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On a Decorating Mission…


March 25, 2010

Do you HAVE to check things off of lists??? Between redoing my calligraphy blog/site, decorating/furnishing a home, AND planning a wedding, my to-do list seems to be increasing at a rapid rate furiously, so I have to take a step back and focus on the things that must be tackled first… i.e. the Master Bedroom and Family Living Room, as these will be the most important areas in our home the next few months while we settle into our abode.
We are so close I can taste it! The paint is perfect, the bed is almost done {just missing a few decorating pillows}, we bought our nightstands–and love them by the way–now all I need to focus on are bedside lamps, a black bookshelf, and finish my photo frame ledge.
As for the Family {meaning this is our non-formal} Living Room, the couch and loveseat are fantasticly comfortable–yet still clean and tailored–and I purchased these wonderful orange pillows yesterday from PB with a gift card from Mom and Dad…now all that’s left is to find the perfect tv/media console, coffee/end table(s), and lamps!!
Ours are the “Florida Orange” color in the square design
**P.S. why do they have to say FLORIDA orange??? I think UT Orange sounds better =)
Keeping my fingers crossed that I can knock these small {but hard to find} items off my list within a matter of weeks so I can finally show off all our hard work!!
And for future reference, for all those out there who recently moved or will be moving, when you change your address via the USPS, make sure to sign up to receive magazines from your favorite home stores {i.e. Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Restoration Hardware}. We did and each has sent us a 10% coupon in the mail= BIG savings!!
FYI: I had the opportunity to do a guest blog feature post on Sarah and the City’s blog–which I was super excited about because it is my 1st–she is currently relaxing on vacay and chose a few of her daily must-reads to blog about our favorite travel adventures!! Check it out here

  1. Sarah Wyland says:

    That tip on changing your address is one I'm going to use – I'll be moving into my first big girl apartment in December and decorating it will be a must!

  2. Great tip on the mags! I moved last March and I had to go re-subscribe to my favorite stores! And for some reason VS still won't send me a catalog…and I'm a good customer!

  3. Caroline says:

    We are still decorating almost 2 years later. It takes time to find the right things at the right price. Coupons always help

  4. Sonja says:

    Everything is coming together and will look awesome! 🙂

    They call it Florida Orange because that's a MUCH better color and name for it! It's a winning color I think 😉 hahahaha

    xo hope you're having a great Thursday!!

  5. Sole Matters says:

    Check out Home Goods if you havent yet!!

  6. Sole Matters says:

    BTW, i just checked out your guest post. I love your top/dress in the Grand Central Station pic! Since you’ve been to Miami, and I am going in May, can you email me some places to go and check out? Restaurants, bars, clubs, sights to see, etc!

  7. mackenzie says:

    i have been eyeing those pillows for some time now… loveeee them!

  8. WestSacHoney says:

    I have so many lists! And I'm finding that I really want them all minimized ASAP lately. Your so lucky you painted before you moved in! Love the pillows and the bookshelf!

  9. TO DO LISTS… stressss me OUT!

    I find it better to focus on a few thigns at a time as well!

  10. Katie says:

    these sound like such FUN things to have on a to-do list! i'd be happy to help you ANY time 😉 fun FUN!

  11. LG says:

    Have you taken the tags off your pillows ? If not wait for a minute b.c I think that Southeastern Salvage has those exact pillows ( also from PB overstock) so about 1/3 the price. I know that have that collection, just not sure of color! Also, TJMAXX Brentwood has amazing lamps for bedside! I am eyeing some yellow ones right now! Lamps can really make a room!
    Cant wait to see pics of your rooms!

  12. The Holmes says:

    I've been looking for some good living room pillows and I love the ones you found! Looks like I might just have to head over to the nearest PB

  13. You have such good taste girl! I can't WAIT to see how everything comes together….looks like you're moving right along though!

    I'm a bit list-checker-offer, too : )

    And yes, I think UT Orange sounds MUCH better than Florida Orange, haha ; )

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