1 Scroll-weave placemats from Anthropologie / 2 “And Delight Reigned” print from Emily McDowell / 3 Hammered gold bowl from Zara Home / 4 Mid-century modern tapers from West Elm / 5 Curtain tie back from Zara Home / 6 Constellations Napkin Set from Leif / 7 Parsons mirror from West Elm
It was a tad difficult last week to ‘shop’ for the kitchen as that renovation is so far down the road I’m sure our vision will change between now and then. The dining room however was a cinch – and definitely the most fun so far. Out of all the rooms in the house, the dining room is the most complete. We refurbished our dining room table (post to come), bought our drapes, our fantastic light fixture, and 4 gorgeous eames chairs – two of which are adorned with sheepskins. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to buy. Accents are the next big things – and the 7 above ticket items are just what I have my eye on.
Now…does anyone want to remove the nasty dining room wall paper for me while I shop?
1 Gold cutlery from West Elm / 2 White bar stool from West Elm / 3 Glass vase from H&M Home / 4 2014 Calendar tea towel from Kauniste / 5 Porcelain and leather hanging planters from Light and Ladder / 6 Copper pendant from Anthropologie / 7 Botanical prints from Colorzen
Oh my gosh. It was so hard to even begin to think about what I wanted for the kitchen because it’s in need of a COMPLETE overhaul! This one is going to be a big project friends.
Thankfully we really don’t need any appliances or gadgets. We’re sorted there. It’s more the decor elements (after the guts like cabinets and new floors that is). Today I’m focussing on what I want for our future, beautifully renovated kitchen rather than our poorly outdated current one. Oh what a beautiful sight you will one day be my dear.
What’s your must have item for the kitchen?
1 Glass vase from H&M Home / 2 Owl print by Sharon Montrose / 3 Mumi cushion from OYOY / 4 Geometric pillow from 5CHomeDecor / 5 Moroccan pouf from Fezart / 6 Crosby Arm Chair from West Elm / 7 Arc lamp from Target
With all the work (and money) we’ve been putting into the basement (reveal to come soon!) it’ll probably be a while before we can redesign and buy pretty things for our living space upstairs. Doesn’t mean I can’t peruse the web right?
You may be familiar with the Bungalow Inspiration Files – once a week highlighting a room in the house and how I want to design it with inspiring and gorgeous interior photography. Well, with designing comes purchasing right? Welcome to the first Bungalow Purchasing Files, featuring items to buy for each room. First up, the living room.
As mentioned above, we can’t buy all these pretty things yet but as soon as we put some money back into our bank account, we will be filling our home with similar beautiful items. The ones above are what I’m currently lusting after. Thankfully we already have one of the big ticket items that we brought back from our Moroccan honeymoon – our mustard yellow and gold pouf. It’s one of the key items for cementing the colour theme. We’re thinking either a grey, mustard and teal combo or grey, mustard and dusty pink. Can you tell which way I’m leaning?
I need your opinion – which colour scheme do you think is best?
Laundry rooms are no longer the neglected corner they once were. Maybe people are realizing just how much time is spent in that little room, or they just want another excuse to beautify another corner of the home. Whatever the reason, I’m all in favour.
Our laundry room right now is in the basement and has minimal decor treatment. We painted the wood panelling white and put up a tile backsplash around the sink. That alone made a world of difference. But when we have more time and money to do the laundry room right, it’s going to look a little like the pictures above.
Is your laundry room styled or the last forgotten corner of the home?