After living in our new apartment for 5 months now, I’m finally ready to let you all into my living room. I’ve spent a lot of time and effort making it beautiful, comfortable, and 100% us. I’m so proud about how it turned out!
I’m so excited to be collaborating with the great Gray Malin to bring you this post! Check out this post on his blog to learn more about how I decorated the room and more details on my honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast which sparked our decision choose this show-stopping photograph of Positano, Italy.
For details on everything you see in this post, just scroll all the way down!
Before we get started, I want to say a very special thank you to Shelby, my amazing designer at The Havenly for helping me get to this place! See our original concept board here.
Anel and I spent our honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and went to this exact spot. It was the best, most romantic trip of my life and I love having a reminder of it in my home every day. It’s amazing how photos can take you back to a different place and time in your life and Gray’s oversized print does that for me 10x.
Although it’s not quite as sentimental, we also chose this quirky shot from his Aqua Glam series for above our dining room table. I find it hilarious to eat a candle-lit dinner every night next to synchronized swimmers!
So step on in and take a tour of the room we use the most at home. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos that my husband took.
I spend a lot of time blogging and managing my social media at home and haven’t quite figured out where to put an office yet so I often find myself camped out on the couch in the hours after I get home and before I start cooking dinner.
I’m the only blogger ever without a traditional bar cart but I am so in love with this antique original Dorothy Draper chest that my husband bought me for Christmas this year. It brings a masculine element to a room that could easily tip on the side of too girly. We stock it with our favorite whiskeys and, of course, homemade Bosnian Rakia.
I’m big into styling and re-styling all of my shelves (Shelfie, anyone?). I bought this brass étagÃ¨re because it’s open and showcases beautiful things in such a beautiful way.
Our coffee table plays a lot of roles: Dinner table (it opens to the perfect height!), desk, and foot-rest. Half the time it’s meticulously styled like this but the other half of the time, it’s just a brass tray of our remotes and a small vase of flowers… Always flowers.
This striped chair was custom-made for me by my friend Roxy, the owner of Society Social. I had always wanted a navy and white striped club chair but couldn’t find one that I loved. I told Roxy my challenge and she created the perfect cozy seat for me. I spend a lot of time in it drinking tea, reading, watching movies, and working.
This wedding photo makes me smile every time I pass it. It was taken candidly right after we were pronounced husband and wife. The look of pure love and joy on our faces is unbeatable.
The photos in this post don’t do the Gray Malin print justice. It’s literally 5 feet across and the most striking piece of art that I’ve ever seen in a home. The bright colors can turn any frown upside down and it gives me hope that winter will end one day!
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Designer: The Havenly
Art: Gray Malin
Storage coffee table: West Elm
Book shelf: Ballard Designs
Couch & custom striped chair: Society Social
Blue pillows: Serena & Lily
Green pillows: Society Social
White tray: West Elm
Rug: c/o Pottery Barn
Gold sea urchin: DwellStudio c/o Lulu & Georgia
All ginger jars: Williams Sonoma
Mug: c/o Kate Spade
Looks amazing Julia!! I need to come visit!! xxxx
So awesome, you’ve got me hooked on Gray Malin! Can’t wait to fill our new California home his work!
How gorgeous is your living room? Love it!
This is a beautiful, happy room! Enjoy it!
Wow, Julia, this is such a beautiful space! Loving the pictures you chose and so happy you are enjoying your new home 🙂
Yay! It’s even more beautiful than the design rendering–we’re so glad, Get it girl xx
Beautiful space! And I was unfamiliar with Gray Malin. We honeymooned in Sydney, and therefore I LOVE the Manly Beach and Bondi Beach prints.
gorgeous space!! LOVE the Gray Malin prints so, so much. Your place is beautiful… so many details I adore.
I love a big statement piece of art! Every Gray Malin print in amazing — I simply can’t decide which to get! I’m also offering a giveaway for a watercolor print. Enter on my blog here! http://www.hammerandheelsblog.com/watercolor-art-giveaway/
I love your living room so much and I love flowers too
love the frame your wedding picture is in! where from?!
Such a beautiful space! I love both Gray Malin prints and I’m loving all the pops of blue and white! Gorgeous photos!
This is just the cutest! Love the eclectic style!
Where are those marble coasters from? Need!
Where is the small gold frame from with the wedding picture? My husband and I have a very similar picture from right after the ceremony! 🙂 so happy.