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Thursday, July 12, 2012

House tour: Living room

My friend Julia Leach—the genius behind the clothing line Chance—has the most beautiful living room, filled with books, paintings and even a secret movie wall! My favorite touch was the Monopoly pieces on her bookcase. I interviewed her for Martha Stewart Living, and you can see the full post here, if you'd like. Thanks, Julia!
P.S. A nursery in a closet.

(Photos by Brittany Ambridge for Martha Stewart Living)

48 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the space. Love the movie night idea! Any clue where she got her fabulous navy blue chairs. They are EXACTLY what I've been looking for.

Nisha said...

I wish my small 800 sq.ft. apartment were at least 10% as organized, beautiful and creatively furnished & decorated like hers.

I don't have kids, yet I don't understand why my apartment is always in a mess no matter how often I clean. Always! :'(

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

the blue velvet chairs!! i want them!!!

Young at Heart said...

that is an utterly beautiful room..... I want to livee there!!

Michelle S said...

exposed wood beams and a perfectly imperfect wall collage. these are the stuff that home decor dreams are made of.

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candace said...

Oh wow - I love this space so much. That bookshelf wall is my dream.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful interview and such a lovely and cozy space! I wish I had the ability to hang paintings with Julia's ease! The wall looks so perfect! And I'd love to snuggle up in one of these arm chairs and read all day! I always organize my books by height, but not by topic, and it's never occurred to me to do both (why?!). A new project waiting to be tackled :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What a great space! The pictures all over the wall - very cool!

Lynn said...

LOVE IT. I'm curious -- what state or city does she live in? I can't figure out where those beams would most likely exist.

Sarah Carlson said...

A beautiful room. What a genius idea with the movie projector and large art piece!

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Thanks for the ideas shared on the blog.

Wendy said...

The books, the art, the genius Monopoly piece display... It has a certain rich bohemian feel- gorgeous and very inspiring! (I'm stealing the Monopoly idea for my house. :) )

dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

What a gorgeous space Karen has - it's both chic and comfortable.

I'm heading over to Martha Stewart Living tout de suite to read the full post.

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

The woodsy feel is so stylish.

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Shayna from Pattern Pulp said...

Amazing raw ceilings and wall of art...such a beautiful space. Also love Chance!

Kristen said...

Love the feeling of this space. Very homey and I'm drooling of that frame wall.

Baylee said...

What a cool place. I love the light fixture

Sydney said...

I love the monopoly pieces!

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Mabel and Zora said...

Love the light fixture!

Antoinettes Adventures said...

Amazing interview! Love the exposed ceiling! :)

hello, Friday said...

So beautiful!!! Love the ombre color books. xoxo
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Boardroom Belles said...

Whoever thought of those miniatures on the rainbow books must be a design genius. Fabulous apartment. Then again, many New Yorkers could probably live in their closet and have more space than they have available currently :)

Joanna Goddard said...

lynn, she's in downtown manhattan -- on the Lower East Side. it's an old building and she's made it so beautiful.

Joanna Goddard said...

"tout de suite" -- dajana, you are cute:)

Stefania said...

gorgeous, and great interview!

Melissa Blake said...

Love how cozy this space looks...and the Monopoly pieces are awesome! xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous place. I love the ceiling and the bookcases!

Anonymous said...

Love that picture wall!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across the striped chance tee somewhere and loved it. I think it was on the norstrom website? Anyway, great apartment and profile.

kLr said...

Oh, I love the book and picture walls!

I want to have a secret door made of books someday.

Polly Rowan said...

Love the Monopoly pieces too! Though was it just me that thought about the abandoned board, cards and Monopoly money lying somewhere without their pieces?! haha x

Barry Allen @ seo for real estate said...

Just love this pretty home, its being very well organized with such interior designs and structure, really sounds amazing.

Cookie and Kate said...

Thank you for sharing Julia's stunning living room, Joanna! I am beyond obsessed with it. Those velvet armchairs, bookshelves and the wooden chairs around the table are just perfect.

+M+ said...

I adore this space - I want to live there!

Amielle said...

I looooove the lines in the ceiling and those bookshelves! They're divine!All the different frames on the wall are fabulous and the coloured books are lovely. definite design inspiration

Cai Griffith said...

amazing, just added these to my future house scrapbook!

Abbey said...

GORGEOUS in every detail.

My Love Wedding Ring said...

What a very beautiful living space!

Anonymous said...

Great place!

julia said...

Thank you all for the wonderful feedback, and thank you, Joanna, for the fun opportunity to share one of my very favorite rooms!

gothic victorian dresses said...

Love the place!What a wonderful living room!It's so beautiful!Love it!

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kate said...

I adore the drawings of the women. Do you happen to know who they're by? thanks.

Katy Humphrey said...

You have a lovely home, looks very warm and cozy. I especially love the exposed beams.

Katrina Hetherington said...

Love, love, love the Jane Bootie (tan & black)

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