Because of my somewhat scattered way of thinking, Shelly had the idea of just going in phases instead of trying to get everything done at once. Phase 1 consisted of ordering bar stools, fabric for throw pillows in the family room, lighting for the dining room and pendant lighting for above the bar area. Phase 2 will consist of ordering a dining room table and an area rug for the family room and dining room. My budget for the area rugs is making it quite interesting to find something we like, but I'll be patient because I know it's out there.
Shelly chose this fabric,it's Hot House Flowers in Spark and Bleecker in Spark, both from Schmacher. I wasn't in love with the floral at first, but after taking home a huge swatch for a couple of days its boldness started to grow on me and with the contrasting graphic, I figure it would help it not be so "old ladyish". I now love it and can't wait to make some toss pillows. I have to admit I felt very fancy when she called and said my fabric was in. I've never had 'fabric come in'. "Dahling, you're fabric is in." I'm such a dork.
Two will hang here and replace that silly recessed light that rotates and provides minimal lighting.
Art working hard rolling away
The kids took turns sprinkling
I'm linking up to Jules' William Morris Project because with the little reminder to "have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", we're on our way to creating a home we both love and find functional. Thanks Jules, and thanks Mr. Morris :)