Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sneak Peek

Here is what I should be writing about:

1.  San Francisco - Day 4
2.  San Francisco - Day 5
3.  Pictures (can't write about these, but I can post them!)
4.  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the DMA (if you live in the DFW area, you must go!)

But I can't.  Why?  Because I received a fun package in the mail on Friday and want to talk about it instead.  Most of you know one of my favorite things to do is decorate our home.  I don't mean holiday decorating (ew), but a complete room overhaul.  The past two rooms (living room, bedroom) were each done in a week.  The paint, the purchases, everything.  Not only did it make our budget fall to its knees, but I didn't have a chance to mull things over.  I purchased everything at once and regretted certain items later.  We decided to treat our upstairs room differently and took things slooooowly.  The first purchase was made two years ago (Penguin classics) and bit by bit we've added to the room.  It's given me a chance to sit back and think, "Do I truly love this or do I just need a side table and this one is on sale?"

I wanted the room to be three things: contemporary, clean, and FUN.  Jonathan Adler was my inspiration (the man LOVES color) and we're really pleased with how it's turning out.  We still need curtains and a side table so I'll save the full reveal for later, but I couldn't wait to share the pillows we received the other day via Etsy.  We've had the chartreuse pillows forever but decided they worked nicely in the room.  Main colors are navy, orange (looks red in pictures), and chartreuse but the room has a bit of everything.

I'm a huge fan of the F. Schumacher Chiang Mai print and was terrified Michael would hate it.  Luckily, he took one look at the picture online and said, "Is that a dragon?  Cool."

Heck yeah, it's a dragon.  Who knew a pillow could have street cred?

I thought it was fitting to share the pillows since I did the same sneak peek for our living room.  So without further adieu, a tiny piece of our new den:

And in case you're curious, yes, the walls are navy blue.  The guy at Ace Hardware tried talking me out of it three times but I wouldn't have it.  And for once in my life, I'd like to think my stubborn streak paid off.


Leslie said...

Oooh! I love it! Can't wait to see more!!!

Jax said...

LOVE! Post more! Post more! And also, I think I should check out Jonathan Adler b/c I have no idea how to make Eric's living room a little more decorated. He's got some great pieces.. including two orangeish leather sofas. But everything is really plain. Orange sofas are fun, but the walls are tan. The rug is tan. And other chair is tan. Nothing on walls, nada. Sooooo I'm trying to figure out how to make it feel like home for us both and add some fun decorative pillows and curtains. :) That was a rant you didn't ask for, but thanks for posting about Adler and I love your pillows! :)

Trish said...

I wish I had the funds so you could come decorate my house. I look forward to the holidays just so I can actually have something work while on the walls (instead of laser lights school photos).

This year is the year of the dragon! How fitting!!

Kaitlin said...

The pillows turned out great!! Love the room--can't wait to see it all together :)

Michael said...

Everything you've done with the room looks great, however, did you have to make me sound like a dragon loving stoner?

Jax said...

Random, but I was looking at design ideas for Eric's living room. I stumbled on an interior design post that linked to some cool pillows on ebay. I fell in love with one and then thought "Wait...Meredith found a dragon pillow... I wonder if it's the same designer.." Totally is! ha! When I read this blog before, I thought "Cool, a dragon." But that was about it. Now I totally want this stupid pillow and am obsessing. I've decided to go with blue and gray to compliment the orange and this pillow has blue, grey AND orange. Hello awesome. It's a litlte different than yours and I, too, am scared Eric's going to see it and think "WTH? Dragons?" ha! But I hope he has the same reaction Michael had.. Also had to come over here to check the pillow AND tell you the blog I found linked to an ebay seller who has these puppies for cheap! Forty Dollah!

Okay, sorry for my randomness. Resume living your life now. :)


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