Today is a big day at A Dash of Details headquarters (aka, my home office)! We are finally sharing the first room in a multi-part home series. One of my goals this year has been to introduce more home content on the blog and today we are kicking off the series with my new favorite room, our living room.
Annie Selke Honeycomb Rug / Annie Selke Bleached Oak Jute Rug / Annie Selke Pillows / Annie Selke Sheepskin Pillow / Annie Selke Knit Throw Blanket / Annie Selke Flying Point Throw / Annie Selke Dog Bed / CB2 Acrylic Coffee Table / Indego Africa Beaded Tray / Ceramic Vase / Glass Vase / Rustic Pure Vase / Side Table / Console Table-old (similar) / Indego Africa Basket Set / Indego Africa Bowl / White Tray / Gray Malin Maui Print / Framebridge Frames / Animal Print Shop Print / The Frame TV / Beautiful Book / Gray Malin Beaches Book / In the Spirit Of / Dolce Vita Style / Chloe: Attitudes Book
So, let’s start from the very beginning. When we were searching for houses, we were in a major rush. Our previous landlord was moving back into our darling rental and we had less than a month to find a new place to live. After long hours and days of searching, Patrick found this newly renovated gem. We moved in that week and two years later, we still love this home as much as the day we moved in.
Now onto the good stuff: The Living Room Reveal! This new living room design makes me oh, so happy. It has been a long time coming considering we have been in our home for a little over two years. Decorating is a process and this was our first place that felt permanent.
This is the first room you see when you enter the house, so most importantly we wanted the space to be warm and inviting. Second, we needed it to be functional. We spend most of our time in this room and whether it is hosting friends and family or binging on our latest Netflix obsessions, the comfort level needed to be on point.
The dimensions of this room are not ideal, to say the least. It’s narrow and long, lots of doorways and openings that do not leave room for optimal furniture placement. After spending a few hours sketching, we finally settled on a layout that worked for the space. The final design created an entryway which ultimately broke up the room into two distinct spaces. We utilized our old console table we have had for ages and then this runner to create the ideal entryway into the kitchen. This Annie Selke runner was the ideal piece for the high traffic area.
After we finalized the design for the room, it really all started with my love for this Annie Selke rug. I loved the neutral color pallet and minimal geometric pattern. I wish I could express how happy I was when the rug arrived, it instantly brightened up the space and set the tone for the entire room. One of my favorite parts is the durability. With two goldendoodles, a rug that can stand a little wear and tear is a must at the Schilling house.
We ended up upgrading our old sofa and actually moved it into our office (you will see this soon!). We have had a Restoration Hardware sofa for years, but it’s only six feet and not really great for two people to cuddle up on. You know the saying, timing is everything? Well, all of the stars aligned when we found a matching set at the Restoration Hardware Outlet a few months ago. Not only are the sofas the most comfortable, but the Washed Belgian Linen gives the relaxed vibe I always wanted for our living room.
Now, if only these walls could talk because our new Gray Malin print would be cheering with excitement. We were fortunate enough to go to dinner with Gray last summer on Nantucket and we had the best time. Patrick and I have been following Gray since his early days. His work was actually the first piece of art we bought together. We knew we wanted another piece from his collection and this Magic Sands Beach Print was the perfect statement our neutral living room needed. Something else I should mention is our new TV (never did I think I would be so excited about a TV). The Frame allows you to switch to Art Mode where you can either pick your own images artwork from select artists. Also the flush mount is also a plus! (hello, no cords!)
The pups absolutely love their new dog bed. The grey and ivory stripe compliments the rug. Since it arrived the girls take turns sleeping on it all day long.
Be sure to head over to the Annie Selke blog for a little Q&A and a few more shots of our living room. ;)
xox- a dash of details