Thursday, July 15, 2010

summer interior

so, I love coco + kelly. she posts amazing interiors and works for anthropologie which is just about enough to love her and be super jealous of her. but every summer I look drearily at my living room and think, yep, this is a winter room. our small living room is filled to the brim with bookshelves (2 metal barristers one mammoth black ikea number), a large tv and two brown couches (one cloth (mine), one leather(his)) and to top it off, a lovely hand-me-down, wool indian rug (beautiful, but dark). So while I pine away for a little more space, maybe some new pillows (that G will throw off the couch - why do men hate pillows?) and a sisal rug to brighten up the place, I do nothing. Still I am struck with the dreamy, seaside, beauty of these spaces...
{coco + kelly}
and then it hits me. he hates pillows, but how could he hate that a little lightweight throw? when i saw this picture, I just knew that I needed a linen or cotton throw to make those two dark brown couches look a little less depressing in the summertime:
{coco + kelly}

But where to get such a lovely little thing without breaking the bank? Et voila! Design*Sponge posted this lovely little day at the beach product guide and so, I ordered this: 
{steven alan via d*s}
the only trouble is you don't get to pick out your color. I'm sure it will match our living room's vintage tour de france posters just lovely. don't you think?



3 comments :

  1. Eric hates the pillows too. Why, oh why?

    And I agree that if he can get the Tour you should get Mad Men. Eric got the Tour via some internet subscription- how do they watch for hours at a time???????

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  2. Love the vintage bicycle posters. I also love mosquito netting, but don't love the thought of living in an area where it's necessary!

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  3. Love all this inspiration. Mark doesn't hate pillows but they have to be comfortable for his head. I try to explain sometimes they are just for looks and not naps. He doesn't agree.

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