Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Lovin' a la plants and a few pillows



Good morning everyone.

More summer living space pictures to share today. So welcome to our living room.
Trevor and I had 3 days off around the holiday weekend, which is unheard of for us and the first day was full of restlessness and random wandering in circles as we both aimed to not work and settle into being at home. 
Any other self employed people have this problem? I believe they call it workaholic syndrome lol. 
Anyways that first day we were attempting to sit and have coffee in the morning and I happened to mention our sectional sofa. The back of it has been attacked by a cat who happens to be named Oliver. The pain in the ass at least did his dirty work in a not so noticeable part of the cover but still at some point this sofa will need replacing. If the sofa itself was in amazing condition I would consider just recovering it with another ikea slipcover or possibly getting one made by the many Ikea slipcover companies that are out there. That however, is not the case. This sectional has served us well. We use it nightly in the spring-fall-winter months and have fallen asleep watching random tv many a nights but the cushions are just not the most comfortable in the world. I would buy this couch again if in the same position, for the money it was well worth it but we are getting to a point where we are investing in pieces that will grow with our family.



This is all a very long winded way of saying that our family has grown. My younger brother is expecting his first child come September and having our living room divided by this sofa is not likely to be conducive to our future hosting family dinners and birthdays etc. We haven't done anything yet at this point but Trev and I started sliding and measuring and researching and we have come up with a plan so.....
this may be the last season this sectional shows up in my photos.
Don't hold me to it obviously as things change but I have started my savings pile for a new sofa and am excited about our new plan.



For this summer though, it is still piled with pillows in vintage and new. I love the combination of blues, greens, blacks and whites for summer. It feels fresh and keeps that eclectic vibe for our home. 



For my fellow plant lovers, the marble pot is planted with a prayer plant [maranta leuconeura], the plant behind is a snake plant




our coffee table setup for summer with another part of our fishing float collection.
i chopped off a few monstera leaves from my plant and they have stayed fresh in this vase for a month already





this lantern is from bali. i didn't buy it when we were there, in fact have had it for a number of years but love the look of it in here for summer time and it reminds us of a fantastic trip. i have meant to get a battery candle to pop inside but just haven't gotten around to it











 this striped pot is one from the shop and the plant is a brazillian tree fern. these plants get quite large and i am still working out the parameters of care as it isn't behaving like other ferns so far so we will see what the future for this guy holds.







Simplicity in this corner evoking travel. A japanese fishing float, with antique binoculars and a ship compass.




Our new console table rather unchanged since it's first appearance in the spring except for a huge hunk of decorative coral. I use the big old corbel to hold my hat so I don't lose it as I tend to not be great about putting it in the same place and find it crushed somewhere when I want to where it.




 Our Cameroon Bamileke juju hat still hangs above our television in the living room. I have really noticed this trend gaining traction again as of late. In fact these hats have been a trend for quite some time and I would dare say they may not be considered a trend as they have been around for about 15 years in decor at least at this point. The natural tone one here Trevor and I bought 11 years ago and it is still a fixture in our home so I consider that a decor piece money well spent on.


That's it for the living room everyone,
Enjoy the warm weather and if you're out shopping, buy what you love and make your space your own.


Meg


What I'm Listening to:
Head over Heels: Blue Rodeo
The Man: The Killers
Whatca see is whatcha get:  The Dramatics


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