Monday, February 3, 2014

emerge: making my home feel more me

it's been 13 years of wear and tear in our home.  we've literally loved every item in it to death.  when we furnished our home 13 years ago, i was a different person, different goals, different ideas.

not only have i outgrown the furniture, but that girl has outgrown herself.  i'm a very different woman than i was 13 years ago.  changed in so many ways.  when i walk into my home these days, i no longer recognize myself in it.  it no longer suits me.  this prompted a huge huge change, and a major impromptu shopping spree this weekend.

deer head, resin deer antlers, wall decor
a resin deer head with antlers (for my living room) from home craft decor in toronto

i chose pieces that spoke to me.  the items literally chose me and i knew i had to take them home the minute i saw them.  i love when that king of magic happens.

i finally have a beautiful set of durable kitchen chairs.  i have a vintage round table, to be painted with annie sloane paint, and these chairs will make the perfect new addition to complete the look.  mixing old with new.

eames, reproduction, eames repro, gunmetal finish, chair, design republic
from design republic in toronto

eames, reproduction, eames repro, gunmetal finish, chair
eames reproduction rocker from home craft decor in toronto

real sheep skin, one in charcoal and one i n pink (like the carpet below) one will go on the rocker above and one on the couch for extra comfort
from  romni wools in toronto

vintage rug from design republic - YES in PINK

the florence couch from design republic - BUT will be in charcoal grey (NOT this colour pictured)...  tufted seats, clean, mid-century look

teal buffet - will go in my hallway from rusteak in toronto
making my home feel more me feels very important right now.

i will have my own space, the kids and husband will have their basement tv/play area, and I will have my garage studio (in the spring when the ice melts).

it's all in the works.  just takes some time, energy and lots of $$.

getting there.  slowly but surely the new me emerging through my home.

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