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All Your Living Room Styling Questions Answered (Plus Some Furniture & Decor Reviews)

HAPPY TUESDAY, FRIENDS. I’m so thrilled with today’s post and so glad you’re here! Let’s catch up: earlier this month, we convinced our dear friends at Lulu and Georgia to loan us a tiny truck with a few of our favorite picks from their site.

Our pitch: We wanted to show how you can make big changes to the feel of a room with just a few tiny tweaks. We grabbed one of our all-time favorite sectionals to serve as a base, enlisted the help of Emily Bowser, a site-favorite EHD alum, and then shot three TOTALLY different looks. Once we finished, Bowser and I spent nearly 8 hours on Zoom as I pored over the photos and asked her every question in the book: Why does this vignette work? Why did you use a black tray instead of a white tray? How did you plan this pillow combo?

Below, you’ll find a ton of knowledge, some beautiful inspo, and some very sweet cat photos. (Also, honest reviews of the product we borrowed for the shoot – Lulu and Georgia’s Black Friday sale (25% off sitewide) is on now and there are a few things we loved, wish we had kept, and wholeheartedly recommend.) LET’S GET IT POPPING, OKAY?

Textured + Relaxed

Boucle Swivel Chair | Round Side Table | Cutout Bowl | Striped Rug | Round Coffee Table | Sectional Sofa | Semicircle Side Table

Caitlin: I love this take on your living room! It looks so natural with everything you already had (ie everything on the walls and ceiling). But can we just jump in by talking about this end table doing double duty as a drink cart? I feel like in corners, I usually see plants…and…chairs? I don’t think I’ve seen a ton of corners styled out with end tables.

Bowser: Well, I needed something in the corner, and this felt like a nice hit of black that spoke to the rug. As a cat owner, I need to keep my plants in the air. And I think that a chair over there would feel too big with the scale of the chaise, so it’s a nice little place for a vintage tea set up.

The tiered levels are great, too. I mean, what that bowl is actually doing right now is hiding my wifi router behind it. But this table was a good, chunky size – the size of a small bar cart, so it was perfect for a beverage area.

Caitlin: So usually on the blog, I’ve read Em talking about threes – and you have that on the coffee table with your vase, books, and catchall – but there’s only two things on the end table next to the sofa. Why does that work in this instance?

Bowser: I think it’s because the vase is so particular and odd. Special. It’s already a statement. I think if you wanted to do a third thing, it’d have to be smaller than the tray, which would be SO TINY, or bigger than the vase, which feels like it would crowd the side table. There are also already stacks of books underneath, so in a way, it is three. You can’t really tell either, but the glass is tinted, which is nice.

Sectional Sofa | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow | Lumbar Pillow | Indigo Pillow | Printed Throw | Semicircle Side Table | Marble Catchall | Black and White Rug

Caitlin: Ooooh, yeah, I thought I was getting a tiny hit of tint. And AH, cute, tiny, cappuccino cup in the close up shots! That’s such a sweet middle ground.

Bowser: Yeah, the tint is great because it doesn’t show fingerprints as much. I love a glass coffee table – I have one – but I have to clean it all the time so know that going in. The bottom on this end table is marble, and I think it’s real because it’s REALLY heavy. It feels stable, like it’s not going to fall over on you.

Caitlin: How did you land on these pillows? You’re mixing rust, green, and blue – and obviously they’re tonal – but what in your stylist brain made you put these all together? Why do they look so good?

Bowser: First off, I loved the rust pillow in the left corner. I also loved the greenish ones – they were especially very comfy. A lot of times we work with pillows that you don’t really want to lay on because they’re more scratchy or decorative, but I ended up using these in every set up because they’re neutral but also felt like a color.

But something that surprised me a little here, more than the color mixing, which works because they all could kind of pull as neutrals – is that I could mix in blue with black. Even though that pillow is indigo, it’s dark enough that it still gives you the general feeling of a hit of black that echoes throughout the space. Same thing with the throw – it’s dark blue – and the rug is black and white, but they still work together.

That rug was actually a lot less statement-y than I anticipated. From picking it on the website to seeing it in person – I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually a little more chilled out.

Sectional Sofa | Black Tray | Printed Throw | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow | Rust Pillow | Lumbar Pillow | Round Coffee Table | Black and White Rug

Caitlin: Can we talk about this tray/chaise situation? This looks SO GOOD. Spatially, can you walk me through where on the chaise to put your tray? Like, is there a formula or ratio? 

