Displaying posts labeled "Living Room"

Reader request – sectional sofas

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2011 by KiM

Today’s reader request comes from Agata: I am 30 year’s old polish girl leaving in Norway. Together with my husband, we’re thinking of building a house. We don’t have a land and a house yet, but for the moment I am concentrating on floors and sofas. Don’t ask me why – just because :> And here is the best lime green color I have found so far for my best ever sofa :> The above sofa is not the size and shape I desire. I would like to have a huuuuuge lime green (not leather) sofa. And that lead me to idea of asking You girls of writing  a nice post about huge/corner not-too-much-sophisticated but practical sofas. I am REALLY hoping to be able to fit a sectional sofa in my new living room (when it’s built) so I was stoked to search these out in my huge stash of photos. Since Agatha mentioned lime, huge and corner I tried to find photos with sofas in that combination (but only found a few in lime). The first photo caught my eye but it turned out to not be a sectional….but I adore the space and colours in particular so I had to include it.

Sköna hem

Richard Powers


Joe Schmelzer

House To Home

Fung + Blatt Architects

Gregory Phillips Architects

Katarina Malmström Brown



Shelton, Mindel & Associates

The Selby

Vårt Nya Hem

Bolig Magasinet


MR Architecture + Decor

Marie Claire Italy


Reader request – patterned sofas

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2011 by KiM

We received this reader request some time ago from Charly: I am considering a new sofa that is covered with a crazy printed fabric.  It is totally amazing but also quite intimidating for me in my small rental apartment that I am just beginning to decorate. Before I take the plunge, I am trying to find images of printed couches to help me decide if I can make it work.  Do you have any images of sofas and couches with colorful and/or busy prints on them for inspiration? Since it’s been so long Charly has likely already chosen her sofa but I was curious to see what photos I could find in my stash of patterned sofas, as they certainly are not everyone’s first choice for such a substantial piece of furniture. But why not – you only live once!

Elle Decor

Hus & Hem

Todd Alexander Romano

Hus & Hem

At Home Interior Design


George Seper

Jonamor Decor

Katie Ridder


Luca Trovato

Nicolas Tosi

rue magazine

Sally Conran

Todd Alexander Romano

Sarah Kaye Kristen Buckingham
Canadian House & Home Australian House & Garden

Reader request – slipcovered sofas

Posted on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 by KiM

Today’s reader request is from Bonnie: i saw the ‘casually draped sofas‘ but i was wondering about slipcovered sofas. can they be chic? i have very young kids and i love white and cream sofas. dilemma. so i’m thinking my only options are leather or slipcovered sofas? am i right? can you do an entry on this? thanks. I have cats not kids so I’m no expert on sofas that are kid-friendly but I think your best options would be as you mentioned, slipcovered or leather. I think you should go for a white slipcovered one – that way you can throw the cover in the wash with some bleach if the kids decide to dump a glass of fruit juice draw you some pictures on it. Below are some photos mostly of white slipcovered (at least they look like it) sofas with a few cream ones and a couple dark colours thown in for the hell of it. Hope this helps!


Sköna hem

Hus & Hem

Sköna hem

Sköna hem


Apartment Therapy design*sponge





Family Living

Jan Eleni

Le Journal de la Maison

Le Journal de la Maison

Happy Homes


I have gotten a few reader requests lately having to do with televisions and how to decorate around them and make them less of an eye-sore. There are all sorts of ideas below – hide it within built-in shelving, wallpaper the wall behind it (or paint it black), place it on top of a hot pink credenza as a distraction, hang art around it (like I did)…..and at the end of the post is an example of what NOT TO DO.


Living Etc.

Style At Home

Homes & Gardens

Hus & Hem

William Abranowicz

Home & Decor


Amanda Nisbet

Apartment Therapy Mixr
Hus & Hem deko

amoroso | design

Bolig Magasinet

my living room

Apartment Therapy



And PULEASE for the love of gawd DO NOT DO THIS:


Some favourite living rooms of 2010

Posted on Thu, 30 Dec 2010 by KiM

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