Furniture

Once I had decided to change the theme seasonally, it was time to decide the type of furniture I had wished to buy - Eco-friendly, sturdy, durable, rustic, distressed, transitional and something that would go with all the four themes - Beach, Summer, Autumn and Winter. That's a long list of criteria!

LIVING AREA

My couches from Target are nine years old but still sturdy and comfy. They are the perfect size for our small living area. They are longer than most loveseats and smaller than a sofa. I decided to place one couch facing the TV and another perpendicular to it, dividing the living and the dining areas. I also decided to add an area rug to provide more definition to the living area. I later bought a swivel rocker from Living Spaces to occupy the space below the window and hide the ugly AC.

The round coffee table from Houzz is made from reclaimed barnwood and is perfect for our small space. The lack of corners eases the flow around it. The hairpin legs ensure the table does not take up too much space visually while providing ample space to display seasonal decoratives and to put coffee and snacks while entertaining. When we have game nights, we sit around the table and play games. I had to buy brass hairpin legs separately from Etsy since I wasn't fond of the plum colored legs it originally came with. And I think the table looks great with the new legs! For little extra storage, I kept a basket under the table.

The TV console is distressed, slightly whitewashed and made of eco-friendly and fast-growing acacia wood. Along with providing storage for TV accessories, it acts as a mini library, that I had always wanted in my home. I found it in Living Spaces and on JossandMain.

The side table from Living Spaces is distressed and whitewashed. The legs protruding from the sides instead of the corners add visual interest to the table. I like that it does not match the TV console perfectly and yet goes well with it.

DINING AREA

The 60" dining table is distressed, limewashed and made of reclaimed teak wood. I think it goes well with the rest of the acacia wood furniture without being a perfect match. I wanted comfortable, fully upholstered chairs with an option for slipcovers so I could wash them in the case of spills. And I got lucky when I got a good deal in World Market.

I wish to have more seating around the dining table for entertaining but the small area restricts having more chairs. So, I bought two white colored ottomans made of canvas and wood. They would double as seating and storage. One of the ottomans gets regular use as a side table and footstool. I keep the other one out of sight in the closet!
I also bought a Buffet matching the entertainment center, to store and display my glassware and dinner set.

BEDROOM

The bed and the two nightstands are made of acacia wood and match the entertainment center and the buffet. You can still buy the nightstands on Lampsplus and the queen sized bed on Walmart.

I like to have a desk facing the window. I found a slim refinished desk in one of the local antique shops! It is perfect for the limited space between the window and the bed with enough room to pull out the chair. I had also wanted to add some seating to the bedroom and I found the natural Kubu armchair. I placed it in the corner next to the desk, paired with a low, slim stool.

BATHROOM

I have a floating wall storage in the bathroom that needed to be supplemented for more storage. I bought a solid wood vanity from Houzz to replace the old standing sink that had no counter space. I couldn't find out the type of wood, but I'm glad it's not made of faux wood, like a lot of the others selling in the market. I noticed that Houzz has a rich variety of vanities than Home Depot and Lowes combined.

ENTRANCE

At the entrance, I added a bench with his and her baskets to store our belongings. On the wall above it, I hung a customized calendar with key hooks.

I hope you enjoyed my journey of creating my perfect home!

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