Today I am having one of those relaxing 'picking up around the house' days. I'm wearing the most comfortable dress ever, even though it is a total MAN REPELLER outfit.
This past weekend I have really been thinking about the direction our living room is going to go. Im ready to pull the trigger on hanging some art but want it to be right. Picking art is so hard. It can transform your room in the most dramatic way. I'm torn between three styles.
But I've always been a firm believer in trusting your gut. If it moves you, sticks out in your mind in anyway, just pull the trigger. The plaid chair I recovered in Buffalo Check is one of my favorite patterns. I always gravitate to it. I try not to worry about whats hip right now. I go with my gut.
So I wanted to incorporate the mud cloth I've been seeing pop up lately. Pillows, wall art, modge podge of some sorts, the road was endless. My bank account was not. I've really challenged myself to transform this living room in a very small but impactful budget.
So my thought was to paint the pattern on pillowcases for the couch. I realized though, I want the pillows to be really comfortable. Our couch is kinda stiff and I want the comfort. So comfort trumped craft. Our couch faces into our bedroom, yes super small living, and are room is nothing spectacular. That's a whole different post one day.
I did get to thinking though, while sitting on the couch. I could paint the back wall of our bedroom that pattern. I went back and fourth for days. It would be busy, do I want a busy bedroom? They always say "go zen". hmmmmm. Just do it.
Amber Lewis is one of my favorite interior designers. She is based out of Southern California and I have watched her really grow her business and amazing cliental the past couple of years. She totally RULES and is so fun to follow on instagram and her blog.
She recently launched her own Mud Cloth inspired wall paper this summer. Her wallpaper line was the inspiration behind the wall.
If we hate it, I can paint over it. I have a plan B. Always have a plan B. That's the beauty about paint. Its always changeable and affordable. I practice a couple different patterns until I found a combination I liked.
The X mean a luxurious housewife life. No joke. The circles with the dots in the center represent happy familylife. I thought that was sweet.
It really has brought the room to life.