brown eyed fox

refreshing the great room

nestingcarissa fox5 Comments

It never fails... the time change of Spring rolls in and I feel the need to shift & sift.
Pulling everything out... letting the room breathe...
and really I think just letting me see the space with a fresh set of eyes.
You know what I mean right?
Do you do this too?

I tried a couple different layouts in here...
moving and shifting sofa & chairs all around...
but as usual... it went back to the way I originally had it.
Seems... with everything considered... it's the best for us.
Which again is perfectly fine... it's that fresh feeling I get from just playing & seeing.
I have to say... it makes me oh so happy!
My hubby... and the girls... think I'm flat out nuts... but by now they're used to it.

I did sift out the sofa table... I can't explain exactly what it is about it...
but in this room it's just not a great fit.
I for sure need something behind the sofa...
and found almost the perfect table... love it... BUT darn it... it's just too deep.
Needs to be quite narrow........ and long... to pair well with the sofa.
Will have to see how that pans out.
I did LOVE having lamps on the table right behind the sofa... really missed that this morning...
with the "helloooo what feels like waking in the middle of the night" time adjustment.
Maybe even floor lamps on either side of a narrow console?
Might be a fun option.

The area still needs layering... to be cozied up for sure... but I'm loving this refresh time.

Some of the sifted STILL waiting patiently (yep still there) to be redirected or given their papers.

The photo on the left is just out of site... it's the seating in front of the fireplace...
but there was something about the color in this photo that gave me pause...
and strangely...  inspiration.
Funny how that works.
Just stuck the bowl there as a handy spot... and the mix of texture and pattern was like POW.
A neat surprise... and a welcome surprise I'll take.
Love it when that happens.

Oh... and I'm also trying out the clock... that's been in the art room... up on the mantel.
Why not.
I figure it's a good time to try.  :)
You never know.... shift some things around... maybe sift out a few.
That piece might be just the thing you need to freshen up another room in your home.
Try it!
♥︎

hey there...

smilingcarissa fox2 Comments

It's our spring break this week... and though this year we're having a staycation...
we're out & about grabbing up life's goodness.
Loving this down... go with the flow... getting to do things we never get to do... time together.
Just hoping you're having a sweet week too!
♥︎

a match meant to be

nestingcarissa fox13 Comments

So back almost four years ago...
when we had just moved back to Texas... after living in Wyoming...
we were all living in an apartment (for a LONG 18 months) while our house was being built...
all of our belongings were in storage...
I found this bone inlayed dresser for our youngest's bedroom.
We loved it and knew it'd be perfect for her room once we moved in... and it was.
She had twin beds at the time... had them since she was young young...
anywho... she had been wanting a big bed for quite some time.
Once we made the switch to a queen... last year...
we were left with that cool dresser.
We'd been using it in between the twins
and now had no match for the other side of her big bed.
I'm a bit obsessed when it comes to symmetry for bedside.
I know... NUTS.
Anyway there was no space in her room for the dresser...
especially once she had her new bedside tables and her big bed.

My husband REALLY loved that dresser...
which says A LOT because he is the most easy going... "whatever you think/want" kind of guy.
I'm lucky.
Of course... I loved it too... what's not to love...
but when I tell you we could not find one spot in our home for that dresser...
really... I mean NOT ONE SPOT.
No closet... wall... niche... nadda.
I had searched high and low for another one too... never having any luck.
Again... that symmetry thing... with another... bedside would golden.
Literally just this week I was thinking "gosh am I going to have to store it"... "sell it"?
If we don't have a spot for it... we just don't have a spot.

WHEN LOW & BEHOLD... not believing my eyes...
I get an email...
from the very shop I found the dresser... they had just received a new shipment from India...
and THERE IT WAS... ANOTHER one!
what?!
I had already checked with them... many times.

This is my LONG way of telling you... we now have new bedside tables in OUR bedroom.
oh happy day!
I called the shop immediatly... double checked measurements... the inlay pattern...
it was a MATCH.
and they had only received the one.
MEANT TO BE.
I tell you... right?!... is that not meant to be?!

Just picked up the new one today... and we couldn't be more tickled.
Such a treat!

One for my side... and one for the hubs.
A pair made for each other and meant to be together.
Silly dressers... yes...but all this...
as we celebrate our seventeenth wedding anniversary!

Loving them in our room already!

So now I'm wanting a change to those lamps.
Promise that didn't just pop in my head today... been wanting a tweak to those for some time.
Love the shape of those thrifted finds... from forever ago... think they're still fun.
Maybe a fresh new high gloss finish though?
What color?
Or maybe just new shades?
What do you think... what would you do?
oh yes... do share... do tell.
thanks!
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meant to be dressers... Nadeau
my favorite orange dot tote... Hable Construction
lamps... vintage find years ago.
headboard... West Elm  (a few years back)
bedding... Pottery Barn (quilt)... Target Threshold (cases)... Garnet Hill (duvet)
fabulous faux fur pillow... Anthropologie

and by all means... if I'm missing something you're still curious about... just holler.

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