It has been so long since I last posted with any regularity that I forgot my password for WordPress. Bad blogger. While my writing may have been non-existent, I have indeed been busy with projects which means exciting things for you dear reader! Notice I just wrote reader, not readers as I would be shocked if there was more than one of you left out there. If you are still there I’ll try to make this worth your while.
I am pretty sure I’ve covered the whole “I’m-on-a-budget-and-I-LOVE-the-thrill-of-the-hunt” thing so you know that I fill my home with mostly thrifted goods. I am also pretty certain that even if I won the Mega Millions I would still make my regular pilgrimage to Goodwill. Every once in a while though a girl likes to dream. and I mean Dream with a capital D, with no thought given to the budget. You may recall my dream bedroom, it’s now time to talk turkey. Here is my dream dining room.
Well Hello Beautiful. We may as well begin our conversation with the I-don’t-have-the-words-to-express-how-I-love-thee “Topsy Turvy” wallpaper from Anthropologie. I love that from a distance it looks like a very traditional pattern, but if you look closer you’ll see birds kissing fish, ginko leaves interwined with sea creatures and (my favorite) bejeweled flowers and plants. This is so ridiculously awesome.
And as for the soft place to land? Otherwise known as the place onto which the juice cups are never again allowed to spill? How about this bad boy…rar.
Just to impress you with my self taught photoshop skills, I have created this rendering of my luxury dream dining suite for your enjoyment. Let’s imagine painted paneling beneath chair rail moulding with the super fly wallpaper above. Atop the hard wood flooring lies our friend the cheetah. So far so good.
Where do we eat, you ask? Why here, round this reclaimed wood, Brazilian dining table.
And where do we rest? In these lovelies, chairs that I picked so long ago I can’t recall where I found them. They do sell similar chairs at Restoration Hardware, but not in this fabric. I knew I should have posted this sooner.
Where do we hide all the inevitable clutter? Why inside this amazing credenza disguised beautifully behind all the brass and lacquer. Another amazing 1stdibs.com find that can no longer be mine because I wrote this draft months ago and someone with actual money had the nerve to go and buy it while this post sat in my WordPress dashboard. That’ll learn me, as they say.
Well how will we see each other? We will be illuminated by the magical soft light eminnating from these gorgeous glass sconces, otherwise known as “more super cool things I missed out on from 1stdibs.com” Which I am sure is the reason they aptly named their site 1stdibs, right?
And besides the good company and scrumptious decor, what else do we see? This Goodwill steal you may recall from an earlier post. I do actually own this, it is hanging in my very own home. Looks like I got 1st dibs on this one, yea-ah!
And what will provide privacy from all the gawkers longing to share this dream space? Huge, billowing curtains made of this sunny ikat. Doesn’t this just make you smile?
But this, this makes my smile even bigger…I can’t find one single example of 1960′s brass and glass or lucite lighting that I don’t absolutely love. This particular example is, you guessed it, no longer available at 1stdibs.
Time to end here and pull together all these seemingly disparate objects. Soft, edgy, a bit glam, traditional and vintage, all things I love. Throw in some ikat drapes and that cheetah area rug and let’s call it a day. I’m getting hungry!