Entries in home sweet home (68)
so, i can't believe after sharing my linen closet & closet, i'd post about my laundry room, but honestly, this room makes me so happy. it used to be this plain, cold room (literally -- the floor was frigid) & we've totally brightened it up.
first, this fantastic/affordable dash & albert rug. some gorgeous succulents in galvanized bins ($4 each!). artwork my sweet friend made. two of my favorite frames & one of my favorite engagement photos -- and, it's organized! the charms of an old house include old cabinets with character. they perfectly hold paper towels, detergent (which ryan calls "washing machine soap" - he's so cute) and footballs on duck tape. my favorite part? the late afternoon sunlight that pours in.
let's just say it's a tad brighter/girlier than ryan would have made it, but hey i was considering hot pink for the walls & i do a lot of the laundry (wink, wink). plus, there are usually flight suits hanging up, so that makes it very manly. next ridiculous part of the house to show you? our pantry! (is anyone out there enjoying these?)
it's funny to think about the constants in blogland: letterpress. avocado toast. rooms with lots of natural light. keep calm & carry on. getting out to meet mother nature. & sheepskin rugs. before i read blogs, i'd never heard of sheepskin rugs, now they're everywhere.
so, when i saw them for a really reasonable price at our local co-op, i decided to give it a go. well, i'm in love. not everything on blogs is practical, but this trend is worth trying. it's right by our bed & honestly has kicked up the comfort of our bedroom ten notches. ryan is still pretending like he doesn't want one on his side of the bed (not ubra manly looking), but i think it's only days before he gives in. they're so soft.
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our new digs are really feeling like home. we've been here five months, put a lot of love into things & are really loving it. that said, making this place ours takes resources, and so we're taking it one phase at a time. this next phase we have some key details we'd like to add that are one part function and one part lovely. here are some of the things we've been looking at:
we've managed to break 3 of 5 mixing bowls since we moved in (?!). we've decided these plastic ones will be lighter and slightly more durable.
i think this basket is good looking and oh so useful (i'm thinking of putting it by the stairs because i seem to make endless trips up & down to carry things)
our living room is one of my favorite places in the house. currently, we only have one overhead light, which makes it hard to read/not quite as cozy. i've had my eye on a lamp like this for a long time.
what do you think? i could really use your help now, we have a few other key pieces & i'd love to know the places you go to find:
- night stands (we want something a little unique, high quality & that we'll love for a long time)
- in the family room, we need something at the windows, i've been really drawn to curtains with thick horizontal stripes (that's a fun room and i want to do something bold in there) -- i can't find them anywhere. any etsy seller who does custom work for a reasonable price? other ideas?
- rugs, in pretty much ever room. we have gorgeous hardwood floors, but a few rooms need some warmth.
- a white breadbox for the kitchen
would love to hear your ideas on where to find these! more after photos soon! xo