Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Love Basement: living room

It's a snowy, snowy day and Chas is out snowboarding. I'm left without a car, stranded here in the love basement. After doing some Saturday house cleaning and watching BYU stomp on San Diego State (yesss!), what's left to do? Oh wait, I know! Take more pictures of our apartment and blog 'em! (Dork alert.)

Welcome to our living room/study:

So many colors make my little artsy heart go pitter-patter.
 I fell in love with Chas in NYC...when I was 13 years old. I had a graphic designer friend make this print for Chas' bday last year.

 One thing we're running short on in the Love Basement is natural lighting so plenty of cute lamps are a must.
And remember baby Chas' original painting from the 3rd grade? Love it.

My dad is also an artist. A few years ago, he did a whole series of still life paintings like this and me and my sisters each pick one to have. This one's mine. I'm very attached.

Those four prints on the back wall are our favorite places: Italy, Oregon, Utah, and New York. Get our own favorite places from QA Designs.

 I still can't believe we own this huge T.V. Weird.
I also can't believe I'm married to an award-winning filmmaker. On either side of ginormica hang Chas' 3rd place and audience choice awards from the LDS Film Festival last year. 

Chas served his LDS mission in Italy for 2 years. This book is a lovely wedding present from a lovely lady. Who knew the cover color scheme would go so well with everything we own? Def. an inspired purchase.  

Ok, ok. Last shot and we're moving on... study area!

I love that the living room can easily be divided into two separate areas. It's the perfect little nook for our computer desk.

Just framed and hung this this morning. It's making me very, very happy.

And there you have it, friends.
It may be a basement, but we love it's guts. 
Thanks for visiting!

And if you haven't entered the giveaway, today is your last chance! So get on that. :)


Biscuit McGhee said...

Your house is so cheerful, cute and colorful! I think we have the same bookcases in our living room, and the lamp on your desk. We must be shopping in the same places! I've got to take some pictures of my place so I can post 'em!

Diana Smith said...

What an adorable apartment you have! I love all the colors and that lampshade is adotable!! Its all so cute!

mskanorado said...

Pretty sure you have the cutest space EVER! love love love it!!

candace said...

will you come help me with my space? i can't decorate or do anything...too scared. i haven't hung one thing on the walls yet.

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness. You guys are super cool! What an awesome place with beautiful furnishings...and I absolutely love the amazing prints, especially the NYC one!

Happy Weekend to my new bloggy friend! :)

Eva Marie said...

Your place looks so cute and so inviting :)

Love all the colours

Shalyn said...

I love love love love this! My favorite thing about it is the fact that you inserted so much about yourselves without just hanging photographs! SO neat!

zlb said...

:) glad to see italy is representing!

Leonuh! said...

MY goodness I am in LOVE with your apartment! It's adorable and gorgeous! I'm jealous!

e.r.a. said...

I just love all the color in this room!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You have everything decorated so beautifully!! I love the colors that you have used.

Polka Dot said...

Everything is *adorable*! I love it. Especially the New York print and the "I have always known it was you" print. I have been really in to typography prints like that recently. :)

AE Jones said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE all your color! It is so bright, light and happy!! You're a fantastic decorator. :)