Sarah’s savvy sister Julie pointed out we never share any pictures of our “homes” with y’all. While we don’t fancy ourselves interior designers we both LOVE pouring over shelter magazines, dreaming about paint colors and make our living spaces look nice with what we have on hand. Here are a few angles from my living room in Silverlake, CA.
Almost all of my furniture is inherited from family and friends. The sofas are hand-me-downs from college pals covered with white denim slip covers from Ikea (the slipcovers don’t fit perfect but they only cost $11!) The cow hide and the leather ottoman we use a coffee table belonged to my mom. She bought me those black side tables for my first apartment 10 years ago.
Those chrome lamps are from Target MANY years ago but I updated them with new Target grasscloth lamp shades recently. The art on the walls is by Drew, my Dad and my brother Buck. My brother Bobby made the 2 redwood frames. The family art wall is one of my favorite parts of the room.
This leather chair is one of two in the set that have been in my family for at least 40 years. They were my Grandparent’s, then in my parent’s condo when I was a baby and somehow I have been lucky enough to inherit them (for the time being.) On the book shelf is a collection of cookbooks and coffee table books as well as 3 different editions of Trivial Pursuit for easy access when friends come over! The collection of cream candles in many sizes are from Ikea and Pottery Barn. The wedding picture was a gift from our talented friends, Stacey and Aaron White.
What family furniture do you treasure?
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[…] and are have been discussing how best to freshen up our living room for spring/summer (translation: I talking about ideas and he nods his head sometimes). After a few […]
Julie and LaurenJuly 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm (12 years ago)
Love this, Lydia! I’d like to curl up there for sure = ) Tres chic. XOX
StellaJuly 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm (12 years ago)
Lovely Lyd, thanks for sharing.
Mary SullivanJuly 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm (11 years ago)
Lyd, your apartment is so welcoming and cozy. I especially enjoyed Friday
with you and Drew and your mom just hanging out.