I also have Spring Fever, which makes me want to liven things up around my house.
My living room has been a tough room for a long time. It’s always felt “unfinished.” I have finally decided to pay some attention to it. I started with the easy part. Pillows!
We added an adorable little chest, which we painted bright turquoise against our paler blue walls. It’s got gold accents, which look great against our straw-colored sofa.
Now, I’m wanting to update lighting. I want something a little more modern to juxtapose with our mostly French-style antiques. I think after scouring site after site for lighting that is fabulous, but also affordable (really? $700 for lamps?!), I have finally found what I’m looking for… enter Pepita glass lamps from you’ll never guess where!
I love painted furniture in bright poppy hues and am always looking to add those statement making pieces to my own house. While my bank account doesn’t include many of these items procured by designer Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz on GILT.com, I do like to virtually browse for ideas that better fit into my budget. Here are some of my faves…
My bloggy friend Lauren, from Baylorsays.blogspot.com, has inspired me to reinvent a piece of furniture. It’s this cute, little chest with clean lines and an almost Asian feel.
My mom found it somewhere, and we are going to clean and paint it, and put new knobs on it. I’ve been looking around at knobs this morning, hence the title, and have found a few different options from Anthropologie that I just love!
I will post the “before” and “after” when I get around to actually working on the piece (it’s at mom’s still.) But I’m very excited to see how my new little table is transformed.
Molten Spectrum Knob in Warm Speckles, anthropologie.com $8.00
Mercury Glass Melon Knob, anthropologie.com $8
Mother-of-Pearl Knob, anthropologie $14
Bubbled Glass Knob, anthropologie.com $8
Molten Spectrum Knob in Aqua Swirls, anthropologie.com $80
At some point, we need to add a master bathroom to our Circa 1925 tudor. And while we don’t have the money to do it yet, I am constantly reinventing what it would like it to look like in my head (and on my Pinterest boards!)
I always thought I’d want white pedestal sinks and subway tile, with a Carrerra marble shower and floor. Can you guess what’s been in the way of our addition? (<$$)
However, I found this beautiful, little chest on Ross & Main, and immediately envisioned dropping a Carrerra marble top and sink into it. The perfect size to have two of them side by side for his and hers (read keep your stuff away from my stuff!) sinks.
And with the warm tones of the wood, I may have to rethink my tile selection too. But I’m channeling my inner Louis XIV, while I picture golden sunburst mirrors over the top.