What's Happening Around Here. Decorating, Sneak Peeks & Instagram Update.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oh boy, the ball is a rolling people.  It's amazing how much can happen when you make the decision to get things done.

The master bedroom, I'm SO excited about this you guys.  The headboard has been sprayed, the fabrics for the pillows have been ordered & I'm searching for art. I can not wait to see it all together.  I know I said that the plan was to not make it feminine but I couldn't help it...it may be a tad bit on the feminine side.  Hubs is aok with the plan (I'm so lucky that he's so easy going).  I am making an effort to balance it all so that it's not overly feminine.

Anyhow, there won't be many sneak peeks as I really want to show you a true before & after once it's all done.  Hopefully by the end of the month (fabric will take some time to arrive).

I will however share this gorgeous painting by Jen Ramos, it's one of the inspirations for the room:

I know, I know, fabulous!

And I am considering this amazingness by Adriane Duckworth to hang above the bed:

With touches of blue, white and black, it would fit in beautifully.  If you haven't seen Adriane's work, I highly recommend that you take a look at her site and shops here and here.  The girl is talented.

On to the living room. Ohhh, the living room. Seriously, the room that is taking forever to finish.  I'm finding msyelf debating the furniture layout and I'm not quite sure what I want to put on the walls.  Because of this, I've been hesitant about hanging the infamous gold mirror because I really don't want to have to move it once it's up.

I think the furniture layout that we have now will work but I found that there was way too much wall space to the left of the mirror, so I've been trying to find a solution.  I'm planning on hanging two square frames on either side of the mirror, but there was still room to fill. So I moved the palm (which desperately needs to be re-potted) from the dining room into the living room and it's filling the space nicely.  Problem solved (I think).

What did happen was this:

Yes, lady in the fancy dress (that's what little J calls her) is up on the wall.  Can you believe that I bought this over 10 years ago? I saw it in a store in the mall and just had to have it. I didn't even have a place of my own at the time. Just loved her so.

Also happening, new pillow covers in the living room.  I stumbled upon this gorgeous ikatish-animal print at our local fabric store (on clearance) and it goes perfectly with the living room scheme. Inexpensive way to freshen things up!

And then there are these chairs that I found at a local antique store. I see them being repainted and getting new fabric and looking absolutely perfect in the dining room.

And last but not least is the entry, well, the landing just off of the entry.  It's been causing me grief, serious grief.  We need a rug there, there's no option.  The problem is the size of the landing is too small for a 5x8 and too big for a 4x6 and I'm not finding much in between that I like.  I've decided that 5x5 is the perfect fit.  There are quite a few options online, but being as indecisive as I am, I don't really want to go that route, not being able to easily return the rug if it doesn't look right.

So, I headed to a local carpet store to see if they could make me a sisal rug with black banding just to tide me over until I find something that I absolutely love, or maybe this is just what we need?!

They said that it wouldn't be a problem.  I just need to give them the go ahead.

So that my friends is what's happening around here.  I'm really looking forward to sharing photos of the master bedroom once it's all done!



  1. Looking forward to seeing it! :) thanks!

  2. Loving all the updates, so so gorgeous! The painting by jen is stunning! And I love that settee with the mirror, so so glam!

  3. I love the idea for the rug! I'm going to have to go that same route once we refinish our stairs. I bet it will look lovely in your house. Excited for all of yur updates!

  4. I adore your inspiration painting. ADORE!!

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