rearranging the living room

as you may or may not know, we recently had a leak in our living room that damaged the floors. this necessitated a move, plumbers, hvac technicians, and finally, new maple planks. after weeks (unbearably long when you are already very pregnant and wanting to hang nursery prints rather than deal with stripped concrete floors), we are finally moving everything back this week. hhh and i contemplated a new arrangement for the living room, but i'm not totally sold on it. here are some photos: 

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just as a reminder, this is what it used to look like: 

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what do you think? should we stick with the tried-and-true or embrace the change? 

nyc home design show 2014

last weekend, sarah and i went to the architectural digest home design show at pier 94. we had some lady m crepe cakes (yum) and cappuccino ordered via a rather elaborate iphone app (weird). everything was beautiful and expensive (except the food samples; those were free).  

masculine/feminine  by katie curtis and NYDC at DIFFA dining by design 2014.

masculine/feminine by katie curtis and NYDC at DIFFA dining by design 2014.

tablescape by calvin klein home. also at DIFFA dining by design 2014.

tablescape by calvin klein home. also at DIFFA dining by design 2014.

my love of all things gold-colored basically requires that i get these. they are made by  Light + Ladder . 

my love of all things gold-colored basically requires that i get these. they are made by Light + Ladder

and lastly, i was very inspired by this AstroTurf. so inspired there is a 6x10 strip of it coming to my apartment very soon. 

and lastly, i was very inspired by this AstroTurf. so inspired there is a 6x10 strip of it coming to my apartment very soon.