Project Apartment: Living Room Makeover Reveal (PART 1)
ARE YOU READY, ARE YOU READY, ARE YOU READY?
The last section of the living area in my apartment, dressed up as the official living room, IS HERE.
So like I've talked to you guys before, this room was a terribly shaped space (I mean, 6 walls?!) which had the kitchen right there in the living room with absolutely no separation and we had to make everything happen in that limited space. If you want to see the entire room, check out this post I did once upon a time. We created a home office space out of this and visually separated the kitchen and then worked with the rest to create our living room space.
Unlike my bedroom which I kept very dramatic and moody, I wanted this area to be bright, cheerful and going hormonally imbalanced with color. The kitchen and office behind it had the same vibe going on and I wanted them all to be happy together.
Note: All details on where I got everything and any DIY project details are all at the end of the post. If I've missed anything, let me know and I'll add it.
Let's do a quick BEFORE. (I'm sorry I don't have better pictures, at that time I had no plans of ever doing a living room reveal. I'm not sure why I even have this terrible picture, what was I trying to accomplish by immortalizing this wannabe crime scene - questions like these haunt me at times).
And now here's the AFTER.
Okay, you guys. I think this is hands down my most favorite spot in the entire apartment.
I truly, madly, deeply kind of love it. I'm not going indulge in any small talk and simply take you around the room and do tiny commentary where needed. So doing a full circle around the space and then following it up with details.
We used to have matching couches in our last apartment and I wanted to not do that this time. So we picked out our main couch and then did mismatched armchairs for extra seating.
Our TV is ginormous (you can talk to N about that, I have nothing to do with this) and I would've loved for it to be mounted on the wall but it was way too heavy for the drywall (no beams behind) and so we couldn't do that. But I don't mind it on the console anymore and I think it looks okay. This console is the one I DIY-ed by the way, link at the end.
Not just a globe, but also a lamp. Don't underestimate, thanks.
And that's not just a skull, but also a phone, LULZ. I did use it as a phone for a bit but then I found another phone so now this functions as a decorative item. (Its eyes blink and everything when it rings, FYI).
Weird corner space that I think has been made okay with this tray that leans against a wall when it's just the two of us and gets used for serving drinks when other people come over. Nice item.
Dad's books and skull-phone.
This awesome tank from the trip I took to Thailand with N. I always bring back something for my place when I travel and this was our Thai souvenir.
You know I like stacked stuff. A similar DIY project I did with books is linked at the end.
If you'd like to understand why I keep empty bottles and a faux bar at my place when I don't drink, I'd like to tell you that I have no answer and often do irrational stuff. This is a DIY project that I've also linked at the end.
Yup, this is a real phone and you can make calls with it - what we have to confirm to everyone who comes over.
Close-ups because N feels sensitive about them like they're photographs of his kids.
Don't miss the web coming out of Spidey's hands, by the way.
And now you can move to Part 2 to check out the rest of the stuff. If you liked this so far, like the post, please yaar.
I've changed the living room couch since doing this reveal. Check the new one out here.
Couch: West Elm / Coffee Table: Custom-made (Hadi, +971-55-5599132) / Rug: Etsy (seller discontinued) / Typographic Armchair: Homes R Us, Cane Armchair: IKEA Nipprig (similar here) / Trunk Sidetable: Pier Import / Wallpaper: Danube Home / Silver Candle: H&M Home / Plants: Dubai Garden Center / Globe Lamp: Home Centre / Graphic Plant Pot: Fab India / Skull Phone: Tarsam / Yellow Phone: Virgin / Wall Shelves: IKEA Lack / N's Display Figures: Amazon (if you're interested, I'll ask him to find the links) / Tray: Veranda At Five / Console Table: DIY / Tank: Samui Robot in Thailand / Bar Table: DIY / Rattan Lamp: IKEA.
DIY Projects in this post:
TV Console Table / Bar Table / Stacked Books
If you're done with this post and don't want to see more living room pictures (tragic), you can check out the rest of the apartment makeovers right here: bedroom, kitchen and home office.