Paris Apartment: The Living Room
Our apartment is starting to come together. (You can see the “before” pictures right here.) I’m trying to keep it pretty sparse without a lot of clutter. Which is great since we don’t really have much stuff. So right now I’m just trying to get good bones into place then I’ll liven it up with artwork, plants, and pillows. I’m going for comfortable with French industrial accents and just cheap old wooden pieces from the Flea Market. I’m also thinking it will need a pair of chairs but I’m hoping to find something at the Flea Market.
We are trying to do things on a budget since we don’t know how long we’ll be here so when I purchase things I’m keeping in mind what I can sell it for so I can then decide if it is worth it to have for the year or year and a half we’ll be here. If we can figure out a way to get these home affordably we may try to do it.
A. Jielde Lamp I’ve got my eye on French Ebay for this. I’ve wanted one for a few years but it is hard to get the vintage (er affordable) ones in the US. New they go for $1500. Here you can get one for 400 Euros. This is something I can have rewired at take home with me. I love French Industrial, its so beautiful.
B. Dark Blue Velvet Hideabed It’s gorgeous and velvet and I want to marry it.
C.Linen Sofette We ordered this a few weeks ago and it is ridiculously comfy. It is a big soft down cushion with pillows on each end.
D. Orange Tree I bring something home from the French flower shops anytime I have arms free to carry it. I’m obsessed with the little orange trees.
E. Tolix Chair More pretty French Industrial. This stuff is great for kids because they are pretty indestructible.
F. Industrial Occasion Tables I bought a great metal side table two weeks ago at the Flea Market. Still looking for something simple with wood though for the coffee table.
What am I missing? I usually love color but I’m trying to just use color in small doses like pieces of art. Do you think it will be too boring?
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