When Bryan and I first started talking about living together there was a potential of us staying at his place. It was just him and his roommate in a 3 bedroom that was ridiculously cheap. That obviously wasn’t what happened but I couldn’t help daydreaming about having 2 whole extra rooms in LA. One room would be an office of course but the second room meant that we could have a dedicated guest room. Bryan’s parents visit every once in a while and I feel like we have people sleeping on the couch often. I loved the idea of a cozy little oasis for our guests. Even though that daydream was short lived, I threw together a little moodboard.
I wanted a room that was light, bright and cozy. I think I was very over living in Bryan’s room so I really went heavy on the feminine styling. This direction is too girly for our room now, and maybe to much for a guest room but I think this design would be so cozy and relaxing. I daydream about being wrapped up in that luxurious knitted blanket.
Since our place is just a two bedroom, there is no guest room to design this time around. We’re planning on throwing a sleeper sofa in the office and calling it a day. Even though we don’t have a dedicated room, I still hope I can provide a bit of this coziness for our guests.
Now that we’ve started moving in, I’m starting to do research for the best part: buying furniture! Lets be honest, I’ve been online window shopping since I moved in with Bryan but now I know where its going! I did build a dining table and bench with storage at my other place, but because it was custom (and way to big) I left it with my roommates. Bryan barely has any furniture so a dining room table is at the top of list for house purchases.
I’ve thrown together 5 dining room combinations that are not only table and chairs but include the rug too. We have hardwood floors but even if you have carpet, a rug can really ground the dining area and define the space. It can even add a nice pop of color. Bryans’s favorite is Option #1 and I’m really leaning toward that (especially price wise) but I’m also liking #2 and #4. I’m also obsessed with #3 chairs. They do make barstool versions so maybe thats how I get those babies in the house. You always need some leather for masculinity and warmth right?
Let me know what version is your favorite or which one you think I should go with!
Table: $400 // Chair: $73 // Rug: $133
Table: $499 // Chair: $71 // Rug: $129
Table: $699 // Chair: $249 // Rug: $549
Table: $699 // Chair: $68 // Rug: $180
Table: $279 // Chair: $395 // Rug: $287