Living Room Refresh

20131005-IMG_6209Sometimes I find that it’s best to devote your attention to one aspect of your style at a time. Making updates can be time consuming and expensive, so rather than trying to shop for new ankle boots and throw pillows on one morning coffee, it helps to have tunnel vision on one category while you let the rest take a breather. As summer came to a close, I was on a rampage for blazers and leather trimmed dark jeans (a fall closet refresh which I plan to go back to soon), but lately I’ve been home focused. It was time. Time to put away a few pillows and accents that were starting to feel like old choices I no longer stand behind, and bring in some new pieces that honor our combined styles and help make better use of the space. We started with the living room and with the help of the insanely talented Jessica Marx, rearranged, repurposed, and refreshed. We made no major furniture purchases, aside from the credenzas – a new sofa and coffee table are next on the list. So for now we just focused on accessories, but the results feel more impactful.



20131005-IMG_6280A new Jonathan Adler piece makes a big statement in the corner of the room. The faces are different on every side, so it’s fun to rotate it each week.

20131005-IMG_6218Jessica found these ram skull lamps at Home Goods, which I still can’t even believe. I love the way they toughen up the room and add more balance to a lot of the feminine details that creeped in and started taking over the place. The old ladder was a flea market find a few years ago, and we gave it a new purpose by using it as a magazine rack. Little white pumpkins we picked up at our favorite fall field trip spot, Underwood Farms, add a nice seasonal touch without straying from the color scheme.


20131005-IMG_6224This room is gravitating over to a higher contrast palette of black, white, and gold which feels just right. New pillows on the sofas gave the room an instant makeover (these are from West Elm, Target, and H&M). But now, on to the next!

Photos by Ian Sheppard


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  1. Love the space…the ram lamps are the bomb!

  2. Dana says:

    those lamps are incredible, and I LOVE that gold dipped dish. where is it from!?!?! such great interior style. love it all.

  3. Those lamps are an amazing find- Home Goods rocks my world. Love the styling job – where did you get your credenza. I’ve been on the hunt for a white lacquered credenza and have found a few but none that I love. Xx

    • thelifestyled says:

      Thanks! It’s two of the same credenza lined up next to each other. The Fuel credenza from CB2!

  4. Andrea says:

    Your home looks lovely!! I absolutely adore your ladder-magazine-rack. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  5. Marie says:

    Gorgeous space! I am loving the framed coat of arms prints. Where did you come across those?

    • thelifestyled says:

      Thanks Marie! We found those at the Santa Monica flea market about five years ago and had them framed.

  6. Jill says:

    Looks fab! I just got a white loveseat and have been experimenting with pillows. I am mad for black and white….and polka dots, where did you get the polka dotted pillow?

    • thelifestyled says:

      Thank you! Pillows are so much fun to play around with. I got the polka dotted pillows from H&M.

  7. Lana says:

    It looks amazing and the pillow mix is fab!

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  10. I just found your blog via Pintrest and already know I’m a fan. I also have those fierce Home Goods lamps and the black/gold Nate Berkus frame. Great minds! ;-)

  11. Danielle says:

    Looked online for that gold pillow at hm, targ, and west…can’t find it anywhere! Does anyone know where it’s from?! It would be perfect!!!!

  12. Monika says:

    Stunning details! xx

  13. Maiyah says:

    Where is the sofa from? It looks so cozy and the perfect size!

  14. Tessa says:

    I love what you’ve done! Absolutely beautiful. I have been looking for antlers just like the ones on your coffee table and was wondering where you found them…? Thanks so much!

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  16. Josh says:

    I love the marriage between the high-end and discounted pieces that work in such impeccable cohesion! I am especially in love with those skull lamps. Do you know who makes them, and how much you bought them for??

    P.S., if you’re ever needing to sell them, I’ll gladly take them off your hands! =]

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