In my Coffee Table Hullabaloo post, I asked for your opinion on which coffee table to get, as I was torn between a few great options. You all came to my rescue and voted for #4, the West Elm Box Frame Coffee Table, which to be honest, I was loving as well. It has clean, modern lines, but still has a shabby chic edge with its whitewashed top. I'm happy with my selection! I ordered it today, but it won't be delivered for about 2 weeks, so I will do an update post once it arrives. I also ordered the West Elm Parsons Desk in white - it's on sale right now and I have been lusting after it! A few accessories completed my West Elm purchase, which will all be featured in future posts.
After spending way too long looking around on the West Elm website I decided to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Ikea. I have been needing to go for awhile, but to be totally honest I have a very love/hate relationship with Ikea and I HATE going. I've been putting it off for over a month so I said to myself, "Self! Today is the day. Onwards!" and ended up checking out 5 hours later with way more stuff than was on my list (typical of Ikea trips). I got a ton of accessories, and I'm thinking about doing either a haul on here or a haul on EllesGlitterGossip, but I also ended up with some big items. I purchased 5 of the Henriksdal Bar stools in "Gobo White" for my kitchen counter, which I have been wanting for ages and featured in my last blog post. They are super comfortable, a bar stool "must" in my opinion, and the fabric cover is replaceable if they get dirty, which is fantastic. Plus, there is this website called Bemz that sells custom slipcovers for a bunch of Ikea pieces, including this model. So in the future if I decide to update the look of these chairs it will be super easy to do. That, and the fact that these were WAY less expensive than any other bar stool I found, sold me on them. Who knew bar stools were so expensive?
I had pretty much decided on getting the CB2 Chill Media Console for my TV stand, and even featured it in my last post, but after making some more mood boards of my living room I changed my mind, and decided on the Hemnes White 3 Drawer TV Unit. I am going to replace the knobs to something more feminine; either plain crystal or solid gold. Here is the mood board I made featuring the new TV Unit; you can see my decor colors are cream, white, gold, and blush pink. I also plan on adding in more neutrals around the main area of my condo like gray, brown, and dark metals. I love the look of neutral living spaces.
I love the way my condo is turning out! It's still at the very beginning stages of turning into a "home", but I think it's slowly coming together! Now I just need to sit down and tackle some clutter piles that I have never gotten around to since moving in.
What do you think of my little dollhouse? What should my next project be after the living room? I still need to do the entry way, the office, the kitchen, and the patio - but one step at a time! :)