Our new bed was supposed to arrive and be assembled last week but sadly it wouldn’t fit up the narrow stairwell in our townhouse. I was so sad watching it be loaded back onto the truck! I felt so stupid for not taking measurements ahead of time… Lesson learned. To add insult to injury, we’d been waiting for the bed for weeks (sleeping in the guest bedroom in the meantime) so now we’ll have to start that waiting process all over again once we order something new. (If you’ve seen any beds or headboards you love, please let me know in the comments!)
The good news is that this setback definitely gave me a kick in the butt to order a few more big pieces knowing how hard it is to wait for furniture to be delivered. I feel like I’ve uttered the phrase “just keep chipping away at it” (my dad’s favorite saying) at least a hundred times since we got here but it definitely helps when our decorating to do list feels a mile long! I wanted to share a few pieces that we’ve ordered for the open living and dining areas.
Our dining area is pretty small so Will’s mom had the idea to order a round table that won’t take up every square inch of the space but still extends to seat six people when we have company. And because the sectional we ordered is navy blue, I wanted a coffee table that felt light and airy by comparison. I love all things acrylic (hi, have you seen my boutique?) but I love that this particular coffee table doesn’t feel too girly because of the industrial hardware on the corners. I also wanted to make sure that the dining and coffee tables (which will only be about ten feet apart) complemented one another without feeling at all matchy-matchy. Once these pieces are in place, we can start thinking about the fun stuff like picking out a rug, ordering pillows, and hanging art. I’ll be sure to share more pictures as everything arrives and starts falling into place!