Bowser: I actually didn’t think about it like that – I thought about it more as a tool to break up the pattern of the blanket. The good thing about a tray is that you can – and should – move it to wherever you’re sitting. It’s a nice substitute for an end table. But instead of worrying about placement, maybe think about what looks best to your eye when it’s layered. 

Caitlin: Since we’re talking about blankets…how did you decide on this throw placement? Why go this casual, thrown route instead of a more precise, across-the-chaise fold that we see around here so often? 

Bowser: I think that’s cute sometimes! But this looks more organic, and it’s also nice for sanity. When we make things too neat and then you sit on them, it can be kind of anxiety-inducing to have to fix it every time. I think this styling, in general, also just feels more natural – you have the olive branches and rattan – so I don’t know if a precise fold would have been a little too formal. Also, depending on the size of the throw, a toss like this can make it feel bigger because you’re not clearly defining its borders by folding it up. 

Stoneware Pitcher | Boucle Swivel Chair | Striped Rug | Round Coffee Table | Sectional Sofa

Caitlin: The scale of this table looks great. And is that a pitcher on top? I love how farmhouse and classic it feels on top of such an organic rattan top.

Bowser: That coffee table is BIG – bigger than it looks here because the couch was so massive (127″!) that it can dwarf a lot of things – but this table is an awesome large choice (especially if you have kids). It’s not heavy and you’re not gonna hit your head on it. It was also nicely flat, as I sometimes have problems with tables like this being too dome-y.

The pitcher is also REALLY nice. I would have kept this. It is a nice textural difference, too – smooth ceramic, organic woods, the raised stripe on the rug, the boucle chair – it’s a good balance.

Caitlin: The sectional also looks so good in the corner. Were you ever worried about it overwhelming the space?

Bowser: There was SO MUCH SEATING. It surprised me that a room as small as mine is – it really only fits an 8 x 10 rug – could comfortably fit something so big. I mean, right now, I have a side table and a standing lamp in that corner, and in a way, it’s a dead space. But I think that since this sectional is white and there’s space underneath, it’s not imposing or too big for the space. It just worked.

Saturated + Bold

Glass Coffee Table | Striped Rug | Sectional Sofa | Striped Black Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow | Round Side Table | Marble Catchall

Caitlin: Can we talk about this incredible rug?

Bowser: I mean, this rug is SO FUN and versatile. I’ve worked with this rug before. The stripes aren’t too orange, and the lighter ones have a little something to them – I don’t know if I’d describe it as a light pink, but it’s not a stark white.

Caitlin: Is ‘cream’ the word you’re looking for?

Bowser: AH. Yes. Cream. 

Caitlin: But wait – that’s the boucle pillow from the first look, right? And that’s the striped pillow that you used in the next look, too. You really mixed and matched!! 

Bowser: Sometimes, it’s just nice to have these solid base pillows, especially if you’re the type of person who likes to change up your space. I think a lot of the time we hear about changing your pillows, but I don’t think people realize that you don’t always need to change every single one. 

Caitlin: It’s like a capsule wardrobe!!! Like, there aren’t a ton of major changes – you only had one sofa, 3 blankets, and a few pillows, but the vibe of each of these are so different. 

Bowser: I guess the only other thing I’d note is that when you’re styling with pillows, you want to consider the scale and shape. You don’t have to, but it’s nice if at least one of them can be a different shape, like a lumbar or a circle…or even a bigger euro-sized pillow in the back. 

Blush Mohair Throw | Slate Hand-loomed Pillow | Orange Velvet Pillow | Moss Lumbar Pillow | White Tray | Candle Holder | Striped Black Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow

Bowser: Now this coffee table, the glass one, is a very decent size. I really liked the corners of it. They kind of extend and they’re squared. A glass coffee table is great if you have a patterned rug that you don’t want to cover up, which is why I used it here. The rug had a really bold pattern and brought a lot of color that I wanted to highlight. I have a glass coffee table for that reason.

Caitlin: Does having such a graphic base inform any of your other decisions? 

Bowser: Since the rug is more modern, the circle pillow and the velvet feels more appropriate with it. Saturated colors feel more appropriate. And you’re right – it’s not just because of the color, but because of the pattern. 

Caitlin: So wait – why white tray instead of black tray here? Would it feel too heavy?

Bowser: I think it would have felt a little heavy, but maybe more than that, I feel like it would have been a black hole. I also think the colors pop more on the white

Glass Coffee Table | Striped Rug | Sectional Sofa | Striped Black Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow | Round Side Table | Marble Catchall

Caitlin: This vignette is so good. The purple florals are also such a nice touch in contrast with the vase, which looks SO GOOD with the pillow. It’s all really saturated and jewel-toned and pretty without being loud. HOW???

