I’ve basically been having a complete meltdown over the state of our house – living in renovation / decorating flux for 3 years is starting to really wear on me, especially as I cruise toward turning 39 and feel soundly middle aged. Ok, I don’t really feel middle aged, but there are some milestones I’d like to reach. One is feeling like my home is comfortable, cohesive, and deliberate. The living room is next on the list to tackle, and it’s been a real challenge to get comfort, style, cat proof, nothing-disposable, and non-toxic all in one.
Here’s the vision I’m working on now – and will hopefully unveil before the holidays!
floor lamp (have similar dark green & brass vintage one) // acrylic coffee table (done) // nelson lamp (done, see the before link) // coral leather pouf – 20% off right now but still steep // chinoiserie side table – found at an antique store – same shape, but no glass top and cherry wood instead of lacquer // built in bench – in progress, Matthew Smyth example here // regency eagle mirror, ours is a hand-me-down from Sean’s mother // pillows – planning to make these, inspired by: havana pillow, banana leaf pillow, malachite green pillow // creamware – this is Setsuko Klossowska de Rola (she’s a huge inspiration in general) for Astier de Villatte, mine is an ever-growing thrift collection // the rug is the big decision: thomaspaul rug or gobi wool rug? // x magazine rack (on order, will fit nicely under the chinoiserie table) // coral, antique hand-me-down from Sean’s mother
Just putting this all together made me feel a lot better about where we are – getting the bench finished and the rug decision made will go a long way!
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