As of today, we have lived in La Moneda for a year! A year! Though it will have been “finished” for a year in July. But is a home ever really finished? The warm weather has me re-energized when it comes to getting this place to look like I want. Here are some of my more recent finds.
When the Pottery Barn catalog arrived with this on the cover, bam, click, purchased. Not just that day, that minute. It didn’t hurt that it was on sale. We have a patterned carpet in our room, and a big, splashy, floral print, but we’re going big or going home with florals, because I love this duvet. (Wooden Nickels, allow me to spare you the comment about how you don’t do duvets. I know you don’t do duvets.)
Oh my gosh, the porch. All I want is an inviting outdoor space where I can hang out with friends for hours. The (Not So) New Girl and I made it happen on a recent Thursday afternoon. But things aren’t exactly the way we want them just yet. On the list of things to improve are a patio, grill, seating area, and twinkle lights. We made that last one happen this long weekend, and have big plans for the others by the end of summer.*
Ah, the dining room. We have my husband’s dining set from his bachelor days, and dear readers, the only things that table held were some unopened boxes from IKEA. And yet, here we still are, 10 years later, eating off that table and using the chairs. They represent a fateful trip to Crate and Barrel in which we learned that I choose furniture differently from others. Joanna Gaines has some gorgeous looking pieces I’m coveting when the time and budget are right.
(source–and really, are you kidding me???)
And last, but definitely not least come built-ins. I have dreams of built-ins everywhere in our house to hold my ever-expanding book collection. Anyone know of a cheap builder?
*Side note, I am obsessed with this porch-themed stuff from Swoozies.