Bowser: When you’re a stylist – and I’m not really a hoard-y type of person, most of the things in my house have purpose or meaning – but there are also just things that are pretty, like a bowl full of beads. 

But for the flowers…it was an interesting choice, because it was purple with orange. I’m not a flower arranger, I’m a ‘stuff things in a vase’ person, and these just fell really nicely. More importantly, though, while there are some flowers out there that are black, oftentimes a dark purple is the best choice if you’re looking for a plant that’s a little higher impact. I wanted to see the green of the stems and the richness of some color. 

Blush Mohair Throw | Slate Hand-loomed Pillow | Orange Velvet Pillow | Moss Lumbar Pillow | White Tray | Candle Holder | Striped Rug | Sectional Sofa

Caitlin: This table vignette was one of my favorite things from the shoot. What were you thinking about when you were pulling it together?

Bowser: Something you do find a lot is that you want to mix up shapes – you don’t want 15 circles. But sometimes it does happen that way, like on this coffee table – pretty circular tray, circular mug, circular candles – but what’s inside each of them are VERY different things. Like, liquid and fire and plants. They’re different elements. 

Caitlin: I feel like this is going to be SO HELPFUL for folks who want to play around with things that they already have on hand, but who maybe feel stuck in figuring out why certain vignettes aren’t working in the same way that they see on the blog every day. I also think that hearing you break it down like this has made it a little more clear about what I’ve been missing before, if that makes sense?  

Bowser: YAY. So like, here, to go even deeper, one is kind of tall and skinny, one is going out more horizontally like this (gesticulating wildly, imitating…flowers?), and one is contained. So we’re repeating shapes, but the contents are so varied that it’s still interesting. Plus, the flowers and candlestick speak to each other because they’re similar colors. So like, usually it would bother me a little bit that there are 3 circular things and I’d think, ‘oh, give me a rectangle,’ but the contents make it really special.

Blush Mohair Throw | Slate Hand-loomed Pillow | Orange Velvet Pillow | Moss Lumbar Pillow | White Tray | Candle Holder | Striped Black Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | Moss Linen Boucle Pillow

Caitlin: Lastly, can you walk me through the pillow picks here? I think that I historically have matched my pillows on both sides of the sofa, despite knowing that’s not maybe not super on-trend. How did you plan these?

Bowser: Well, in this case, none of the pillows are the same. I actually usually like at least one of the pillows to be the same! But let’s look at this more: the lumbar pillow on the left and the back square pillow on the right speak to each other. They’re not the same – they’re even slightly different colors – but they’re similar enough. And then the orange two obviously speak to each other, despite being different shapes. Sectionals are HARD for throw pillows. This one was easier, because you can just throw a blanket at the end of the chaise, but true sectionals (with no chaise) get tricky. 

Blush Mohair Throw | Slate Hand-loomed Pillow | Orange Velvet Pillow | Moss Lumbar Pillow | White Tray | Candle Holder | Sectional Sofa

Caitlin: It makes me feel better to hear that this gets challenging even for pros. Why did you go with the pink throw at the end of the chaise instead of one of your other options? 

Pink, rust, and green feel very on trend right now. To me, this feels like a millennial’s living room. 

True Neutral

Oval Coffee Table | Black Tray | White Circle Vase | White Vase | Gray Mohair Throw | Earthy Stripe Rug | Striped Black Pillow | Mustard Boucle Pillow | Striped Lumbar Pillow

Caitlin: Starting it out – this rug feels kind of similar to the previous rug in that they’re both striped in a similar color palette. What’s the big difference to your eye?

Bowser: So this one is a little bit more brown, and obviously the other is a little bit more orange, so I just ended up going WAY more neutral with the styling here. I could have also used the rattan coffee table here, but this is the famous Emily table!

I love a coffee table that’s not a rectangle. Ovals are usually the most versatile. Generally – and I mean, it depends – couches are more squared, so when you’re looking at a space, you want to think about differing your textures and differing your shapes. Here, the sofa is a rectangle, the chaise is a rectangle, the rug is a rectangle, the room is a rectangle – it just gives a different flow. So I do love this coffee table – the white top, the wood bottom, the black iron legs. It’s versatile, a good size, and a good shape. There’s a lot of styling capabilities. I get why Em picked it for her own home.

