Finished Space

July 21, 2014 at 5:17 AM 3 comments

I made  a promise to myself that I would finish one space before the baby was born.  Luckily, I’m not overly ambitious.  I chose a wall.  A single wall. Aiming high.

Said wall is the landing at the bottom of our stairs.  Our front door opens up into the living room and I wanted some sort of spot to feel like the entry way.  So about six feet away from the front door are stairs and the landing serves as our entryway.


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And now…

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I love how it turned out!

I got to use wallpaper for the first time and it was all I hoped for and more.  I got the grasscloth here and I’m really impressed with it.  The pink Blu Dot console table I purchased five years ago and saved up for months to buy it.  It still is the furniture piece I would take with me  in a fire.  Can you imagine – my huge nine month pregnant belly, my toddler in one arm and the console table in the other?  Priorities.  The mirror is Serena and Lilly.  The bowl was a gift from my parents about seven years ago; it’s from Gumps.  The lamps are Jonathan Adler but were a New York City craigslist score about three and half years ago.  The precious dog is from Home Goods.

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Now, everyone can come over, ignore every single unfinished room and feast their eyes on my stair landing.  Honestly, guests have been known to walk right by the landing and I have been known to turn them around and make them look at it.  Don’t you wanna come over now?

Technically, it’s not completely finished; I’m on the hunt for the perfect white porcelain basket weave umbrella stand to put opposite the dog.  A decorators job is never finished, I tell ya – even for a just a wall.

umbrella stand


In other news, last week, I had mentioned that we would have our final pre-baby BBQ and my ideas for the tablescape.  Well, on the day of, I was feeling very girly so I switched gears to pink; I’m thinking the girl we have arriving in about two and a half weeks has put pink on my brain.  So, here is the little table I put together for a fun BBQ with friends…

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And that’s all the news from Lake Wobegon.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lauren  |  July 21, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Wow I love it. Who cares about the rest when you have an entry like that? And you are making me laugh with your funny comments this morning 🙂

  • 2. Anne {Almost Home}  |  July 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Looks great!! So exciting that you got to do some grasscloth!!

  • 3. Camille  |  July 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    The grasscloth, the white porcelain, the black shades, the console, and that fabulous, fabulous mirror — it’s all perfect and so you! Love it, Kate!


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