I aspire to be one of those people/mothers/bloggers who can show off her perfectly decorated home in all it’s trendsetting glory. But that’s not going to happen. Like ever. So I decided to show you what everything looks like since we’ve moved back home, mostly because I figure that there are many of you that are just like me. Indecisive and on a tight budget.
In addition to wanting an area rug, an accent chair and other things on the walls, the “coffee table” is actually the play table from Luke’s bedroom. We stole it from him so we have something to put our wine glasses on at night until we find a table or ottoman that we really like. Luke isn’t happy with us.
I like these in place of Luke’s table…
On to the boudoir…
This is the rug I’d like to put in here, on either side of our bed…
Welcome to our toilette…(In my mind I said that in a french accent. You know, twa-lette)
Our kitchen is the piece de résistance of the house. We haven’t put our island back yet. It’s still in my parents’ garage and it’s in need of a good scrubbing, but eventually it’ll get moved over here and I’ll get a couple of stools for it. Ideal place to give the kids breakfast. Otherwise, we’re totally loving how the carrera marble counters, the white subway tile with charcoal grout and stainless steel appliances go together.
The shelf above his bed is actually from my childhood bedroom, which my dad altered to remove heart-shaped cutouts and also repainted it a distressed dark red. For now I have knicknacks on it from when Luke was an infant, but since he’s turning 6 this weekend I’d better man up the decor!
This is the dining room as it is now – a major work in progress. The carpenter is coming back in a few weeks to build a banquette around part of the dining table. The table is from West Elm and the chairs are from Restoration Hardware. I love the rustic planks in the table. Picking food out of it after dinner is tricky but I still love the way it looks.
Are you loving the contractor’s giant lights in the background? Like I said, this is how we’re living right now. The house is very much a work in progress but we’ll get there. Eventually.
After I went over this post I realized how much we’ve purchased from Pottery Barn. I don’t like to shop in one place all the time but I’m impatient and the idea of shopping around for months and months to find things for our home is tiring to me. Generic isn’t the worst thing in the world as long as it brings you happiness when you look at it. By the way, have you ever checked out shopterrain.com? I love perusing their website, even thought it’s a bit pricey. They’re having a tent sale. Check it out!