Have you ever even seen our “music room”?! Maybe not. Probably not because up until yesterday the electricity hasn’t worked in the room. We were finally able to have an electrician come back to look at the wiring and get it working and I feel like I’m seeing the space for the first time! This space is directly under our new closet. It was the former owner’s formal dining room and used to have a soaring, double-story ceiling. Now it has a 9′ ceiling and is a sort of center/walk through room in between the entry and living room through one arch and dining room through the other and I have visions of making it a beautiful little jewel box of a room. With paneling and a bold color on the walls that I think will be a nice break from the white and neutral trim in the adjacent spaces.
I’m dying to paint this room–seriously, give me an hour!–but we have a few other projects to finish up first. Until then, it’s become a collection of a few furnishings and decor from other areas of the house. The sconces that didn’t work in the dining room. The knock-off Eames chair that was in our office (and our living room at one time). The shearling stool that I’ve moved around all. over! Art that I haven’t hung leaned against the wall…but now I strangely love the look. One of my favorite things is not only rearranging furniture and decor within a room but trying it in different spaces in the house! It really keeps things fresh and fun for me. My advice is to stick to your distinct style and color palette so almost everything you bring into your home can work in multiple areas–which can be a great thing for “shopping the house” but can be a bad thing, when you end up robbing an entire room to furnish another. *cue nervous laughter.*
Other fun things this week!
• 5 things that aren’t allyship (and what you can do instead)
• Have you played Speechless? We recently played with a small group of friends and we were all dying laughing. It’s like the best version of charades you’ve ever played. Every man for
• Biker shorts are definitely one of those trends that I thought I would definitely pass on. And yet, I just ordered these.
• Have you seen Jeffrey Dungan’s book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses!? He sent us a signed copy after we chatted about our exterior and I have never consumed a coffee table book so much over the last 2 weeks. It’s eye-candy to the extreme!
This instagram account puts a smile on my face every day. Like, EVERY day.