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.