New Year + New Sofa

Happy New Year everyone! 

Ever since we moved to our new apartment (about a month in a half ago) - we've been sitting on the floor. My back has been KILLING ME & watching tv was a hassle.  Amazing.... the things we take for granted. 


Now I know how BLESSED we are to say, we FINALLY have our sofa! It's a gorgeous tufted gray velvet beauty from Jayson Home & Garden


Aaaah, what a great New Year's gift! If you recall, I posted about it here & even ran a poll on my blog for a few weeks asking YOU to choose a color. Even though the charcoal won the poll, I ended up choosing the 2nd favorite - gray! The sofa is called Rockefeller sofa - and it comes in many colors. I've always wanted a velvet sofa & so did my husband, so this was an easy choice. I'm debating on whether to replace the painting over the sofa, to something a little more muted or to match the rug? Hmmm.




What do you think? Of course, I would have to S-E-L-L the painting that's already there if that was the case. Below are some resources for most of the items below.











I know, the kitchen looks BORING, but we like it clutter free.
 







By the way- the large abstract painting below used to be the large lipstick dots painting- remember? You can see it in my las vegas home.

 




Please leave a comment - let me know what you think. It's amazing how much can fit into a 975 sq foot NYC apartment! I'll say it before & I'll say it again, we are very blessed & I thank God for the home we have.



Gray Velvet Rockfeller Sofa via Jayson Home & Garden
8"x10" Rug Madeline Weinrib 
Skull (gift) similar here
Lucite coffee table via CB2
Jonathan Adler Meurice floor lamp
Floating shelves via IKEA
Black zig zag tibor via Emila Ceramics
Both Large paintings via my shop Cocoa & Hearts
The print "Cougar Friends" - click here then search for "cougar".




-images by jen ramos





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108 comments

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. you are invited to follow my blog

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  3. L-O-V-E the sofa!! I've always wanted a velvet tufted sofa too! And I'm always a sucker for the color grey.
    Beautiful!

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  4. If you sell that painting I am very interested! I have been in love with it!! :)

    -Emily

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  5. L-O-V-E the sofa! I've always wanted a velvet tufted sofa. and have always been a sucker for grey!
    Beautiful

    inspirationalbliss1026.blogspot.com

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  6. your sofa looks so comfortable, and the color is great as well

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com

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  7. i love the sofa. a velvet sofa is on my list but i can't decide between grey and navy. i'm slightly leaning toward the navy.

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  8. Everything looks amazing! I will let you know when I blog about my living room because after seeing your post for you ikea cabinets in your dining room of your former home I did the same thing as an entertainment center. Thanks for sharing...now you get to enjoy it all in the new year!

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  9. Yep, love it :) When I was searching for a sofa I really wanted that exact one in gray but it would have taken 6-8 weeks to receive it and I had company coming from Europe. So I had to buy something that was available for immediately delivery. I love my new sofa but I'm hoping to get the Rockefeller some day :)

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  10. Fantastic sofa. Love it!

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  11. LILY: Yea i know what you mean...it took about that long with ours, they really did their best to rush it, thankfully. That is why we sat on the floor...ha!

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  12. k I love it! A grey tuxedo sofa is pretty much my number one must have when I get a big enough place, so I'm pinning this! Your whole space looks great, you could be an interior designer! I think the kitchen could use one of your colorful paintings on that back wall. xox Happy New Year!

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  13. TIFFANY LEIGH- aww thank you for the compliment- im flattered! -yea, i think i may add a painting there one if these days...




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  14. The room looks amazing- you always manage to get your new places set up quickly. I di dhave a quick question - where did you pick up the black bookcase?

    Thanks!

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  15. SEE: yea i like to get things done quickly...my husband doesn't like that so much..ha!
    Anyhow i think it was from Crate & Barrel, they no longer carry it (i think)- it has glass shelving.

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  16. Your new sofa looks amazing and very comfy at the same time. Love the color combo of the grey with the blue rug!

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  17. The sofa looks stunning! A grey velvet sofa is on my wish list for when we move into a bigger space! You have done so well making a small space look so stylish and uncluttered! I adore the gold skull on the coffee table, where did you purchase that from? Hopefully they are international shipping friendly.

    houseofhuntley.blogspot.com.au

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  18. Your sofa is gorgeous. I love the grey velvet. You do such an awesome job making your apartment look so much bigger than it is. Happy New Year!

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  19. LOVE the new sofa. It's absolutely perfect.

