Designer Dissection Venice Living Room
Last week I finally finished decorating my living room. I had a photo shoot/interview with a design magazine and a camera crew coming from HGTV so I had to get my living room looking hot!
My living room is very small and awkwardly shaped. I always had a sofa and no matter how many times I moved it around or what size it was it never seemed right for the space, so I decided to mix it up and try some thing a little different.
I wanted to create enough seating for guests but I also didn’t want the space to feel busy and full of furniture. So my solution was to purchase four chairs, which I was lucky to have found two sets of cane chairs that looked almost the same. I had them lacquered in black gloss and each pair was re-upholstered in the same coordinating fabric.
Or perhaps four upholstered chairs like these from Plummers if you have enough room.
Following is a list of where I found most of my items for my living room.
4 Cane Chairs and Bamboo Coffee Table – Vintage (Misc. Antique stores)
Asian Cabinet – Vintage, Casa Victoria
Drapes (Ritva) – Ikea
Small Vintage Lamp and Bamboo Bar Cart – Torrance Antique Market
Mirrors (Riska, not available), Shag Rug – Ikea
Key Box – Jonathan Adler
Upholstery Fabric and Trim – Michael Levin’s
Vintage Books and Paintings – Ebay
Tall Vintage Lamp – Antique Store, Santa Barbara
Saarinen Marble Table – Craigslist, Austin
Paint – Behr Trail Print 790- F6