If you read my recent book reviews on The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes and Marrakesh By Design you will see a lot of design elements from the Bohemian style as well as Indian elements in my living room. I am linking to products that I purchased online in case you want to check them out. So, grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the pictures.
I am starting out with my favorite spot in our living room, the “Moroccan Sitting Area.” I have a nice faux fur rug, Handmade Decorative Cushion Covers, Indian pouf ottoman cover, Tapestry , a ceramic elephant, a fern and some rosemary. My oldest loves to sit on the ottoman while doing his reading homework and watching movies. Because he moves all the pillows around to support his back and feet I have dubbed him my “Little Sultan.” If you are interested in learning how to hang a wall tapestry, my hubby has a tutorial HERE, on his blog.
We had this buffet made here in Pennsylvania by a cabinet maker. On top I have a pair of Better Homes and Garden Lamps (Walmart), painting (Target clearance for $20), a scarf from Mexico, Wooden Leaf Tray made in Hawaii (Goodwill), antique wine pot (Flea Market), Indian Brass Bell (Ten Thousand Villages), Egyptian Bust Ornament (gift) and a recycled beverage container with silk flowers.
The 4 season Asian Panels were a gift from my Grandmother. She turned 96 this year and gave away most of her furniture and belongings because she moved in with her daughter. I was blessed to inherit these beautiful panels and this Chippendale sofa.
Over the back of the sofa I have a Vintage Tribal Kantha Quilt that is tucked into the sides. I recently purchased this set of 5 kantha quilts and scattered them around the house. I ordered a quilt last year but it never arrived from India so when this set arrived at my house I literally danced around the house!
I just bought this Solid Wood Hand Carved Accent Table . It is the perfect size for a sofa side table.
A view of my gallery wall with pictures of my babies. Over the back of my very comfy couch I have a thrown a Kantha quilt for added color and pattern.
Not the best lighting for this room as it is rather dark. Our media center (World Market) is a simple Asian design that we love. The wall scones (Pier 1 Imports) are really pretty and sparkly but I wish they were electric. The candles are not very secure so I would never light them. Definitely a fire hazard.
I bought this silver tray at a estate sale for $3 and I cleaned it using a easy technique I found on Pinterest. I found this urn at Home Goods in the clearance isle. Love their clearance prices!
When we lived in New York we had a Tuesday Morning that I frequented almost every week. I was working at the time so I was able to splurge a bit. Several of the items I still have, including this iridescent elephant.
Another view of my favorite spot. Next to it is a lovely antique china cabinet that I also inherited from my grandmother. It houses my teapot collection which I will show you in another post!