Apartment decorating continues fairly slowly. I feel like I've spent a lot of money with nothing major to show for it, but my cupboards are full, my frig is stocked, I've got a mattress and somewhere comfortable to sit in the living room. Its not minor.
Matilija poppies are from the garden. They grow wild on the sides of some of the roads, so pretty.
Anyway, I need a chair. Not sure what direction I'm going to go in there. And a rug. I really need a rug. I think my first choice is this Eileen Fisher recycled leather rug from Garnet Hill. It's been on my wishlist for a long time now, and it would work well here with the color palette that's establishing itself. The downside is the 4-6 week shipping delay.
I also saw and liked these striped wool runners at IKEA last week. A couple of them laid side by side might work well, and would be really budget friendly. Andrup, 2'7" x 8'2". If not, I might get one for the kitchen area.
This is the dream chair.
If the Paulistano is the "high" option, this Norton chair from R&B is the mid-range option. I really wish the the legs were a natural color, not stained so dark. I also think this chair will feel too heavy in this tiny apartment. Maybe that's a good thing? Something grounding?
And this is the more affordable option that was on my inspiration board. The main issue with this chair is the terracotta color, which will now be a litlle matchy-matchy with the sofa.
Fiberglass shell chair with low-rod base. From Modernica.
So, that's the direction its heading. I like it, but its still so undeveloped that I don't love it, and its not homey. What do you think? Ever tried to decorate a temporary place without buying temporary furniture?