Some things around the web that I am currently obsessed with!
Okay, the color white has never gone out of style and the old school rules of ‘No white after Labor Day’ are long gone. I am so grateful I was raised in the era where I didn’t have to adhere to strict rules. One rule however that I imposed on myself is NO WHITE FURNITURE~! ever! At one point in my life I had three children under ten, three dogs and a cat. So, my rule really made sense. I lived for years with a big ugly brown corduroy couch and matching love seat that had muffin tops billowing out on all sides.
My empty nester days are here and I have finally banished the Corgis from the couches. (Frankly I think they’re getting old and can’t jump that high anymore.) Either way, I always dreamed of a white couch and last week my friend Kelli fulfilled my dream by purchasing an amazing white leather couch on Craigslist. Her gain is my daydream. I’ve been scrolling through lots of white the last few days.
All my towels, dishes, sheets and walls are now white. I’m looking forward to breaking the fashion rules by wearing lots of winter white this winter. Here are some of my favorite things in white.
Find the links on my Pinterest board titled WHITE
It’s hard to believe, but it feels like my Tiny Little House is starting to actually come around. I no longer wander from room to room, box to box in a daze. There are actually entire areas that are livable and more importantly, actually photographable for the blog!!! LOL
On a side note, I meet some of the most fascinating and wonderful people through Craigslist. The adorable young couple I bought it from lived in a seaside condo and were both air traffic controllers and pilots. They loved the couch, but the wife confided that she had always wanted a white couch. She feel in love with my couch when she saw it at z Gallerie, bought it and immediately regretted it because..she wanted a white couch for goodness sakes. My reply to her was, you’re young, you don’t have kids, dogs, etc. Get a white couch NOW before it’s too late!
Somewhat inspired by her, I bought a white shag carpet to go under my new couch. Since the Corgis are officially ‘outside’ dogs, I think this rug might last more than six months.
And finally…drum roll please!!!…..
Pièce de résistance
…my knock off Eames chair, (click here and here for the before sad pic), which will now officially be referred to as my Eames chair…so sue me Eames Company! Re-upholstered in a vintage, butter yellow, herringbone fabric, I love it so. I love it so, I would marry it if I could. However, I am paranoid about stains, so it’s gotten a shot of Scotch-guard every day for good measure. The LOML is pretty much banned from ever sitting here. ❤
Now I just have to do something with this insane messes. (cue up the Psycho music!)