Living Room Refresh

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20131005-IMG_6209Sometimes I find that it's best to devote your attention to one aspect of your style at a time. Making updates can be time consuming and expensive, so rather than trying to shop for new ankle boots and throw pillows on one morning coffee, it helps to have tunnel vision on one category while you let the rest take a breather. As summer came to a close, I was on a rampage for blazers and leather trimmed dark jeans (a fall closet refresh which I plan to go back to soon), but lately I've been home focused. It was time. Time to put away a few pillows and accents that were starting to feel like old choices I no longer stand behind, and bring in some new pieces that honor our combined styles and help make better use of the space. We started with the living room and with the help of the insanely talented Jessica Marx, rearranged, repurposed, and refreshed. We made no major furniture purchases, aside from the credenzas - a new sofa and coffee table are next on the list. So for now we just focused on accessories, but the results feel more impactful.

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20131005-IMG_6280A new Jonathan Adler piece makes a big statement in the corner of the room. The faces are different on every side, so it's fun to rotate it each week.

20131005-IMG_6218Jessica found these ram skull lamps at Home Goods, which I still can't even believe. I love the way they toughen up the room and add more balance to a lot of the feminine details that creeped in and started taking over the place. The old ladder was a flea market find a few years ago, and we gave it a new purpose by using it as a magazine rack. Little white pumpkins we picked up at our favorite fall field trip spot, Underwood Farms, add a nice seasonal touch without straying from the color scheme.

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20131005-IMG_6224This room is gravitating over to a higher contrast palette of black, white, and gold which feels just right. New pillows on the sofas gave the room an instant makeover (these are from West Elm, Target, and H&M). But now, on to the next!

Photos by Ian Sheppard