07/18 Our Apartment

Sources for Everything in My Living Room

Let’s do a short room-by-room series here tackling the number one FAQ I get, which is “Where did you get that?”  I definitely agree that I can be a lot more thorough about sharing the sources for the all the things I feature on the blog, and seeing that there have been a lot of new readers around here lately (welcome!!) it’ll be good to get us all on the same page and catch up on things we may have missed, starting with my living room because I think I get the most questions about it!

Monochrome living room

paint color: Dunn Edwards in Swiss Coffee | ABC Mountain print | rocking chair | zig zag pillow | side table | gold candle | The Plant Recipe Book | The Flower Recipe Book | large planter | black pillow from H&M (no longer available but similar one here) | plus sign pillowsofa | rug | rug pad | black wash basket | pom pom throw | marble coffee table | candle holder | ball vase | magazine | The Kinfolk Home | lacquer box | small basket | copper bud vase

How to hang a gallery wall

shelf unit | Nate Berkus for Target vase up top (no longer available) | small and medium faceted vases | Elements of Style | Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes | Black and White (and a Bit in Between) | clear vases | grid boxes (DIY) | small white box with black triangles from J. Crew (no longer available) | Styled | Domino | Monochrome Home | marble boxes (DIY) | media cabinet (2 units)

Gallery wall:


Any questions, leave ’em below and I’ll get back to you!

46 comments on “Sources for Everything in My Living Room”

  1. Hello from Mongolia!!! I really enjoy your blog. I really like your DIY: Photo wall hanging. I will make it and show you the picture.

    Many thanks,

  2. Is the couch very soft and comfy or firm? I’m couch shopping but am nervous to buy online without a chance to sit on it.

    1. It’s definitely not firm but also not overly soft. Very comfortable to where the cushions will slouch after repeated use and you’ll have to fluff the cushions regularly, which I’d say is the only down side. I was nervous to buy without sitting on it too but I pulled the trigger after seeing that they have a pretty good return policy. Super happy with it!

  3. I love your space! Definitely a fan :D

    I have the same rug as you, how do you keep it clean? Mine has gone from a beautiful ivory to a dark stained…mess. Ah!

    1. Thank you, Saleema!
      Other than vacuuming and raking it regularly, it’s only me and my fiance in our home and we don’t wear shoes in the house. Our rug doesn’t get a ton of action and is probably why it looks the same as when we got it, except for one area right in front of our couch, which is where we put our feet everyday so it’s definitely more worn there. I’d say vacuuming frequently though has helped it the most. I’m always shocked at how much dust comes out of it everytime!

  4. Hello! Just discovered your website and loving everything!! I’ve been looking at that rug for awhile but was wondering if the diamonds are brown or gray. They look gray, but some reviews I have read say its brown…just wondering. :) thanks! Kim

    1. Hi Kim, and welcome!!
      The diamonds are a dark brown, though at any regular glance it just looks like a generic dark color.

  5. Im absolutely in love with your living space!! Im actually looking for a similar rug. What size did you purchase your rug in? And is it easy to clean?

    1. Thank you! It’s 8×10. It needs to be vacuumed very regularly and it sheds. Not the easiest to clean but worth it to me!

      1. Hi I am also new to your blog and in love with it as well. How do you think the rug has held up over time. Is it worth it?

        1. Hi Krystal! The rug is pretty high maintenance. It sheds a lot at first and requires multiple vacuumings per session to keep it under control. I also use a rug rake to help keep it from getting matted. It still looks great though and the price is the most affordable I’ve found for this Beni Ourain inspired look.

  6. Hi, just came across your blog. BEAUTIFUL! I’m planning on buying this same couch but I’m a little sketchy about it considering it’s an online purpose. As this post was dated 7/18… how do you like the couches now? Are the legs pretty sturdy?

    1. Hi Virginia! Legs are very sturdy. My one gripe is that the cushions do not hold their shape and get slouchy. They need to be regularly re-fluffed which is another chore on an already long list of chores, but I still love it because it’s so comfortable and exactly the style I was looking for.

  7. Hey! Love your blog, did you purchase ‘planetary friends’ with a white border, or did you buy the frame with a border inside?
    Most random question… ha!


    1. Hi! That’s the way Minted framed it and it’s not a mat, just the border around the print. Not random at all, these details are important!

  8. I am currently using an updated image of your living room as my inspiration.. its BEAUTIFUL! However, now you have different white side chairs in the spot of that rocking chair and I’d love to know the source?


  9. Hello, indeed a beautiful living space, I came from Pinterest by the way. I’m interested in that IKEA besta unit but I cannot find that exact one on their website, was wondering if maybe they stopped making that exact type, would you happen to know anything about that. There was no link to that unit on your post or maybe I missed it

    1. Hi! It’s two of the BESTA frames side by side, and the doors and inside shelves are purchased separately. It’s meant to be customizable so you can add drawers or other features you want but I just did doors with shelves inside. It’s easiest to go to the store if you can and have someone show you options and help find all the pieces.

  10. hi Amy just found your lovely living/sitting area on pinterest , lm glad l did and also some of the products you listed can be shipped to Australia and we have ikea here as well.My question is what would you recomed me for a tv cabinet colour, l have black sofa,black table what colour should l get for the tv unit, l really like the white but worried that it might end up looking weird as it will be the only white.. or maybe if l have a whitish/ivory rug do you think it will be ok with the white tv cabinet ?

    thank you

    1. Hi Lee! I think a white media cabinet and white rug would look great with your black table and sofa. I’m very partial to black and white :) If you want to warm things up, maybe consider a natural wood for the media cabinet.

  11. This living room is beautiful and has inspired my new living room. Thank you so much for sharing! You have such a great eye!!!

    May I ask now that it’s been a couple years since this was posted I believe…how has your Article sofa held up? I too am hesitant to buy online but the look is just what I’m going for.

    1. Hi Kellie! The sofa has held up well. The cushions get slouchy with use and need to be fluffed up regularly, that has always been the case, and that’s usually part of the deal with any couches as comfortable as this one.

  12. Hi Amy,
    love your home decor and your blog. I’m currently trying to put together my living room. I’m looking for a rug like this one, but your link doesn’t exist anymore. Can you share any website where I can find a rug like this one? Thank you! :)

  13. Hi Amy. I am in love with your decorating style. I would love to recreate this room in my living room. I just relocated from FL to Az and have had to start from ground zero. I currently have a light gray couch and matching chair with ottoman. I also purchased the Brimes 70” black tv unit with light gray frosted glass from IKEA and light gray Eket floating wall shelves (3) that I have directly above the TV unit itself. I want to buy the shelving unit you have but don’t know if I should go with the back or the white. I am planning on moving the tv unit and tv to the opposite wall which will allow me to recreate your wall art gallery and have already purchased the rug you linked. Please help. I now know that I definitely love the black and white theme since I also purchased the IKEA white extendable table and black chairs but I think I messed up by buying too much gay. Your guidance is greatly appreciated. I can send you pictures if you would like so you can understand and see what I feel is a dilema. Money is tight for me and I don’t want to continue investing on items that I may get tired of later or not work for me. I love that clean airy feel.

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