Pretty Lazy: The Art of Being Lazy, While Looking Pretty!

June 7, 2016

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P.S.- for amazing coffee table styling tips you need to watch?this episode of Erica in the House?now!

Perception is a funny thing. For years, people have insinuated I have this “girl about town” persona and think I am always on-the-move. Parts of that may be true, but in actuality, I am a homebody through and through. My best friend Jon and I like to live by the manta “home is where the pants aren’t”. Meaning, there’s nothing more I love than being comfy and cozy at home.

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When I moved into my new home in Los Angeles, I wanted to create a space that felt like a permanent coastal vacation and always made me want to: smile, relax, and cozy up with a book (yes, my friend The Fat Jew wrote a book and you should read it).

The living room’s vibe has been slowly evolving. Read: I am still in need of a new sofa (this old slip covered situation is borrowed from a friend). However, finding the dream coffee table where you can do anything from throw your feet up, eat dinner while watching a movie, or serve as a background while you Instagram your tchotchkes, can be a challenge. Clearly ours, checks all of those boxes. Raj, the cat approves as well!

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I guess the reason why they call it a living room is because you spend most of the time living’ it up in that room- right?

3_Raj-2Since I’m a visual person, I had to mock up different versions of what the living room could possibly look like.?I know this is not normal to do in every single room, however I’m not normal.?Sparing you the 5 other?versions, these were the two that I was torn between.?So happy I went with the?Cranson coffee table?(on right not the Bimini)?with the light grey finish. If you only knew how many hours I logged on?Lulu and Georgia???

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The second place where I get all pretty lazy is the dining area. Meals aside, I If I had a nickel for every person who complemented me on our chairs, I could buy another house or two. If I launched a PSA for comfy tushies, the Ida chair would be our front-runner. True story. And lets be honest, fashion is just as important as function, so having a jaw-dropping set of dining chairs that are equally as comfortable is dreamy.

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PS- Speaking of dreamy, my friend Gray Malin’s new book “Beaches” will inspire you to get your pretty lazy on and get lost in that book for a while… his images may cause you to book a Caribbean vacation- just saying!

 

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Photo Credit by Amy Bartlam
P.S. – Shop the look from this story:

Cranson Coffee Table? ? ?Bimini Coffee Table? ??Ida Chair?? ?Sheepskin?Rug?? ?Gray Malin Book

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