Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LULU & GEORGIA



Eric and I moved into our house late last year, but have taken our time finding the right pieces to decorate and fill the space. Since we came from a small apartment, there were plenty of things we had never considered and now suddenly needed - like rugs! We had just one dingy rug in our last apartment, but since it was so small? No one could tell. But now, with a larger space and a more open layout, details like rugs and accent furniture really start to matter.





When we first started looking into filling out the space, I went to one of my favorite shops to gather inspiration - Lulu&Georgia. Not only is their IG filled with dreamy images of their pieces, but it seems like every person I know who has picked up something from them has found a way to make it uniquely their's. I was really hesitant to head to a site like Target or IKEA and end up with a space that felt either too bland and generic, or like someone else's vision of me.

So, thinking I maybe would just gather a little inso, I innocently started browsing their rug section, and oops, found not one, but TWO rugs that worked perfectly for our living room / dining room. The Marceline Rug was something that jumped out at me almost at once - even though it's a bit of a departure from my usual neutral tone lifestyle. While I do love love love my brown tones, it's nice to have something to offset that, and if there's anything our last apartment taught me, it's to avoid having a light colored rug in the room you'll spend the most time in.






And heck, while I was knee-deep in planning the rug for our living room, I thought it couldn't possibly hurt to look at some accent furniture. Enter the Chavela Chair in Navy - something so uniquely mid-century and fun, and YET also something that perfectly matches our couch that we've had for years. The size is what sold me initially, and while I do have to fight Mops for it (it's her fav seat in the house), it is the most amazing size for curling up with either a book or my laptop. I added the Massey Pillow to brighten it up a touch and bring a more neutral element to the space.



Now, remember when I said I was onlyyyy going to look for one rug? Yeah, no, I knew I was lying on that one, because the Nonnie Rug stole my heart pretty fast too. As I said, we lived in a small space before, so we've never ever had a dining room table. So once we did suddenly find ourselves with not only a table but SIX chairs (see the details for both in this post) I quickly learned that you simply must have a rug to go underneath all of that. It just means less scraping chairs and it helped to separate the wood floor from said wood table. I love the pattern of this rug for a lot of reasons, but most of all because I know it's not going to show signs of wear right away - it will grow with the space without ratting me out for spilling food here and there. Score.




The last piece (okay two pieces) I picked up from Lulu&Georgia were the Brigid Lounge Chair + Footstool - but since they're sold together, I'm counting it as one piece. I was looking for a more loungey and relaxed chair for in my office, to give myself a break from times spent behind my desk. At first I wasn't sure if I would need something like this in the office, but once we set it up, I've found it to be one of my favorite spots in the house. It feels like my own little retreat away from work, and is an amazing spot to take breaks in - plus, it gives Mops a spot to lay when she 'visits me at work'.

The items featured in this story were sent c/o Lulu&Georgia, however all opinions expressed are my own.

49 comments:

  1. Gawd I love your house! I've been looking to it for inspiration for our new home. Great finds, I'm definitely going to check out Lulu & George for some pieces as well :) @smoochi.mane

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  2. Love the color scheme you’ve gone with, so inviting and cozy! Definite rug envy too! @molly_b_alexander

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  3. I love love love your style! I couldn’t agree more - sometimes big box stores just sell you a watered down version of yourself. @shelbythrasher

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  4. Love your color palate in your decor and style!🧡🧡 #goals
    @stefany.Lunaa

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  5. Love the blue couch and chair! @daydreamingdisaster

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  6. I recently started the major project of re-doing my room & bathroom & I constantly caught myself referring back to your page for some inspiration & style tips!

    @ronnalouise

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  7. Your house is so cute! You have such a great eye for color and decor. Also, that shoe rack! I love it!! @notbripalmer

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  8. Your house is beautiful!! IG: rachelleyounie

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  9. I love love LOVE your couch! That blue velvet is extra dreamy. Also really like the fringe detail on that cushion on the blue velvet chair- so pretty! A lovely apartment. These posts are great! IG:lilybrads

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  10. Absolutely adore your house!! I am a HUGE fan of rugs and these two or gorg! IG: therareandthebeautiful

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  11. I love how cozy AND stylish your home looks. Obsessed with all the furniture! @ellejaiye

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  12. You have the best rugs! Great chairs too. Gorgeous home. @mklecker

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  13. Absolutely love your dining room chairs! Your entire house is goals �� (@carrotcairns)

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  14. I understand the struggle to buy furniture and decoration pieces yet wanting it to be YOUR space. It's all so pretty and chic! I have a lot of options to inspire myself now!

