Our New Living Room

June 9, 2015 • Home Decor

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i’ve been wanting to share some snapshots of our new living room ever since the sofa we picked out at MASTER MEUBEL was delivered. but it so happened that the delivery guys arrived the night before juliet’s birth, and well, things got a little crazy after that. but now that everything is settling down a bit, and we’ve started to create new routines as a family, i’m so happy to finally share how our living room looks right now.

as you may remember, i teamed up with my favorite design store to finally create the perfect living room fit for an adult life and a little family. everything revolved around the sofa. you can see the moodboard i created HERE and the process of choosing the right one for us with an interior architect of master meubel HERE. i can’t even put into words how happy i was when the sofa made its way to switzerland. i had to leave for the hospital later that night, and i was so disappointed to leave it behind. all the time i spent in the hospital, i thought about curling up on that sofa with my tiny newborn girl in my arms.

when that finally happened a few days later, it was everything i had imagined. the MOROSO GENTRY is so spacious, there was more than enough room for the three of us to hang and lounge for days on end. i spent many nightly hours on that couch, rocking little juliet to sleep while zapping through netflix (and racing through entire seasons of white collar, bloodline and unbreakable kimmy schmidt). already, this sofa is so much more than the gorgeous design object i fell head over heels for. it’s the beating heart of our home.

perhaps one day i’ll regret choosing this light grey color (premonitions of a four year old juliet’s sticky hands and messy snacks), but right now i couldn’t love it more. it ensures the sofa doesn’t look too heavy, like it might have in the cable knit fabric. in the end we just added some pillows in that fabric because we loved it so much, but we’re happy we went for a slightly safer and more timeless fabric for the sofa. we also chose two black ABOUT A CHAIR models from hay, to add more seating for when we entertain guests. one of them is in JULIET’S NURSERY for now, and both of them are our preferred spots to feed her, as the arm rest is just the right height to support us holding her.

i was pleasantly surprised to see what a great match the moroso couch is with our FOSCARINI TWIGGY lamp, which we also bought at master meubel years ago, when first moving in with each other. it really feels like we’re building our ideal interior, carefully and slowly putting together the different pieces of the puzzle. i like the idea of working towards the perfect home gradually, adding different layers as the years go by and you evolve as a couple and as a family.

photos by stephanie duval

Living Room Decisions

March 24, 2015 • Home Decor

earlier this year i introduced you guys to my favorite belgian design store MASTER MEUBEL, and earlier this month i told you a little bit about the project i’ve been working on with them – creating our DREAM LIVING ROOM. it was so much fun to hear from you which sofa you liked best and what your own living rooms look like, and i have to say – you guys have amazing taste.

most of you preferred the GENTRY SOFA BY MOROSO in the little collage that i made, and i can now tell you guys that absolutely yes, that was the couch i’ve had my eye on too since the very beginning. at first i was fascinated by the thick cable fabric, which looks a little bit like a braid. but when we visited the master meubel showroom and were assisted by interior architect isabelle in making our final choice, we realized we wanted a huge sofa to create a cozy vibe, and the busy fabric might make the design too heavy in the end.

isabelle was so helpful and friendly by the way – turns out she had been reading my blog and our styles are really very similar. at one point i started asking her about hanging MUUTO E27 PENDANTS above our dining room table, and she admitted to just having done that in her own home. i think it’s so reassuring when you make life changing interior decorating decisions, that the person helping you knows exactly what you mean, don’t you agree? (i mean, even our outfits looked color-coordinated!!)

in any case, isabelle sat down with us in the gentry sofa on display at the master meubel showroom, and walked us through the infinite set-up, fabric and color possibilities. i was so sure i wanted two two-seaters, but i admit the corner set-up in the showroom looked rrrrrreally cozy. the sofa is available in three ‘depths’, and we were able to test the two most frequently chosen dimensions. what a difference 15 centimeters can make! we ended up going for 105cm, which will allow us to comfortably lounge instead of sit straight up. we also decided to add two additional chairs to our living room, and we decided to go for the HAY ABOUT A LOUNGE CHAIR. i was so in love with the pink, but we decided to go for a more evergreen color. one of the chairs will start its new life in our little one’s nursery and will be added to the living room once the baby no longer needs nighttime feeding.

as i type this, a truck is on its way to switzerland to deliver our brand new living room, and i couldn’t be more excited. it’s such a good thing master meubel delivers anywhere in the world – they really helped us figure out the whole delivery and customs situation, and someone will be there at the time of the delivery to help us move everything into the apartment. can’t wait to share the final result with you guys soon!

this post is part of a collaboration with MASTER MEUBEL, but of course all opinions are authentic and my own. photos by matthias rabaey.


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