Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Favorite Room Feature: Design Manifest

Well, well, well do we have something in store for you all today. Naomi, aka Queen of Eclectic Chic, is sharing her favorite space with you all today. Her living room. She obviously has great taste and her ability to pull unlike patterns into a cohesive design is truly next to none. We cannot wait for her to get started. Take it away! 


Hi S+S fans!  I'm Naomi from Design Manifest and I'm happy to be giving you a little tour of my favorite room.  Some of you may have caught my sneak peek on Design Sponge, but I'm going to share a little extra today- all the details that make my living room my happy place.

First, I thought I'd give you a little spin around the room.  I live in an open loft, so the "living room" is just one corner of the space.  As a non-recovering furniture hoarder, I'm a firm believer in Auctions, Ikea, and second-hand goods.  The only thing I bought "retail" in this room was the TV, wallpaper and the sofa.  (I don't really pay retail because I get trade discounts... don't hate.)
Creating an edited-maximalist space like my own definitely took time, patience, elbow grease and a whole lot of trial and error.  The coffee table and wood chairs were acquired after a 3-hour stakeout at a vintage auction.  The Ikea Television stand involved a lot of black lacquer paint, brass hardware and my handy carpenter to build the component unit.  Pillows were scavenged fabrics sewed together by yours truly.  (Don't look too closely at the zippers!)  The rug was an un-opened Pottery Barn number found half price on Ebay.  And the gold chairs... lordy, the gold chairs were a project and a half of gold leaf and spray paint applied to Craigslist finds.  The best piece of advice I'll ever give you is DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GOLD-LEAF BERGERE CHAIRS.

The devil is truly in the details and there are just so many I love in this space.  To name a few of the above- my pagoda, the wallpaper, my goddess pillow, touches of gold, Asian hardware, and vintage gifts & scores.  These are all the pieces that make my home feel lived-in-lovely.  And that, my new friends, is why I love the space.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Stop by Design Manifest when you get a chance.  I'll be showing some new projects real soon and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

xo
Naomi

7 comments:

  1. Fabuloulsy done. I so appreciate all the wonderful eye on the details, and it shows! Love the touches of gold all the vintage feeling pieces and her artful way of arranging small vignettes on the tables. Well done!!

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  2. Thanks for having me over, ladies! I hope your readers enjoyed some of the detail shots.

    xo

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  3. I totally dig on this aesthetic....it is like my apartment, only cleaner and better put together...I'm off to go rearrange my furniture now...

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  4. So nice to see the details up close. The tv cabinet is one of my favorites. I just love that Naomi did so many DIYs and budget things in her space. She's right about the devil being in the details!

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  5. can't get enough of Naomi's home! Lovely

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