Our Home | The Living Room

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Welcome to our home!

Today I am so excited to finally share a taste of our little condo with you all! I am starting with the largest and my most favorite space in our home – our living room! The only downside to our living space is the lack of natural light. The living room gets zero natural light since there are no windows in this space. My attempt to make up for the lack of light is keeping the walls the bright white and lots of bright artificial lighting.
Before we moved I shared my plans for the living which you can take a look at here.

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

I may have plans for a gallery wall on this large empty space on the left. If you have any suggestions as to what I should do with this wall, let me know in the comments! (Gallery wall thoughts? Leave it plain? etc)
Our coffee table is the VITTSJÖ from IKEA. I removed the bottom shelf and painted the frame gold. Exactly the look I was going for on a budget!

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

My DIY Sunburst mirror is peeking out from the kitchen.

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

This shelf is also part of the IKEA VITTSJÖ family – once again painted gold. Paint all the things gold! Ignore the wire mess, whoops!

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These pendant lights have got to be the hardest objects to photograph ever. At least for me. I had to include photographs of them though because I am in love with them! The photo below are the pendant lights that were in the condo when we moved in. There wasn’t anything wrong with them they just weren’t my style.

BEFORE PHOTO Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

That’s all folks! Thank you for taking a look at our home! I hope that you enjoyed this look inside our little condo living room!

Our Home | Living room via DimesandDonuts.com

My little photo bombers say “hello! and thank you!” as well!

Christine-real-thingy

  • http://silexinthecity.blogspot.com Silex in the City

    Adorable! I love those bar stools!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Jess!

  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    Your home is so beautiful! You’ve decorated it perfectly :) Love love love all of the wall art!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much Harriet! :)

  • http://www.a-touch-of-teal.com Katie Urban

    You have the cutest living room! I am about to paint some IKEA furniture gold myself and am SO EXCITED.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Katie! Awesome! One of the quickest/easiest ways to make their pieces instantly nicer.

  • K.

    Yes, paint everything gold ;). I simply love it. I am in the process of doing over my mini office nook, and I am getting so inspired right now. And I just love your stools. And I LOVE that coffee table as well. Beautiful condo Christine.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much K! You’re always so full of positivity!

  • Tailored and true

    What a gorgeous space!! I absolutely love how you’ve decorated it!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much Caitlin!

  • Ashleigh

    Beautiful space!! I have that rug and absolutely love it! I might have to copy a few things from this post for sure! Thanks for posting! ss

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Ashleigh! Isn’t it awesome, it’s my most favorite purchase for the living room!

  • Bethany Magnie

    How cute! This is a beautiful space :)

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much Bethany!

  • http://jesslovesthislife.blogspot.com/ Jessica Angeles

    So beautiful! I love that rug and those pillows from Ikea, they’ve been on my list for so long. We’re moving in a few months and I’ve been bookmarking a lot of decorative items and grey couches, they’re so versatile! Those bar stools are also really great :)

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      So true, they can work in so many different spaces! Thank you Jessica!

  • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

    I would put a large mirror or graphic art in the blank space next the sofa. I am obsessed with how colorful your home is!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Awesome idea! I need to get searching. Thank you!

  • http://www.bobaandpearls.com/ Nikki

    Looks great! I like the gold.

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Nikki!

  • Bohemian Wanderlust

    I love the rug and matching cushions! Such a cute idea

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you! Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://www.therosedogblog.me Rosie

    What a gorgeous home. You have given me lots of inspiration xx

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Rosie, that makes me feel awesome!

  • Sue Oxley

    Oh I do love those bar stools! A gallery wall would be a great addition to this space.

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thanks so much Sue!

  • natalia kostov

    Thats realy Adorable :) <3

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Natalia! :)

  • rosemond cates

    oooh! I love your photo shelf!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you! Ps. You have a beautiful name!

  • http://www.freeborboleta.com/ Fran

    Super cute! Love the gold shelf from IKEA!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Fran! :)

  • Kristine Foley

    Love home tours and yours is SO beautiful! Those stools are amazing and love the colors in your home!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Kristine!

  • http://www.amotherthing.com Katie Reed

    IN LOVE. Seriously, so cute. I can’t ever do anything nice with my house, as my three boys would DESTROY it.

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Katie! :)

  • felisha

    Your home looks straight out of a magazine! This is some serious inspiration for apartment dwellers. :)

    http://www.smallestthing.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Felisha! That makes me feel awesome! :)

  • http://keepingupwithashleyandcody.blogspot.com Ashley Servis

    I love the pillows! I would miss my natural light!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Ashley! Oh, I do! Especially coming from an apartment that had multiple windows and sliding doors.

  • http://eightshores.com/ Sharon @ eight shores

    such a beautiful space, Christine! I especially love the items you painted gold. Inspiring! Can I come over? hehe x

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Sharon! Come on over! :)

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Oh my goodness gracious I love your home. Especially t table and chairs in the dinning room.

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Aleshea! Glad you like my “dining room!” ;)

  • Sydney Nguyen

    Oh my goodness, I love it so much! Your home looks so chic and comfy!!

    Syd
    The Style Roll

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much Sydney!

  • https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/ Sarah Inks

    Your living room looks like something out of a magazine spread!

    Sarah

    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you, that’s such a wonderful compliment to me!

  • http://www.vanessasrunway.com VanessasRunway

    Wow, what a cute pad! Please come redo my place!:)

    http://www.vanessasrunway.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thanks Vanessa! :)

  • Rumela Dey

    So well decorated you have great taste love it.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you Rumela! :)

  • http://www.flavoursandfrosting.com Johlene Orton

    I love what you did with the space. It looks super cozy. My favorites are the pendant lights, perspex bar stools and the black and white rug! :-)

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Johlene! Those are my favorites as well :)

  • sweetsimpleday

    Thanks for sharing the national donut day!! Love all your photos!! Soooooo cute!! I would love to get that donut float. Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thanks Joanne! :)

  • http://www.openspacesblog.com/ Kendra Castillo

    I love EVERYTHING about this space! Great job

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Kendra! Means a lot coming from an interior designer!

  • Amanda

    Love your style! I definitely want to try out making my own sunburst mirror now.

    xo
    Amanda
    http://www.fashionablyclearance.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Amanda! You should! :)