A Peek Into My Living Room

31 May 2014

My living room is finally coming together. 

No sooner had I almost perfected the one in South Korea, than we had to pack it up and sell half of it off, to move to Jakarta. Secretly though, I quite enjoy the chance to start all over again.

There was only one slight problem for me - when you rent apartments and homes in Jakarta, they come furnished. This may work fine for the vast majority of people, after all buying furniture and moving it between homes can be costly, but for me it's far from ideal. I have particular tastes and like my apartment to reflect my personal style. So, the first challenge was finding a place that had good bones. We saw all kinds of crimes against interior design in the form of gaudy, ornately carved wooden sofas, wallpaper to make your eyes hurt, and lavish yet somehow oh-so-tacky window dressings. Trust me, they were bad.

In the end we found a place with plain painted walls, classical style dark wood furniture and a cream sofa with matching chairs. Not my ideal, but workable. I added in the necessary soft furnishings; candles, cushions, vases, coffee table books and trinkets. There's much more to be added, but I feel that with a pop of brightness from fresh flowers I pick up every week or two, it's starting to look like my home.

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The bar cart is something I had made here in Indonesia. After years of wanting one in Korea, and not being able to find one anywhere (believe me I searched high and low!) I was determined to get one here. I still need to work on styling it, as so far, I've done very little with it. For starters I'd like to add something to the wall above it. I'm not sure whether to try and find a beautiful mirror or a fun print of some kind, what do you think? Any ideas anyone? 


18 comments:

  1. Wow I think you're living room looks lovely! Much nicer than my rented student living room ;)

    amber love

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  2. It really looks great. And for the bar cart, I would suggest a print, it feels warmer somehow :)

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    1. Yes, I agree, a mirror could be too much silver and cool tones. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. You have wonderful taste in interiors! I'd love to know where you got the pink tipped matchsticks? x

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    1. Thank you :) They are from BelloPop.com, you can find the store on etsy too! x

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  4. I love all the little details you've put into your living room. It looks so lovely! For above the bar cart, maybe you could put a nice-looking chalkboard which you could write cocktails or quotes on? :) x

    Hannah @ Cutes and Fruits

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  5. Looks lovely. A fun mirror would be great to throw some colour and dimension around x

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  6. I love every single thing you've done, it looks fabulous! I would move in tomorrow! x

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  7. A mirror would definitely make any room bigger, but a bright print would make the other decor pop!
    Glad to see you also have the Kate Spade and Cupcakes and Cashmere book. Seeing your living room has given me so much inspiration for my flat in Glasgow.
    Fie xx
    Coffee & Confetti

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    1. The room is already quite spacious so I think I'm swaying toward a bright print, inject some fun :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting x

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  8. Looks gorgeous! I love the idea of a bar cart - I'd go for a print, maybe some sort of vintage/retro cocktail poster or something fun :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, exactly the sort of thing I was thinking. I don't know where to find any good ones though, any suggestions?

      x

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  9. I always love your decor posts, they're filled with beautiful images!!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  10. AnonymousJuly 01, 2014

    I love your good taste, and the color of photo is so perfect, could I ask what camera do you use, thank you so much :D

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  11. I love your good taste, and the color of photo is so perfect, could I ask what camera do you use if you don't mind, thank you so much~~^^

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  12. I love your good taste, and the color of photo is so perfect, could I ask what camera do you use if you don't mind, thank you so much~~^^

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