    I would (selfishly) say you should get rid of the painting. I would definitely be interested.

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  20. I like the couch choice, huge fan of grey in interiors. It's all coming together nicely.

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  21. JUDY: I think 'not' adding end tables helps! :)

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  22. I am so glad your sofa finally arrived. It's worth the wait. I think you'll be much happier with this color rather than the charcoal. It 's beautiful! Maybe it's time to change out your wonderful painting to one that picks up colors from the rug. Or, perhaps toss some throw pillows on the sofa echoing the same colors and the rug and/or picture. Enjoy your new home!

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  23. I am so glad your sofa finally arrived. It's worth the wait. I think you'll be much happier with this color rather than the charcoal. It 's beautiful! Maybe it's time to change out your wonderful painting to one that picks up colors from the rug. Or, perhaps toss some throw pillows on the sofa echoing the same colors and the rug and/or picture. Enjoy your new home!

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  24. I am so glad your sofa finally arrived. It's worth the wait. I think you'll be much happier with this color rather than the charcoal. It 's beautiful! Maybe it's time to change out your wonderful painting to one that picks up colors from the rug. Or, perhaps toss some throw pillows on the sofa echoing the same colors and the rug and/or picture. Enjoy your new home!

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  25. those fur pillows!! Where can I purchase?

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  26. OMG. FANTASTIC SOFA <3 And home is very nice decorations!

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  27. I love the sofa, so sophisticated!

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  28. Love your apartment and the sofa!! Also, where did you get the piece of wood next to the chevron tibor?

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  29. Love your apartment and the sofa!! Also, where did you get the piece of wood next to the chevron tibor?

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  30. I love the sofa - it's gorgeous. And I think it pairs beautifully with the painting. I'd keep it! I love how the little hits of blue in the painting tie into the rug and having something dynamic above and below the sofa really highlights the quiet 'softness' of the sofa (and velvet). I really do think it's fab just the way you have it!

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  31. Happy New Year, Jen! Hope this will be a fantastic year for you and your hubby. Love the apartment and love the sofa!!! Really nice.

    How about a cool (maybe chique snakeskin) wallpaper in the kitchen wall? That way, you can keep it just as uncluttered, but it's still stylish and you have something interesting to look at when you enter the kitchen. (There are even the removable wallpapers out there, n case you're renting and can't DIY too much).

    Big hug from Holland,

    Natascha xoxo
    Mocca & Me blog

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  32. It looks so beautiful! I love painting you re-did!! I just purchased a velvet gray sectional from z gallerie... I can't wait to get it especially after seeing this post! Happy New Year Jen!

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  33. JULIET: Oh! that is from Zgallerie, not sure if they still have it though!

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  34. You know what Jen? I think I like the new place much better -- the size of the living room seems much more cozy! I LOVE that you went with grey.. it looks amazing with the rug. I say change up the art too! Why not!

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  35. looks wonderful! love the sofa, stools, and rug together!

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  36. It looks amazing, but I wouldn't have expected anything less:) Happy New Year!

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  37. I am thinking of redecorating my living room and that sofa is on my favorites list. Love it. :)
    Inês
    perfect-home.blogspot.com

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  38. Your apartment is looking fab! always love your "tours" you post here on MadeByGirl. Great taste! xx

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  39. Love it, great colour choice! The whole room looks gorgeous. Seeing your new sofa makes me miss the tufted one I used to have :(

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  40. It looks amazing! The couch looks gorgeous in the space, btw ;-) And I also think the less space, the better...really helps to keep you with the basics and helps you to keep only what you truly love.
    ~Sara

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  41. I just love your new space! The rug, the sofa, everything is perfect!!!

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  42. Wow! I have bookmarked this for my next room makeover. So chic. x

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  43. where is the black parsons style book case from? the place looks insane! amazing job decorating and styling wow!!

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  44. What a beautiful apartment that you have!! Your couch is gorgeous! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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  45. Love the gray sofa, the white-framed mirror and the chevron ceramic. Happy new year!!! Enjoy your new luxe, comfy sofa.

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  46. Absolutely wonderful choice on the couch! Good luck with the new place. Your talents will make it just as beautiful as the last. <3 Happy New Year.

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  47. I love your couch! And I think you should keep the painting up.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  48. Hi Jen Sorry if this comment appears twice, the first one disappeared! I wanted to ask you if the CB2 lucite coffee table scratches? I can't decide if I should buy it or a glass version. Thanks. Your home is gorgeous, so calm and clutter free. You did a great job.

