After resolving the issue of bothersome tiles in the kitchen and entry with new floors, paint and a remodeled kitchen, I began thinking about how the little green house could become a warm and comfortable nest.
Surprising even myself, the first thing that captured my attention was a chair for the dining room. Now I know that isn’t how one should begin a decorating journey, but I couldn’t keep myself from purchasing it and ordering more. It wasn’t just the look that appealed, the chair is very comfortable.
Rather than question the decision I began thinking about how the chair could be the starting point for an entire look. What I decided was to go with natural textures, black accents and splashes of color. So began haunting consignment shops and shopping the internet.
It didn’t take long for a mistake to occur. Whether it was my mistake or the vendors, the rug that would go in the dining room arrived with unexpected yellow trim. Rather than return it, I painted the trim with the wall color A New Gray. Problem solved successfully!
On to the fun. Days of looking resulted in things new (coffee table, rug) and used (everything else), and I delighted in each find that meshed with my goals. From here, going forward was easy.
For the sofa and love seat I selected a fabric not quite gray, not quite beige to have made in a style that would go with any decor.
Thinking about splashes of color, orange kept creeping into my consciousness. That led to weaving cloth for throw pillows. Having something handwoven is a must when it comes to our home.
Orange is repeated in the ottomans which can serve as extra seating when it is necessary.
So far choices had been relatively easy. The biggest challenge was finding a new light fixture for the dining room and a table to complement the chairs. Hours of online searching finally resulted in the fixture. Totally frustrated, I returned to the store from which the chairs were ordered and asked for help. A lot of looking led to a weathered rattan glass top table which is perfect.
Even though this is a small house that doesn’t need an excess of furniture, it is important that the choices be right. Satisfied with the major pieces, I turned to looking for a few things that would complete my initial intent and add a touch of fun.
For those touches of black and texture, the entry hints of what is ahead. Putting the little house together has been such fun, and I still have an eye peeled for those few things that will complete it. In time, they will appear.