Back on Festive Road

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New House Entryway

We're finally making some progress on the house.  Yesterday Damian spent hours tearing out old carpeting on the stairway, and I spent countless more hours getting rid of staples.  But it's all worth it as underneath are beautiful wood floors! 

This is how the stairs looked with the old owners' furniture.

And an orange landing!

Can't wait to get these stairs cleaned-up and painted.  I'm thinking something fun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New House!!!!

It's taken a few years, but we've finally found a new house that we're happy to call home.  It's a rambling old Victorian that needs a lot of love, but I think we're up to the challenge (I hope so anyway).

Without further ado, here's a picture of the dining room on the day we took possession.

Notice the net curtains lying on the floor; the empty glass of champagne; note book and measuring tape strategically placed on the floor.  I think this is the room that I already have the perfect vision for.  

In fact I've already made a decision on the dining table.  I've decided to go with this one from Overstock.

As much as I'd love to have an original (wouldn't everyone?), it's just not in the budget.

It's possible to find these tables under $1000, but I wanted a 60 inch so as to seat eight.  I also wanted it to have a real marble top.  There are reproductions that have faux marble, but I don't really know what faux marble looks like, so I opted for the Overstock one.

And here's some pretty pictures that were my inspiration.

All sources and other dining room delights can be found on my Pinterest page here.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Anthropologie bedding

I love mixing it up in the bedroom (that sounds a bit personal!). What I mean is, I love to change out my bedding from time to time. And I can't resist a good sale. Anthropologie had this fantastic sale after Christmas where they were discounting sale goods by an extra 40%. That's when I snapped up the tufted Emilie armchair for the music room, and some new bedding and throw pillows for the bedroom. That sale unfortunately ended, but they've just announced another sale with an extra 25% discount using code EXTRAEXTRA.

You can pick up the duvet cover here.  The little throw pillow is here.  And the sheets are here.

And my marble countertop for my kitchen island just arrived.  And it is so beautiful.  Can't wait to show you.