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Shop My Living Room! (part 1)

Okay, its taken a whole year and a half but I think we’re there.

Where’s there?

Oh, its a point where I feel content with the level of “finished” that my living room is currently at. Keep in mind however, “finished” is an unattainable status but we’re as good as there right now.

So finally I’m ready to give you a run down on my living room pieces and where you can buy the same or similar to the items I’ve got (incase you’re feeling anything particular, trust me you will).

The Sofa! | Okay, I’m going big to start off. This piece is the first and only ever leather sofa I’ve ever owned. I’ve always been more of a fabric upholstery kind of gal mostly due to the comfort factor but this was a lifetime investment kinda sofa and I wanted it to be timeless and last as long as possible, so leather I went. I feel like tan leather seriously goes with everything, you can match it back with warmer tones but you can really successfully contrast it with blues and greens. The comfy seat cushions and large proportion make this guy super sturdy and robust enough to deal with a last minute overnight guest or simply a sofa nap. Adorned down the arms with antique brass studs, this sofa has a very subtle vintage vibe which obviously, I love. The brand of this sofa is Timothy Oulton, it’s definitely an investment piece.

The Look-alikes & Where to buy them:

Number One | Number Two | Number Three

The Coffee Table! | When I was shopping for a coffee table, I was definitely tempted to go with something super mid century modern but I decided to go with something a little more contemporary and keep it really simple. I was afraid (and still am) of making my space feel like it has a theme and although its probably teetering on the edge of that I think keeping my coffee table simple was a good decision. It’s solid rosewood timber top is also the perfect surface for daily life – it’s indestructible! I purchased this one brand new from Orson & Blake for a pretty affordable price of $350.

The Look-alikes & Where to buy them:

Number One | Number Two | Number Three

The rug! | This rug purchase was the result of living with a scratchy flat woven Ikea rug in a black & white zig zag pattern for the previous year (you probably know the one). This time I wanted something soft and plush that I could lay on, something colourful but also relaxed and subtle enough that I could live with it for a while to come. I found this perfect-blue-hazy-thick rug on sale at West Elm for $400, I was chuffed. Because this rug is 100% wool, it has been steadily malting for the last 2 years. I think finally we’re at a point where you can lay on the rug and you don’t get up looking like you rubbed a shedding cat all over your body. So keep this in mind when purchasing something wool with a thick pile.

The Look-alikes & Where to buy them:

Number One | Number Two | Number Three

You know that around her at Interiors Girl, we don’t like to bombard you with information all 1 go. In regular fashion, you’ll be seeing the second part of this post next week! Get excited!

Until next time! xx