I recently became intrigued by this Moroccan wedding blanket from West Elm and looked up some pictures for inspiration. I love how versatile they are. I have a thing for throws and rugs, so if I had one I'd definitely use it that way. Just another home decor item to add to the list!
After moving our new Expedit into the guest room, we had our little old one to deal with. We couldn't decide whether to keep it or list it on Craigslist. I did a little experimenting, and for now I think we will keep in our dining room as a little bar area. I like how I can finally display our glasses and fun ice bucket that have been hiding in our cabinets. The striped tote holds our place mats and other table linens, but I may change that. I'm not sure it really fits in with the dining area.
Also, check out these lovely green vases that I scored this weekend from West Elm. They were normally $30 each, but I got them for $8.47! They still have some available on their website if you're interested, but they cost a lot more than they did in my store. I plan on putting some big, fat peonies in one of them, and candles in the others. I just love them! I think they bring a nice pop of color to our beige dining room.
I also couldn't resist the 11x14 version of this piece. I'm hanging it on the wall over by the bar area. I'm so happy that after a year and a half our apartment is FINALLY starting to come together.
We went to Ikea yesterday in search of an indoor tree, but left empty-handed.
After going home for a few measurements, we went back and left with this:
It's hard to tell from the picture, but they now make the Expedit in a high gloss lacquer finish! I think it looks way more expensive that the old matte Expedit. Anyway, we purchased it for our guest bedroom to replace this:
I hate everything about this area, so I'm excited for the change. Charlie built it last night, and now I'm working on styling it just right. Here are the photos that I'm using for my inspiration!
I found a fun tray on clearance at Pier1, and added it to our bar area in the dining room.
At home reading with my boys and watching SNL. That is my kind of Saturday night.
If you live in Dallas and haven't been to Norazo Karaoke, you must. You get your own private room with your friends, so there are no worries about being silly in front of strangers. It looks a little sketchy (OK, a lot sketchy), and it is hard to find, but I promise you will have an absolutely wonderful time!
Valentine's surprise from my man. A Kit-Kat is always the way to my heart.