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My Living Room

This room is all about colour and how to make an eclectic mix of inherited and new pieces work together.
The table is mid-century modern teak, the couch is new and the love seat was inherited. The sideboards were inherited from family and I updated them with a chocolate spray laquer and blue milk glass handles. The lamps were a bargain find at HomeSense. And the artwork is a mix of prints and originals as well as a couple of inherited pieces. The inspiration for the colour scheme came from the Sumak area rug.

Photo Credit: Dorin Greenwood

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mpmcgough wrote:
Picture frames - What size are the frames?
   Comment   September 5, 2013
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deej
They all range in size. Many are from Ikea
October 25, 2013 at 6:09PM   
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Katie Rudnicki wrote:
Lamps - Where are they from?
   Comment   January 9, 2013
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deej
Found them on clearance at HomeSense
January 9, 2013 at 12:41PM     
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davidkaram wrote:
Where did the red/beige throw pillow on the sofa come from?
   Comment   September 13, 2012
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deej
It's a linen/silk blend fabric that I bought at a store called Designer Fabrics in Toronto, then I had the pillow custom made.
September 13, 2012 at 5:13PM   
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borno wrote:
Excellent idea with the end tables. Where can I get more information/buy them? Thank you
     Comment   September 9, 2012
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Pamela Nixon Bennett
i have two inherited dressers that look identical to the ones you have in this photo. i wanted to move them in my livingroom, which lead me on a google search and eventually to this page. so glad its going to work after looking at your picture. thank you!!!
January 26, 2013 at 8:08PM   
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Beach House Gallery
So pretty.
December 30, 2013 at 9:45AM   
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kristenrinn wrote:
Love the coffee table! Where is it from?
   Comment   July 10, 2012
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deej
The coffee table is vintage--found at an antiques market in Toronto.
July 12, 2012 at 10:17AM   
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ashs18
What color is the wall?
April 8, 2014 at 11:11AM   
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rockymtways wrote:
what brand and color is the wall paint?
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deej
It's called Stardust 2108-40 by Benjamin Moore
June 11, 2012 at 6:29AM     
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Amy Dean
Love the wall color, so nice and relaxing!
March 14, 2013 at 2:11PM   
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alli0678 wrote:
rug - can someone tell me where this rug came from? its beautiful
   Comment   June 3, 2012
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deej
It's from a store in Toronto called Dominion Rugs. The style of rug is a Sumak (100% wool--very kid friendly).
June 3, 2012 at 5:22PM     
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houssaon wrote:
I like your style. - Not really a question. I just wanted to tell you I like your style. I noticed the the prints are hung in an oval layout, all black frames (one with a bit of silver) and the colored one anchors the center. Really nicely done. I love everything about this room!
   Comment   July 27, 2013
ryanfish wrote:
Wall picture placement - Is it best to start placing the smaller or larger pictures on the wall first? How did you choose these pictures to go together?
   Comment   November 25, 2012

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Living Room  
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Location
Toronto 
Keywords
aqua · area rug · artwork · brown · coffee table · dark stained wood · dressers · leather pouf · pillows · sofa · table lamps · wood floor
 
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