Okay, let's pretend we're turning a 180 from the kitchen to look back into the living room. Come here...I'm going to take you through this hallway and we're gonna turn to the left. To the left, to the LEFT! I know. I'll stop. ;)
Chic Shot Studio on our wedding day.
Why are you squinting like that? Oh. Let me zoom in. Hold on...
Gotta put bowls everywhere so I can put my important things in them! Like watches...and...eh...rocks.
I used to make the bed with the fancy pillows and all...but then I just got tired of moving pillows on the bed, off the bed, on, off...you get the idea. My husband was like, "Whhhy do we even have the fancy pillows, then?" Guess I'll spend money on other things instead, ha.
Okay, okay. Yes, it is unwillingly simple. I was planning on framing this piece all the way back in the winter and putting it up, never got around to it, and then decided to maybe frame a print of this, but then never did. And THEN, I decided I liked how simple this is. Talk about fickle.
Plus, I rescued that lamp in college from an ugly mauve pink color, and now I can't seem to bring myself to get rid of it. I've always wanted to switch it out with a crisp lamp with a steel base, but I think I'll just be too sad to let go of oldie.
Oh, and that dresser was found by my mom (aka the Filipino queen of finding good deals) at a garage sale when I was in junior high. Isn't the wood beeeeautiful? I know! It had not-so-pretty handles on it at one time, but we just switched them out with the sleek silver handles. Perfect facelift.
Let's whip around again to the left. See that teensy folding door? Yes. That leads to our very tiny bathroom, which I couldn't even sufficiently get a good shot of because it's so small. Let's just say my husband and I constantly run into each other in the mornings and nights when we try to shove ourselves in there at the same time for teeth brushing and face washing. He usually wins, and I have to move. That's one pro of being bigger, for sure. Sigh.
Floor mirror from Ikea
Isn't that a pretty scarf? My mother-in-law got it for me all the way from San Francisco. She's a sweetheart with nice taste!
And look at the floor...
On to the guest bedroom!
Oh, HEY Xenie. :)
So I got that tall dresser for free from my cousin, who had a baby at the time (now she's an adorable toddler). My cousin said that babies are tiny little climbers, so she didn't want to risk certain death if her daughter decided to monkey her way to the top handle and then launch herself to the floor. Good for me, huh??
drawing on the left? :) That middle photo was shot by my husband in Hawaii. Pieces of paradise scattered here and there is a big trend in this home.
We made that mirror by just putting pieces of wood together and then gluing the store-bought mirror on top. Sure makes it seems bigger.
And that pretty little chair was left by the owners when we moved in. It's actually extremely light and super wobbly, but the detail in it is incredible. I sort of just use it as a holder for things like these flowers because I'm afraid it might just collapse to pieces if someone actually sits on it.
Time for you to see where all the magic happens. Le office:
It's simple and uncluttered (well, it's supposed to be, anyway), and finally getting to the point where it's most functional for us.
You know how I shoot most of my photos? It all happens on this little white coffee table. I know, that's just a mind-blower. Sooo, that why I have to keep it so simple. It really works nicely, though.
Clay did), and I loooove them. Possibly too much so.
See that ridiculous photo above on the top left of our baby Boston? Those eyes are about to bug out of that furry little face. Makes me laugh every time I look at it on my husband's cork board wall.
Original Art (a hugely sentimental possession of mine): Dressage by Mary Ann Wakeley
Unlike the boy, I have one screen like a normal person. Just kidding! We're both weird. (He probably thought I'd say that he's also normal, but the truth is, we're just aren't). Normal = boring.
Then I realize it's time to say goodbye to la la land and get back to work!
I should add it's the type of work I've dreamed of doing since I was a kid. I may not realize it every day, but I have to remember that this is my idea of living the dream.
Hope you guys enjoyed our home!
What did you think? And! Any suggestions of redoing the area above the dresser in the master? I'm all ears.