Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sick Day Shenanigans

Staying home with a sick child can throw kinks into one's plans. And while I could have been doing all kinds of productive things with my time at home today (working, organizing, etc.), I told myself that I needed to stay near Pierce on the sofa. With my laptop. So, I started looking at Craigslist. And sometimes it takes just one thing to set off my brain. Today, it was this vintage sofa . . .


I know some of you think I may be sniffing glue, but I love a good vintage print sofa. It might be a little over the top, but the colors are so pretty and saturated and the design is so unique. Here are some rooms that showcase a vivid sofa to great effect . . .

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So, I poked around a little more on CL and found some other finds that I thought might work in the same room - a faux bamboo dresser, gold vintage mirror, Moroccan brass tray table (that my friend Bri is selling) and two faux bamboo wing chairs (there are actually two different CL sellers selling the same chair - they would just need to be painted to match). I mocked up a little inspiration board with the CL finds supplemented with some Nate Berkus lamps from Target, a rug from World Market and some homemade art courtesy of Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook (I borrowed her actual art for the inspiration board but check out her post to see how you could create your own). 
Paint the walls a vivid blue (or complementary hue of your choice) and you've got a room like no other. I'm calling this one Vintage Girl because I can totally see this in a young lady's home. So fun and fresh. 

It was fun exercising my creative brain for the heck of it. You never know what a little Craigslist searching will yield. I do this kind of sourcing and boards for clients as well, so give me a shout if you need any help spiffing up your place.


14 comments:

Ashley said...

Yup, I totally get where you were going with this one. I hope someone with a vision buys that sofa and makes the patterned sofa the center of a great room.

Raina Cox said...

I adore crazy old WASP-y pieces like that. Fab find!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the vintage chic. And sick days will have you seeing everything from a different point of view.

Heather Peterson said...

LOVE the sofa, and of course what you did with it. :)

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

I totally love that sofa!!! Fun find!

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Wow, creativity at its finest! For you to be inspired simply by patrolling CL is definitely a feat! Espesh with having to edit all the junk that's on there to find this gem...brilliant!

xo-Julie
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stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love the sofa and your design board for it!!

bluehydrangea said...

I need to sniff more glue..love it!!

therelishedroost said...

I love it ! It is so Kristin Buckingham's style.. too wonderful!!! What a piece to work a room around!

A Perfect Gray said...

you are stinking amazing.

LindsB said...

I dont think you are sniffing glue at all, I'm kinda in love with that sofa and want to bring it home with me!

My Interior Life said...

Thanks, everyone! It was a very cool sofa. I think the listing has been taken down so maybe some lucky person snagged it!

Rachel Wise said...

The interior paint definitely needs to be blue for that last couch. Gorgeous piece of furniture!

Megan said...

Hopped on your blog from another blog and immediately recognized that couch...I thought to myself that looks a lot like one I recently saw on Craigslist...then I read on and realized you are in Nashville and you spotted it on Craigslist too! Made me laugh guess we were looking Craigslist at the same time! Have found some fun things on there.