To be honest, I want to do a complete overhaul of our home decor. Figure out what speaks to us and what no longer does. As I was taking inventory of the pieces around our home, one definite theme stuck out to me: our big wood pieces. Everything else seems dismissible (minus our beloved family photos obviously!). But these wood pieces are a definite keep!
Our large mirror hangs in our dining room and really opens up our space. It’s quite heavy. My mom bought it in San Luis Obispo several years back. I love that the wood is more raw and under-polished. I also love that there are blue and green hues running through it. Everything about it reminds me about San Luis Obispo! It’s definitely a task to get it hung. When it comes to moving, I absolutely dread having to take it down and put it back up, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Our bombay chest has been past down to us. It’s several decades old and I love that you can see that it’s been well-loved. It’s not as sturdy as it looks. I’m careful with the drawers as they can shift easily. Right now, it’s housing all my knitting things! Which is great because I have a lot of miscellaneous yarn I should go through before I get more. As of now, the bottom drawer isn’t occupied, but I might fill it with books that won’t fit on our too-crowded shelves.
Lastly, my ultimate favorite piece in our whole home is our dining room table. A year ago, Josh made this table from start to finish. As in bought the wood, sawed it, put it together, sanded it, stained it, the whole 9 yards. The top needs to be reinstated now that the wood has settled. It’s a gorgeous 6-foot farmhouse inspired table in a deep cherry color. I love sitting at it to do my work and really get down to business. We eat dinner as a family there every night. Mostly, I love it because I’m in awe of Josh and his many talents. It was not an easy table to build, but he made it look so easy! I have a long list of things for him to build around the house! But he wants to go back in with the table and reinstate it first and maybe build some matching benches.
So, that’s a little snippet of our home! We are really gravitating towards the combination of deep, natural woods with against creams and whites.