Starting on the Living Room

This set up is coming together really well. Our existing Structube oil painting looks excellent in the new space. New couch and coffee table bring in more grey so we’ll have to decide where to go bold: pillows, drapes, or rug.

Levi napping before we mounted the art.

These two rooms are getting close. The rest of the house–not so much.

Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market

I have been admiring this style of candlestick holder for ages but haven’t quite found some in my price range. Between the grain, minimalist curves, and sculptural look I knew they’d find a place in my house.

Luckily, as I was shopping at the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market this weekend, I found them! Between 3 different vendors (and two hours later!) I came home with 6 mid-century teak candleholders for under $100.

White Washed Counter Stools

I finally found some counter height stools!

I decided I wanted white to tie in the rest of the kitchen. So I set about finding something unique. I didn’t want a back on them because that would block the kitchen’s view to the backyard. These will be between the island and the window.

These tripod stools fit the bill. I love the three-legged look.

Concrete Decisions 

Our house feels like it’s going to be very grey. But I couldn’t stop at the walls. We bought two concrete pieces that I can’t wait to see in our new space. I’m head over heels for these. They’ll complement each other in our living room.

My Home Kanata – Concrete “Union” End Table:

Wicker Emporium – Vintage Concrete Coffee Table:

Dining Chair Dilemma Solved

Interior design challenge: finding what’s in your head in a store, in your budget, and working it in with what you have. I changed my mind so many times that my husband couldn’t keep things straight.

I wanted to go more mid century (see my earlier post about the Structube chairs!) but mixing too many colours and styles of wood was getting complex.

And originally I wanted them to be quite mismatched but with our formal dining space (with white wainscotting) it didn’t seem quite right.

Since we have a formal dining table I really wanted to create a more relaxed tone with the chairs.

Right now Wicker Emporium is having a 70% off sale and I found some gems for our dining set.

Two for head of table. These are more formal and less exciting.

Four for middle chairs. These are funky but surprisingly comfortable. I want to do different seat cushions. But that’s an easy swap.