*EDIT* My first delivery arrives today! (Squee!) But first, I was just creeping through the Urban Barn website and came across this little wonder…
Fish Hotel Fishbowl ($35): Give your pet fish a life of luxury with this palatial fishbowl.
Loves it! Ryder has been begging for a little fishy friend and I was sitting on the fence – mainly because I hate the look of traditional fishbowls. But I think this one will make the cut! And stay tuned for more #ProjectLivingRoom chat!
After a month-long Reno-cation earlier this year, you’d think I would be done messing around with my home. Right? Riiight? Wrong.
I am an incurable redecorator, and I’m not going to apologize for it.
Redecorating is fun! It’s a fantastic way to channel your creativity; allows you to experiment with colours, textures and placements; and most of all, it’s MUCH cheaper than moving! I tend to get bored with spaces after t-minus 24 months, so you can expect a complete overhaul of any given room in my home after a couple of years. Most of the time, I keep it simple; a fresh coat of paint, a new armchair, or simply moving furniture around until it suits my fancy. Redecorating keeps us interested in our habitat and allows me to cherish my abode.
On my hit list this time around is my living room, or “Great Room” as the builder so aptly called it. The only thing not so great about it? The furnishings. The accessories. The accents. I’m SO over them.
Here are pics from our last redesign (and likely the last time my house was spotless) –
A) The light fixture that Ryder has tried to topple 36 times. I’ve always managed to catch him in time, but now that he finally understands he’s not allowed to touch it… the appetite for destruction is alive and well in his little brother (who laughs like a maniac as he tries to bring it down).
Yes, it was purchased 11 months B.C. (before children).
B) The shifting glass coffee table from hell. Seriously, it can take someone’s eye out. Again, a B.C. purchase (give me a break! Ryder was a surprise honeymoon baby, ok, thought we’d have more time to enjoy it!), we generally have it moved off to the side and balance our drinks on our laps instead.
C) The area rug that doesn’t show dirt. Cause it looks dirty all the time, obviously. Husband loves it – I’d love to leave it on the curb next garbage day. #notmycupoftea
D) The mass-marketed bonded leather sectional. Four words: It’s not Urban Barn. And it’s certainly not American cowhide leather. Nor does it look anything like my dream sectional:
|CARRADINE LEATHER SOFA CHAISE, URBAN BARN|
Phew. And that’s just from one photo. I didn’t mention the mirror which reflects our bulbous light fixture, the flatscreen TV which has more fingerprints than pixels, or the green cushions that have an envious collection of food stains (but no more than 10 that we can’t identify).
It’s time for #ProjectLivingRoom.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been working with a couple of AMAZING brands who fully support my design addiction and have delivered the goods. And by goods, I mean a brand new living room.
Oh yeah, it’s a whole cup of awesomesauce.
Looking for decor inspiration? Think it’s time for a makeover? Love stalking before/after photos? Be sure to come back as I unveil #ProjectLivingRoom.