New Home Reveal, Part I: Living Room

It’s been almost one month in my new home and I’m glad to finally share (some of) it with you! So far, everything has worked out very nicely in this new place. Continue reading to check out the first part of my reveal—the living room decorated in rich navy blues and cobalt.

new home reveal living room navy cobalt blue arabesque mid century modern decor

This new pad is quite different than all the apartments I’ve lived in before because it’s a townhome. I didn’t realize how much I’d like it until I moved in, as townhomes have a way of feeling more like a house. I love that I have some new spaces to decorate: a staircase and a laundry room, in which I have my own washer and dryer (a first!).

The square footage of the rooms is pretty similar to my last apartment, but better defined. For instance, I have an actual entryway that is much more practical and aesthetically pleasing. (To be revealed in the near future.)

This is your view from the entryway:

living room gray cobalt navy blue decor Arabesque MCM DIY furniture mosaic coffee table silver rub n buff paper tiles Rorshach inkblot art

You may recall my quest to decorate my (previous) living room with a chic cobalt and navy theme. Ikat, paisley, tie-dye, and solid envelope pillow covers I sewed help infuse this color scheme and evoke an exotic, Arabesque vibe. The Ganesh pillow was actually created by upcycling a fave t-shirt that had gotten too big.

living room pillows navy fabric cover silk paisley Ganesh t-shirt envelope pillow covers gray cobalt chartreuse living room pillows navy fabric cover silk paisley bandanna suzani envelope pillow covers gray cobalt chartreuse

My TV console made of Expedit bookcases remains the same with the navy backing made with posterboard and wrapping paper.

Expedit TV console

I did change out the lampshades with some that add more polish to the room. These inexpensive shades from Target are lined with silver, which also helps reflect light.

Target beveled glass lamps

Another component of my living room decor plan was to replace my mosaic coffee table with a blue one. I was inspired by this table…

… but saved money by creating a different version. I took the top from an IKEA Lack coffee table and tapered legs from some old mid-century end tables, painted them in Behr’s Deep Royal, and used angled top plates to attach the legs.

coffee table paint makeover IKEA Lack hack MCM tapered legs navy blue Deep Royal DIY

This “chair” is actually an IKEA Ektorp ottoman I scored in their “as is” department. It had been a floor model and was missing the cover, but was only $50 (the regular price with cover is at least $99). I covered it with Kona Navy cotton fabric. The top comes off so you can store things inside, which also makes it easy to change the fabric when I want.

IKEA Ektorp ottoman Kona navy fabric cover silk paisley Ganesh t-shirt envelope pillow covers gray cobalt chartreuse tie-dye floor pillow

Hanging above the ottoman and end table is the top to my mosaic coffee table. I just couldn’t part ways with it so I turned it into wall art by attaching D-rings to the back.

living room gray cobalt navy blue decor Arabesque MCM DIY furniture mosaic coffee table silver rub n buff paper tiles Rorshach inkblot art

Another piece of painted furniture in this space is my beloved round dining table, painted in Neptune Blue. I actually revamped it a while ago, but because life was so up in the air with moving, I never got to share it.

Neptune Blue vintage dining table living room kitchen pass through cobalt glass

While the apartment doesn’t have an actual dining room, I’ve designated this corner area next to the kitchen as such. It’s still a work in progress, as I have this blank wall with the funky placement of the thermostat. It kind of disrupts the wall space, so I’m thinking a collage of pictures and a hanging plant.

I love this wall pass-through between my dining area and the kitchen—especially with how the sunlight pours through it. This pass-through will serve as a decor feature instead. I have a great idea for this spot in the future. Giggidy.

Kitchen living room pass through wall cut out cobalt glass silver elephant decor

On my to-do list are a few minor updates to the living/dining room plus one huge update that I’m keeping a secret. Stay tuned for when I reveal this project because it’s gonna be killer!

Have you also decorated with navy and cobalt? What do you think of townhomes? Do you like open floorplans or more divided spaces in your home?

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29 thoughts on “New Home Reveal, Part I: Living Room

  1. Ann

    What a lovely home you are creating! I love your navy and cobalt colors. Years ago I switched from cobalt and white to my current turquoise, red and brown but you are drawing me back to that classic mix. New slipcovers and new pillows in all things blue? I can see this happening and soon. Love the light in your new place.

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  3. Kristina & Millie

    Calm, serene, beautiful! I could definately relax in that room. Don’t tell Kristina I told you but she is jealous and wants this room for herself! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  4. Alexis @ Persia Lou

    Your coffee table is so cool! Love it! Especially since you pieced it together yourself. I’d love if you came and linked up to The Makers Link Party on my blog. Have a great day!

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