Monday, November 10

Cha-Cha-Changes! Again!

Well, I've gone and done it. I just can't be stopped! I've rearranged the furnishings in my apartment yet once again. After the photo shoot last week, the stylist and I chatted a bit and decided to try a new layout.

The crew was kind enough to take down the bookcase that was bolted to the wall since I moved in (oh, bless them - I always just hated it there!) and we moved it to a spot in the bedroom (more to come about that - the bedroom is getting an overhaul, too!). That freed up this wall for the sofa, which really opened up the room and gave a it a whole new look!

We swapped the direction of the dining room table, and I added a bench I had in the entry (which I plan on having a box cushion for) and moved the buffet to the entrance hall.

Then, we created a little cocktail bar next to the kitchen pass-through, which I think looks quite festive. Time for a party!


Lastly, I moved all of my artwork into two big gallery walls, moved my desk to the wall where the sofa used to live, and then moved my Knoll Tulip Table to this nook as well. The stylist suggested this, and I wasn't too sure about floating furniture in the middle of the room, but I think it works quite well, and also acts as an extra work space for me, which I am always desperate for! So, there you have it...the new look. For now.

66 comments:

Sarah Yost said...

wow. I love it. I'd like to stop what I'm doing right now and go move some furniture.

Holly said...

your art walls are so inspiring.

and i LOOOOVE your eames rocker!

sfgirlbybay said...

sarah - do it! :)

holly - thank you so much. i've been trying to decide id i like it or not. what i'd really like is one huge piece of artwork, but it hasn't been in the budget! ;)

Anonymous said...

I Love it!!!!
You inspire me Every Day!
Sarah in San Diego

Trin said...

I am usually not insanely jealous of people's living quarters but... I am insanely jealous now! What a fantastic decor you've got going!!

DUSKIN said...

much more personality! amazing!

Luphia said...

i love framed prints/artworks, especially when there's lots of them! I am so envy of your two fab walls filled with beautiful artworks! creates such a great focus point too!

Jess said...

Inspiring how you change it up so often! Is that cowhide pillow a pattern or real?
(i'm hoping its not real skin!)

TJ Loves Peas said...

a wee bit busy with all the art on the walls. i liked it better the other way. sorry. i do admire your flavor for change though.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

It looks gorgeous! And I love the little bar!

Hungry in LA said...

looks great, put me on the list for your cocktail party!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love the art wall!!! I think I'll do that with my photography....I've been meaning to frame more things.

ryan manning said...

victory in japan

sfgirlbybay said...

tj & all - thanks to all! i'm not 100% on all this art, so i get your point, tj, so we'll see how i live with it.

jess - nope, not real cow...no worries. :)

Ms. P&C said...

FABULOUS! I love the gallery walls! The couch is so great on that long wall - really invites you in...

Dallas Shaw said...

I have been thinking about putting a bunch of my work in different frames for my new office and I'm glad you did it so I could see what it looks like.:) I really like it! I relocated and can't paint the walls and I love how this looks against the white. Done. You've inspired.

Anonymous said...

V-

What's your square footage? I can't believe how many groupings you've fitted in there and it still looks so airy.

Alicia

Courtney said...

Your place looks great! I really like the gallery walls, and the dining room table looks nice with the bench! Oh, and, those windows are just so big and beautiful! I'd love windows like that!

sfgirlbybay said...

alicia - not sure about this room itself, but the whole apartment is about 900 sq feet.

Peggy said...

Your place looks wonderful! I haven't visited in a while - I am having trouble keeping up with all the blogs I love. But how happy I was that I visited just in time to see another version of your apartment.

Love the grey striped pillow on your sofa, that was unexpected. Everything comes togehter so well.

I don't remember the bookcase, I'll have to look at previous entries.

Great job. Can't wait to see the bedroom!

Urban Doll said...

I love it. What I do notice tho is that you have a but load of chairs in a small space. Guests must love you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe what removing that bookcase did. You really have such a great space to work with too. I also have to admire your lack of a television, that makes everything seem so much more elegant.

I have a request! Can we see more pictures of your bedroom? If it's not too personal? Occasionally you can see on the side what appears to be some amazing built in storage, and that huge window is to die for.

sfgirlbybay said...

urban - i am a chair-oholic! ;)

anon - yes! pics of the bedroom are forthcoming...but i'm doind a redesign in there, so please check back! thanks!

Sarah said...

Looks great! Makes me want to rearrange my furniture! :)

alexandra said...

Love it all!

shanon said...

I love your wall of art! I bet coming home to this place is so nice at the end of every day. =)

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks again so much all!!

shanon - well, since i blog all day from home...it seems like i never leave! ;) but yes, it's a nice place to be.

alek said...

I'm AMAZED at how many combinations you can come up with for that space! And I'd never known anyone who liked to rearrange their rooms more than I do! =)

Anonymous said...

Victoria,
Love it! You're like Houdini, pulling another brilliant design out of the hat! Bravo! MC

finelyinc said...

I love it! It sure is an amazing change and so refreshing at heart. It must feel like entering a new space that needs to be explored! You did an excellent work!

la la Lovely said...

