We spent a lot of time and energy working on outfitting our new apartment just after we moved in back in October and then we let time get away from us between visitors, the holidays, and that strange way in which you can mentally adjust to clutter or gaps in a room until suddenly you have guests over and you realize, “OMG. We still have that trio of area rugs rolled up against the wall over there.” Yikes.
I made it a point to go slow and steady with decorating this time around, but now I’m feeling frustrated with the fact that we still have awhile to go. We got some major pieces in place (my favorite and, surprisingly, my second favorite) and picked up a lot of practical items, like a new vacuum, a shower caddy, a Simple Human recycler, and a flatscreen TV for our kitchen, which Mr. Magpie then mounted to the wall (I was very impressed with him and I love being able to watch the news while making breakfast in the morning).
Anyhow, now I’m back on the wagon, determined to find the remaining big items for our home in the next few weeks. In my search for missing pieces, a couple of finds I’m in love with:
THIS STUNNING LAMP FOR OUR DINING ROOM, WHERE WE WILL BE HANGING AN ENORMOUS PORTRAIT WITH A LOT OF GREEN IN IT
DON’T HAVE A HOME FOR THESE SCONCES BUT THEY ARE EPIC
WOULD DIE FOR THESE SCONCES IN MINI’S ROOM (THERE IS WIRING FOR THEM!)
A CHIC INEXPENSIVE HEADBOARD FOR A GUEST ROOM
KIND OF DIE OVER THIS UNEXPECTED CHANDELIER/PENDANT FOR OUR DINING ROOM
THIS STUNNING MIRROR FOR A LITTLE GIRL’S ROOM
THINKING OF SWITCHING UP THE PILLOWS IN OUR LIVING ROOM TO THESE
P.S. There is a great sale going on at Boden. Love this for a little girl and this pack of onesies would make a great layette gift and a cable-knit sweater always makes my “capsule” wardrobe approach for winter. Meanwhile, mini will essentially only wear “pretty nightgowns” to bed; some of these prints are adorable!
P.P.P.P.S. Inexpensive ways to personalize your home.