new living space

if you’ve spent any length of time around here, you know that i have a tendency to change around my living spaces pretty often. call it boredom or creativity, it’s going to happen. and it usually happens when i least expect it. like yesterday morning, while i was vacuuming. i looked around the living room and just decided that i really didn’t like the way that it looked. it felt very closed and small and i literally couldn’t stand for it to be that way another minute. so, with just a little bit of time before i had to drive to campus for class, i quickly moved all of the furniture and fell in love. i even sat on the couch for a minute and just took all of it’s glorious newness in. i think my favorite part is that little corner with the red chair and lamp. 
oh, and milo modeled for me in the second photo. thanks, buddy.

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48 Comments

  1. Brooke wrote:

    You have such a gorgeous living room! Wow – I love the style and the colors. And it does feel very feng shui-ish (that's a word now haha).

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  2. Where did you get that little round table by the red chair? I've been looking for one just like it!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  3. I LOVE IT!!!!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  4. I love the cable knit throw. ikea? 🙂

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Actually, Meijer (a grocery store) of all places!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  5. I love the arrangement. Great conversational space. I love all the patterns of the different chairs and the rug looks so cozy.

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  6. I have an idea!
    You take a little trip down to Florida and help me decorate my new apartment!
    Genius…I know 😉

    xo

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  7. Cherish wrote:

    I love it! Why wasn't I blessed with a decorating gene? I have a picture in my head that looks very similar to the feel of your living room but I have the toughest time executing it. 🙁

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  8. Shelley wrote:

    i love all the different patterns… and the fact that it works! you were definitely blessed with the decorating gene!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  9. Cozy! Totally off topic, but thanks to your blog and Kate's, I now catch myself seeing an adorable top at Target, for example, and saying LURVE! outloud :/

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      hahaha that's awesome!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  10. Looks great lovely!

    xo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  11. looks great — love the cozy blanket on your chair! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  12. Kristen wrote:

    Love it! The chair is my favorite!
    -Kristen

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  13. Mallory wrote:

    Such a cute and cozy space! I'm debating on a shag rug for my living room. Do you recommend them? Where is yours from? It's been a year since I've bought my place and I can't decide on a rug!

    xo, Mal

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      i LOVE my shag rug. it's from Ikea!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  14. Amy wrote:

    I love it, all of the colors are beutiful!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  15. chall12702 wrote:

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who randomly moves everything around! Looks great…

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  16. Allison61 wrote:

    Love it! Where is the round table from? I would love one! 🙂

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      the grey coffee table is from Ikea and the black one is from Hobby Lobby

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  17. Courtney wrote:

    Your apartment is seriously so cute!! Need a 3rd roommate?? 😉

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  18. I want to curl up on that red chair! Nice work, Lauren. I would constantly rearrange my room growing up. My parents would laugh, because it would change every three months. One time, I dismantled the bed and put the mattress on the floor. What a weirdo…

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  19. Kristina wrote:

    I know exactly how you feel. I want to rearrange my furniture all the time. Occasionally I'll go over to a friend's house and try to rearrange their furniture too 😉

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  20. I love it. You gave me some great ideas. We are moving in a week and I could definitely use the inspiration!

    MB

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  21. wow!! this looks AMAZING!!!!!!! you did such a great job, lauren. you have a real eye for design.

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  22. Anna wrote:

    How do the kitties leave the knitting yarn in that adorable basket alone? Living room looks great 🙂

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      that's actually a basket of cat toys!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Anna wrote:

      HA! Awesome!

      Posted 10.5.12 Reply
  23. Shannon wrote:

    I love your living room! It seems so cozy and inviting 🙂 I also really like how you incorporate all different colors to give it a little flair! Where is that cute lavender chair from?? Thanks for a great post–I love your blog!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      it's a chair from Target that my mom and I reupholstered!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Jodene wrote:

      Impressive…I wanted to know where it was from too but I am SO not ready for reupholstering hahah! Future in furniture design maybe?

      Posted 10.10.12 Reply
  24. You're blog is SO cute and I love this post 🙂

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    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/09/so-delicious-giveaway.html

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Where did you get the coasters? They are so adorable & stylish! Thanks ~Karri

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      from a store called Furbish Studio!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  26. It's such a blessing to have a living space with lots of natural light! I'd always rather take natural light over a lot of other things. Your space looks very pretty 🙂

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  27. JoAnn wrote:

    Where did you get the chevron pillow? 🙂

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      the pillow case is from an etsy shop called The Lacey Placey!

      Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the cable knit throw! I have been looking everywhere for one that isn't out of my price range! Very Ralph Lauren-esq!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  29. Melissa wrote:

    This is simply adorable! PS…I love that your cat is an orange tabby named Milo like mine!

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  30. Marie-Eve wrote:

    Adorable space ! I would love to live there !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    Posted 10.4.12 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    Love this. Come do mine now 🙂

    Posted 10.5.12 Reply
  32. Crystal wrote:

    Wow, I'm so jealous of this space. I don't know how it looked before, but it looks pretty large now. Well done!

    Posted 10.5.12 Reply
  33. Simple but nice

    Posted 10.5.12 Reply
  34. sophie wrote:

    love your living room! it's so bright + cheery. what color are your walls? i'm looking to repaint our bedroom and i think this might be the perfect color.

    Posted 10.5.12 Reply
  35. meghan wrote:

    I love it. It is beautiful. I want an armless chair like that. I honestly thought this was a magazine picture post at first and was so pleased and excited that it was your actual living room.

    Posted 10.7.12 Reply
  36. where'd you get your sofa?

    Posted 10.25.12 Reply
  37. Great living rooms space.

    Posted 12.10.12 Reply

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