Oval Coffee Table | Gray Mohair Throw | Earthy Stripe Rug | Striped Black Pillow | Textured Pillow | Striped Lumbar Pillow | Mustard Bolster Pillow | Wood End Table | Earthy Stripe Rug

Caitlin: So, my not-stylist math brain is looking at this and thinking that the white top looks good with the art and the black legs look good with the other hits of black in the space. Do you ever think about that when planning your spaces?

Bowser: Right right. So even though this was a neutral story, it was okay to roll with a black tray here because there’s the black legs, the black sconces, the black frames, the black in the pillows. If I had used the white tray here instead, it may have felt a little weird or disconnected. You don’t always need to change everything – you just need to find a way to pull the elements together.

Caitlin: I see. So like, this is how you made California Cool work for your house as-is without having to change everything in the space?

Bowser: Exactly. In this case, figuring out how to make it work meant that I could flip the coffee table and the tray without worrying about it clashing with the things I didn’t want to change. There’s a little bit more contrast than a typical “California Cool” room, but it makes sense for the way that we actually live.

Gray Mohair Throw | Textured Pillow | Striped Lumbar Pillow | Mustard Bolster Pillow | Wood End Table | Marble Catchall

Caitlin: UNEXPECTED MINIMAL STYLING MOMENT. Let’s talk about it, yeah? Just matchbooks and flowers, but it still looks considered!

Bowser: There’s a backstory to these matchbooks, actually. One year for Christmas we did an EHD White Elephant and we had to bring things from our own homes, so we had to find things we didn’t use anymore. Sara brought matchbooks and we were laughing because her apartment had just burned down and she brought a whole bowl of matchbooks.

Caitlin: Sara framed matchbooks for me last Christmas too!!!

Bowser: It is a stylist thing. We collect matchbooks. Vintage matchbooks. I think it’s because they feel like they have a story to them – they’re used, or from places that don’t exist anymore, or they’re from the 70s, and they have fun designs. They’re fun to look at. It’s weird – you don’t really want to use the matchbooks. I mean, I guess if I was in a really tough spot, at least I’d know I have them? But I also have the famous framed matchbooks that I did for the Atlanta project. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. The ‘Head East’ one on top is so cool. If you’re traveling, bring one home from a place that you go. It’s nostalgic and special.

Caitlin: Putting on my reader hat – I like this side table vignette a lot because it feels ACHIEVABLE. You have a vessel and a bowl. I guess that’s two vessels? Anyway, what makes this look finished and polished? You know, beyond just telling people to get plants and get matchbooks.” 

Bowser: So these are both kind of circular, and they speak to each other in that way. I like that one of the vessels is totally smooth and round and the other is octagonal. That’s the right shape, right? It’s nice to bring in some angles to break things up.

Sectional Sofa | Oval Coffee Table | Black Tray | White Circle Vase | White Vase | Gray Mohair Throw | Earthy Stripe Rug | Striped Black Pillow | Mustard Boucle Pillow | Striped Lumbar Pillow

Caitlin: VERY INTO this tall grass. Is this the same pitcher from the first look?

Bowser: It is not the same pitcher – it’s a super tall vessel. Behind the pampas grass there’s actually a handle wrapped in rattan. Pampas is very recently in vogue and it’s kind of a pain in the ass, but I recently learned that you can spray them with hairspray and they won’t shed. It’s nice to have something that you can just leave out instead of having to get new things all the time.

I also really like these trays. They’re a nice, big size – they’re hard to come by at this scale. It has a nice lip, a nice handle, and they’re versatile. 10/10.

Oval Coffee Table | Black Tray | White Circle Vase | White Vase | Gray Mohair Throw | Earthy Stripe Rug | Striped Black Pillow | Mustard Boucle Pillow | Striped Lumbar Pillow

Caitlin: OK, here’s where I’m stuck. You have this cool-toned throw and these warm-toned pillows – including a mustard one on the other end of the sofa – but they still look great together. I feel like I’ve tried to give this type of neutral-mixing a go before in a past apartment when I pulled a warm antique rug with a really cool gray sofa, but it just looked a little off. SOS?” 

Bowser: People should be a little less scared of mixing cool and warm tones. It’d be one thing if I was trying to mix a jewel tone or a warm yellow with a cool blue, but these are all still true neutrals. It’s about the undertones.

The couch was also a great backdrop. It wasn’t a warm white, and the coffee table is a bright, cool white, so it’s not that stark in comparison either. It ended up being a really good canvas. I think sometimes pieces can get lost in a white-on-white scenario, but this is a great mid-toned backdrop.

