I have been waiting patiently (well...maybe patiently isn't the word...) to decorate my own home. Actually, I've been waiting patiently just to start thinking about decorating my own home. Because our future in our new house has been so uncertain, I tried very hard not to get my hopes up by thinking about every single color I wanted to paint the walls and how I would arrange my furniture and what picture to hang where. But tonight we are signing the papers for homeowner's insurance and we are still scheduled to close this Friday. So I'm going to start contemplating, beotches!
Husband and I aren't exactly granola munching Birkenstock wearers that stink up the room with patchouli oil, but we are interested in helping to sustain the Earth through the use of renewable resources, green products, organic gardening, composting, and recycling. When first contemplating the flooring of our home, I was thinking about lots and lots of neutral carpeting throughout except for the kitchen and bathrooms. However, we're rethinking that plan of action, and our new potential plan might just be bamboo. Bamboo flooring (it's actually a grass and not a hardwood) is something we've always been interested in. It's just as hard and durable as, say, oak or cherry, but it is less expensive, and even after harvesting the bamboo will continue to produce the product over and over again from the same plant. Plus, PRETTY. Here's a sample from Lowes's Web site in a Cognac color (because everything is better with alcohol-related names).
My in-laws have the best window blinds in the whole entire world in their game room (which is surrounded by windows). They are simple but so lovely and keep the light out like it's nobody's business. I covet them. These are the blinds (or a very similar version) from JC Penney's Web site: Cape Cod Roman Shades. I would get them in a darker color to match the darker bamboo floors, but LOVE. I would be completely okay with forgoing curtains and just showcasing these puppies!
And on that bamboo floor? In the room with beautiful Cape Cod Roman window shades? I might just have to put this rug. I not only have impeccable taste, but I'm also a cheap date. This rug is from Target's Web site and is from a line called "Italian Walnut," although I prefer to call it, "My Precious." Can you even imagine walls painted with the blue, cream, and green colors pulled out? CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?
I think I need to go lay down...all of this exciting decorating is getting me all verklempt.