Monday, January 14, 2013

{chicago living room}

Since moving into our place in Chicago, I have shared our dining room, office/2nd bedroom and black/gold bathroom.  I wasn't sure that we would ever get to a point where I would want to share our living room since  it just hasn't felt quite finished for months.  After returning from a two and half week vacation, we promptly decided to start moving around all of our living room furniture which included un-mounting and re-mounting both our tv and fauxdenza.    It's clear to me after this re-arrange that previously we were simply not using our space in the best way for our lifestyle.  This new set up gives us more usable space surrounding the living room and lends itself perfectly to what we do most which is entertain guests!

 {our bar set up is now front and center instead of our TV which is now mounted on the 
wall to the right in this photo}

 {coral ottomans, throw pillows & floor lamp from Target, rug from Pottery Barn, sources for other items can be found in our previous home tour right here}

 {vintage table that used to belong to my grandmother topped with fashion books & a terrarium 
from Urban Outfitters}

 {Tom Ford book + faux succulent since real succulents aren't real happy in Illinois}

 {view into the dining room}

{tray from CB2, matchstick holder from Jonathan Adler, Laduree books}

 {custom matchbooks from our wedding now sit on our coffee table}

 {gold rimmed glasses which were the best Salvation Army find in my life}

 {blurb photobooks that live under our TV}

Like I said in the beginning of the post- our fauxdenza has been moved and now lives in our entryway which I promise to share along with photos of our master bedroom just as soon as those rooms are 100% done!


  1. Love it! My heart actually fluttered when I saw the gold-rimmed wine glasses arranged in size order. It totally appeals to my OCD complex ha ha.

  2. Love what you've done with this space, a true transformation.

  3. I love that you moved things around- it looks so great in there. Oh and those coral benches from Target, I am obsessed- they are so perfect for your family room!

  4. Looks awesome! Such a great space.

  5. Living space redefined and ready for entertaining! Nice work.

  6. Really great space, well done! I especially love the coral stools and the coffee table styling.


  7. I want to know where those lush black curtains are from! Looking for some for my new home... Nice work Natalie!

    1. Hi Kristina,

      Those curtains are actually navy blue (they look very dark in the photos) and they are from Ikea:

      Hope that helps! :)


  8. Gorgeous! Love it all!

  9. hahahah pardon my dance moves in that top picture???

  10. Hi! Where did you find the deer heads on your wall? Love them!!

  11. I love love love your place! You did such an awesome job decorating. I got the same Target pillows. I actually made my husband drive out to a Target further out who had them in stock. I'm redoing our bedroom and using those pillows as my inspiration!

  12. HOLY. COW. Everything looks FANTASTIC!

  13. Hi Natalie!

    Where are the pink benches from that are in your living room? I looked on the apartment therapy tour and didn't see them.


  14. Girl, this looks amazing! Totally my style and I'm completely inspired! If only I could find those Target benches for our nursery! Seriously, your place is to die for! Well done!

  15. Awesome re-do! I can't believe those red seats are from Target-amazing.

  16. ADORABLE! Your place is so chic! Where did you find the deer heads on your wall? Love them!!

  17. Beautiful color in the living room. Do you know the name of the color?

  18. Blog is having too much load so pics are appearing after some time, but that is cool.

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