A Corner Cat Bonus

Boucle Swivel Chair | Blush Mohair Throw | Round Velvet Pillow | Striped Rug | Semicircle Side Table

Caitlin: BREAK DOWN THIS VIGNETTE WITH ME. It is so cozy! And clearly, Daffy loves it 🙂

Bowser: The chair was actually very comfortable AND it was a swivel. It would actually be something that I would keep. I also didn’t find my cats were that interested in it – like, they liked to lay on it, but weren’t trying to tear it up, which is rare for boucle.

For the pillow, I liked the size and scale alongside the curved back of the chair. I really like how this end table is pretty versatile – it fits against a couch, but it’s also great against a wall in a tight space. It’s great for a corner chair situation, but it’s really interesting – plus, it’s a lot bigger than a pedestal table. And then for the other selections – I just liked how cozy and bright it felt. 

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT – a big bunch of stylistic guidance from an all-time favorite alumni, plus a few of our new favorite pieces. THANK YOU to the folks at Lulu and Georgia for loaning us some pieces and for giving us the opportunity to learn AND blog about the findings. 🙂 Again – their Black Friday sale starts today where the whole site is 25% off if you want to scoop up some goodies for your own holiday refresh (I know. IT’S SO GOOD).

And now, I throw it to you…do you have any questions for Bowser? Wanna make any shifts to your space? LET’S CHAT. xx

*Styling by Emily Bowser
**Photos by Bethany Nauert

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Jeffrey C
7 months ago

Not enough credit is being given to the art: thin frames, lots of open white space at the bottom, complementary colors in the images at the top … these factors complement all of the other choices in each vignette, as well as create visual interest on their own without being the defining feature you notice. You could certainly do bolder art full of images and/or color, but that’s where your eye would go and likely linger.

Jessica
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeffrey C

I believe those were (awesome) DIYs – I suspect she intentionally chose items that compliment them 🙂

Donna
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeffrey C

I so agree. The art is what pulls it together. Caitlin, maybe you can link us to the original post where you discussed how they made the art. Awesome.

KWu
7 months ago

Love this format of post, Caitlin as the voice of all us left-brained folks who react to and love pretty things but need some analysis of why it works! Man these are gorgeous pieces. Even with the sale I’m not sure if it’s a good fit for our house at this time with little kids intent on destroying everything but sponsors take note, these photos definitely make me want them way more than I would’ve if just browsing the store site 🙂

Rachel
7 months ago

This was a great/useful article and some beautiful items but I found it really hard to track the differences between the styles – could I suggest next time that you show all the different styles side by side so it’s easier to see the difference. I’d also like to have seen some more whole room photos. Thank you!

Lori
7 months ago
Reply to  Rachel

Agree! It would have helped to have 3 whole room pictures of the different setups from the same angle.

Cassie
7 months ago

THANK YOU! I’ve been missing the decor heavy posts lately.

Rusty
7 months ago

THIS is such a fabulous idea!
Caitlin, I love your down-to-Earth, layperson questions.
Bowser, your answers actually make perfdcf sense.
I guess you used the KISS principle and it works soooooo well!

I really hope to see more of these sort of posts!
Maybe even one where there are, say 8 objects already there and then how to work the new stuff in. (E.g. a piece of furniture, a couple of pieces of wall art, curtains and a 3D ornament… then add a new sofa, coffee table, soft furnishings, etc. to create a whole new room???)

Ooooooh! Daffy in the boucle chair! My heart melted!
Tell all the cushions to sod off! And just stick with the kitty furkids! Best props ever! Hahaha!

I’d like a combo of the first and second styles. If I HAD to choose one, I’d go with #2!

I truly lurve this post formula. ❤

Jessica
7 months ago

I really love the first look, and the rug & pillows from the last look <3 (obviously it’s all good)

That sectional is very pretty, but HUGE and maybe not sufficiently cat-proof (ok ok I’m also prone to dropping chocolate on the couch). I wish couch shopping was easier! I can’t wait for this pandemic to be over 😛

Moo
7 months ago

All are so lovely! If I had to pick a favorite, it might be the first one.

The link for the first rug is linking to the stripe rug from the third design.

Sarah
7 months ago

Most important, adopt a cat that matches your sofa!

sona
7 months ago
Reply to  Sarah

HaHa! I love the white cat appearing throughout the photos. She’s a great accent piece, but I can’t find the link to where to purchase her! 😂

Hana
7 months ago

So happy to see a design post! Love the first one with the black rug. I made a choice of getting a too heavy coffee table and I think this rattan one might be a good option. It looks a little delicate though and I have big dogs.

