I got really good advice when I was feeling all overwhelmed: don't try to do it all at once! Let it be a work in progress, and it will be much easier. However, that's not what we did. Haha! (Two of) Josh's parents came down before he left and we all worked together to get things looking presentable. Also, his mom has an incredible designer's eye, so while Josh and I picked out many things and approved everything, she is totally responsible for the overall greatness.
|Yes, that's a map. I bought it at Office Depot for $1 because I'm always getting confused about where states are in relation to one another. Yes, seriously.|
|New little planty (violets!) on the windowsill! Yay. Also, bright and chipper diy-curtain coming soon to that very window. Get excited!|
|Actually, only the fake fruit is new here. The best part of this process was getting nice things we already had out, and finding a place for them!|
Very possibly most people wouldn't put all those pieces on a wall together, but I LOVE that left-most one being by that plant, and so it had to stay.
|For reference: the front door is to the left, so when you enter you face the back of the loveseat there.|
|Kind of too many pieces all in a row? Maybe. But I love them all, so I pretend it's my own little gallery. Please vote: does that mirror seem random?|
|I've got to get a better picture of the bookshelves and the cute things on it at some point.|
|Macy: remember when I said your photo reminded me of my living room? This is why. The lamps are similarly painterly, plus all the yellow and brown . . . love it!|
|Reading spot! Love having the magazines there.|
|These little dried flowers (Hobby Lobby! Woo!) are so bright and cheery, I think. I love them.|
Furniture: mostly Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Edington's in Clarksville, and random place in AL.
Accessories: Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, and a couple of things from Lowe's.
So there it all is! The common space in my home, for your viewing pleasure. I sort of wish blogger had a tagging feature, I might be tempted to label each specific thing with the store from which it was purchased. If you have any questions on that, I'll be happy to answer. Thanks for looking! (Sorry for the awkward pics. I'm no good at room photography, apparently!) Take care, you all.