May 24th, 2011
Our guest room has remained practically unfurnished since we moved in. The problem is that it’s essentially two rooms in one – there’s an awkward little add-on that used to hold the bed, which left the rest of the room feeling disproportionately empty.
Yesterday I decided to move things around a bit and brought in the vintage settee and gold pouf from my office and propped the lamps (that had previously been in the living room) up on the glass console under the window. I scoured a local thrift store for old suitcases (for $15 each) and stacked three on top of each other and added a beveled mirror on top. It’s a fun alternative to a nightstand and felt immediately pulled together with just a few guest room essentials (water carafe, fresh flowers and a lamp).
Next steps: new bedding, art, a headboard.
March 11th, 2010
Remember how I mentioned that we found the perfect-sized settee at the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market this past Sunday? Well here it is, in all of its red, over-the-top glory. While we certainly didn’t have our hearts set on the color, once I noticed the intricate pattern and wood work, I was sold. I love having a piece of furniture that makes a statement and I’m now on the hunt for some quirky pillows. Any recommendations are very welcome!
March 8th, 2010
Zara Leopard Tunic, Citizens of Humanity Jeans, Coach Boots, Vintage Clutch, Handmade Necklaces, Anthropologie Flower Pin
Saturday was one of those gloomy days that was impossibly long and disappointingly unproductive. See, we’ve been missing a place for guests to sit in our living room for quite some time. Remember when we bought these and spruced them up? On the other side of our coffee table there’s been a vacant space and dinner parties just don’t seem as dignified when my boyfriend and I are forced to sit cross-legged on the rug. We had almost given up hope at finding the right piece that was both stylish and semi-affordable when we spotted a Louis XVI style settee at the flea market yesterday. It couldn’t be more perfect and I think we may need to throw a party just because we can now seat more than five people at one time in our living room.