Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Welcome to My Home

So, here it is, my new home! I have been decorating and planning and ordering things for about a month now and everything is perfect. Our antique table is set with an amazingly huge real flower centerpiece. April, after socializing with the likes of Flight of the Conchords and B.B.King, is often able to bring home the event flowers and brighten up our home! The Depot rocks.

This was my latest scratch-and-dent purchase. I bought the couch when we first moved in, and realized there was a gaping hole in front of our fire place where we needed a huge cushy chair to curl up in. The wonderful man at R.C. Wiley kept an eye out for me, and when this matching piece came in last week, it seemed like fate. I am now complete on furniture. And feel way too much like a grown up. When did I decide to settle down? I have been such a nomad most of my life...without belongings...it feels so permanent...must not freak out about commitment.

Our T.V./salon/parlor/whatevertheproperwordistoday. The close up of Klimts "The Kiss" is one of my favorite framed art pieces I own. I realize I didn't put the huge HDTV April just bought. That was the deal, she buys the electronics, I buy the leather (sorry Natalie Portman).

Our huge kitchen, perfect for dancing and painting, and flipping pancakes. We hope to get a cool island later this year. By the way, I live with my sister....thus the"we", it's not just because I have a plural personality like Bates, the Butler in "Top Hat" But we are perfect roommates, we have opposite schedules, opposite days off, and my obsessive cleanliness needs her free spirit and vice versa! It's a good thing (as Martha, whom I love and April thinks still belongs in jail) would say.

My morning assortment of tea, along with the one plant I seem able to keep alive!

My tea kettle, used often, loved much.

My vintage strainer (that I use as a fruit bowl) I got at a flea market in Florida. One of my favorite things!

My bedroom, perfect, simple, clean, bright, soft, just like I wanted. I am going to create one beautiful masterpiece to hang over the bed this summer.


Olivia said...

You make me smile! The tea kettle is you. I have a pot, white with blue/purple lilacs on it. It looks like china, but is microwaveable, and holds up to three cups of my favorite mint tea...just enough to have with pound cake while watching a movie.

Olivia said...

PS-I envy your living room. Mine is thrift store city with the ugliest coach in the world. Not a problem, as the ugly plaid hides toddler smears and doggy prints...resolve is my close friend.

arbee said...

Your home is beautiful! You have great taste, and I love having fresh flowers in the house. Unfortunately, my allergies don't! :)

I knew we were kindred spirits...I live with my sis too! (and her 2 girls) When I moved in she made me promise to stay "forever" - it's been about 3 years now. Sometimes I miss the solitude of living by myself (especially when studying), and sometimes I really like having other people around. Go figure!

Stina said...

You have a beautiful home. I love seeing the insides of people's houses which is probably why I love going to open houses so much.

Alisa said...

I love it! But what is this? No picture of the Sweedish Chef?

Is that your art on the walls? I want a preview!

Hey, It's Ansley said...

So pretty. I love all the sunlight. I live in corporate housing and am so jealous of people who get to pick their own furniture. It looks great!

fromthestecherbush said...

I LOVE IT!!! Especially the neutral paint throughout. I wish that I'd stuck to that! Mine kitchen's getting close. I'll send some pics when it's done. This 6to midnight stuff is killing me!

Marie said...

What a pretty place you live in! If you get an island in the kitchen, you won't be able to do cartwheels anymore. I advise against it. :)

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Beautiful! Airy, light and friendly.... you have excellent style... your home is very inviting!

Jessica said...

Your home is beautiful. It looks like it's out of a catalog.
My house is like a horror flick meets the Toys R Us.
Thanks for the pics.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home! I love the colors you chose, and the gentle peace every room exudes.

You remind me that we need to get more "adult" furniture, ourselves. Our house still sort of looks like a college dorm room. In fact, I believe we still have some things that came from that very place(!) Oh, well. Someday, someday.

Boquinha said...

Beautiful! Neat post. Thank you! :)