Small Girl, Big Ideas

House Tour :: Living Room

One of our biggest projects when we moved was rethinking our living room completely. Not only does our new house have a very, very different lay out from our last few places, but our couch has been thrown around from a few places in Cincinnati to two places here in PA already. The three seater IKEA Ektorp was fine back when it was me, Jason, and a guinea pig in a 500 square foot apartment. But now, with more guests coming in and out, two dogs, and triple that amount of space, our old couch wasn't working anymore. Put alongside that the super, duper cheap IKEA coffee table and side tables we bought back in 2008 are all dead (literally, Raynor annihilated that 40 dollar coffee table about 6 months ago. We started picking out things we wanted here and there to go along with things we have already have (and dragged from Cincinnati to Florida to Pennsylvania). And finally, it's all come together. Still, most of our house is from IKEA. I love it.


We're really happy with our new IKEA couch. Our plan actually wasn't to buy another IKEA couch, but the deciding factor came when I took a photo of a Pottery Barn couch in a slightly lighter shade of gray. Upon seeing the photo, Jason asked if my mom and I had gone to Baltimore after all? Why were we at IKEA? The comfort level was the same as the IKEA couch, only nearly triple the price (and at the outlet too). We're really happy with what we have, and have a special little DIY coming on how to personalize furniture a bit next Monday!

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE that r2d2 and c3po print! So so cute! And holy figurines!

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  2. IS THAT A MASTER CHIEF HEAD? dear god, woman, you get more perfect with every post. Honestly. Dream girl.

    I'm pleased that you're contet with your new furniture! Furniture can be a hard thing to buy. I remember looking for the perfect chair for my desk, and it took forever, and I ended up using an exercise ball instead. Whatevs lllolol

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  3. This is awesome, such a great layout and so many cute figurines!! I love that there's so much personality in this space. The Spiderman in the corner is just the icing on the cake ;)
    xJennaD

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  4. I'm in nerd love with your living room. <3

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  5. Your living room is pretty much AMAZING. I saw Stitch and about died!


    P.S. I'm giving away a $50 gift card to Albion Fit. Come enter!

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  6. Omg, you house is such an inspiring blend of nerdtastic silly with clean modern design! We often struggle to balance our geeky toys and things and keep a clean pretty home. I am so impressed and inspired!

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  7. I absolutely love how you've incorporated all of your stuff into your home. Maybe I should show my husband this so we can get all of our nerdy action-figures into places that make sense and look nice.

    - Rewynd
    http://make.rewynd.net

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  8. Ahhh I love all the little things in your house! It's adorable! The couches look super comfy and the huge spiderman is increddddible.

    Kelsey
    Be Like The Fox

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  9. loving the space. and i love your collections! :)

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  10. so cute!! I LOVE those custom coasters, what a cute idea! :)

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  11. You have such an awesome house!! I love all the knickknacks! That lifesife Spiderman is the coolest!
    ~Sara

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  12. your living room is so cute! our current couch is so bad for the shedding pets. do your dogs shed and, if so - how is the ikea couch? i've been eyeing up a crate and barrel one for a long time but it's just so much more expensive!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  13. The Star Wars art is so pretty!! Cute set-up.
    +Victoria+

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  14. I love that your living room is fun, but still clean and well put-together! It's great that you have all of these wonderful personal touches in it. And come on. Any living room that has a lifesize Spiderman is amazing ;)

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  15. This was so neat to see! I love your home :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  16. It reflects your fun-loving personality well! Love the white and bright feel.

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  17. that looks like a cozy living room!! I love those windows, wow!!

    Carisa
    Bunnies and Pearls

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  18. That round window is so incredible! I want to have one like that too! It's funny how your living room seems simple at first glance but at second glance you can see all of those playfull accessories :D

    http://love-your-ego.blogspot.de

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  19. Yay for Vinylmations! :) The couch looks cute! I also love IKEA.

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