Hayward Park Highlights
This home is ALWAYS in transition as things come and go, are loved and lost, and until their proper space and balance is found. This means that what you see right now has probably already changed!
I love the look of mismatched pillows. To me it's very laid-back Bohemian. My crewel-embroidered pillows are from travels all over.
Our living room has an impossible layout so placing the sofa against the only long wall was the solution. My West Elm sofa is beyond comfortable and actually a little bit dangerous because I can lounge way too easily against the awesome down cushions.
I rescued the 1960's faux bois table base from a garage sale and the pharmacy lamp from a thrift store.
Just darkened the stain on my 1950's record cabinet/media stand and added locking caster wheels to give it another 2 inches of height. I don't have a need for a huge media stand so this petite version works perfectly for my home. We drilled holes in the back for venting and cords. Any great cabinet...
The floor is painted and stamped cement that was found underneath when the previous utilitarian carpet was removed. The antique African chair was a flea market find and still lives in the sun room, although it was moved.
I am constantly re-doing my sun room. Currently it's sporting a West Elm jute rug, a vintage faux bois side table and antique military artillery boxes next to a cream-colored bench.
It's important to remind myself that things are always in flux and that I am merely contributing my own interpretation of things that have always existed.
My 1960's fireplace screen sits below my Tozai Home pencil mirror. As a writer and designer, I felt the pencils surrounding the convex mirror were fun and significant to me. Note: They are real pencils and they drew all over my wall while attempting to hang it! :)
I keep my collections incredibly well-edited. My vintage locks are meaningful because of where I found them. An original photo by Nathan Perkel decorates the top shelf.
I have a small but growing collection of art and vintage photography that adorns one living room wall.