Basically my entire Christmas break was consumed making my little space a home. I saved for months to buy furniture, and am proud to say I made it work on a fairly tight budget. I did everything I could do myself including sewing pillows, rugs, and making a tv stand. The rest I either purchased out right or put on credit. One thing I didn't want to do was waste money on cheap pieces of furniture that would only last a couple of years. I made the decision to spend a little more on certain pieces that I hope will endure for years to come.
Stepping through the front door, you'll find yourself in my office/living space.
|Desk and Chair- World Market|
|Sectional: Haverty's . Table Lamps and End Tables: Target|
The room took more of a southwestern turn when I found this amazing rug on sale at Pottery Barn. It brings so much color and brightness to the room and helps to separate the living space from other areas of the room.
|Rug: Pottery Barn|
I played up some of the colors and patterns of the rug by sewing some of my own pillow cases.
|TV Stand: DIY. Terrariums: World Market|
|Vase Filler: Etsy|
I love love LOVE my stainless steel table. I don't have to worry about scratches or dings like I wold with a wood table top, and it's proven to be a great work space for sewing and crafting. It's part of the mix and match collection from West Elm so if I ever get sick of the steel I can always switch it out for a more traditional top.
|Table: West Elm . Chairs and Bench: World Market|
The bench, I found at World Market. It's close to a perfect match for the table. As lovely and as comfy as the chairs are, the bench is where I tend to sit the most.
Lou is settling in just fine here too. He spends the bulk of his time keeping guard on top of the couch and snuggling up for naps amongst the pillows.
And then there's some playing too.
Totally different feel in the bedroom. I wanted a more girly-chic look. I really debated about painting the back wall a light shade of gray. In the end I decided to keep it simple and use gray tones in the bedding and decor. I love that I can totally change the look and feel of this room by swapping out the pillows. It could me made more man-friendly by trading out the pinks and purples with neutral tones. I have hopes that I can use this same furniture for years to come.
|Pillows: DIY. Bedding: Anthropologie Night Stands: West Elm. Bed: Wayfair|
One of these days that big old mirror will be hung over the dresser where it belongs.
|Dresser: Haverty's. Mercury Glass Vases: DIY|
All of the pillow cases (with the exception of the teal velvet) were sewn by me. I ordered inserts from and spent an entire evening sewing them up. Most of the fabrics are Anna Maria Horner's from various collections.
Now you've seen it all, with the exception of the bathroom. I've still got a couple tricks up my sleeve for that room. Thanks for stopping by (;