I really meant to get to this earlier in the week but, no big deal or anything,
we bought a house so I've been busy. The house is already
decorated in very nice neutrals, so there's no need to bust in there on the first
day with paint buckets. But anyone who knows me knows I'm not neutral, so I've already
come up with a long list of projects to get started on.
I'm getting quite fixated on the dining room, probably because I've never really had one
before. Right now we live in one room, so the living room is in the kitchen and the
kitchen is in the dining room and the dining room is in the living room. Does that
make sense? Basically, my 'dining room' is a tiny table and 2 chairs parked right
behind the couch.
Last week, I showed you my first look with
the Blox dining table. You can see this week, it looks like a totally different room.
I went a little more subtle with lots of greys and browns, but too subtle is boring
so I added a shiny yellow pendant light. Enjoy!
I love those vintage camera prints so much I think I might actually order a few of
them. A photo of a camera, how meta!
- Lattic Rug
- FlowerPot Pendant Light
- Stainless Steel Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Blox Dining Table
- Joe Chair
- Japanese Enamel Kettle
- Flexaret Vintage Camera Print
- Fujica Vintage Camera Print
- Paxette Vintage Camera Print
Wow, that was one of the most beautiful Victoria Day long weekends I can remember. The
weather was just amazing! We were very busy all weekend and in a couple days I may have some
big news to tell you. Hint: If you follow me on
Twitter, you'll know what we were up to this weekend.
Here's some beachy color inspiration for you today. That should hold you over until I
can tell you the news. I know you're on the edge of your seat!
Image via Flickr Commons
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I've been completely obsessed with home decor lately. As you may know, my husband and
I are planning on buying our first house this year. The thought of being able to
decorate a house from top to bottom is so exciting since we've been renting for so long.
There's only so much you can or want to do with a rental.
My focus has been going to solid, neutral basics that can be a good starting point
for a room. I've been looking for pieces that look great on their own and can easily
adapt to many different decors and color schemes, since I'm impulsive and love to
change things up regularly.
I thought I'd put together a little series where I'll start with a basic piece of
furniture, and show you 4 different looks you can get just by changing up the
I've decided to start with the Blox Dining Table
from CB2 because it's a nice basic wood table but the inset legs add some interest.
Look #1 isn't for people who are afraid of color. I would paint the walls a crisp white
to avoid going overboard. The walls, chairs, and white dinnerwear set provide a nice
clean backdrop for the more colorful accessories to shine. Add some interest to the
place settings by slipping in one of the bright bird plates. The 2 large abstract prints
bring even more fun into the room and will really pop against a white wall. I think the
beaded chandelier and herringbone curtains tie all the colors together.
- Baja Beaded Chandelier
- Bitmap Art Print
- Joy Art Print
- Blox Dining Table
- Chip Chair
- Herringbone Curtains
- Great White Dinnerwear
- Birds of a Feather Plate Set