    Ig: carrmenreyes

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  15. Really into your color-choosing!@hiyiching

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  16. Your living space is so cute. I love that rug!! Mine is so plain right now. I really want to add some color and wall pieces.

    Ig: plaidnightmare

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  17. Your home is always giving me tons of inspiration for my own space. I love neutrals with pops of color here and there which seems like what you’ve got going on too. And the rugs are beautiful! @kirstdaddy_lilmama

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  18. Love these rugs and your cozy home! @chelzeesnoo

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  19. Seriously love the way this came together. Drooling over that green rug and your blue couch.

    @nataliemicheleharger

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  20. I love the way you play with texture!! Especially that velvety Chavela chair... <3 @seyoung

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  21. Can not describe how obsessed with your furniture I am! We looked all over for a blue velvet couch but couldn’t find one in our price range :( settled for throw pillows instead, haha. @throughthesprawl

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  22. I love the warm colors and the neutrals! @rlynchang

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  23. I ADORE the lounge chair and foot stool combo. I’ve been really into that wicker or rattan material lately!! Super cute design. - instagram is @emilyswillis

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  24. I love how bright and unique your decor is! I just can't get enough of it.✨
    @cherishjune

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  25. Absolutely adore your home, especially all the different coloured velvet chairs 😍 @laudita

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  26. I’m always finding inspiration in your posts! Your skill at chic styling whilst still keeping the relaxed, cosy vibe is utterly enviable 🧡
    @demelzafey

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  27. I just love the colors you’ve chosen! Looks so inviting ❤️

    @ksakhel

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  28. Oh my god your house is Perfect! I think I'll decorate my future flat like you!
    @francescafer98

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  29. Moving to my new house soon , and this post is so inspirational to give my home a refreshing look , gorgeous :)

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  30. Beautiful mid-century pieces. Love Lulu&Georgia!

    @jamiebudai

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  31. Those rugs are everything! If I could trust my dogs to behave around a rug it would be a quick purchase! xx courtney
    @clemencyforclem

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  32. That Marceline rug has my heart. Everything you picked out is so lovely and your home is oh so dreamy! Screenshoting for decor inspo in my next new apartment. @dreamywalkhome

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  33. Your home is STUNNING! And the Brigid lunge chair/stool - hi hello, drooling!
    Instagram: curiositykilledthecait

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  34. Love the new pop of color! I can tell you departed from your neutral colors however I think it makes it stand out and you will receive so many cute compliments for it, love the boldness!
    How you managed to decorate and turn it into a dream little homeland is so artistic! Love,

    Instagram: catsodio

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  35. Your home is perfectly charming, like you! @theladymcdougal

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  36. I’m moving into my own apartment in August and this post is giving me all the home inspiration! @k8lvr

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  37. I love the vibe you’ve established ! I’m a little more on the minimal / Scandinavian side but that beautiful air plant wall hanger would fit in beautifully and really add to our space ! i’m @jthebeatfreak over on insta �� love following you !

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  38. I absolutely LOVE your home! Such a warm and inviting space.

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  39. My husband and I are getting ready to move into our first home next week. I love the possibilities of a blank slate and your decor is a huge inspiration. Thanks for all of the info about the rugs! We’re definitely going to need some and now I know just where to go. @linsy.a

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  40. I love it all so much!It alwayd feel so warm and comfortable ehrn I look at the pictutes. Keep up the amazing work!
    @emilia_was_here

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  41. As always — LOVE! @claireluophoto

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  42. I seriously can't wait to get my own place and make it a unique space for myself. You're such an inspiration!

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  43. Love the curtains! Where did you find them?

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