Before I get to the point for today, I need to get something in writing. Last night, Hubsey and I were watching old episodes of 30 Rock when I noticed that some of the cheap-o throw pillows were looking pretty shabby. And he was like, "It happens, go buy some new ones."
DOCUMENTED. You all heard it. No complaints from you, Husband, when I come home with options.
[Edited to add: Now he's saying he meant "buy them after we move." Nonsense. You meant today.]
Anyway, the actual meat for today is decor-related, so that was fitting. I might be jumping the gun a smidge, considering our moving day is over a month away, but I'm already getting a lot of decorating ideas for the new house. I've been pricing out flooring, looking at paint swatches, and making all sorts of mood boards on Polyvore.
The dining room in the new house is large. The previous owners used it as their living room, but we've decided that we don't need one. Our generation doesn't receive company in the front of the house like that (really, does anyone?), so a big ol' dining room seemed to be a better fit. It's 21'x12'. Ballroom-esque, you might say.
We want timeless furniture that will last for a while, and we'll leave the trendier stuff to the accessories. The table is normally $999, but I've seen some at the Crate&Barrel outlet near us for about 70% off. The cute chairs are IKEA and a very reasonable $60 each. Sadly, that rug will only serve as inspiration, because it's $2,500 and... that's not happening. The mirror is $283 (eh...), but the vintage travel posters can be had for about $10 each.
Of course, these are only ideas for now and might change once we've lived there for a while, but for now we're feeling a vaguely vintage-inspired look with some color.
Have you been doing any decorating lately? Where do you get inspiration? Anyone else use Polyvore for furniture and not just outfits?