I recently got the A-OK from Tracy that we could make some serious changes to our home. I desperately need something new. These red and yellow walls, magenta carpet and cheap squeaky ikea laminate floor all have done their duty but time for it all to retire.
The photo above is one of TONS I have saved that helps me focus on the look I’m kinda going after…LOTS of wood, and white walls (I have picked out Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White”). I love old japanese style….but am already thinking of adding a great big black swiss cross painted somewhere.
For starters, we had to re-roof our house which was way overdue. Every time it rained, I’d run for the stack of bowls and knew exactly where they needed to be placed. This was way too big of a chunk of $, but had to be done.
This photo below shows 2 samples of flooring given to us by Tracy’s contractor friend so we could see how each looked. Everyone recommends Luxury Vinyl Planks and after much research, it’s our choice. It’ll be nice having it over our entire floor. We had the dogs walk across it to see how it sounded. Remarkably quiet!
This is the color we’ve chosen but will be much less than the stated price, due to who Tracy knows. 😉
In the spirit of old japanese style, I thought this light was really pretty, but……
…..this one below is tugging at my heart a little more. Does Old Japan style mix with Modern UFO style? It might have to!
I have now spent way too much time looking at desks, but this is the one (in the forefront) I can’t get off my mind. It has a small drawer under it. I just love the easy feel of it. I want something beautiful since it is going in my living room with my computer on it. I’m scared to see what Tracy picks out…
This big long dining table is on my wishlist but not happening because of the price of it ($2400). And honestly…do I really need a table this long, especially when I don’t like dinner parties?! Handy at holidays but…
Didn’t really find anything at Ikea except for this cabinet for misc. desk stuff I want hidden. Still debating if I want it. I think it is a eucalyptus veneer.
And these coffee tables were pretty awesome…just really really short. It will have to wait until we see how the room pans out.
So that’s the update for now. Will keep you informed on the progress along with anything new and cool I find.