Ah Valentine’s Day is upon us. In honor of tomorrow’s holiday centered around all things love I thought I would highlight things I love. Specifically, the 5 things I love most in my house.
5 Window Seat- It serves as additional storage which the anti-clutter part of me adores. I also love that it gives a purpose to the bump-out in the wall. The fun patterns and textures on the pillows help to tie the area in to the rest of the room.
4 My damask print pillow- When we first moved here over two years ago I volunteered to host a New Year’s Eve party. Keep in mind, we moved in mid- December. I had all the furniture taken care of and was trying to bring in new accessories for the finishing touch. As soon as I laid eyes on this pillow I knew it was perfect for one of our living room sofas! I have always been drawn to damask patterns and this pillow uses it in a modern way.
3 Pewter “T”- I picked this piece while on vacation in Myrtle Beach a few years back. I’m of the school of thought that anything to represent your initials is a must-have. This accessory can double as a bookend or just something decorative.
2 Glasstop table- I’m a huge fan of glass tables. When you can see through a furniture piece it creates the illusion of invisibility thus making the space feel larger. I love a room to be full and complete but hate when it feels cramped. Using a glass table keeps the cramped feeling at bay.
1 Striped Foyer- I spent hours thinking over what to do in this area. The problem with a decorator trying to select something for herself is she knows too much. There were so many ideas I had for the walls- I toyed with changing the paint to a bold color, adding a grasscloth wallcovering, putting in a dramatic rug. Ultimately I was inspired by a photo I found online that showcased a wall painted in a similar striped pattern. I chose to leave the base color the same since that’s what ran into the living room. I used an off-white and charcoal gray to keep the color scheme sharp but modern. I love walking in the door each day and being enveloped in these bold stripes. Now if I could find time to paint a portrait of Mr. Wendel (my dog) to hang on the wall, the space would be complete!
What do you love about your space? Make a list, then celebrate those things. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!