I'm making big plans for the new house. I hope it isn't premature; the inspection is on Wednesday morning, so things aren't final yet. But I can't contain my excitement! Right now everything in the new house is covered with a dingy layer of yellow nicotine, and I want to freshen it up with bright white paint. I'd like to create contrast with black chairs, and add color with a bright, monochromatic, but traditionally patterned rug. We will NOT be getting a Saarinen Tulip table, I'll keep dreaming about it anyway.
My inspiration comes from these plates. Some of you might remember that I wrote about pillows from Zara Home's portrait collection last summer. I kept an eye on the collection for months, and finally, the price is right. They're on sale for just $4.90 apiece, and shipping is free. Mine just arrives yesterday, and I promise you, they're even prettier and more vivid in person. If you like them, snag them now. They won't last long!
Oh! I have one more thing to share: Last night while I was making dinner, my phone blew up. I was all, "What's happening?" OH! Australia's SheKnows magazine featured pictures of my living room, alongside three other fabulous bloggers! SheKnows even included a little shopping guide on how to get a similar look, which is completely surreal to me. I had a laugh when I saw that they spelled my new last name incorrectly, but honestly I was a little relieved to preserve a bit of anonymity online. Mostly, I feel honored to be included. Big high fives to the other ladies who were featured: Rachel at Hip Brown Home, Simone at Honey and Fizz, and Tessa at Down That Little Lane. Check each of them out, and be sure to visit SheKnows, too.