If you are subscribed to our Love Letter, then last night you saw a sneak peek at some updates in the music room! Months ago, I ordered two of these boucle chairs for the basement (to sit opposite the sectional) and we got an email about 6 weeks later stating that due to Covid, they were backordered indefinitely. And then this week they came! Twice!! It was a generous mistake by the good people at Lulu and Georgia, and they graciously let us keep the bonus chairs.
I moved a large round mirror, that was hanging across from the pantry previously, to the wall in between the two arches and it reflects the wall of guitars so beautifully–it’s like we can enjoy it twice now! I put our record player temporarily in a cabinet just out of view until we tackle the built-ins we have planned for this room on the right wall (not seen).
Overall, this room feels like a hug now. It’s intimate and cozy and functions and plays and I definitely love the way the cream chairs soften up the whole room.
Other fun things this week!
• Over the last month, I have ordered and devoured two coffee table books I HAVE to recommend. A Tale of Interiors by Pierce & Ward and Still: The Slow Home by Natalie Walton. They are beautiful and inspiring inside and out.
• I ordered this floor lamp for Polly’s room (I think floor lamps or wall sconces in little kids’ rooms are just the safest bet!) and oops, I actually want one in every room now.
• I have a stack of prints and art and plenty of walls, but what’s stopping me from getting it on the walls is ALWAYS the lack of frames. I rounded up a few quick ship, budget-friendly, vintage-inspired frames right here! I just got two of these and they are STUNNING in person.
Hope you all have a happy weekend! We’re finalizing our family costume!
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