Which New Pieces Should We Add to Living Room?

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Q: We're in the fortunate (and overwhelming) position of starting nearly from scratch in terms of decorating our apartment. Attached is a picture of what we've got so far - trig bookshelf from CB2, Metro couch (in tatum natural fabric) and Portica coffee table from Room & Board. We are in need of a media console and a low bookshelf to put under the windows (~108" long - you can see our books stacked up to the left of the picture), a statement lamp (we're considering the twine floor lamp from CB2), and, well, quite a lot.

We're considering a media console from mshelving (which we found through Apartment Therapy), but would be curious to know if your readers have any other suggestions of what might work in the room and add an element of interest.

For the low bookshelf, we really like the looks of the Case Study Shelving available at Modernica, but it is definitely out of our budget. We're also style newbies and have never put a living room together... were wondering if your readers might be interested in doing a little armchair decorating help.

Our goal is to reflect the brushed metal and frosted glass that are echoed throughout the apartment, to keep the place feeling light and calm and peaceful, but we'd also like to add some personality to it, and some color, so that it's not so boring. Your site has been invaluable to us and has led us to nearly every purchase we've made (the bedroom and kitchen are in *silghtly* more furnished shape), and we thought it was worth throwing ourselves at the mercy of the Apartment Therapy readers. Help!

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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