Normally, I can manage decorating my hoe without much need outside myself, google, and great magazines. when buying our big farm house, I wasn't feeling so confidient regarding the living room. I felt like I needed help. I knew there was a brilliant designer level space under all that dark wood.. I just had to find it. I told my husband, let's get a interior designer... he surprised me, "No. Im not paying anyone for something you can already do so well." Thanks for the vote of confidence, but Im feeling a little shaky on this one.
I am not much into tearing down walls, moving windows and going wild on a redo -- especially with an antique home. there is this thing inside me that desperately wants to preserve and continue the beauty of anything ld. From fashion to living space - original beauty means a lot.
My first moment of understanding where this room needed to go was when cruising paint choices for the painter. RalphLauren.com has some great choices and I fell upon this little image:
Especially since this is what I was starting with...
I could see similar bones! Time to order that Tibetan Jasmine! I was excited! I love white, I could have everything in life white and be perfectly happy. And the paint came out darling! Just look for yourself!
I added in our sofa from our old home. i love the color in the room, but its Clearly way to large in scale. Since it was a $600 "staging" purchase and stiff as a board - Im pretty okay with buying a new one. That isn't the problem. or rather, it is a problem, but one I have a million solutions for. Small scale section in linen with down - filled cushions.
My problem is the back. I am IN LOVE with this East Lake antique chest of drawers in matte black. The size is a bit too big, I admit. But what I really want is 2 COMFY CHAIRS that you can really sink into and read a good book. they have to be small and not over sized. So HELP! where can I get great chairs, that match my theme, and wont break the bank? I hate the idea of club chairs, not being able to rest my head as I read a book? No way?! So I turn to you, the stylish, the fab, the internet genius shoppers who were clever enough to find elegance and beautiful vintage here. May you be full of links, ideas, and the perfect library chairs for me to read a good book on!
A blog with spelling errors, bad grammar, and fragmented sentence.
MY VINTAGE LIFE.