I’ve written before about how when we bought our house, we had put all of our savings in to the down payment and building the pool, which meant that we had basically no budget to decorate it. So instead of spending a ton of money on furniture or decor items, we made do with what we could find. We bought a lot online, we kept a bunch of pieces from the prior owner, and we tried our best not to stress if something wasn’t 100% perfect.
But, two years later, I started to realize that some of the stuff I wasn’t crazy about — the stuff that was fine for six months or a year after we moved in — was still hanging around.
Take, for instance, our “breakfast nook.”
Here’s what it looked like before:
Big difference, no? It was pretty awful. That brown table belonged to the prior owners of our house — it more or less matched their decor, but it was really not my style.
Actually, that’s too nice. I hated it.
But it was there, and it functioned as a table, so for two years, I just kept it.
However, a few weeks ago, Lulu and Georgia offered me some pieces from their beautiful website — and I figured this was a great opportunity to update our little nook. I picked up a white table from Ikea and matched it to their Xandra chair. I wanted a light, bold, breezy look for this little corner, and the clear lucite chairs were exactly right.
I’d like to think that our home style could be described as “bold-bright” meets “rock and roll,” and this room captures the essence of that. And it only took me two years to get here!
Ever since designing our nursery, I’ve been bitten by the home decor bug. Look for more posts like this in the future as I tackle our house, one room at a time!