la fiorentina pillow by arianna belle- lust list/ leopard pillow by furbish/ target ottoman (no longer available)/ arsenic by farrow & ball/ premier prints outdoor stripe/ benjamin moore ice blue/ spoonflower charcoal dots fabric/ faux-malachite wallpaper/ gold flatware
I hope Tuesday’s post didn’t bum you out. I just wanted to be completely open with what has been going on in my head for the last two weeks. It has been hard to publish boards that I wasn’t truly behind. This blog has always and will always be for me to express myself and to meet some other rad people! So if I am really not feeling like posting on something, I won’t and I hope that’s ok with you. I want to always be honest and only post about stuff that I truly love. And at this time in my life, I might fixate a little more on design trends with some fashion and shopping smattered in! But I am thinking about doing a little fashion post every Friday? How does that sound? And of course, we still need to talk about kids fashion…
I also wanted to clarify. Just because we won’t be painting the trim (and tackling that behemoth of a task right away–think 35 paneled windows) doesn’t mean we won’t be doing anything. Believe me, I wish I had the energy to bang it out like Young House Love did right away (or like Little Green Notebook put in her floors right away too) but it’s not where we are at this time. One of the reasons we bought this house, and not the Mid-century Modern one I mentioned here was that this one is pretty much ready to go. Well not perfectly ready (we had to get the water heater turned on, and the air filter working) but we didn’t have to rip out tons of wall to wall carpeting and install hardwoods right away like we would have had to in the MCM one. It meant that we had to pay a little more for what the flipper had already done but it was move-in ready. E has a full time job and I only have so much energy, and poor E has a boat load of projects always maintaining our old cars. But do not fear…(Joshua is here! Any Joshua Giraffe Raffi fans?) I have up my sleeves a couple projects that won’t involve E’s expertise (well maybe to photograph but that’s it!)
So here are some current ideas that are floating around in my brain. Keep in mind everything is going to be on a budget. Not an absolute shoestring budget but let’s just say I won’t be able to buy any lustworthy $94 pillows anytime soon. So I will be voyaging into the great unknown of sewing. Thank goodness my mother-in-law has volunteered to help. I don’t sew. I never have but will learn how to. E is the sewer in our family, and the chef (I dabble out of necessity), and the photographer. I know I overachieved by marrying him 😉 Now he doesn’t sew a lot but he has sewn dog coats for our dogs (when we found out the coats we wanted $150 each we decided to make our own–pictures to follow). To clarify he isn’t sewing up a storm of girly stuff: he has sewn some hiking straps for his brother’s old boat, dog collars and coats, and some other stuff for his windsurfing equipment. We’ll just say that the majority of his sewing has been very manly and self-serving. Does that make it better?
I also have some awesome chairs that were handed-down to me by my grandma that need some new upholstered seats, an ottoman that needs a new cover, and some pillowless sofas that need pillows. I tell E that sofas need AT LEAST three pillows to be happy. He disagrees and says that I have high maintenance sofas. I am also toying of putting up some gift wrapping paper for the back of some built-ins in our dining room.
What do you think? I will spill the moodboards for each room as soon as I get the actual rooms photographed so you can see where my thoughts are. Is this enough of a teaser for you? Have a wonderful weekend–we are headed back to Chi-town for the weekend to pick up the rest of our furniture that we left behind while moving. It will feel really nice to know that we have all our stuff in one place.