Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Earth, the Moon, and an Elephant

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This summer has been pretty laid-back on the DIY front. I've been spending time traveling, resting, reflecting, and being outdoors. 

One thing I've done on the home front is to move furniture around. I move it and move it until it feels right. Once something feels right, it usually stays there a long time. 

There is one room in my home that has changed more often than any other. It's been used as a home office, a studio, and a study. Right now, it's a room just for me.

It's a conglomeration of my favorite things. Remember my garage sale find elephant?

From a leather settee, to my recently made over IKEA bench, to a Goodwill-found rattan footstool, the furniture is an eclectic mix of styles. Behind the settee is the stenciled metal screen I did a couple years ago.

A garage sale find globe of the earth, with a moon globe suspended from the ceiling.

My Craig's List found campaign dresser, TJ Maxx found Ralph Lauren lamps, and an antique railroad station chalkboard.

Two Ralph Lauren brass boxes from TJ Maxx and a 50-cent metal tin featuring hunting dogs from Goodwill.

Vintage chalk holder used for teaching music. Fill each metal piece with chalk and draw out your music lines.

A mix of blues, greens, golds, and browns.

I have yet to finish off the wall you see above. I have window treatments to put up. I also have an idea for the space to the left of the window. I'll get to it sooner or later. I'm still on Hawaii time...


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  1. What a cute elephant! Adore your sexy beast!

  2. Oh I remember those chalk holders...so cool!!

  3. Oh good grief...where to start?
    First...I'm now putting you in charge to find me a moon globe AND a chalk holder. That last one took me back to music lessons memories I had completely repressed!
    Second...I love the whole vibe of the room. I could stay there forever. Does that mean if I move in, you'll just move me around too until you find a permanent place for me?
    To the moon and back...that's how much I love this look. Oh...and I meant what I said and said what I meant...an elephant's faithful, one hundred percent.

  4. It's wonderfully vintage and modern. Your selected pieces are spot on, and the clean sparse decorating keeps it minimalist modern. I love that chalk tool! Reminds me of grade school!


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