We’ve been in our home for 10 months now – and it’s slowly coming along. Here’s a quick update on our different projects.
Entrance room (previous post here):
-I think this room is pretty much done – I just need a couple more cushion covers (to put on the white cushions.) I’ve purchased 2 on etsy, and am just looking for one more (would love something like this).
-We used a KARLSTAD loveseat and 2 chaise lounges to create a super-sized seating area. We’re quite pleased with it as it’s super-comfortable and very spacious. The dark brown leather and quilting keep it looking neat despite heavy usage.
-This room majorly needs some wall art, but I can’t decide whether I want one big image or several smaller pieces. I’m considering a Parisian-inspired theme – keeping it feminine to counter-act the dark leather. After purchasing the wall art, I’ll have a better idea what I want to do with regards to the cushions. I think I may need some fuzzy off-white cushions or knit-button ones.
-In keeping with the Parisian theme, I’m thinking of replacing the light fixture with a simple chandelier – sparkly but not garish or too ornate.
-We’ll also need to replace the TV stand – we currently have a floor-to-ceiling unit with lots of storage – but visually, it would be good to scale it down. I’ll take my time with this since I’ll have to figure out where to relocate some of the storage space (especially the kids medicine chest – will probably move it over to a kitchen cabinet).
-We recently purchased this sideboard from Ikea – It’s the STORNAS buffet. We used to have a bench in this area, but it was always covered with school papers and kids coloring supplies. I’ve now dedicated one cabinet to all the kids supplies, and the other to my paperwork. I plan on getting some baskets for the open middle section, to make it look neater.
-The tin tubs and faux-lemons were purchased on a recent trip to Winners – I find the pops of yellow are so cheerful and uplifting!
Master bedroom (previously posted about here):
– I purchased table lamps and flowers for each bedside table. The lamps are from Winners and the faux-flowers are from Loblaws.
– I think I’ve FINALLY figured out what to do with this room – I want to get all the furniture painted off-white. While I love the blue wall-color, I found that the contrast with the dark brown furniture was bringing me down. Painting the furniture white will make my room feel light and airy while also solving the mis-matched bed frame problem.
|Old pic of my bedroom (before bedside lamps and flowers)|
– From the pictures below you can see the impact of dark furniture
versus white. While the dark looks elegant and formal, I prefer the
light and airy vibe of the white.
|Image Source: Decorpad here and here|
– I know I’m super-late to the “Keep Calm” bandwagon – but I don’t care – the print really appeals to me – so I had to get this aqua one for the room divider (between the TV room and playroom)
-Re-organize my walk-in closet
-Get furniture and plants for patio
-Finishing touches on guest room (posted about previously here).
What’s on your house to-do list?