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Changing it up at home

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 · 4 Comments

Over the last couple weeks we’ve made some exciting updates to our apartment that I want to share with you all. Isn’t it fun to see a space progress over time?

Here’s what our living room looked like at the time of our Apartment Therapy house tour in July. We had a couch and rug we loved, a great piece of art but not enough furniture and seating. Plus it felt a little stuffy. .


And it stayed that way up until a few weeks ago when we purchased the Strut Blu Dot coffee table via Craigslist. The new coffee table is large and low to the ground which makes better use of the space and creates an informal, lounge-y vibe. The clear acrylic CB2 tables moved to the side of the room.


And just this week we purchased this DWR chaise lounge in “Avocado” (again via Craigslist) and rotated the existing furniture. We are digging the new arrangement! There’s more space for lounging and the cats have given it their seal of approval too.

Tags: Design · Living w/ Art

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cathy // Sep 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Ah, yes. I do like the new additions and new arrangement! Your rug stands out more and your eye is drawn to that wonderful brick wall.

    Nice finds!

  • 2 Kate // Sep 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks, Cathy! I think the pop of color adds depth. It’s funny because we wouldn’t have picked the color of the chaise had we bought it retail but it’s actually quite lovely and a nice change.

  • 3 Melissa // Sep 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I love love love the exposed brick and the books-as-furniture thing.

  • 4 Nasim // Dec 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I can go wherever I want. For once. I feel relaly guilty about the idea of spending that much money, since the won is doing so lousy. But if I think of it in terms of dollars (which would be the same as anything my savings would be going toward), it’s relaly not bad at all. Two months. I can’t believe we’ve made it this far already. One sixth of the way done. Oh wow! How amazing! Etc etc English textbook phraseology. Other expats who aren’t dickheads. Tall order. But I have the email address of a girl who also works for Incheon MOE who seems pretty cool. Maybe I’ll email her this weekend. Also, my mothers decided they want to take me to see a movie. One stayed after to give me her phone number and email address so I can ask her anything if I need to. We were talking about genres and they asked if I had seen any movies here yet, and I explained that every new thing we do is a little nervous because we don’t speak much Korean. They all got relaly sympathetic and protective and want to help me with everything now. I love them.

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