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Room Of The Week :: 9.2

I don't know how many times I hear from friends and clients, "I don't want to invest too much, this is a rental, after all." And then three years later they're still living in that same rental with that same 'good enough' decor...

modern global style living room | via coco+kelley

Well, this space is the opposite of that story. A rental-turned-home in less than a month, this room proves that it pays to invest in your home - whether permanent or not!

modern global style living room in a classic SF apartment | via coco+kelley

I love how soft and inviting this space is. The piles of texture in the pillows, rug and blankets, along with the warm white walls create a dreamy, relaxing seating area and the rugs do double duty in covering up a less-than-ideal wood floor.

The two more 'masculine' chairs flanking that ultra-feminine fireplace are a perfect juxtaposition, and the modern lines in the furniture help to ease the very traditional architecture.

modern global style living room in a classic SF apartment | via coco+kelley

There are some nice plays on scale here too with some of the accessories - like the miniature marble tables hosting an oversized vase. With the seating all low to the ground too, you feel like you're sinking into the space...

modern global mantel styling | via coco+kelley

I'm also appreciating that while there are many 'global' accessories going on in the space, it still feels fresh and classic - a perfect combination in my book, and one that i'll be going for in my own living room soon as well!

modern global style living room in a classic SF apartment | via coco+kelley

And how perfect is that little seating nook by the window - a great way to fill a space and provide its own little moment.

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