I am in a bit of a shopping mood today and flipping through the latest West Elm catalog isn’t exactly helping matters. My husband and I have been on a bit of a bender lately trying to get our townhouse decorated after having put off a lot of the big projects and purchases for several years. It’s amazing how much fresher your kitchen will look with just a simple refrigerator upgrade! Or, how much cozier the living room will look when you finally buy the sectional that fills the space better. It’s always hard to spend the money but so far, I have not regretted any of the big purchases!
Although there are plenty more big projects on the list, I am looking to take advantage of this mood by making some of the smaller purchases to finish out some of my other rooms. This is the chair in my office that I found at Home Goods. I love the colorful paisley pattern but want to add a throw blanket and a pillow or two. My gut is telling me to buy one of the blue ones and to add a green pillow to the mix.
Some purchases require a lot less thought – like finally adding a few pillar candles to the empty candle holders on the mantle in my living room. I am keeping it nice and simple with some white, unscented pillars in the same 3″ x 6″ size. Since all of the candle holders vary in height, I figured using the same size candle will maintain that variance.
Luckily, my existing headboard comes from West Elm so it fits within their design scheme for photo-shoots. Hence, they used one with a similar fabric in this bedding shot and I feel confident its going to look great together.
On a side note, it is always amazing to me how different a room can look in a photograph than it does in real life! Clearly, the lamp next to my bed is too small in stature for the height of the headboard and the mirror. Time for another upgrade – I might actually have another couple of lamps in my house that will work here though.