This week I found myself shifting things around in the entry seen above. We moved that large print seen above the bench into the reading room. And if you remember from the video tour we did last week, I had moved the Edward Hopper print that was in the reading room, into the entry and then ultimately at the bottom of the stairs. It was then I realized that art never really worked on the main wall in the entry. It’s right across from the huge stairwell window and more often than not it’s just glare city. So I started thinking, a mirror would do wonders on that wall, bouncing all sorts of light around. I started looking for a mirror that would fit over the new bench I stumbled across while in TJMaxx. We did kind of need a new bench. THEN, I found the perfect super long, vintage runner from thevintagerugshop.com to layer over our FLOR carpet squares–an idea I’ve had for a good 6 months. I’m still brainstorming what (art? more hooks?) to add to the wallpapered wall and trying not to think of just how many times I’ve fiddled with the entry–are we on 3 or 4? We’ll have some visual progress for you soon enough. (If you’re local and interested in our former entry/coffee table bench, we’re selling it for $50.)
More fun things this week!
With my nephew staying with us and our nanny here during the days, the four of us have decided to have sit down lunches together and it has been so nice to breakaway from our different tasks and sit down for a meal and chat mid-day. So it’s not another meal to plan or shop for, we’ve been making Blue Apron meals! It’s cheaper than all of us going out for lunch, a lot healthier and we can even take turns making it since all the directions are easy to follow and the ingredients are portioned. It’s such a highlight and keeps us all productive for the rest of the day. If you haven’t tried Blue Apron, click here to try three free meals on us with your first order.
Tessa Neustadt is the insanely talented interiors photographer that probably photographed a lot of your favorite blogger’s spaces and projects. So when I came across her site this week, with the whole portfolio in one place, I just sat and drooled for a good 20 minutes. Definitely one to check out.
Prettiest lazy susan/center piece /serving tray ever, and it feels so perfect for the fall/winter season.
Ikea sells a set of its Billy bookcases every 10 seconds and one in 10 Europeans is conceived in an Ikea bed.
The ever adorable and desired Riley Play Table is half off (which is basically unheard of). Even though we have the big craft table in the playroom, I’m considering getting this one for the girls’ room–so simple and stylish.
Have a happy fall weekend!