Anywhooo, I've been working on the house. Once the Summer was over, I had to turn my attention back to the house's decor.
We finally got a new bed for the master bedroom:
We bought a memory foam mattress for the first time and all I can say is, why did we wait so long to sleep on a cloud!?! The best part aside from the most wonderful sleeps, I can't feel when Chompers jumps on the bed, which is awesome for this light sleeper.
I have to paint the trim in this room, (ugh, hate painting) buy an area rug, a small sofa for our sitting area, window treatments, wall art, nightstands and lighting. I have my eye on a few pieces, hopefully, I can have this room completed by the New Year.
Next up, the dining room:
|It's difficult to photograph this room.. or better yet, it's difficult for ME to photograph this room. Ha!|
I HAVE to make a decision, like yesterday about refinishing my Regency chairs. I'm so conflicted.. should I go with a glossy black finish with faux Python upholstery? Or impart a little Rustic-ness by leaving the chairs with raw wood, (just sanded down to reveal it's natural wood and just seal) and use a rich black velvet for the upholstery?
So, my ideas are to add molding to this space, well actually the whole house but starting with this room. I think I want to add some color to this room. Perhaps some fuchsia or purple. I want to find an Asian influenced distressed long credenza, a coromandel, maybe an area rug, a fabulous Pagoda mirror, silk-like drapes and custom window seat bench and oversized throw pillows. I wish I knew how to create a mood board.
|Love the molding in this space.. it's graphic and very Hollywood Regency.|
|I really love this color purple.. maybe I can find a purple velvet for the reupholstery and silk-like drapes in a shade lighter. I'm DYING over that Chinoiserie cabinet!!|
|I love this coromandel. It's way too big for my space but I would like to find something similar. It would be placed behind the credenza and used as art or it could be placed on a smaller wall and I could add a bench beneath, either way, I NEED one!|
|I would want something distressed like this but with storage. Can't find what I'm looking for.. *sigh*|
|I also love the idea of this decorative credenza. I think it would be equally fab painted or just as it is.|
|This lacquered beauty featuring Greek Key fretwork is awesome too but may be a little too "hard" to fit in my imagined look.|
|I LOVE the detail of this mirror!|
On to the living room, I finally ordered some custom shades for my vintage living room lamps:
|Still need to add another coat of creamier off white paint color to the lamps.. they are still too white.|
Lastly, the family room:
|The view from the living room to the family room.. it needs something.. Color? Different lighting? Rug? All of the above.|
|This sofa is the bane of my existence right now.. can't wait to get my English Arm sofa!|
In the meanwhile, I will interject a little color.. I'm thinking adding color to the back of the bookshelves via contact paper, some colorful throw pillows and a narrow coffee table / ottoman type thing. I also need to add a couple of side tables and lamps as the only lighting in there is overhead. At some point, I will get around to the window treatments and new chandelier.. but that will be after the new English Arm sofa is in there.
Don't mind that chair and lamp in the pic.. they are not staying.
That's it for now. I'm going to the fabric store next week for the dining room chairs.. Python or purple velvet.. decisions, decisions.