Hello friends! Hope everyone made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday in one piece! I refused to join the maddening crowds on Friday…instead I spent the day pulling out my Christmas decorations and putting up the tree. My plan was to get everything in place on Friday and Saturday, and then cut all my fresh greens on Sunday. However, Sunday was rainy and cold (as was Monday), so I’m still waiting for some sunshine…or at least a dry day…for a hike in the woods to collect my greens. As soon as that is done, I’ll post some Christmas/holiday decorating ideas.
Terry wanted a palette of soft grays and blues to create a calm and relaxing space. Here are some inspiration photos…
I liked this rustic/industrial table for three reasons: its shape provides a contrast to all the straight lines (& doesn’t take up as much space as a rectangular one), the dark wood adds warmth, and the shelf underneath provides display space. The cream rug is so plush, making for a comfy spot on the floor. You can get a peek at the built in corner that now houses the t.v.
What a difference this built in makes! Terry found the cabinets on Craig’s List and her husband installed them, added the shelves and trimmed it out for a finished look. It was all painted the same color as the walls. Two lidded baskets hide the dvd’s and Terry is going to start a collection of ironstone to fill the middle shelf (I had brought over a few accessories for taking pics, just so the shelves and table wouldn’t look so bare). The heating vent cover got replaced with an circular one, and once painted blends in with the wall. We’re on the hunt for a small chair (wicker perhaps?) to put below the mirror for additional seating. For now, its the perfect spot for their Christmas tree.
The black sofa table that once held the t.v. is now against the gallery wall. The photos need to be reframed and rehung, but two of these fun camel lamps now sit on the table. The shades have a shimmery sparkle to them.