We’ve been living in our apartment for a few years now and while I love our aesthetic (see it here), I wanted to make it a bit more warm and inviting. I was obviously very into the minimal, Scandi look previously and while I still wanted a modern vibe, I wanted some warmth in our place. I also wanted a very comfy chair that was kind of like a nook for me – somewhere I could read, watch TV and relax.

See the before here and let me know your thoughts on the makeover!
PS Shop the pieces below and check out my Pinterest inspo here

Sven sofa
Sven leather chair
Clarus glass coffee table
Taiga wood nesting tables
Zuni sandstone rug
Beacon brass lamp
Sede black leather walnut bar stool

Jonathon Adler vase
Ikea TV bench
Ikea shelf unit

Article is also having a Memorial Day sale this weekend, from May 20 – June 2, with pieces up to 25% off!



  1. Isabelle
    05.17.2019 / 4:23 pm

    Love the new pieces!

  2. Kristin Krakowiak
    05.21.2019 / 1:10 pm

    Hi! LOVE your site! And pretty much all your videos lol I have already saved a lot of these furniture pieces but would love to know what yellow dress you are wearing in the video?!

  3. Tanya Proulx
    08.05.2019 / 11:18 am

    Love the room. Lots of inspiration for our new home. Is the couch comfortable?

    • August Diaries
      08.12.2019 / 3:49 pm

      SO comfortable!

      xx Jill

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