I’ve done very little decorating since we moved into our home over 18 months ago.
Part of this was due to decision fatigue, I think, and I mean that in the least-whiny way possible. It’s just after having to make a million choices over a short period of time during our renovation, it seemed like my little brain just couldn’t handle any more design questions. Also, after spending so much money on renovations, we were understandably hesitant to buy a bunch of stuff right away.
We also wanted to just live in the space and really get a feel for what we needed–and what the space called for. I wanted to keep things as simple and uncluttered as possible, and even though it drove my mom nuts that I refused to buy throw pillows until this last week, I’m glad we took our time.
And although we aren’t making a ton of house purchases this year, we did give our living area a tiny refresh this month. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this, so, like any responsible millennial woman, I turned to Target. And, not surprisingly, I found some gems.
I thought I’d share a handful of finds today as well as a couple of progress pictures!
There’s kind of a cute story behind this little corner of my dining room. My girlfriends and I threw our friend a tea party-themed baby shower last fall. My friend who was having the baby wanted to honor her grandmother by using her gorgeous china and tea sets saved by family members. Everything turned out so beautifully; it was a special day celebrating the baby on the way as well as honoring her grandmother’s memory and legacy.
The whole affair got me thinking about my own grandmother’s china that my mom saved for me, wrapped in newspaper and boxed up neatly in my garage. I kept telling myself that once we moved into a “bigger house” with “more storage” that I’d unpack it and use it for special occasions. Then I realized after my friend’s shower that life is just simply too short to store away my grandma’s china.
I found this cute cabinet at Target and filled out with my grandma’s plates, serveware, and tea sets. The cabinet is really well made for the price and looks so cute next to our back window.
I decided to store my cookbooks in there too.
Above the cabinet, we hung this stunning canvas wall art from Studio McGee’s collection with Target–another item that looks way more expensive than what it cost.
Lastly, I am loving these pillows! I love the prints and feel like the colors go with everything–very easy to mix and match.
It’s a pre-weekend pick me up: just a little note with links to the latest blog posts, what I’m reading lately, and products I’m obsessed with. Think of it as a friend dropping off a surprise latte in the morning--you know?