Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Dream Living Room.

So, I'm on this kick... I really want to redo my living room. It's sorta blah to me at this point. I went as far as painting one of the walls black to make it more interesting for myself. My kick is that I want a living room more fitting to my home. A house built in 1951. I love mid century modern... if you follow me on pinterest :D you probably figured that out by now.

Anyways, this is just my list of pretty things I want starting with the most expensive...

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
$4499.00 - 7048.00
Herman Miller | Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Who wouldn't want an Eames Lounger? Iconic. Pretty. Comfortable. So wonderful.... Thankfully, I'm into the cheapest options. I don't like the crazy colors. But dang, that price tag hurts.

Noguchi Table
Herman Miller | Noguchi Table
I once found one with a black base for only $400... if only it had been in Walnut. I would also go for a similar styled 'coffee' table.

Reese Sofa from Room & Board
$1399.00 - 1499.00

Room & Board | Reese Sofa
Bill and I have sat on every mid century styled coach at Room & Board (and a few other places). I had originally been dead set on their Jasper Sofa, but Bill changed my mind...  You can option this sofa out to cost a small fortune with custom fabrics and it's also available in other sofa shapes/styles/sizes (like a sectional!). The picture above is the 85" model, but it also comes in a 75" model, which actually might be a more appropriate size for our tiny house. This is the actual color I want... we have a bunch of fabric samples and actually settled on the lighter gray that is one of the standard colors.

Eames Walnut Stool
Herman Miller | Eames Walnut Stool
There is just something great about the simplicity of it. There are actually three different styles, but this is my favorite.

Small Dot Pattern Fabric by Charles and Ray Eames

maharam | Small Dot Pattern Fabric by Charles and Ray Eames
This fabric for making pretty pillows. Not necessarily in this exact color, as there are quite a few options. That would be one (possibly two) expensive pillow that I would be terrified/scared of destroying the entire time I'm sewing...

Can you tell that I really like Charles & Ray Eames...?

Of course, it would be most wonderfully awesome if I could find all of these things 'used' and not pay full price. And most of these things are probably just a dream. The couch, probably not. But everything else, probably.

On a more realistic note, as we do change over the living room, I will be scouring local furniture places, garage sales, and craigslist postings to find the perfect things (read side tables, credenza for the TV, and even the above items) to put together my mid century living room. Hopefully...

Side note: now that I've put all those things together (first image), I'm not sure that the Eames Lounger even "works" with the other stuff... It looks out of place. This could be a good thing, but it's sooo comfortable...

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