee table


{a hint of quirk in the form of some Canadian flair}

sources: carved boxe (similar here) | coasters

modern crystal chandelier

{a chandelier that feels modern, timeless, and perfectly elegant}

sources: chandelier | ceiling medallion


{a stack of magazines to catch up on}

source: basket

black and white art

{art, waiting to be hung}

sources: rugwatercolor art | line drawing artgraphic cloud art

toss cushions

{playing with subtle patterns}

source: couch | tassle pillow | snakeskin pillow | embroidered pillow | striped pillow



Our Living Room Design Inspiration | Our Living Room: Before 

Our Living Room Design Plans | And a Few Progress Shots



Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated  | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen

Abby Manchesky | Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda

Rambling Renovators | Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

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  1. Ahhh…so many teaser photos! The chandelier is pretty stunning, and I love that the go-to spot for art is Minted. Looking forward to seeing the before/after next week! Enjoy the photo shoot day.
    p.s. Read the Style at Home – p.44+ especially! :)

  2. Jen says:

    How awesome that your room is finished! I’m loving the sneak peeks and can’t wait until the full reveal.

  3. Details are always important!

  4. oh this is going to be one gorgeous living room! love how inviting and intricate all these accessories look and that chandelier … such a timeless classic! can’t wait to see it all next week!

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