Wow pure gorgeousness.... is that the Parsons desk? I was just about to order one.. and now I think I am convinced. Also love the pink pillow on your couch!

sfgirlbybay said...

everybody go rearrange something....ready? set! go! ;)

lalalovely - yes it's aprson's desk - from West Elm and i love it. ;)

Mrs.French said...

Yay! of course it looks perfect...I need to borrow you and the crew you had on this little project just for the weekend...thanks...xo

bethany said...

Fresh and open and lovely!

Mary Jo said...

I love the eames rocker with the pink and turquoise in the mix. It's refreshing but still so warm and inviting. You did a great rearrangement!

kt40 said...

Your place looks so fresh, light and pretty. I like all the artwork on the big wall. kt

London Girl said...

Great ideas - love the gallery walls and your little cocktail table. I think I might have to make one for my place :)

Luciana said...

Amazing!

allthingsaustindesign said...

First of all, gorgeous! Second of all... you must share with us your secrets to creating wall collages of artwork. That is one of the most beautifully proportioned and spaced wall art collage I've ever seen. Do you have some sort of secret or did you just sort of start hanging and hope for the best/

Nathalie said...

Oh V you are my inspiration ! i love what you have done, a recreation of a personal art gallery. The white background with those pink accents are so beautiful..what a great taste !

sara said...

i love EVERYTHING! especially your art walls, i hope i have something as inspiring when i get my own place. <3

sfgirlbybay said...

london girl - i've always wanted a little cocktail table, and they set this one up for a shoot, so i lucked out!

allthingsaustin - it was a 'hope for the best' - i just grab the hammer & nails and move them around as i go. i do consider color balance, but other than that, it's a pretty pathetic technical mess! ;)

thanks again everyone for your very kind comments!!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

The new arrangement is so lovely! I really enjoy the gallery of paintings, as well as the special spaces (like the cocktail bar) throughout the area. Beautiful!

coolhntr said...

It looks great. You've inspired me to do some gallery walls of my own. I am way to obsessed with everything being symmetrical!

As always, you are an inspiration :)

myssja said...

I love this little pink table!!

Ashlyn said...

I was just curious about where you get most of your artwork? Etsy? And if it's Etsy or Supermarket or something, do you remember who the artists are?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

love the new look but think you need more height above your sofa. how about putting more of your art wall there and where the blackboard is? the two side by side art walls are a little heavy; one wall and large groupings above sofa and dining would be more balanced. and the blackboard would look killer with some art above your desk.

jade said...

I love it...it looks amazing!!!!
It makes me want to go declutter and keep only the things I love!!!!

Off I go!!!

EB said...

Ok so now you just need to finish packing your clothes... because I'm moving in.

Charlie said...

It looks amazing. But then I biased as I love Danish modern. The bursts of pink are great.

Rachel said...

I love the new makeover! I see the hula girls relocated to the office, so I can't wait to see what's replaced them in the bedroom...yes I'm a regular :) One question I always have when viewing your amazing home, is do you have a TV? And if so, where are you hiding it? That may be a good blog post - camouflaging the TV. Thanks for inspiring us all!

sfgirlbybay said...

ashlyn - yes, a lot of my art is from etsy artists: wexford girl, matte stephens, betsy walton, green chair press, mindy wilson, camilla engman, yellena, alyson fox...

rachel - no, i don't watch TV anymore. i used to watch way too much and gave it up a few years ago. i still rent or buy series i love, like Mad Men, or Dexter on iTunes and watch them on my desktop computer. but, yes, that is a great idea for a post!

katiedid said...

Always so fun to see your place changing and evolving. Such great stuff!!!

Sugar Plum said...

Love it, you are so talented!

Pigeon.Toed said...

I love your art gallery-esque walls!

annechovie said...

I TOTALLY love it, Victoria! It's amazing how many different looks you are able to create in your space. The art wall is the star, by far. Perfection.

Mina said...

What an awesome place! Makes me wants to nap. : )

S.HOPtalk said...

It looks amazing and I love your new gallery walls. gotta love that film crew for unbolting and moving the bookcase, thus, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. I love that you have a completely new look in your home without having to spend any $$$$.

Thanks for sharing!!

Dave said...

Rugs are my thing, so I really enjoy seeing these photographs! Well balanced with both new and traditional throw/area rugs :)

Nest Eclectic said...

I love love love your art wall, I really want to do that in my dining room!

www.nesteclectic.blogspot.com

milkfedpressblog said...

Totally unsolicited here, but I wonder what the room would look like with warmer white/creme paint on the walls? I feel like your art and your white pieces would pop out more.
Your home is so fabulous--truly!

Paris Atelier said...

Your apartment is delicious! I love it! I'm so glad I found your site, I'm addicted! Thank you!
Judith~

Alice Q. Foodie said...

very nice! I love the gallery wall, and I'm eyeballing that desk. How do you like it?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!

Curious to know if you still have your framed photograph wall?

Sarah said...

I love how your pictures are hung all gallery style. In my last apartment I totally copied, um I mean was inspired by, how you had your's hung over your couch.

Last night when my roommate was said, lets rearrange the living room I jumped right in and now the lay-out is so much better. Reading your blog over the past year helped me embrace totally rearranging the living room and not be nervous that it would turn out bad. So I guess I wanted to de-lurk and say thanks!

Susan said...

Good feature! Contemporary furniture. looks fantastic.