I had every intention of the items being temporary until I painted something else or had more pictures printed–but to my surprise, I totally dig the vignette I ended up with. I layered art and mirrors and objects and photos and they all magically worked together. Even better, they are out of reach of little hands. Ahem, Greta.
Nothing is new, but from left to right we have: Chris’s guitar that must remain handy because he plays it frequently, two candlesticks that I snagged for pretty much free, a mirror I covered in fabric that goes so nicely with our new blue wall, an aquatint print I did of my parents in college, a painting I did of our last name and anniversary, two small photos of Chris and I on our wedding day and on our cruise, a matching mirror, my favorite penguin, and a clock that balanced out the guitar.
The only thing I hung was the clock, but I will also hang the guitar slightly off the mantle so it is more secure. Everything else is leaning up against each other like best friends all huddled around the sectional. We plan to address the lighting situation here, as well.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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