Just a grilled cheese with pea sprouts, an apple, and pickles.
Plus – hummus, chips, and carrots.
House Tour: Where We Got It
I’ve gotten the questions “Where did you get your dining room chairs?” and “What color did you paint your living room?” about a dozen times, so I figured I owed you all a house tour. We moved from a 900 square foot apartment into a house, so we had to buy a lot of furniture just to keep the rooms from looking totally bare. At this point, we’re going on a shopping freeze (gotta buy diapers and whatnot, after all), so this is as done as things will look for a while.
So… welcome to our home!
Living room (TV room is upstairs in the bonus room):
Paint color: Behr Silver Drop
The two sitting chairs are from World Market, one of my favorite stores ever. They are actually very comfortable, although the pattern has produced strong “yay” or “nay” responses from house guests.
The coffee table and couch (which is famous in our circle of friends for being the most uncomfortable couch ever – I, however, adore it) are both from West Elm and were bought two years ago when we moved to Charlotte.
Oh, I realize that coffee table is the opposite of child-friendly and will need to be put into storage once the baby becomes mobile. Safety first. And, as a side note, we are going to turn our eat-in kitchen area into a play space since we don’t have a play room and don’t really need a secondary eating area.
Mirror over the mantle is from Home Goods. I love the rustic frame; unfortunately, it only hangs up vertically. I need to somehow remedy that.
But my absolute favorite part of the living room is this side table, which the Husband found at Home Goods. It’s incredibly heavy, and the iron detailing makes it look so masculine.
Blue lamp with silver shade from Target, of all places.
Speaking of Home Goods, a woman actually tried to steal this wrought iron piece away from me. You’ve got to watch your cart at Home Goods! The piece was a mere $18, totally worth protecting, and now hangs over our bed.
Paint is Martha Stewart Buckwheat Flour.
Onto the dining room…
The chairs, table, and placemats are all from World Market. The ram head is named Al Golden (the Miami Hurricanes head coach), and he’s from West Elm (we bought him a few years ago, but I think they still sell him). The paint color is Martha Stewart Eggplant; I really had to convince the Husband that vibrant purple was the way to go in the dining room, but now he loves it.
And last, but not least, the sole piece of interesting furniture in the office is this red leather chair, which we found at The Sleepy Poet thrift store in Charlotte.
(Here’s my Kitchen Tour)
So – that’s all! Clearly, we need a rug in the living room, but I’m struggling to figure out the right color. We tried cream but it looked horrendous (and I was afraid it would show ever single baby barf spot from here onto eternity). Any suggestions? Oh, and the next room that we’re doing is clearly the nursery, but that’s going to have to wait a few weeks, as mentioned. Just hope I can get it done before baby arrives…
World Market is my favorite store! We actually looked at those chairs too, but I’m still on the fence…I think I want something with a bigger pattern and maybe more comfortable as a loungy reading chair.