So… the news has broke.
We are MOVING!
After 25 years of life in the state of Virginia (well.. minus my first few as an infant), me and Charlie are MOVING to RALEIGH, North Carolina!!!!! We are soooooo excited for this change of pace in lifestyle and in our careers and I’m really really excited to be near my family– including my four nieces and nephews– again.
With that big news coming up at the end of the calendar year, I’ve decided I need to document my perfect “tiny cube” before we disassemble and move. Today I’m sharing with you our living room.
|That Arnold poster is my fiancé’s and it used to hang at the right height for our old couch but now is too high for our current couch.. oh well.|
This room has been subject to many changes over the past few years including two couches, two coffee tables, two book shelves and three rugs but all at differing times. I wish I had kept my old 8×10 ivory rug by Safavieh instead of this speckled IKEA rug but ivory in a high traffic area for two years with a dog? It wasn’t looking very nice.
The couch that is shown is the IKEA Karlstad with a custom cover from Comfort Works (the grey herringbone pattern). I got the couch off Craigslist for $60 and the cover was $364 which, although high, did make financial sense in the end. The couch itself is starting to break a bit and I think when we move we’ll need to find another to buy on Craigslist and I honestly just can’t wait for the point in our lives where we can be comfortable dropping a couple thousand on a truly HIGH quality, long-living sofa.
I bought the coffee table off of Facebook Marketplace and had my big brother pick it up on a weekday and hold it for me until the weekend. It’s “solid wood” but feels kind of cheap and I feel like I got played a bit but what drew me to it were the cool legs! If all fails with the tabletop I can always buy some higher quality wood to attach those legs to. I learned while researching DIY desks that iron legs are EXPENSIVE to buy on their own! Especially unique ones like these.
That adorable mid century side table is from Target. I bought it the first time I went “adult shopping” after moving into my first place after college and getting my first full time job.
Oh, and that bench? HomeGoods. I saw it and called my mom as I ran over to it to sit on it (to claim it.. duh) and asked her “hey, do I NEED a bench? Okay but.. could I find a reason to NEED this bench?” and we both decided that yes, I did and yes, I could. I’ve had it since and it’s the ideal piece to have near our front door as we store our common shoes underneath it and use to take our shoes on and off.
Above is my painstankingly curated bookcase. I plan to use these photos when we move to copy + paste this exact same layout on this bookcase in our next place. I spent one afternoon on Pinterest looking up how to style bookcases and “balance” them. I feel like I finally got it and now I don’t think I can ever add or subtract ANYTHING on here.
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