Sort of a random post, but I always love when I see how others decorate certain areas of their homes. I have a really hard time figuring out how to decorate several things, like the tops of armoires, book shelves, and my entry chest/console. I change things all the time because I am seriously never happy with how they look. It seems so effortless to some people to make these pretty vignettes, but for me it seems to be a never ending process.
Today, I found an old urn in my mom's basement, and I brought it home with me (with her permission, of course!). I thought it might look good on top of the armoire in our newly painted office. Once I had it up there, I decided it needed more "stuff" so I shopped around my house and this is what I came up with:
I am so crazy when it comes to decorating - sometimes I love little vignettes like this one, and sometimes I take it all down because a lot of "stuff" drives me crazy and I think it looks messy. I kind of like this one - what do you think?
Other than the urn, I placed a Pottery Barn wooden tray, some picture frames, some old books and a cute iron bird cage that I bought earlier this year from Michael's. I love this bird cage.
The green photo frame is one I've had forever - the picture is of my TWELVE year old daughter, Lindsey. Can't believe she isn't still that tiny baby sometimes.
This was a kind of boring frame that I added a pretty green ribbon to. This color green is the accent color I want to use in the room. I was thinking of painting a small table this color (please don't tell my husband!) but I can't decide - anyone have any thoughts on how that might look?
You may notice that I am not showing pictures of the whole room - there's a reason for that. The main reason is that the office is a MESS right now, with Carter's Thomas train table taking up half the room! The desk is messy and disorganized - a future project that needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later. I do have a picture of a corner of the room that I like (well, that I mostly like - not sure what direction I want to go with those pillows).
That's all I am sharing for now - but hopefully soon there will be a BIG reveal of my super organized office!!! Wishful thinking, perhaps, but I can dare to dream, right?!?!?
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