With so, so, so many rooms and nooks to renovate in this home (which translates to blog content for years!), I’m trying to focus on little successes and finding projects that I can actually finish. I’ve always found that piecing together spaces takes muuuuuch longer to complete than anticipated, so when even a corner of a room feels put together, I’m a happy camper. This is certainly the case with the odd extra space we have in our kitchen area in front of our island and next to our entry way. It’s done and decorated, which means I can share this corner with you!
Let me back up by showing you what the space looked liked a few months ago…
I knew I wanted to create a comfortable sitting area with big, comfy chairs…the kind you can really curl up in. However, I didn’t have a color or style of chair in mind. I just knew I wanted them to be BIG. We looked high and low for chairs (both used and new) and we did come across some really amazing chairs. The problem was always price. Two chairs can easily be more expensive than a sofa, so we felt stuck. But then, a boutique PDX home store named Manor Fine Wares had a crazy sale, and somehow we scored two awesome chairs for the price of one. YES.
We brought the chairs home and they are crazy comfortable. I love the texture of the fabric and again, the scale of these chairs is just what we had in mind. With the chairs in place, I dusted off a rug, a few accessories, and a brass lamp we already had. We were in business.
We also placed a plaque above the chairs that Kyle’s Grandpa personally built many years ago and attached deer horns that also belonged to him on the piece. I truly adore items that have a story to tell, and I’m so glad we can have a piece of Kyle’s family in this room.
And then, the lonely and empty area suddenly became this…
Now, who wants to come and have tea with me in our new chairs?