Hi dear readers. Are you still there? If so, I apologize for the lack of posts due to a serious lack of inspiration. The last month has been intense for us! There is a lot going on at work and personally. I also need to confess that with the move and all the expenses of it decorating my house seems like a daunting and expensive task. I feel like there is just so much to do but I haven't had the energy to get started. And where do I get started? Which room do I focus on? At this point I'm not sure it's just one room since I need to furnish more than just one room. I also don't want to disappoint you. I feel like there is a big expectation of me. I know I can put together a beautiful room I'm just not sure it will be as fast as everyone might hope (including me). I also need to watch how much money I spend on items. It's adding up very quickly! I think I might have put this pressure on myself. I have spent the last year pouring over magazines, researching designers and reading many wonderful blogs on design. Each of them has given me so many ideas. Ideas that would cost a lot of money! I have stopped looking online over the last month in order to get back in my own head and budget. :) Sometimes the inspiring photos on blogs and magazines cause too many high expectations. It's the same when you look at skinny air-brushed models on magazines and actors on TV and the big screen. Most of the time it's unobtainable. We need to find an element that we like and make it ours. Easier said than done.
At the moment, I'm trying to find various pieces for the house and pick out paint. I've made progress in purchasing a dresser for our master. I opted against purchasing the matching bedside tables at this point. I think the room will look too cramped for this and I like the look of different pieces speaking to one another in a room. It adds character. No idea when I'll find the right bedside tables but it will happen in time. We have also hired a painter to coat the hallway, stairway and upstairs hallway in a beautiful BM colour that I have yet to pick out. Haha! My lunch hour will be spent at the paint store today.
Here is the dresser. It's from GH Johnson. The floor model is completely beat up. Don't judge it's scratches because I'll be getting a fresh one. :)
I rambled on... If you're still reading, bless you! xo