Thursday, July 19, 2012

Home is Where the Heart Is

I can’t believe that yesterday marked one whole month since we moved to Richmond, time is flying! That also means that next week will mark my first month at work. A lot can happen in a month and this one has definitely been chock full of adventure.

We had some interesting encounters while moving, I’ve already grown a love for being a Spider, we traveled to my hometown to see Coldplay and got the furballs.

One thing I’ve loved is decorating a new place and I’ve been excited to share it! We still have some finishing touches, and the guest room is still under construction, but for the most part we’re pretty settled.

The first room I wanted to highlight is our bedroom. There's still some junk in the corners to be put away and I have a to-do list of things to craft and buy for the walls, and dreams of re-staining the dressers darker, but here's the basics:

When I first saw this duvet on Pinterest I knew it had to be mine. At first I was hoping to go more with a yellow/orange warm color route but all of the blues and bright white have been pretty dreamy and calming. I hated our tan walls at first but they make the white look awesome!

Next I found these prints at TJ Maxx and fell in love with them. Luckily the navy tied in well with the bed set. From there I really found the color scheme of navy, turquoise, light blue and coral. I’m still working on some more coral accents, but I’ve wanted that color to stay more subtle.

Don't mind MC's messy "man basket" aka device to not clutter the dresser tops

I was in shock to see a quatrefoil mirror in Target during my last days in Columbia. Really? Of all the shapes out there it was fate for me to stumble upon it…so I knew I had to make it mine. The dried roses have all been surprises from Mr. Charming at some point in time, some from our first Valentine’s together and some from our cruise back in May. I’m hoping to continue this tradition, getting a larger vase to save a flower or two from every bouquet.

One thing I’ve been working at is not getting too cluttered and gathering a ton of knick knacks. Luckily this bookshelf (that was MC’s grandma’s) worked well in the space and has been designated for anything of that sort. I’m hoping to buy or paint something to put above it on the wall. 

Build-a-bears MC made me :)

There's still some work to do and I can't wait to get started on some of these projects for wall decorations, etc. so I'll be sure to share as we go along!


asj said...

so cute! I've been reading your posts through flipboard and not on my laptop so this is my first time seeing this ADORABLE new blog, layout -- I love it!

Charlotte said...

My bedroom is navy and yellow too, and I'm obsessed with the color combo. And maybe yellow and gray in the future for some more sophistication?

Also, my curtains and dust ruffle are a yellow quatrefoil pattern.

Love what you've done with your apartment!