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Living Room Style with Arhaus®

24 Jan

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living room: a room in a residence used for the common social activities of the occupants.

 

And we also know it’s so much more when you are decorating the space!  Usually it reflects the owner’s vision of the space where there are so many ideas and choices to set up this very important room in a home.

Recently asked, if I had been given a furniture item, what would be the style, the mood that would accommodate a beautiful living room.  Not just any furniture item, but from Arhaus!  One of my favorite stores; their sophisticated lines are beautiful in all categories for the home and their showrooms are spectacular!

Since 1986, Arhaus®  has been designing home furnishings!  Beautiful, high quality and so unique!  The company takes their customers seriously and ensures the Arhaus® furnishing meets their high quality standards.

What is the furniture choice? A sectional sofa!  Sectional sofas are meant to have seating without the feeling of restraints of designated seating with style.  There is nothing wrong with a beautiful sofa or a love seat; however sectional sofas give added room and allows the circumference of a room to be fully used when required for that extra seating.

When first introduced,  many thought the sectional sofa was for the lower level of a home; where a game room or bar might be!    Well that’s all changed and Arhaus®’s designers have a beautiful line of sectional sofa’s, over forty-two!  I’d reviewed each description and the steel suspension construction is so welcomed; quality at it’s best!  So it was very, very  hard to choose which one, but I think I got it!

My choice is Darrow, a crescent shaped sectional sofa!  I’d choose this style for it gave me ideas in a living room that would be peaceful,  a Feng-Shui scenario with a modern touch.    This sectional has three options; either 119″, 148″ or 152″, so if a living room could not hold the three sections, the 119″of two sections would comfortably fit in standard size living room.

Arhaus® Darrow Sectional with Design Choices by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

Arhaus® Darrow Sectional Sofa with design styles by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

Now, let’s dove in my excitement of my choices:

  • Arhaus® provides the Darrow sectional sofa in eight beautiful colors; however I was drawn to their custom colors.  One in particular, it’s name is Taranto Blue.  The fabric has look of a herringbone style pattern; which is quite attractive.
  • The paint, I’ve chosen Benjamin Moore’s Feather Gray to be the accent color in the room.  While the wallpaper choice is a shimmer of gold and a luster of gray by Fabricut.
  • Then there’s this gorgeous hand-knotted contemporary rug name Yiska, also by Arhaus® ; it also plays with the color scheme chosen.  It gives the look of reflected water.
  • Keeping with the curve pattern dimensions from the Darrow sectional sofa, I chose this electic Trocadero Kidney brass cocktail table by designer Jonathan Adler.  The table is covered in a pieced and lacquered inky charcoal goatskin and adorned with three, inset sand-cast brass medallions.
  • Next is a tall floor lamp. Also brass; with clear Lucite accents by Savafieh.  And yes, I would use two floor lamps in the far corners of the room (opposite the main window in the living room that allows sunlight to stream in).
  • For accent pieces, it can be limitless in ideas.  I chose white vases of different heights and shapes – giving some crispness.  As for greenery, little cacti plants to place throughout the room.  To scent the room, fresh flowers like colorful peonies, hydrangea and mulberries.
  • Lastly, a 3 panel painting of an inviting Buddha head that can be placed on the living room wall to also tie in the curveness of the Darrow sectional sofa and the color hues selected.

This was a pleasure to do!! You can get great ideas for your home.  Take a moment to view Arhaus®’s website, there’s something for everyone! Arhaus…your home!

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letia Mitchelll 403 Letia 🙂

Reference of choices: Arhaus®, Jonathan Adler, Fabricut , West Elm, and Savafieh.

73 Questions, Answered by Anna Wintour!

10 Sep

anna wintourAnna Wintour is the name you should be interested in; during NY Fashion Week!  Are you interested in what she thinks is important?  Here is a candid view of the icon answering questions that are quick and funny – as she is working!  She is so delightful!

Oh, I’m going to wear my shades while I’m in the office tomorrow!!!!

