I signed up for an e-course, Style Your Space by Smile and Wave's Rachel Denbow, a while ago and it (combined with the prospect of moving) has given me the impetus to just go for it and get rid of everything I've been on the fence about keeping. You know, the conveniently free but inconveniently sized/shaped piece of furniture that you put up with because, well, it was free? Birch and I have accumulated many of these and with the chance to start over again, I can't resist doing just that: starting over.
The course has been really helpful and I definitely plan on taking more e-courses in the future. It's such an easy way to learn about something you're specifically interested in while keeping your life as stress-free as possible as you can keep up with the course at your own pace! Perfect. Oh, and it's a fraction of the price of a university course. Huzzah!
So, now we've figured out what kind of furniture we really need and I've figured out what aesthetic I'd truly love filling my home. The new place will be filled with light, color, and open space. Oh, and books will be sorted by color a la this bookshelf seen on Aesthetic Outburst (via Jenny Mitchell via desire to inspire via design*sponge).
With all the beautiful homes I have cataloged away, I have a good idea of what I want, where to get it, how much I'm willing to spend on what, and what can stand to be bought for less now and then replaced when we're a bit better off/have more tucked away in that savings jar.
Adding punches of color is always fun.
|Vintage tomato red ceramic table lamp from High Street Market.|
|Reclaimed Cedar Skinny Wall Table by True Connection.|
|This gorgeous bedspread and rug are the perfect combination from Anthropologie.|
|"The Bird Collection" print by Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst.|
|A smidgen of science with a framed Charaxes Eupale from Real Butterfly Gifts.|
|The simple Klobo loveseat from IKEA.|
|The Rivulets standard-size shams by Anthropologie may be a bit much for Birch, but we'll see.|