Happy Monday to you! We’re continuing on with our search for French inspired design and today we’re focusing on the dining room and the office area. Just a reminder, these are not entirely French but I picked them because they have that old world European flavor that we are trying to incorporate into the design scheme of the house we are working on. So without further adieu, Bon Appetit!
I love the soft curves and colors combined with the relaxed elegance of these dining rooms. They are inviting and rich with textures and grace. Dinner party, anyone?
That sense of pieces being collected over time and in travel is the key to these rooms. They feel as if they could be encased in an old chateau or a Paris apartment overlooking the shops below. They are full of interest without being the least bit cluttered and they just invite creativity. I could work here!
Check back tomorrow. We’ll be moving on to the bedroom and it’s going to be delightful!
This week is just flying by and can you even believe September is nearly over? I blinked and Bam! It was gone.
And because it is this time of year, I have to throw out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby sister, Robyn.
I can’t figure out how it is that she keeps getting older but I am the same age…huh.
Can we say Denial?
(Ok, I know I can pronounce it but I refuse to acknowledge it)
Happy birthday, sweet sister. I love you!
Now I have a little dilemma I need you to help me resolve. Remember I told you how I’d like to have a desk on the newly stenciled living room wall?
Cutting Edge Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil
This wall is BEGGING for something more chic and stylish to compliment it, don’t you think?
( I’ve been searching forever for a home for that wooden chest.)
Back Story: I stopped off by accident at an estate sale in Long Beach, CA several years ago and this wooden chest caught my eye. The owner told me it had been his father’s foot locker during WWII and as much as he loved it, he had to let go of it. He sold it to me for $20.00 and I have this weird sense of protectiveness over it. I have considered painting it several times but somehow, knowing that it held the belongings of a man who fought for our country over seas so long ago, it seems disrespectful so I’ve left it as is. I’m still searching for that perfect spot in my home for it but I absolutely consider it a treasure.
The chair is sentimental also. My parents bought it for me while I was pregnant with my youngest baby and I’ve spent so many hours rocking him in it, I suppose it needs to go back into my bedroom where I can enjoy some reading by a nice window in it.
Am I the only one who gets sentimental about things like this?
Back on topic…
I’m keeping my eyes open for a unique desk. My home office is upstairs in a small loft area and it is perfect for it’s purpose except that it would be nice to have a utilitarian space I can work from downstairs where the action is happening. I’ve never enjoyed be cut off from a good party.
I could straight up kick myself for not picking something like this up on a thrift store run a few months ago.
This would be lovely and unique
Contemporary Glass Desk
Of course, I’m not opposed to something more contemporary
Ashley Goforth’s rustic desk
Then I find myself getting side tracked by console cabinets
Mid Century Console
of seriously, ALL kinds…I love them.
Gorgeous rustic finish
from chippy rustic
to bold campaigns
to glitzy, glossy, glamorous curves…I love them all!
I guess the deciding factor will be finding that piece that I can’t walk away without.
I’m determined to use a repurposed item…that’s my highest priority. The trick will be to find it before anyone else does.
And you can bet your britches I’ll be talking all about it when I DO, here!