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At Home: Living Room Inspiration
At Home: Living Room Inspiration

The past year has taught me a lot about my personal style. Or how much it has changed, at least. We're back and settled in our Hamilton home. After living in a different city for the past year (and missing home sweet home so very much), I've been able to look at it with a fresh perspective. That means rethinking the way different rooms were styled before. A clean slate, of sorts.

I've mentioned this before, but our home is at least 120 years old. It's full of history, charm. And it has the most beautiful, spacious living area. Picture this: high ceilings, original bay windows with stained glass transoms, crown moulding, the works. Now. When we first moved in, my taste was more rustic. I gravitated towards dark wood and vintage (not in a good way) pieces. Fast forward six years, and let's say I've lightened up just a lil'. I now find myself drawn to influences from modernist furniture movements -- the Bauhaus and art deco periods and midcentury design. I've been making mood-boards with references for how I'd like to style our living room. And I'd love to hear what you think! Do you have a favourite? Drop me a note, and let me know.


Sofa from Article | rug and side table from West Elm | floor lamp and candle holders from CB2 | coffee table and console from Target | painting by NG Collective Studio | accent chair from Structube | table decor and accessories from The Apartment by The Line | pillows and throw from West Elm

At Home: Living Room Inspiration


Sofa from Article | rug and artwork from West Elm | accent chair, coffee table and floor lamp from CB2 | console from Target | accent table, table decor and accessories from The Apartment by The Line | pillows and throw from West Elm

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!


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)