My biggest goal for 2015 was to give my house some much needed attention. From cleaning to re-decorating, my home definitely got neglected in the business of 2014. When my blog started over 4 years ago I intended it to be a fashion AND home blog but I've really gotten away from the home part. We had just bought our first house when I started the blog so we were doing a lot of projects around the house. I think because it was new I was excited but over time that excitement dimmed. So over that past few weeks I've been busy breathing some new life into the adorable 1942 cape cod we fell in love with over 4 years ago.
I started with the living room since this is the room where we spend most of our time. In the past I have gone with a mostly calm neutral palate. I decided to add some fun pops of color to keep our spirits high during the blah months of winter.
Around the room tour:
First, I redid the display on this bookshelf. I added a few books (it is a bookshelf after all!) in strategic groups of color. I moved the record player over from the campaign dresser. But I kept the trio of grass on the top shelf and my favorite animal figurines including Owl Roker, Percy the alpaca, and my vintage wiener dogs passed down to me from my grandma!
Then I re-dressed the campaign dresser by the front door. I got the type writer out from storage. I love it because my husband is a writer (and I guess I am too!). I added a stack of fashion books including Alexander McQueen, The Sartorialist, and my Nate Berkus books. I also got these red flowers out of storage where they have been since me moved in. Pops of red make me so happy!
I moved some pillows around as well. I made the orange pillow in the middle of the couch from IKEA fabric. I am strangely obsessed with this box of Issac Mizarahi tissues! This cute lamp was thrifted for like 5 bucks!
I left the gallery wall above the tv alone for now but I am in the process of ordering new pictures to put in the frames! I love photography so all of the frames have pictures in them that I took! The frame on the far left end houses my souvenir pennies! All of the frames are from the thrift store!
I am also looking for something to hang on the wall by the door with hooks for coats and a new tv stand that isn't so open so it hides the cords. I've had my eye on this one from Target but I would rather find one at the thrift store and paint it to save money.
What do you think of my humble abode?