"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Monday, January 10, 2011

Decorating help

Since we have been back home from Christmas, I have been busy making this house feel like a home.  Before Christmas, we got everything moved in and organized.  Then it was preparing for Christmas.  I decided I would not worry about curtains or hanging anything on the wall until after Christmas.  Well, it is after Christmas now and I've been having a lot of fun.  Here is a preview of some of my favorite finds, and a shot of a room that I really need your help with.

This is the dining room, where we eat supper.  Nothing in the house is really done yet, but this room is getting there.  I've had the red mirror for a long time and have always hung it horizontally.  I like it vertical in this room, and am not sure if I'll hang it or just keep it leaning.

This chicken makes me smile.  I got it from TJ Maxx (Love TJ's!).  I am trying to buy things that I like, even if I don't have a specific spot in mind for it.  I think it is great in the niche above my kitchen sink.

The piano room. I have no vision for this room.  It is a big room with high ceilings, right when you come in the front door.  We're planning on getting a comfy chair for the corner.  Other than that, I'm at a loss.  Any bright ideas?

This is the front entry way.  I wanted to get a color table.  But then I saw this table, liked it, was a good price, and small enough for the space.  I have some frames for it, but what else does it need? 

I love these pillows!  The first and third pillow are from Pier 1 Imports.  They were clearanced waay down.  I wasn't sure if they were going to work, so I just got them and brought them home.  They really brighten up the room and I love them.  The red pillow is from the good ol' standby Target.

Another TJ's find.  I have renewed my love for TJ Maxx and Pier 1.  I had forgotten about them for quite some time.  But they have my undying devotion again.  I love the colors in this rug.  Happiness by the kitchen door. 

I was really drawn to this print in the store but really didn't know if it would work.  I brought it home and it sat in our kitchen for a few days, growing on Mark and me.
And of course my three all time forever and ever favorites in this house.  Chocolate chip cookie faces and all!


Alisa said...

One of these days I will be out to help! One recommendation off the bat: I heard once to corner your furniture instead of putting it straight up against the wall. It makes a room more visually interesting and comfortable. Other than that, I have some ideas - must be there to implement!

Erica said...

How about this weekend?

peter marie said...

I love how bright and open your house is! I love the mirror just sitting on the buffet like that...and maybe buy some mismatched plates (goodwill or TJ Maxx is great for that) and hang them somewhere...maybe even above the mirror somehow? I'm going to get some plates up in my dining room someday...
Looking good!