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!
Around the time I started littleblacksweats.com, one of my covets was this cool, narrow bookshelf on casters. It had black iron accents and I pictured it behind my couch, piled with books, photos, fresh flowers and any other homeless trinkets that needed a place to rest. I’d never seen anything like it… until now.
Look at this fabulous Lawton Console Table from Barclay Butera Lifestyle on Joss & Main today. My living room is screaming for this cool piece of furniture… and so are my homeless trinkets!
A couple of years ago, I bought a toile-covered Bergère chair at an estate sale. I think I paid $50 for the chair that needed a little TLC. And it’s so comfortable and perfect, except for the fact that there is no matching ottoman to go with it.
Ballard Designs has this matching piece, but since I’d have to special order it in one of my favorite fabrics on earth – Danish linen – it would end up costing me $603. Now I know I got the chair for almost nothing, but isn’t it sacriligious to let that much of deal end up costing me over $600?
I realize that cheap and French are oxymorons, but does anybody have a cheap French Bergère ottoman up for grabs?
Bergère Ottoman in Danish linen, ballarddesigns.com $603