Hello beautiful people! So here we go. Our third installment of our Investment Pieces series. Today, I am looking at our home. Like I said before, most of our pieces have been acquired by accident as hand me downs from other people. While free is always good, we are at the point where we are ready to have a cohesive look to our home. Right now, I can’t help but feel that everything is a bit of a mis-match which, has its place sometimes, but I am really looking forward to working towards rooms that have purpose.
The goal is to buy pieces that play nice together. This means planning ahead! Which is perfect because this fits right in with our new outlook on shopping. We want to go into a store with a purpose and leave with pieces that are going to fit right in once we get one. I don’t want any more of those I’ll-find-a-place-for-it-something pieces; or the it-has-nothing-to-do-with-anything-I-have-but-I-love-it-anyways pieces. The goal shouldn’t be to mold your house to current trends but to instead compliment your design with pieces that make sense.
I was thinking about investment pieces that I would like to save towards, and after just a few minutes, I realized the list was way too long for just one or two posts. So I decided to just focus on our living room area for now. I tend to avoid this part of my house because of the itchy feeling I get from the thrown together furniture. Don’t get me wrong, each piece has served us well! It’s just that I sometimes feel like I live in a thrift store and I would really love to enjoy our main living space.
This is our design model based off of both David and I’s styles. I love vintage, classic pieces and he leans more towards modern. We share a love for natural surfaces so a lot of the design has been built around metal, natural woods, marble and glass.
01. Leather English round armed sofa. Kill me now. This has been on my wish list since childhood. There’s something about a leather sofa that just gets me, especially when it’s buttery soft. Adore. The more wrinkles and lines, the better. Like a beautiful grandma, these babies are prettier with age.
02. Marble top coffee table. I especially love this one with the geometric frame. My main reason for wanting one of these is to finally get away from dreaded glass rings that build up on wooden tops. No more coasters for the rest of life sounds pretty good to me!
03. A TV console with plenty of storage. This is huge for us. David has all kinds of things going on to bring us all our favorite shows. We have a computer, a ginormous subwoofer, a Playstation (of some sorts…or it could be an xbox…*insert.clueless.girl.shrug.here), a router, a modem, a little black box the probably does something I just don’t know what and plenty of wires and cables to keep everything running. All of this stuff needs a place to live. Our little cabinet is big enough for some of it, but we need something giant to keep it all behind doors. We are both sick of looking at cables. To death.
04. This rug. Obviously. Who doesn’t have this thing on their list? By the time I finally save up, it probably won’t be “the thing” anymore, but I don’t care. I adore it and can’t wait to get my toes scrunched up in the plushy goodness. Mhm.
05. Real wall art. Ok, this is a thing that I admit, I am terrible at! I hate buying artwork. I find it to be way overpriced which is silly. I suppose if I buy a piece that I really love and keep it on the wall for 5 years it’s worth $30-$40, but just the idea of it makes me cringe. I don’t wanna but I gotta. So this is an attempt to be more adult in my decorating.
06. Natural hardwood floors. We are more than ready to get some new flooring that isn’t treated and stained a nasty orange color. Why do people do that in the first place? Try loving something in it’s natural state for Pete’s sake. Anyways, we have lived in two homes now with this orangey tinge that ruins pictures and depresses rooms. When we finally get our own place, you’d better believe we will be learning all about floor installation!
07. Lamps. Another let-me-act-like-an-adult investment. Not entirely sure why people think these things are worth $100, but I’m sure there are reasons for it. Anyways, I think we one one lamp that actually functions…yes, that is a fact. Keeping lights on a bit later into the evenings during the winter is really important for me (aka it keeps me awake past 5:30) so we usually end up flipping on the bright, ceiling lights. I would love to have some smaller glows that I can flip on for reading or dinner in front of the TV (am I the only person in the world who can’t eat without a light?).
08. Plants. I have already started to work this into our home. I have figured out that I’m pretty bad at keeping things alive, but that there some varieties that can be very forgiving. I generally just love having life around me. Plants are so life giving and make oxygen which is vital for our survival. So why not adopt a few and give them a nice little home in exchange for some fresh air in your home?
09. Convertible lounge chairs. The purpose of having an in between chair is to be able to move it to different rooms for different purposes. With a few pillows and blanket, this would be cozy enough for movie night, but the structure also allows it to be moved to the dining room for extra seating or to the porch for a work outside kind of day.
That’s that. For now. I’m sure this will be an ongoing list until we actually get into our future house and begin to settle. I hope this provides a little bit of inspiration for your own piece. Try to dig deep and figure out 01. what is your style 02. how do you want to see your home in 5 years 03. how can you design a room to keep your spouse happy and 04. what room bothers you the most right now?
There you go, folks. If you want more info on these particular pieces, check out our Polyvore.
Until next time!