Thursday, April 5, 2012

[ a peek at my living room ]

APART from the reveal of the gallery wall above my sofa, I realized that I hadn't shown you around our little living room space in this Dubai apartment. It's not a big space so this won't be a long tour! I took these photos a while back, but not much has changed...


I did update my lampshades by adding some quick ribbon trim {read about it here}, but other than that, things are pretty much the same.




One thing I have been wanting to do is make white slipcovers for our leather chairs. We bought these chairs for our 3rd house back in 2003 and they've been super comfy, but I find that they do seem to eat up the space visually, being dark brown in this light space.



And so, that's what I've been up to. It's definitely not the quickest project but they're coming along. I'll share my progress soon! Happy weekend everyone!

lisa

21 comments:

Robynne's Nest said...

Your living room looks lovely Lisa...it must be lovely sitting in there of an evening with all the city lights outside the window. I love your leather chairs, but white slipcovers might be nice for a change. Have a great Easter weekend. Robx

Emily A. Clark said...

Love seeing your home and that ottoman is great. My kids would have the best time with that :(

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love your ribbon trim lampshade and the 2/3 cushion!

Razmataz said...

It looks great Lisa...I love the simplicity and clean look.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

So lovely, Lisa.
I have been waiting to see what you did with your fabulous couch and ottoman! I love them so!
You have created a perfect environment for your location in life.
~Lynne
w/L.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

such a lovely, fresh space - I love that you are halfway around the world but kept your style consistent. Those wee adirondak chairs have Muskoka written all over them :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room is gorgeous! I love it! I am so glad you shared it with us. You have really acheived the look you were going for. I'd call it...Sophisticated Cottage Coastal. I'd also call it Fab-U-Lous!! I LOVE your sofa and ottoman so much. The leather chairs don't bother me at all. I think they look great!

SuZeFashion said...

Lovely room! Really like the sophisticated uncluttered look. Very relaxing! Thanks for the tour.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

It's so perfect Lisa. It looks exactly the way a place that's in a hot climate on the beach should look. Perfect!

miabellavintage said...

If your title says Muskoka, why are you in Dubai?? As a fellow Canadian I will sign up to follow....and Where did you get that most awesome table/footstool thingy in your living room.....dear me.....

emily said...

What a lovely room! So many fabulous details. I love your ottoman!

Pinecone Camp said...

So pretty, beachy, comfy, and welcoming! Would love to see it in person.

Formerly known as Frau said...

So pretty and inviting! I love the lighting in your apartment....Have a wonderful weekend and Easter!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Lisa! We just got back from 2 days in Dubai where I met up with a blogger friend from Switzerland. I thought about you before we left but then it got so busy. And I didn't even touch a computer while I was there. Your living room is lovely! I wish my home was clutter free but then I have two kids and a cat and have been in the same place for 11 years. I need to purge and organize. :) Have a great rest of the weekend. Tammy

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Beautiful, Lisa! So warm and welcoming. The perfect place to relax and enjoy. Happy Easter!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You've been holding out on us! I love, love, love the ottoman.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Love the apartment...also on your profile that you like designer handbags...me too. My daughter in love went to Dubai last year and came back with some lovely bags! Joan

Meagan, in house nester said...

So airy and light! Love it Lisa - you have really created a comfy lovely home there. Hope you are enjoying the heat and sunshine!
Meagan

All things nice... said...

Your living room looks amazing. Wish I had as good an eye when it came to interiors

All things nice...

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Gorgeous, so chic and comfortable, I still have my eye on a similar ottoman for my house! Janell

Cindy Crannell said...

Lisa
I have to ask what color that is painted on the walls of your apartment??? Please do share.
I live in Dubai as well and in the midst of moving to a new villa. It will be getting the interior painted before we move in. Any suggestions? I really need some advice.

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