8.06.2008

Livingroom dreams




I really don't know where to begin.
I get all excited when doing posts like these, because i love decorating so much, but also looking at other people's decorations makes me oh so happy.
( I guess my mother is to blame, because she's been decorating and looking for beautiful things for her home for all my life. I am so lucky with a mom like her (not for this reason in particular, mom) but she buys the greatest decoration magazines and gives them to me after reading them and i regularly get beautiful things from her for my place.)
Mom, if you read this: thank you so much for being that big of an inspiration for me when it comes to decorating and beautiful things in general.

To be honest, the apartment of the French designer Vanessa Bruno, is absolutely one of the most gorgeous ones i've ever seen.
It's just right, the colours, the different styles she seems to combine effortlessly...




Lately i am truly in love with beautiful wallpapers like this one.
Give me birds, trees, leaves and more birds, please!
You should definitely take a look at Louise Body's wallpapers if you also like birds, leaves and the old looking stuff.



Two of my favourites from the collection of Louise Body


When you have to make a little working space into your livingroom, make sure it really looks like a part of the room. If it's possible, don't show off a big computer, there's probably nothing more disturbing than that.
Make it an inspiring corner in your livingroom...





All sorts of found and thrifted things can really create such a nice and cozy atmosphere.
As you all know by now, i love to spend my day looking for cheap, old things with lots of character to decorate my place.






Adding some colour is never a wrong thing to do, although different shades of white stay my all-time favourite.
This vintage chair looks amazing with the coloured fabric. It really steals the show and combines beautifully with (vintage) wooden furniture.
I think pastels and bright colours can both be beautiful, when done right.
I prefer whites and pastels, with a little sparkle of bright colours here and there.




The couch itself is not really special, but the different, sweet cushions on it makes it a really great item in your livingroom.
You should defenitely check out Etsy for all sorts of great handmade cushioncovers (and other things, of course!)
Handmade and original things make your place really personal...



Don't ever forget about flowers....oh how hey can make a room from empty and a little cold, into a lovely and cozy place.





Go for whites, in every single way....





Rooms i simply fell in love with....










After the bathroom and bedroom dreams, i wanted this post to be the most beautiful.
Unfortunately it became quite a mess and a bit chaotic.
I think i've saved just too many beautiful pictures and i am very bad at making choices.
However, i hope you like this post as much as the other ones.
I'd love to know what you think about decorating your livingroom, about the rooms showed here and it would be great if you'd tell me which one of the rooms and pictures here is your absolute favourite!

43 comments:

chelsea said...

Such beautiful things. The birdcage wallpaper is wonderful. I can't wait to have my own home to decorate.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

What a beautiful post! I really love your blog. Although this is only my first comment, I am here every day. Always enjoyed!

Would you like to trade links?

xx

{this is glamorous} said...

What a beautiful collection of images. Had forgotten how lovely Vanessa's Bruno's home is.

CoutureCarrie said...

Wow!! Love these spaces; what an amazing post! My favorite item is the pink patterned chair :)

Also really like the toile and bird wallpapers.

xoxox,
CC

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Hi Mila!

Dank je wel voor jouw lief berichtje!

Ik heb ook jouw link op mijn blogroll gezet.

Acielle xx

Nothing Elegant said...

So many beautiful things... I love these images. Thank you!

a cat of impossible colour said...

These images are so beautiful - I was looking through them while having my morning coffee. What a great start to the day!

I love all of them, but I have a fascination with other people's working spaces, so I really liked the images of the desks and inspiration boards. :)

makemoremistakes said...

I have no house of my own to decorate, however I have a folder on my computer's desktop called "room!" with pretty much every single decorating photo that you have ever posted on your blog. I love your taste oh so much! You can decorate my house (when I have one) anytime!!

And thank you for the sweet sweet comment. It made me smile!

xo
angela

little parisienne said...

wow, the most wonderful interior inspiration I've ever seen! looks great!
ps: can'T wait to see some of your polyvore-sets!^^

Missa said...

You've done it again Mila, gorgeous post! I'm in love with that first birdie wallpaper, of course I love all the thrifty corners ;), the doily bowls are beautiful, and the last shot is especially inspirational to me since I have a big brown L-shaped sectional sofa in my living room that I now want to cover in lovely mismatched pillows! Thanks for the inspiration!

Skye said...

Such beautiful things, thank you for sharing them with us. I love bright colour so my favourite images were of the collection of red tins and boxes, and the turquoise room with the chinese lanterns. They were most like the kind of things I would have in my house!

vallmovild said...

this post is so beautiful. I can't decide which one of the rooms that are my favourite. I want to take a little from them all I guess. I really like the picture with the old radio and books/magazines. and the one with the pink flowers next to some beautiful frames. but the very first picture is the one my heart beats for. I love all the sewingbows (couldn't find the right word so I translated straight from swedish)on the wall. this post is really inspiring!

Mila said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!
It really means a lot to me!

