Tuesday, January 13, 2015
And here’s an in progress shot to show you the drastic difference! The Colorhouse gray paint makes the walls look so much cleaner, brighter!
The mini gallery wall is still a work in progress. I love love love the mirror, also a World Market find, and the wall clock and mini gray frame are cheapos from Ikea. The framed Chicago print was one of my first post-college purchases from good ole’ Art.com. The buffalo check throw is from Schoolhouse and the Union Jack pillow was one I picked up in New Orleans a couple of years ago.
Monday, November 10, 2014
malm | malm gray | mid-century | dark gray oak
i know he doesn’t want to spend $400 on the favorite pick so we’ll see… might have to dig out my dusty headlamp and delve deep into the digital caverns of craigslist for a suitable option.
then there’s bedding.
while i toyed with the idea of plaid or hunter green, it looked a bit too collegiate when i put together my photoshop mock-up. i love the look but this guy’s 28 and looking for something a bit more grown-up. the two styles above from crane and canopy are great – charcoal and black and white.
and this crane and canopy style is also available in a steel blue. so we’ll add it to the list.
so here’s what we’re working with in terms of the room layout.
gray gray gray
as you can see from the before photos, the carpet has seen better days, so i think we’ll cover it up. love this triangle patterned rug from my go-to resource, rugsusa.
cubby | bedding | rug | nightstand | light | clock | pennant | floating shelves | hanging bar
but we shall see! all in good time. this will be fun watching it come along… i’ll be updating on instagram also so follow there @alainakaz. and stay tuned for updates!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Just like I always wanted!
Like my favorite living room ever (that of one Jenna Lyons).
Well, ok I didn’t really get a new couch. But I had a lot of fun in photoshop the other night.
Playing around with different colors to see what it would be like with say… a delicious green velvet couch?
Or pink to really make it a lady apartment?!
But no… here’s what my place currently looks like.
But I sometimes wonder if it would be better with a much lighter color couch. Softer. More ladylike.
Or dare I say a white couch?
No, Alaina. You have dogs. Don’t be ridiculous.
What say you? Stick with the the dark grey? Or slipcover it? Pottery Barn has some great light options for the Carlisle couch.
Happy weekend all!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Well the peekaboo shelf arrived faster than a Jimmy John’s sandwich. And it’s perfect! Just what I needed for storage, a place to stow the printer, and some extra surface area (for paperwork and the like).
So I figured I’d snap a few good photos not with a camera phone to better paint the picture of how this space is coming together…
Not entirely sure what I want to do with my desk chair. If I keep it I desperately have to re-cushion and recover the seat. It feels like I’m sitting on a piece of plywood for 10 hours a day. Also not sure I want to keep the pink in the office area or just go completely neutral in these rooms (entry, living, work, and dining). I’m thinking neutral. Also not sure if I want to even attempt to hide the kitchen floor. The tile is pretty grimy… I was thinking a gold speckled hide. Or something soft in color like this one from Lulu and Georgia. But I’m worried it’ll be too many rugs at the point. And I’m not sure how comfortable I’d really be having animal skin. Faux hides exist right? I need to look into that.
That’s all for now, folks!
GET THE LOOK:
Friday, February 7, 2014
That being said, it’s not so much the living/working combo that bothers me so much as the lack of an organized work space. For storage and papers and product and shipping materials and files and office equipment et al. With the addition of a product line, managing part-time editors, and my new printer that’s lived on the floor for the past two months, I need to get my “office” in proper working order. It’s not just me, the ole iMac, and a glass of wine working late nights anymore.
So I’ve made a few small changes in the living space. Drastic to me. Barely noticeable to anyone else.
When I decided to move the desk by the window, I had it far over to the left, practically against the radiator. Notice you can fit an entire pouf between the desk and the end table next to the sofa.