I know I have no business complaining about the weather in Southern California especially since it is one of the best things we have going for us and even more since the east coast is struggling with so much weather right now and my daughter who is 9 months pregnant is living in a city that was 106 degrees today (yikes) but wow was it hot yesterday ... and so humid. But heat or not, the show must go on. This is part of what I got accomplished ...
Rug from Ikea
Lamp from Lamps Plus, frames & plate from HomeGoods
Floor lamp from Crate & Barrel, vase from HomeGoods, platter from flea market
Bringing in the lamps (4 of them - oops I didn't take very many photos) really helped soften and warm up the room - besides adding the much needed light. My favorite part was the cowhide rug - I wasn't sure my client would go for it ... and as I expected she was a little hesitant at first (maybe surprised is more accurate) but she was willing to try it and guess what? She loves it. So do I. The wood flooring under the new dining table needed something but it is an awkward area as the floor is raised there and it is a small space. I didn't want to chop it up or make if feel smaller. The odd shape of the cowhide and the color of the rug being so close to the floor just gives it the right amount of texture.
Sometimes the process is slower than I wish it was. But we did make decisions. This is ordered:
Fire screen from Horchow
Drapes are in the works. So are pillows and a window seat cushion:
Drapery fabric: Duralee. Window seat fabric: Norbar. Pillow fabrics: Stout & Kravet.
We are using this hardware:
Restoration Hardware Estate Metal Silver Collection
And we will have woven wooden blinds in addition to the side panel drapes. My cute little turquoise ottoman didn't make the cut (just the wrong color) but I was able to find a home for it - even if it is just temporary!
I also did a little frame shopping for an art wall I am hanging on Monday - here is a sneak preview:
Frames from Aaron Brothers
But today I am resting. Doing nothing. Relaxing. I hope you are too!
"And Jesus said to them, The Sabbath was made on account and for the sake of man, not man for the Sabbath."
- Mark 2:27