September 19, 2010

In My Element.

Our house is coming together! Yeah baby! We only have roughly 2 million more things to purchase/paint & organize, but at least we are taking steps in the right direction. I have to keep reminding myself not to freak out prematurely and to remember how much we have ordered upon our arrival, and also, of course, how blessed and thankful I am to have a home to build. I never thought it could be this much fun, and also now completely understand why the home decorating industry is such a large and successful one. I seem to have been a stingy Jewish blonde my whole life, but suddenly when it comes to items that I will "use for years to come" in a new home, cost is not something that I focus on as being such an important factor.

In the photo above, I wanted to share my new coffee table that was just purchased. I know it's kind of stupid that I am trying to show the table but you can barely see it. I guess I'd like to display how much I enjoy it's size and shape in relation to the couch. It fits very nicely (despite it being a tad of an impulse purchase before a meeting one day at work). This is the website photos of it from CB2, Crate and Barrel's sister company. Have a look at the beauty shots of our coffee table titled the "Element Coffee Table." I think that the stone is very interesting. I wanted to get something a bit different in coloring and texture other than wood and or glass for something that we were going to end up putting our feet on. I'm not sure if the West Elm white tray is going to last on top of there, but for now, I am digging it (Doug not so much, but he's being a good sport about it, thanks Doug!).

Now that it's in the photo, I'll also share that our couch was purchased from West Elm. It's in the Walton Collection. Click for more information. We decided on the neutral tone very quickly as well. Luckily, I'm living with someone who has similar taste that I do, because if we see something that we like, we can choose pretty quickly that we 1. Want to own it 2. The color of it (although Doug is color blind, we both seem to like simple and basic color palettes rather than super bold tones--this might change as we accessorize further, but for this point in our lives, we are trying to get a clean canvas of items to work with as we grow into this home together). I'm looking forward to continue to decorate together & learn more about how we are going to visually represent our personalities within this space.

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