We haven’t had an Anatomy of a Room or a What to buy from Craigslist post in a few weeks. How about one that mashes them both together? Let’s take a look at what works in the room above and then see if we can recreate it, with a few tweaks, from Craigslist. Interested?
Clearly I’m still loving dark walls and big windows with funky lighting. This space is from Rue Magazine. I also like the way the furniture is in the center of the room, which allows the large room to still feel cozy and intimate. Wood on the ceiling warms up the dark walls, but finishing it in a different color from the floors ensures that you don’t feel like you’re in a box and bring your eye to the fabulous architecture. Interesting color and texture from the large-scale art and rug create movement. Here’s another view.
I don’t know where they store their kids toys in this space, but I’m sure they’ve got it all figured out. Along with fingerprint free glass for the table.
So, how to recreate via the Craigslist? I looked for a similar sofa and chairs. The sofa is a tight back instead of cushions, but still has clean lines. I found two chairs that would work, although neither was a pair, so the hunt goes on. A coffee table that’s glass and wood, a nicely patterned rug and a daybed (that would need to be recovered) round out the furniture. Supplement those with two simple lamps from Ikea and a great ceiling fixture and stump table from West Elm and your well on your way to the same look.
What do you think, does this feel like you could make a similar space with these pieces, a little paint and some creativity?
Links to all items can be found on my Pinterest board.