Living Room

The Living Room, Version 492

The Madeline Weinrib rug is now in place, zigging and zagging it up.

My Living Room

My Living Room

The room suddenly looks very pink. Maybe that’s a stupid thing to notice, seeing as how the walls are painted pink, but WOW the rug makes a big difference.

My Living Room

My Living Room

Of course, we had to keep Murray’s little fluffy rug.

My Living Room

Hopefully we’ll have time to hang our wallpaper soon in the dining room. I think the new rug might look good in there too, or in the bedroom. I’m happy with it in the living room for now though!

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  • Capree Kimball
    June 2, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Oh, wow! The rug looks great in there! What a beautifully modern living room!

  • puglyfeet
    June 2, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful — it’s so feminine.

  • angeline
    June 2, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Wow! just Wow!

  • cindy k
    June 2, 2008 at 6:41 am

    oh, i love your room and the zig zag rug really pops. your dress form is so wonderful. love the patterned chair, too.

  • priscilla
    June 2, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I think I need to see how Murray looks on the zig zags.

  • karina
    June 2, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I loooooveeee it!

  • Ophelie
    June 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Wow– that’s a really nice living room!

  • Katie
    June 2, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Ee! I love it! The dress form, the typography, everything. Where did you find that gorgeous yellow lady print?

  • SassyLeeQueenBee
    June 2, 2008 at 10:37 am


  • gesikah
    June 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Love the rug! And I am sooo jealous of the Astrid chair. :)

  • Mary
    June 2, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Yes yes yes! Best rug yet. I think it’s a keeper!

  • Making it Lovely
    June 2, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Katie, it’s a quilt from Dream of Stars.

  • Katie
    June 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    LOVE. What a fantastic rug! It looks great, Nicole!

  • Kristina
    June 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Love your blog, but have always wanted to ask….

    Does your husband love pink as much as you do?
    Does he play an active role in your designs?

    My husband and I own an 80 year old house in Northeast Minneapolis and have touched every inch of it in last year. I truly wish we had the opportunity to document the process like you have. Well done!

  • Ames
    June 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    yumm…raspberry sorbet.

  • Making it Lovely
    June 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Brandon doesn’t love pink like I do, but he doesn’t really mind it either. And he doesn’t come up with much for the house, but he does reign me in when I come up with ideas that are a little too far on the crazy side.

  • Liina
    June 2, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I just came across this blog from the “Corners of my Home” flickr group. And I am so excited to look through everything! What a beautiful place you have! Your blog layout is fantastic, too. I have been in need of a new home blog to enjoy – so thank you!

  • kate
    June 2, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Oh man, I am jealous you have that chair from anthro. I have been drooling over it for months!

  • andrea
    June 2, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    what a lovely room!

  • Tatyana
    June 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    It is so cool you are able to make your house your home. You have definitely made it lovely.(Sorry, that was cheesy.)I wish my husband and I could even own a house. Someday… :)
    I tried looking through the old posts, but I don’t seem to see anything on it.
    Where did you get the white lamps in the living room? I have been looking for a pair like yours for our bedroom forever.

  • michelle
    June 2, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    i am envious of that couch! and well, everything :) looks great

  • Chrissy
    June 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm


  • Jennifer
    June 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I was wondering how your husband feels about the pink too!
    The rug looks gorgeous! I wasn’t sure if I liked it when I saw it in your previous post but really really like it now.

  • Danielle
    June 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new rug in the lounge. It looks so cool. I dream and wish my husband had even a little bit of pink love, I’m not even allowed to buy anythign with flowers on it let alone a hint of pink :P

  • decor8 Holly
    June 3, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I think I need to invest in a little Weinrib action!

  • brand-eye
    June 3, 2008 at 7:58 am

    the room looks great! i love that painting, where did you get it? it would be a perfect housewarming gift for a friend of mine.

  • erin
    June 3, 2008 at 10:35 am

    i’m jealous, i love everything in your living room! i wish my hubby was more accepting of pink! i’ve got 4 big red/pink scarf print pillows from urban outfitters from my bachelorette pad days that i love but will have to retire because he hates pink. sigh.

    anyways the rug looks awesome! and it is a lot of pink, but its a nice pink! not overwhelming at all… still sophisticated!

