Ahhhhh, I am still in the middle of holiday orders – sending orders to the lab, packaging items, shipping and meeting clients.
But in between all of those things (and sessions, ballet, gymnastics, school, etc) I’ve been obsessing about redecorating our living room.
People always ask me why I travel so much. It’s because I can’t stand my house, haha! We’ve been here for 8 years, and it was our “starter” home. We keep talking about moving, but we know we need to stick it out here for a couple more years so we can find or build the place of our dreams.
So my big plan is to stop dreaming about some dream house in the future and make my own home a place that I love.
I’ve been poring over different design blogs, local and international furniture websites, etc etc.
I’ve been practically vibrating this week because I booked time with my husband (haha, yes, I have to do that sometimes) on Friday to visit a number of Calgary stores to try to find a couch, loveseat and chairs. Oh, and a new kitchen table and stools for the island. We are also doing a bedroom reno for the girls, so we’re looking for cool bunkbeds too.
We have to travel way down south because the north has very little of that kind of stuff. (Urban Barn is the only thing I can find) and I’m making the poor guy visit 7 different stores.
Here’s my list (so far, muahahaha)
Honestly, just looking at that list fills me with glee. And fills my husband with dread.
She told me about this completely cool website www.olioboard.com where she made the mood board and of course I had to go play myself. Except that I couldn’t really make a nice room, I just kept finding things I liked – so I added them all! Dave says that it looks like a 14 year old girl put it together, and I think he might be right. I look at Stacie’s grown up room and my colorful kiddie room and I wonder when I will grow up.
So the whole point of my post? I need more ideas! I’m not sold on any one color or look or anything. I would love to find that one great “thing” that inspires me and I can design the room around. So I need your help! Please let me know of any design blogs, websites, designers, furniture stores, websites, etc that you love. If there are some cool Calgary stores that I need to know about, please let me know!