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  49. Your home is gorgeous, beautiful new sofa, enjoy!

    XX

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  50. great addition to an already fabulous house!

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  51. Jen, your place looks amaze as usual,so glad you went the grey, my first choice of sofa color for your space! I have a black velvet sofa and think velvet is the ultimate fabric for a sofa. hope you have a great year!!

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  52. I just started following your blog after coming across it while looking for inspiration for my new bedroom decor. I love it! It's definitely inspiring since bold and modern isn't my usual style, but I got a wild hair, lol. Your new sofa is beautiful as is the rest of your apartment!

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  53. Your place looks great. I can see why you feel thankful to live there. I actually like the painting with the mix...keeps it fresh and not too contrived. :)

    blessings,
    Alison

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  54. Jen, it looks amazing! Seriously amazing, LOVE it! The sofa is perfection, both style and color! And it looks perfect where it is, I wouldn't change a thing ;)

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  55. The apartmen is unreal! Everything looks FANTASTIC! Don't change a thing!!

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  56. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love love love the sofa! I have been thinking about buying a velvet sofa! I am thinking navy blue.....love the grey though!

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  57. Your apartment is amazing! My husband and I are planning to move to downtown Chicago and your apartment has given me lots of ideas. Many thanks.

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  58. Wow it turned out beautifully! I am not surprised! Could you share where the fur pillows are from that are sitting
    on your white leather chaise? I love them! Thank you!

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  59. Your apartment is looking absolutely stunning. I love it! I'm so impressed with how quickly you have put everything together. We are 3 months into our new apartment and still don't have any artwork in the lounge room! Shame on us!

    Lauren x
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  60. I absolutely love the sofa. LOVE IT. TO PIECES. However, I am definitely in agreement that you should change out the painting. I love the painting VERRRRYYYYY much but I definitely think it clashes with your new rug a bit. It doesnt look terrible by any means but its just a thought. Maybe add in some emerald green or reds?

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  61. Looks so good & love the sofa!!
    Happy New Year darling to you & the hubby!! Wishing you all the best & God Bless xo

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  62. Happy new year! The apartment is great. You always are an ispiration for me in the blog world.

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  63. Love the sofa style and colour. a great look with the rug and table. The painting doesn't jar, it adds a bit of interest to an otherwise coordinated space, but it's up to you. It's a great painting by the way. Happy decision making! A stunning apartment!

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  64. The sofa is gorgeous,and your apartment is looking great especially for living there for such a short time. Love the clutter free kitchen but you need a wallpaper to carry it so it looks finished or a stripe or chevron on the back wall.
    Love it and all the best for 2013
    Donna
    thebeneblog.com

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  65. Your new sofa looks really nice!! I think you should replace the painting above it with one of blue-grey hues. I also have a suggestion for your kitchen wall..if possible concider it painting it black plus add one or two paintings/posters one on top of the other..in that case you will create depth in the space and the backsplash will blend in.

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  66. Love the sofa and color....Grey is my new obsession....I actually posted about grey wood floors today. Love your apartment and really the sofa makes it.

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  67. you always create beautiful homes Jen!

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  68. it does look amazing! i would change the painting though... congrats on the new home, enjoy!!

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  69. Yes you are very blessed Jen and i love how your apartment look like and every piece you attach to it. Such a nice touch. The phyton bench is to die for!Happy New Year to you and your husband.:)

    <3,
    Angie
    audrinajulia.blogspot.com

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  70. love the new couch what a fantastic color. great new apartment too you are a lucky girl thanks for the tour! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  71. MOCCA & ME: Good idea about wallpaper...if i see one i like that is removable- i may just add it! thanks!

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  72. love the couch
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  73. Jen it is all so beautiful! I am so glad you chose the lighter grey, it blends so nicely and doesn;t overwhelm. I can't even believe that you were worried that you couldn't pull this off, your just as good if not more then those of us that do this for a living!
    http://www.dawnajonesdesign.com/

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  74. Stunning!! Everything came together beautifully. I love love the sofa and the color.

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  75. I love velvet sofas, they so comfy and soft, I always recommend it. Love your new home Jen! Can't wait to see how it evolves :))

    xoxo
    Edyta
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  76. Your sofa and lounge look fantastic, you've played with the light like a pro and the mixture of colour, texture and pattern is perfectly balanced without looking try hard. In my humble opinion the back wall of your kitchen is crying out for a huge amazing print or painting that incorporates texture, neutral palette, black and metallics and brings both spaces together whilst giving a focus to draw the eye into the kitchen making the space feel bigger. It's looking great xxx

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  77. Love love love that sofa!! I'm pretty sure I voted for charcoal, but the gray is fabulous!!

