Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reagan's Living Space ~ Continued

Sometimes life throws you a few curve balls.  In case you've been wondering if Tattered Style fell off the face of the planet, I didn't and I've missed being here.  I"m getting back in the swing of things and as I promised in my previous post ~ I'm putting up additional pics of Reagan's living room.  

The cool art and vintage chair belong to Reagan's roommate, Chris.  While many of the other furnishings were in Reagan's previous apartment.  Read more about them here

One of the primary requests for the living room was for it to be edited and clutter free.  I think we achieved our goal.

Additionally, the breakfast area was converted into an extra sitting/living area.  Bar stools at the counter and a table and chairs on the patio meet dining needs.  The best seat in the house is pictured below ~ it's an old vibrating massage chair that still works! 

I'm happy to share that Reagan and Chris are quite pleased with their new mid-century styled living room.  And in case you are interested, there's a plethora of mid-century modern treasures to be found.  Patience in locating the right piece for the right price is all that is required.  As proven above ~ a good number of the furnishings were found at wonderful vintage stores.  

I hope today you are gearing up for a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  

XO ~ Dana

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finding Art / Ikea Style

Last week I took a couple of days off and made a road trip to Austin to help Reagan with a little design work in his new apartment.   One afternoon while shopping, Reagan and I were grumbling about the agonizing trek we had just made through Ikea, and just as we were about to check out we  stumbled across a bin of wooden bathtub organizers.

We had been searching for something to hang above the sofa and had reconciled that we were going to be leaving empty handed...when I spotted these.  We laid them out on the floor and started playing around with options of how they could be hung on a wall.  At $5.99 each they were a bargain that couldn't be passed up.  We picked up five of them and determined our find made the journey through Ikea worth every step.   

When we got back to the apartment, we ended up hanging the organizers vertically ~ staggering them ever so slightly.  This installation helps them take on a modern feel, which is exactly what we were aiming for. 

Simplicity at its best.

The sofa is a story in and of itself ~ read more about Reagan's quest for it here.  The amazing rug came from here and the graphic pillows ~ are compliments of Chris, Reagan's roommate.  I have more pics of the living space so come back soon so you can see how the rest of it takes shape.  XO ~ Dana
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