Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If I could just steal someone's living room....

It would be this one.

[Design: Jonathan Adler; via Elle Decor]

It has so many of the things I love (and have blogged about): the color orange, an octagon table, an amazing poof, a beni ourain rug, and THAT CHANDELIER.  And of course the paneled walls and vintage fireplace!  I would ditch the bust on the pedestal, but other than that: perfection.

I actually found a set of those brass masterkraft tables (used as a coffee table here) when I was pulling together our Boulder rental.  They were at an amazing thrift store in Denver --Lee Alex decor--and they were reasonable at either $75 or $99 each. I SO wanted them to work.

They felt a bit flimsy in my living room, especially with the big lamps that came from my previous house, but Oh, how I wish I had them anyway!  And then looking at this room, I have to laugh, because the influences of Adler's room are clearly there: the brown button-back sofa, the teal drapes, the overall color palette, the moroccan rug.  It always makes me wonder whether rooms like Adler's permanently imprint upon my brain, or if it's more coincidental that I like some of the same things that he likes.

What about you: do you have a favorite room?  Do pictures you see in magazines influence your choices in your own home?


  1. I think you have a lot of great pieces in your living room. The beautiful geometric rug, the brown turfed sofa, the starburst mirror, etc. While I think the two side tables are wonderful, they look a little flimsy sitting beside the sofa, like you said. Maybe you can get two more substantial side tables to balance things out.I think you can use your existing side tables in between two occasional chairs. Just a thought!

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. I'm not a big Adler fan, but I do have to admit that I love that room, but the bust would have to stay!


  3. You have made beautiful room through the moroccan rugs. I have several varieties of rugs. They are all attractive pieces. You can make more decorate your room through our rugs. If you are interested??
    Modern rugs


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