Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Decorating Begins

After being in our house almost a year, we are finally ready to start decorating.  Since having the kitchen redone when we first moved in, we have not purchased anything and have only painted some chevron stripes in our glass cabinets and the wall of our family room red.  This is partly due to wanting to live in our house for a bit and learn how we live in it and partly because after buying the house, my husband needed to recover from the spending and interior design was not an option.

When it comes to where to start in our house, everywhere you look, we need furniture.  We literally have rooms that are sitting empty.  It is going to take some time to work through them all (or perhaps years) but with how much time we spend in the kitchen and family room, it was the obvious place to start.

On Monday I met with Hovie Interiors and am so excited for all the ideas they have.  We decided to hire a designer to help us find the big pieces and ensure we did not make any purchases that we would regret later.  I have too many ideas running through my head and need someone to help me sort them out.  It is going to be such a fun project and I am excited to get started.  This is what we are starting with in the family room.  

The only items that will remain are the coffee table, wall art (but who knows where they will go) and the red wall (I think....).  Other than that, it is going to have a major makeover.  

In the kitchen, we have already purchased rugs, a table and new bar stools (which I just ordered, are cowhide and I am obsessed) so all we really need is a chandelier and perhaps new handles. It definitely is not as big of a project as the family room will be.  

I will of course share the process with you and the final product as we begin looking at pieces, fabric and all the fun that goes into redecorating.  

Now, if I can stay in budget and keep my hubby from having a heart attack, all will go well.......


  1. I can't wait to see what you do...your house is beautiful already! And can't wait to see those barstools :)

    1. Thank you friend :) The barstools are so fun....and were picked by the Hubby. The only thing he has voiced an opinion about thus far so I couldn't say no!

  2. Can't wait to see the family room. How long do they estimate til completion? Have fun!

    1. We are actually not sure on timing yet. First thing is to gather some items that they think I will like. Once I begin picking fabrics we will get a timeline! I am so excited!


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