I was brightening up our dining space so it made sense to also do the same in our living area since they are adjacent to each other. The other challenge I had with the space besides the dark finishes were the wall heights. It gave the illusion of a bigger space but when selecting decor pieces the scale could of been really off if I wasn’t careful.
The first thing I added was a rug, if you don’t have one, I really suggest getting one because it really breaks up adjacent spaces. I avoided one for years, even though I know I needed one because of our dogs. Back in the day when our doggies were puppies they literally thought my rugs were grass and I was scared of the clean up!
So I went with a Lorena Canal Rug because they are machine washable, just like the one in Cataleya’s room. Once I laid it on the ground it really brighten up the space and decided to double layer my rugs. I found a really good deal on our jute rug for the size, because you know rugs can get pricey quick. Besides rugs they have a ton of other decor items and I scooped up some washable baskets that I throw all of Cataleya’s shoes in.
Next thing on my list that I kept avoiding was a desk. During the early morning and late night I’m upstairs in Jezriel’s office using his, but during the day we works in his office and I found myself at the dining table. Since I wear Enzo a lot, he really prefers me standing so it was always challenging standing while typing on my computer that was on the dinning table.
Jezriel always had a standing desk and I love it, so finally treated myself to one downstairs and boy has it made a difference!
I had to move my artificial fiddle leaf plant that was by the window, because it blocked our beautiful art work that I got from Minted. Did you know they did more than stationary items? I’ve used them a ton for our holiday cards, Enzo’s birth announcements, etc. and decided to display their art work in our home. I went with a canvas and framed pieces ( Sea Urchin + Desert Romance) to flank our window.
Another tip to brighten any space is to add a mirror so any natural light that comes in will bounce off the walls. I have to say it took me a while to find the mirror I wanted that was big enough, but I found ours at World Market, and used a lot of my rewards to pay for it.
Now as you all know I have no green thumb, but Cataleya has been persistent on getting fresh flowers from our farmers market. So I bought these cute tiny glass vases, so I can place her flowers in, I should be able to handle that right?
Well I think its finally safe to say the style of our home is a Modern Eclectic. I always avoided categorizing our style and just left it as earthy tones, because as a designer I was always switched it up.
I’ve went ahead and linked up our items as much as I could. Let me know if I missed something your interested in. Enjoy!
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