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At Home: The Living Room
 Small Spaces: How I Styled our Living Room

That perfect Parisian apartment with period details you dream about on Pinterest.. well, let's just say it's hard to find. Especially in a modern condo. Spoiled by crown moulding and wainscoting and all that good stuff we had in our century home, the first thing I did was repaint and add panels to the feature wall. I love the visual interest it added, and how it helped to create a focal point in the living space.

I was initially drawn to this unit because of the washed grey hardwood floors, the light that floods the space and the generous ceiling height. Now with crisp white walls (they were a dreary blue colour before), I could look at the living space with a fresh lens. 

  Small Spaces  : How I Styled our Living Room

While the colour scheme overall is muted and minimalist, it was done so with intention. The deep grey sofa, purchased five years ago at EQ3, has held up to two dogs and plenty of lounging. And with plenty of texture, including a woollen area rug, velvet pillows, and faux fur throws, the space actually feels relaxing and cozy.

I do love marble and brass. Marble topped coffee tables, brass lamps, brass side tables and accessories. Okay fine, maybe it's a bit much. But it's a throw back to my love of mid century modern. And it adds the perfect amount of glam to the space.

  Small Spaces  : How I Styled our Living Room
  Small Spaces  : How I Styled our Living Room

I would love to hear what you think of our living space. Drop me a note or leave a comment below!


SHOP THE LOOK

Sofa from EQ3 | Coffee table from Structube (similar here) | Armchair from Structube (similar here) | TV console from Ikea | floor lamp from Target | faux fur stool from Target (similar here) | pillows from H&M home | brass side table from Target (similar here)

At Home: The Bedroom
 At Home: The Bedroom

Condo bedrooms. I often think those who design them have never slept in one. Frosted sliding doors are not the same as windows. Bedrooms should not open up to your kitchen. But alas, modern day condo buildings are designed with quirky layouts. And you have to get creative to make them work.

After having a king size bed for 6 years, we were unwilling to settle on anything else. So after sleeping on just our dreamy Casper mattress for months, I measured, and measured and measured until I found a bed frame that would fit our bedroom space and that I would love. Enter Structube! They know how to design apartment size furniture well. The Mikael bed frame was a perfect fit, both size and style wise. The simplicity of the upholstered headboard was balanced by the beautiful walnut base. And the price was right. With this piece as an anchor in the room, I decided to continue on with a neutral look throughout the space. 

 At Home : The Bedroom

With a minimalist bed frame, I dressed up the rest of the space with varying shades of taupe and grey and layered textures. Warmth was added to an otherwise cool colour palette, with Mongolian faux fur, velvet and linen throw pillows. A faux fur throw added texture to the crisp white bedding.

The bedside table was a gem I found at HomeSense. The washed grey wood and black hardware gives this mid century style piece a masculine look. I added visual interest to the table with a simple vignette that tied into the colour scheme and style of the space. The table lamp is a nod to the industrial concrete ceilings throughout the apartment. The gold tinted lightbulb compliments the brass vase. And of course, no space is complete without a collection of my favourite books and magazines.

 At Home: The Bedroom

With a pared down look, the space feels larger overall. And even without windows, the colour scheme and decor make the room feel bright and spacious, and a place to relax and rest your head.