The beautiful Anna Wintour is the daughter of Charles Wintour, former Editor of the Evening Standard. She started her career in 1970, working in the fashion department at Harpers & Queen in London.  Six years later, she joined its sister New York publication Harper’s Bazaar as its Fashion Editor.   After a stint as Senior Editor at New York magazine, controlling the title’s fashion and lifestyle coverage, Wintour was named Creative Director of American Vogue in 1983.  British Vogue hired her back as Editor in Chief for two years. In 1988, she rejoined American Vogue as Editor-in-Chief and in that capacity, has helped raise over $10 million for AIDS charities since 1990.

Enjoy Fashion Week!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia

Youtube video by Vogue®

Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Hotline!

22 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving

Martha Stewart to the rescue!  Need help? Still have questions or pointers. I know I will!!!

Never fail on November 22nd to the 24th, more than 30 culinary masters & entertaining experts will be on hand to help solve your turkey day dilemmas.

The number is 866-675-6675 and also LIVE on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius 112 and XM 157)

http://www.marthastewart.com/276222/thanksgiving-hotline for more information!

Good Luck, Letia  🙂

Photos by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

Letia Mitchell on the Nate Berkus Show? Legal Questions Answered!

26 Sep

The answer is YES!  With my love of decorating and design, it is not unusual to find me attending the syndicated talk show hosted by my favorite interior designer, Nate Berkus!

Remember a few weeks ago, I posted that I was at the Nate Berkus Show and I would fill you in?  Well, I couldn’t say anything until now!  Such great news!

While there, one of the producer’s assistant asked would I be interested in proposing a question as  a participating audience member, I said yes.

They replied that they would call in the next couple of days!  Leaving the show excited, I went to Carmine’s to have their caesar salad!

(I know, I am always talking about food) and while eating; I’d received a phone call from the producer of the show, asking if I was excited!   I said I love the show and I LOVE Nate!

Then she went on to say, you have to choose your wardrobe!  I am like what in the hell is she is talking about (with a puzzled face)….I’m just asking a question?  Did I miss something?  While talking to them earlier, I actually was interviewed!  The producers, to my surprise invited me to be a guest audience member. “You’re an interior decorator with such an infectious smile; with your personality and enthusiasm; we said Why not!”

So I met Nate Berkus! AWESOME! Such a wonderful person, he practiced saying my name correctly (Lee-Sha).  And yes, he is handsome!!!  Simply charming and humble; with a laugh that could also light up a room!  If you read any of my posts, you know how much I admire him!

Celebrity star and book writer Jackie Collins is the star guest on the show, where she will be talking about her life, books and how she loves her favorite sport (won’t give it away, you have to watch the show).  Her 28th book, “Goddess of Vengeance,” has just been released.  My green room was next to her’s and she was very nice; quite funny actually.  She has a wonderful sense of humor!

What will I’ll be talking about?  I will be partaking in a legal segment posing a personal question to the beautiful, Sunny Hostin, attorney and multi-platform journalist; who currently serves as legal analyst for CNN and Headline News’ InSession.  It will be airing this Thursday, September 29th.   Once it airs, http://www.thenateshow.com/station-finder, I’ll add the segment!

You never know what’s in store for you!  Big thanks to the Nate Berkus Show’s staff!  Caitlyn and Cara; you’re the best and hardest working PAs ever!

To my family and friends, as always thanks for all your support in this crazy journey that I’m absolutely loving!!

Letia 🙂

For more legal information talked about on the show, see  http://www.thenateshow.com/videos/detail/2909/your-legal-questions-answered

Images from the Nate Berkus Show®,  Getty Images® and Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

Keep Them Coming! Don’t Stop Them No, Don’t Stop Them!

18 Feb

It’s a beautiful bonus to give information that benefits others!

And for me, well I am having a blast doing it!

I want to thank all my readers for your comments, your opinions and your e-mails!  Keep them coming!

Letia 🙂

lee@lmlifestyleanddesign.com

Title thought from KC & the Sunshine Band‘s ’70’s hit.

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