Hola! Long time between posts, right? One day I will be on schedule again, I promise!! To be honest, I need to jumpstart my creative juices again because my personal problems have drained me and put me right in the middle of mind-numbing depression. So, for the next few posts, you’ll probably see more inspirational ideas from me than anything else, ok?
Even though it doesn’t make sense financially right now, I am really craving a completely fresh start in my home. If I could, I would sell everything, move into a new house, and start over. The kids might not be too happy with that… and, realistically, my pockets wouldn’t be too happy with that either.
That’s what’s great about my blog though… I can daydream about the great new looks I’d create without worrying about how to pay for them! So join me, if you please, as I recreate my living room…
Currently, I have this sofa:
It’s microfiber velvet and dark brown; both practical for a home with three kids, including one extra active four year old! It’s actually fairly new as well, since I just bought it a little over a year ago. Despite that, I am COMPLETELY in love with this sofa from Urban Outfitters:
This is the Edie Sofa in Seattle Grey. It’s $800 which is relatively inexpensive for a new sofa, but still not an option for me right this minute. (But I’m starting the Edie sofa fund, so if anyone wants to donate to it, feel free to paypal me at my email address! <grin>)
I adore the color. Right now I’m on a total grey binge… probably because it looks so absolutely awesome with my other color du jour, light turquiose. In fact, this sofa is almost exactly the color I plan to paint my bedroom. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shape and the legs. And I have a real thing for tufting. All in all, this is my perfect dream sofa and a great foundation for my new living room design.
Another thing on my dream list from Urban Outfitters is this great rug:
This is their 3×5 Numbers rug. At $28, it’s in the do-able price range, so I plan to pick it up pretty soon. Here’s the kicker though… I’m going to hang it on the wall!!! Yeah, that’s me, a maverick of decorating. It’s a flat pile cotton and I just think it looks like modern art, so I figure it’s an inexpensive, creative way to get some art up on this big blank area I have currently by the brown sofa.
The final thing that I am absolutely adoring on the Urban Outfitters website is this great chandelier:
Aren’t the tear drop crystals cool? A very modern take on a traditional idea and not too pricey either at $48. My only concern is that it has a single light bulb and I don’t know if that would be enough light to go over my dining table… Courtney, Melissa, ya’ll out there? Care to tell me if this is the right size to use in a dining area or if it’s only good for accent light?
Well my beloved budget decorators, that is it for today! I hope ya’ll enjoyed this small peek into the things that are inspiring my fresh start in life… no promises, but there’s a good chance I’ll have more for you tomorrow! Before I leave though, I’ll share one more bit of inspiration… a quote that’s been helping me navigate the rebuilding of my life:
To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.
xoxo – Shauntelle