LouAnn
7 months ago

Super helpful and interesting. My favorite is the Textured and Relaxed with that black-and-white rug.

Dena
7 months ago

I love this so much! An added bonus for me is I have the same model cat so I get to really imagine it as my own!!

Roberta Davis
7 months ago

Emily Bowser, you do beautiful work!

Becky James
7 months ago

Do you mind providing a source for the ceiling light? Thank you!!

Elle Frustrated
7 months ago

Loyal reader here. Never commented before, but I felt compelled to say something. If you’re gonna do an “honest review” of Lulu and Georgia’s products, an honest review of the company itself right now would also be in the best interest of your readers especially if you’re going to send them there. I get that they probably just send you guys this stuff for marketing and so the realities of dealing with them as a regular customer may be lost on you, but I’m here to tell you that they are a NIGHTMARE to deal with rn. Scratch that because it would imply that one is actually able to get a hold of them.I know a lot of companies are dealing with COVID hardships right now, but I don’t know if LG can even use that excuse anymore. When a company’s customer service is nowhere to be found and your items are not being shipped you might as well have been scammed. Their phone number might as well be for show and all you get is a message saying that someone will be with you in 5-7 business days which never happens. Also, the login page on their website has… Read more »

LM
7 months ago

I kind of agree! In my opinion, L&G have actually always been a nightmare…I ordered from them about a year ago after seeing some stuff on this blog that I liked: a couple of rugs, a planter, and some vases. Their rugs were really low quality and overpriced (I actually think Target has better quality!), and the planter arrived with a big dent. Things arrived late and shipping updates weren’t provided. I ended up returning everything due to the bad service and low quality, and I also had to HOUND them for months for my refund. Their customer service was horrible even under normal circumstances (or at least as of last year during Thanksgiving/Christmas). Also, I later found the same planter on a different website for much cheaper. Buyer beware…

Deena
7 months ago

Seconding (or thirding) this experience. It certainly feels like a breach of trust to place an order with this company for high-value items and have them never return to emails or phone messages.

KAH
7 months ago

They also sometimes rename (so you can’t find them as easily elsewhere) and then heavily mark up some of their products. Shady AF. (Anthropologie does this too.)

Casey
7 months ago

Completely agree with Elle. I’ve never commented before but wanted to second that they were a complete nightmare to deal with. Worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. Spend your money somewhere where you’ll have peace of mind.

Ann
7 months ago

Agreed! I ordered a rug and chair from them after seeing it on here and the quality was pretty awful. I decided to keep the chair but return the rug…..it took SO MANY emails and calls to even get the process started. I’ve honestly gotten better rugs from Target and Wayfair. At L&G price point, I’d expect decent quality and customer service. Extremely disappointing, they’ll never get my business again. I’m glad to see I wasn’t alone in my terrible experience.

Caity
7 months ago

I love that little black and white cappuccino cup. Would you be able to share the source? Thanks! I really loved this post! So many pretty things, and I loved seeing a bunch of more affordable stuff mixed in too 🙂

Brandi
7 months ago

The shipping costs are astronomical for this company.

Amy
7 months ago

I love this post! It’s so fun to see all the styles and hear why they work. Great job Caitlin and Bowser!

Kap
7 months ago

Love this design but the format doesn’t work for me. I appreciate all the effort that when into this post but I find it distracting to switch between the voices so ended up just scrolling through for the pictures.

Patti
7 months ago

I have serious open concept questions in my gorgeous new huge condo and need “serious shifts to my space”. Can I send pics and get advice from your pay-per-advice side? Thanks!

Jodi
7 months ago

Absolutely loved this post! Thank you! I think I pinned every image in the first room. The breakdown on design decisions was so helpful and enjoyable to read, and the styling…amazing!

Elizabeth Holdefer
7 months ago

Very curious about the gorgeous black woven pendant light in the first photo. Where is this from? Love the article-thank you!

Reanna
7 months ago

This post is SO HELPFUL! I already know I’ll be returning to it often–thank you!

7 months ago

Really loved this post, I love all three designs but especially the hints and tips for creating vignettes. Also absolutely love that cosy corner, I definitely feel drawn to it.

Nicolette
7 months ago

I love this type of post so much! I would love something similar but with a grey couch. I think a lot more of us can relate to a grey couch vs white.

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