(Hey mom, where are you? Still have no comment from you, while i am being so nice..;) )

<3

Laurel said...

MILA BABY! You know my 'love' for you is more like "LOVE!!!!! (x 9 million). I could never question it! You're amazing. I wish I could pick up the same kind of eye for room design and detail. When we grow up and become multi-millionaires, can you help me put together my flat in NY?! ;)

Have a wonderful day, sweet pea!! xo

Effie said...

I think you might be my long lost sister! My mum has instilled the same aesthetic with her decorating! I love every photo but the one with the empty window/picture frames hanging on the wall is my favorite! I was just thinking about doing that to one of my walls in my bedroom! It's nice to see it executed! Thank you for always sharing such lovely images with us!

Effie said...

oh, but I do love the wardrobe stuffed with quilts and linens!

Lila said...

I really really like your blog, and since I'm willing to decorate my new bedroom, there are never enough ideas, so I really enjoy reading your post, you have amazing pictures!
congratulations on your blog

daydream lily said...

all i can say is

I fricken love your blog !!!!!!!!!!!

nadia said...

no not chaotic, but breathtaking! what a lovely blog i am in love!

danica said...

So so beautiful! I love your decorating posts, Mila :) I particularly like the white, almost monochromatic rooms, towards the bottom of the post. They look so serene and chic.

MR style said...

hey krautboy isnt my only blog !! check the second one !! wherethelightsend !

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Toni Alexis said...

this is a truly fabulous pictoral. i just want to copy all the looks!!!

vavavintage said...

nice

Mila said...

ooh, thank you all so so much!
All of your sweet comments really mean a lot to me!

@Laurel: Definitely babe! You have the money (modelling huh..) and i do the decoration....
Seems like a great deal! ;)

Effie: Thanks so much dear, i surely can have another sister. Come on over! ;)

Thanks everyone!! <3

Heart in a cage said...

Superleuke post weer! Ik vind vooral heel veel wit en antieke meubels mooi. Maar dan wel met veel bloemen en andere spulletjes om het wat persoonlijker te maken. Ik wil in elk geval geen huis vol met ikea en/of van dat lelijke zwarte 'barok' behang als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel.:p;) Het vogelbehang vind ik daarintegen wel weer heel leuk!

HANNAH-ZOË said...

that is such a beautiful home! and on that topic of polaroids, the one im bidding on has already been converted to take 600 film, which i'm very happy about!

girl on the wing said...

These are so inspiring! Esp. the bird cage wallpaper - amazing! I just wish I actually had a place of my own to decorate :(

Janneke said...

These pictures are so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

hey beautiful girl,
thanks for your comment towards my inspiration! you know, we both like everything beautiful --> loveology!!!!!!!!!!!

big kiss, mum

Kirtida Sundari said...

I absolutely adore that. I love the flowers and feel exactly the same way. I think that they really do make the home.
I am so sending this to my boyfriend who I am going to move in with. Don't know whether to stay in the dainty yet neutral white or bombard him with colour.

belle.chantelle said...

OH MY GOODNESS! YOUR PICTURES are so inspiring! I love them. <3

JOIE DE VIVRE said...

I don't even know where to begin commenting on this post! I recently moved into a new apartment and I wanted to tear my hair out decorating a space that I would only live in for 2 years. But like you I pick up knick knacks along the way, so I absolutely loved your post.

The last room you posted looks so cozy to me, a place where I would literally love to just sit and relax and watch tv or read. And I adore that blue toile wallpaper. I wish I could wallpaper my house!

Outi said...

You have absolutely adorable photos on our blog; I really like the look of it all very much.

colette rose said...

WOWOWOWWWW! this post is amazing. i can't stop looking at it...
xoxo

Mettch said...

oh wow, i think i just had a od of beautiful visuals! I LOVE IT ALL and i don't know where to start. but please do keep these interior design posts coming, they're extremely inspiring to me (especially since i'm decorating my own place atm).. btw, i agree about vanessa bruno's apartment. it's so stunning and perfect i could cry.. <3 xx.

Lola Is Beauty said...

I love Vanessa Bruno's apartment - I have those same pictures in my sketchbook as inspiration...what a lovely bundle of images, gorgeous blog!

Snøstorm said...

You have such an amazing blog! So much eye-candy. :) I was wondering about where you found the first wallpaper image (the light green with the birds) I cant seem to find it anywhere and it would be perfect in my livingroom. :)

Snøstorm said...

You have such an amazing blog! So much eye-candy. :) I was wondering about where you found the first wallpaper image (the light green with the birds) I cant seem to find it anywhere and it would be perfect in my livingroom. :)

jurenjo said...

Hoi Mila,

We zagen een foto/plaatje van het mooie behang op je website. De lichtgroene met vogels. Weet jij misschien waar dat te koop is of van wie het is? Je zoume er een enorme plezier mee doen....

Groetjes

Jurriaan (jurrriaan@gmail.com) 3 x R!!

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esther said...

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