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  78. wow looks so so great!! i love that couch and would love to get something similar one day. i like the idea of velvet and tufting is always beautiful. looking good!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  79. I love your sofa - comfortable, beautiful and elegant.

    Commenting on my own decor dilemmas, an artist friend once shrugged and said to me - "if you want artwork to match your living room, just hang a picture of your couch on the wall!" I was forever changed...

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  80. CWEB: haha that's brilliant...love it!

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  81. It's beautiful. I love the color, texture and scale of everything. The sofa is fantastic! Glad you don't have to sit on the floor anymore. You're very good at mixing items of varying price points so that everything looks luxurious. Well done! Happy New Year!

    Mizzie x
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  82. love, love, love the couch! and yes, the space is great - so hard to organize an nyc apt. I'd def have to add a little more to my kitchen though :-)

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  83. OK, commenter #83 here! I'm late to the party. Can I just say WOW! It looks great. I love the sofa. Perfect choice.. - Brandy

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  84. What a beautiful sofa. Maybe you're just tired of it, or maybe it looks different in person, but I personally like that picture over the couch. It's a nice contrast to the tailored, greek key patterned rug (and seems to blend in with the colors in the rug). It also adds a little dose of fun "chaos" to the clean, modern white walls.

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  85. I don't know how you do it, Jen - this is absolutely beautiful. Loving the various textures in the snakeskin, fur pillows, and painting - somehow they all just go together in a perfectly artistic way. So inspired right now!

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  86. I think it's a beautiful new addition. Really love all the decorative touches, cushions and the all round casual glam.

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  87. gorgeous! are the roses fresh or silk?

    i always have fresh flowers, but that can be costly... just wondering.

    the sofa is stunning!

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  88. CHIMMY: They are fresh flowers...although i think if you find a good silk option, you should def invest in getting them. :)

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  89. Amazing!!!!!
    I am passionate about the couch.
    Happy 2013 :-)

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  90. i absolutely love how you have decorated your apartment. I even more love the large painting behind the grey couch. is it for sale ? or are you selling anything similar ? I have checked your site and everything is sold.
    and also love the python xbenches.

    www.alexavoncanisius.com/blog/

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  91. ALEXA:thank you! The painting I did that is behind the sofa, isn't for sale yet.I may sell it, just not sure. I will be adding more paintings to cocoa & hearts gallery soon - stay tuned !

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  92. I have always adored your style and the new place looks incredible!! You've been such an inspiration for me as I complete my personal home design projects and God willing I'll have mine done by Spring.

    Continued blessings Jen!

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  93. Hi Jen,
    may I ask what size your rug is?
    I just love it and might think I´ll try to get one in a different colour
    :)

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  94. LOVE your clutter free look and the grey sofa...just about to purchase one for my new place in the city! :)

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  95. I love your beautiful home. Love the art, you are so talented! Question- and I'm sorry if I missed this at some point- but I'd love to know where you purchased the white wall mirror in the 8th photo from the top....or a recommended source for something similar. I recently purchased a grey sideboard and this looks like the perfect match. I would greatly appreciate your valuable input!

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  96. Very nice! Love the sofa & the cool tones in the living room.

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  97. Thanks so much for posting a link to our gold skull. They are available at ArbitraryLiving.com. and may I ay that sofa is everything awesome? Came out great

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  98. BRITTANY- thank you! The white mirror was purchased at Ballard Designs- not sure if they still have it- you'll have to check :)

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  99. Looks amazing! Very well styled and doesn't look cluttered

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  100. your sofa looks so comfortable, and the color is great as well


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  101. Love, love, love your apartment. I am moving from a rather large home to a much smaller apartment in the near future. I love your ideas. Thank you.

    I don't see where you've said or anyone has asked, but what are the fur pillows sitting on? I love what I can see of it.

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  102. ROBIN: I got lucky and landed the fur pillows from a vendor on Ebay. They are gorgeous and were totally new!

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  103. Your room and new sofa looks amazing you always manage to get your new places set up quickly. Absolutely wonderful choice of living room.....

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  104. it just looks like she swapped them around. All the same drawers are there, just in a different order. The top ones are now at the bottom, etc..

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  105. Beautiful decor. What color is the paint on your walls?

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  106. Beautiful decor. What color is the paint on your walls?

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