Second, last night I suggested to Kip that I might sell all of the furniture we don't really like on Craigslist (by we, I mean me), and then use that money to buy one or two really nice pieces. This furniture would include everything in my family room. My suggestion was met with a look of fear that could only be matched by a 16-year-old dude finding out his girlfriend might be knocked up. Real fear (but then maybe a little hope for an MTV reality show?). Sorry, I don't even know what I'm talking about anymore. It's the snow and pregnancy hormones.
So here I am trying to appreciate my family room with an orchid and a nice little iPhone filter app.
I do love my orchid, especially because it's the one plant I can keep alive. Yeah me! Anyway, I'm still in my PJs after spending most of the morning dreaming up a new family room. Lately, I've really been inspired by Erin Gates' new home (of the fab Elements of Style). She does such a great job of mixing modern and classic elements and bringing in trends but making them look not trendy, if that makes any sense. The other day we got a peek at her house when she posted pics from her husband's 40th birthday. Check it out here.
This is her living room, and I really love what she's done with it.
|via Elements of Style Blog|
Now you can see how much it inspired my own family room mood board that I had absolutely no business spending all morning on.
I know it looks like there's a lot going on here, but our family room is really big. We need all new furniture because our current furniture is just a little small for the space. We also have two big blank walls on either side of the large window where I'd love to hang some Griffin & Wong chinoiserie panels. I need the room to be neutral enough that I can bring colors in and out as I please, and I love the modern touch the Barcelona chair adds to the space. Also, I snuck in the Susie Pryor painting above the mantel. I will own one someday, mark my words people.
So basically, now that my morning sickness is over (finally!), I've replaced it with a new urge to purge. I did this when I was pregnant with Edward as well, but the force is stronger with this one. I feel a little bit maniacal about it.
Ok, now I have to go be productive and maybe throw some things away (but also go to Costco and stock up on more things). Have a lovely day y'all!