I know a lot of you wanted a home tour, in light of our ceiling crashing thru the house is not totally up to par to be photographed yet. I thought I would share a few new things in and around our house in the mean time.
While we were patching the ceiling hole in our den we decided to add some recess lights. We live in an old ranch house and our den and dining room had no overhead lights. Totally random, right? The hole in the ceiling was a good excuse to put in some lights and it made such a big difference. We also had them installed in our kitchen as well. The brightness makes the room feel so much bigger!
While he was doing the lighting work we had him go ahead and wire the dining room so we can hang a chandelier. Problem is I can't make a decision what I want. This is why home decorating is so hard to me, I can't commit! These are a few I like at West Elm but they are a bit more than I want to spend. The last one is the least expensive. I want something edgy and modern. Thoughts on a favorite?
Our rug for the screen porch finally arrived thanks to GDC Home. I went with a Dash and Albert Rug and really like it. I didn't want a rug to cover the whole floor because I like the slate tiles I just wanted a small one the kids could play on if they wanted. I bought a fan that was too big so now I have to return it (blonde moment measure first before you buy) but we are slowly making progress. Next is hang a fan, some white twinkling lights around the top and a glass door.
Here is another view, this was an old mirror that broke that I set out to go to the trash. The lighting is actually perfect for outfit pictures though! The space is small but it is the perfect little play area for the kids. Sterling loves to sit out here and build blocks and legos.
I scored big at TJMaxx recently. I found this awesome silver bulls head for Sterling's room.
$29!! Such a steal.We are going to hang it this weekend.
I also found these green moss balls. I had been looking for something to put in the bowl in my bar area and these were perfect for $7.
I have really been loving our new bedroom lamps. I found them at Celadon Home on clearance but Lulu & Georgia carries the exact same ones. They also come in a bunch of different colors.
The cabinet in our kitchen took a back seat to the lighting but it will be done next including some built ins around our fridge. I figure if I may be in this house for a few more years I need a few updates, I just have to budget!
and because I love Nate Berkus and he is the master of interior design.