  • ricci
    June 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    can you tell me where that rug is from??


  • Making it Lovely
    June 3, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I bought it at ABC Carpet and Home in NYC.

    Brand-eye, the painting was a commissioned work from Amy Ruppel.

  • melissa lewis - off the wall
    June 3, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    So glad that Holly wrote about you on her blog today! I haven’t been here before and I’m so glad I found you. Love your blog!

    Love that mannequin. I am obsessed with finding an antique one for my home!

  • A Merry Mishap
    June 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Lovely! I love the colors you chose, feminine but not girly!! It looks so fun, great job!

  • adrienne
    June 4, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    So classy, very nice. The pink is just warm, inviting.

    Where did you get the “B” on the stand next to the TV? I really like it…

  • Herb
    October 9, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Great photographs of a great living room and an excellent rug. I admire your interior design skills post after post. Great job.

  • Julie
    January 26, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Can you tell me where you got yout coffee table? It’s been very difficult for me fining the perfect coffee table that’s not too expensive…

  • Lindsay
    February 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Where did you get your couch? It’s exactly what I’m looking for.

  • Making it Lovely
    February 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Adrienne, the ‘B’ is from Anthropologie.

    Julie, the coffee table was by Thomas O’Brien for Target, but it’s several years old.

    Lindsay, the couch is “Jasper” from Room and Board.

    • Cynthia
      January 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      I knew that was a jasper and was reading your comments hoping I would find out for sure:) I just discovered your blog and I am seriously in love!!!!!!!!! Wonderful style!!!!!!

  • biznes
    February 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I love this style and atmosphere that creates there. Pinky colors are just great.

  • Nancy
    March 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    What a lovely room! I’m also a very big fan of Madeline Weinrib and of pink! I live on the west coast so I haven’t been lucky enough to go to the ABC store in person.

    I’ve picked up a couple of lightly used MW rugs. One is a 5′ x 8′ pink and cream Ikat and the other is one of her wide stripe rugs in beige and a pinkish, berry shade. This is the first time I’ve seen a photo of the zigzag design in a room and I really love it. I’m looking for a new sofa and I can see that the beige shade works perfectly. I’ve thought about doing blues or pinks in the living room of my apartment. I love her Brooke design as well.

    If I ever won the lottery, I’d buy her wool Mulberry Mumms. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in person.

    When you’re in the store, does she have a much larger variety of colors to choose from?

    BTW, I have a sweet Siamese who loves the Madeline rugs! ;)

    I’m really enjoying your blog and you’re a wonderful photographer!

  • Tamara
    March 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Your home really is LOVELY.

    I have been perusing your blog looking for information about the thin wooden panel(?) you have around the perimeter of your living room (from which you hang your art)…I don’t even know what to call it, I have never seen anything like that but i think it’s so cool! Can you please point me to an explanation?

    Thanks :)

  • heather
    June 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    PLEASE HELP! I am painting my living room pink, and I am staring at no less than 6 ugly 2×4′ sample test runs on my wall! Could you please tell me which pink from which paint line you used?? I stumbled on your site tonight, and LOVE IT! Your pink in this project is perfect! Who knew the right pink was so hard to find?????

  • Loriana
    June 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    She said in her other post that it’s “Wild Aster” from Benjamin Moore.

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    March 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

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  • Candice Marie
    April 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I very much love the white rug by the couch. Is it from Ikea? I simply must get one! Thanks :-)

    • Making it Lovely
      July 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      Yes, it’s a little sheepskin from IKEA. We have it there as Murray’s dog bed.

  • Shannon
    July 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    So I know this post is pretty old, but that art of the woman’s head, Who is that? I printed it out about 2 years ago and didn’t write the artist on the back and have been searching for it ever since.

  • Mia
    July 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Can I ask where, what & how do you hang your pictures to the picture rail? We have them at our place too! :) You’ve made a fantastic home!!! :)

  • Emily
    July 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love how you actually use your picture rails! We lived in a 1920s Tudor-style cottage for over 2 years with fab picture rails and I never got around to using them. Fab!

  • Annmarie
    August 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Where is the TV console and wood chair from?

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    December 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Do you have details on your rug?

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