Guys. Lucy and I got massively smacked down by what I’m calling the plague this week. Sore throats, headaches, Niagara noses – you name it; we’ve got it. I had every intention of writing thoughtful posts about many different things but right now my brain is operating at minimum capacity (truly – I watched like six hours of Bravo last night – if that’s not evidence of
desperation illness, I don’t know what is.) Instead I’ll share a few picks of some little changes around our house for spring.
Kitchen/Dining area curtains BEFORE
Kitchen Dining area curtains AFTER
Big surprise – I changed them back to white and used the Aina curtains from Ikea. I also hung the rod almost at the ceiling to make the window feel bigger. It looks so much cleaner and crisper now. I love those Anthropologie curtains, but I was feeling a lighter look for spring. Bonus – now the light fixture really stands out.
Kitchen Rug BEFORE
Kitchen rug AFTER
It’s kind of nice to lose the red -but I love, love, love the other rug and will probably bring it back out next fall. This striped rug, also from pottery barn, feels nice and a little preppy. This one looks like it’s sold out online but this one is similar.
Bathroom curtain and rug BEFORE
Bathroom Curtain and Rug AFTER
So nice and bright! The wild floral shower curtain is from Pottery Barn also, and coordinates much better with the pink stool I sit on while miss Lucy takes a bath. I already had the white bath rug which collects much less animal hair than the black rag ones I had before (YUCK!)
I added a pretty potted fern to our living room. I love having a little burst of greenery inside –
That’s all. Hope you feel better than I do!
ps. Here is an elegant piece from Salon written by the film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away today. RIP.
p.p.s. I start shots for our 2nd fresh IVF cycle tonight – if all goes well (and that’s a big if) I’ll be injecting myself with needles everyday for the next 3 months!