Thursday, March 28, 2013

Building it in

As you are all well aware, I am working furiously to get some spaces done in my own home. I am actually rounding the corner on the completion of two spaces; the living room and bedroom. Let's talk about the living room, shall we? So the space is rectangular and has a mantle/fireplace at the front of the room. You know what that means, peeps? Bare wall flanking on both sides of the mantle. I cannot deal. My first thought was to get massive furniture pieces for both sides to serve as built-ins. Then I decided that was going to be too expensive and also would not achieve the look I was going for. Scratch that. So now I am building it in. Just look at all of these amazing spaces that are the inspiration for my space. 

I mean is there anything more elegant? Truly. I adore the class and tradition it brings to the room. Cannot wait to share my afters with you all. XOXO

11 comments:

  1. Love it! That will be amazing! I love built ins - makes the space so cozy.

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  2. I want some built ins in my house so bad. Just imagine all the stuff you could put on the shelves, decorating will be so fun. I am anxious for a little sneak peek of your space:)

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  3. Good call. Built ins make me think of awesome styling which just makes me all giddy inside.

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  4. These inspiration photos are all so pretty. I'm curious to see what you do plan for your space!

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  5. Well, I have that surrounding my mantle and am having the hardest time decorating (as we discussed!). Might be emailing you soon for some help!! To me, it always looks messy. Oy.

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    1. Would love to help!!! Shoot me am email!

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  6. Those black bookshelves with the brass trim - I want to go to there...and take them home. ;-)

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  7. LOVE this idea and I think you will be so happy in the long run you are doing this rather then getting two massive pieces of furniture. Share soon because the suspense is killing me!

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  8. oooh cant wait to see!!! i keep contemplating doing builtins, i totally agree about their impact.

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  9. We are hoping to add built-ins to flank our fireplace. I love the impact AND the storage they'll provide. That first room from Habitually Chic is ahhmazing! Can't wait to see your completed projects!

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  10. Great decision to build it in! Nothing better than built in bookcases. Will be stunning I'm sure.

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