Nothing gives me motivation to spruce up the house like sending out invitations! In preparation for a small birthday party with a few girlfriends, I've nearly turned this house upside down.
I rearranged the furniture in both living spaces, swapped out a coffee table and some pillows, and got new lamps.
Thanks to the Cure, there is also new greenery. I purchased the ever beloved Fiddle Leaf Fig, bouquets of pink and yellow tulips, and received a gorgeous orchid as a gift which I vow to keep alive. We found the cow's pelvis at the back of our land.
The dining room has also seen lots of improvement.
We swapped out art (my father is an artist so I kind of cheated here I guess), added a traditional antique rug and added new (old) dining chairs.
In the family room, which is completely open to the kitchen, we reoriented the sofa to face the windows and view of the property. I moved a small Saarinen style table to the corner when I stumbled upon some Danish Modern chairs that had been tucked away, upside down, in the laundry room at an estate sale.
I also hung an 1840s American portrait scoured at an auction here in Texas.
Austin may be cold these days, but the house is warm and welcoming. However, my big project for the month — the art studio? More of a catchall than ever. So as I flip flop the days for this January Cure, we will all have to wait for that big studio project reveal!
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(Image credits: Elisabeth Wilborn)