Monday, December 3, 2012

Sit by the fire

Faux fur throw, Hen House; Poodle Pouf, CB2; iPod Dock, Crosley; Pillar candles, Restoration Hardware; Starry String Lights, Restoration Hardware; Pine garland; Serving tray, Target
 After moving into a new apartment it's pretty much guaranteed that the boxes will remain packed and rooms will stay empty for a few weeks. It also doesn't help that we sold a good portion of our furniture before moving...mainly couches and any form of seating. While our apartment may take a bit of styling before it feels like home, I still have a strong urge to get some holiday decor set up. Rather than focus on the lack of seating in the living room and dining room I've decided to bring the comfort down to the floor. The living room is embellished with a pretty large fireplace and I am planning on taking full advantage of its stone facade and large mantel for the holiday season. An arrangement of inviting blankets and seat pads flanked with glittering lights and an abundance of large pillar candles can add that holiday glow usually reserved for coffee tables and dining room sets. Adding a lush garland to the mantel adds height to the set up, while low platters of food and wine offer a few snacks while gazing at the candle flames. Lastly, a sleek iPod dock offers the same seasonal tunes that a surround sound setup would boom through its speakers. It takes a bit of imagination but the inviting scene can easily appear equally as warm and lush as the decked out tables and couches of the standard homes.

9 comments:

  1. Loving the starry strings lights for above the bed!

    XX L
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  2. I can just imagine the pillar candles by the fireplace! Gorgeous.

    Fizz and Frosting

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  3. Nights by the fireplace sound wonderful. :-) I love that chair + the throw, and that iPod docking station really is the sleekest one I have ever seen! I hope you enjoy decorating your new apartment for the season!

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  4. What a dreamy way to wait out your stuff–living room picnics are my favorite!

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  5. That fur on the velvet couch is beautiful!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  6. That is the coolest ipod dock!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  7. Cute picks! Loving that ipod dock!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.heyloveblog.com

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  8. Comfy, especially the poodle pouf.

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