Monday, March 17, 2008

finally moving forward again at home...

dave and i have been stuck in neutral in our apartment decoration... we still need to do so many things. paint, get chairs recovered, get new chairs for the dining table, get a new area rug, get a bookcase, etc. aaacckkk!! too much. and we weren't doing any of it.

yesterday, we had to go to fortunoff to spend a gift card that we had received for our wedding. it was quite a generous amount, and we would have lost it in a couple of weeks (it expires in 2 years). we were hoping to find a coffee table, but no such luck. so, onto the lighting department we went.

and we found some great pieces!!! we got a great chandelier for the bedroom, along with a gorgeous chrome-finish table lamp (on sale from $150 to $50!!). and then we found a tall buffet-height table lamp for the dining space for $40. oh, the joy! the ecstasy!!!

now we have more of a direction for the bedroom. along with our white shag rug, we're doing b&w bedding in a bold print to go with the black shades on the chandelier. we'll offset this with the beautiful pillows made for my by my friend loren in a teal/gold fabric. then we're thinking of a warm grey paint color and possibly gold sheer curtains. sigh... so sophisticated!

bedding from bella home fashions.
bedding from

bedding from dwell studio for target.

bedding from bedbath store.

bedding from walmart.

bedding from bella home fashions.
and bedding at top from walmart.


100 Percent Cottam said...

ooh, lovely lovely! great picks, totally my style.

jm said...

OK, after you plan my wedding will then come decorate my home?

jodi said...

I really like them all - the only one I'm not crazy about is the last one. Love the B&W though, it's totally growing on me!