This little corner of the house came together rather easily and simply, mostly thanks to the awesome couch that Kenny and I both lusted after for a few weeks before pulling the trigger (from Elm & Iron), the now signature rug that can be found in three different places in this house (from Joss & Main), and then the live edge wood coffee table, courtesy of Chris. There’s also the palm tree I picked up from Home Depot, the two chairs we got for $35 total from Bargains and Buyouts that Kenny says “make no sense,” and the faux succulent planter I pieced together after I found Harry had ripped out the actual succulents I had placed there originally.
And while I feel like sitting rooms are usually left dusty and ignored, I have to admit, we get our use out of this one. The room actually has these dual fire places that are sweet (but currently not pictured due to lack of decor) which help separate this space from Kenny’s office, but because it is essentially all one room, we really do spread out across it.
But the real star of the show is Chris’s custom wood piece that easily became the epicenter of the room, something that is both functional and artistically sharp. I love the curvature of the live edge, as well as the color of the wood, and the simple metal legs. I am clearly and obviously very much into the plant greens, natural woods, and neutral grays, which are helping me go for the more modern, slightly masculine vibe that is most of our first floor. I think this piece nailed it for me.
Chris and Michael Allan Designs have teamed up with Midwest Wood Slabs in order to have and then create killer pieces made from portable sawmill live edge slabs, so know that this too is something that Chris could accomplish for you, as well as anything else you might have in mind!