Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Updates around the house

I haven't posted about the media room recently, but we are working hard on selecting and buying all of the different pieces. I am really excited about how it is coming together. Once we get our TV and a few more things, I will take some pictures with my camera of the progress. In the mean time, here are some photos of the progress from my iPhone. I ordered these pillows for the room from Etsy and we've already received the ones on the left. The rest should come later this week!
Pillows ordered for the couch

We also finally found a coffee table for the sectional. I had been debating for a long time on what shape and size ottoman or coffee table to go with. I finally decided that I wanted something round and unique, maybe a little masculine. I think this one fits the bill, the metalwork is really interesting and I like the shape. I think it will really work well with the rest of the furniture we are selecting.
New coffee table
Last night, I finally selected the tv console that we'll use under the tv, the focal point of the room. You wouldn't think so, but this has been so, so difficult. However, I think I finally found one that fit most of my criteria.  I debated on the height of the stand for a while and finally had to decide between two, one that was 36" high and another that was 25" high. I initially wanted the taller one that looked like a cabinet, but after playing with tape on the wall, we decided that the lower console would actually be more comfortable to watch tv on from our sectional.
Trying to figure out what size tv stand will
work best for the room

I ordered it from Hayneedle and with their free shipping (!) it should get here next week!
We also made some updates to our master bedroom. We got a new duvet and down comforter, changing the whole look of the room. The duvet is from WestElm and I love it. I had been thinking about changing the color scheme and fabric in this room for a while, so I'm excited that this will hopefully push me to make some more updates in our room soon.

We also ordered new shams and sheets from Pottery Barn during their big white sale. I love the way the gray monogram and trim looks with the bedding.

What have you been working on around your house?


  1. That's great you're making progress on your media room! I love that stand and even better that it had free shipping! The coffee table is a great choice, too!

    The monogrammed pillows look great on your bed! I am partial to PB linens, so naturally I love the shams! :) We have their euro size shams on our bed.

    Right now I'm working on a roman shade for our kitchen and finishing up a coffee table for our living room. Hubby said after these projects no more for a while.. haha yeah right! ;)

  2. Things appear to be coming along just great. Those shams really perk up the bed. Great job!

  3. It looks great. I have been eyeing some furniture from pottery barn for our bedroom!

  4. Have you ordered anything from Hayneedle before this? I have been on a mad hunt for a tv stand for some time now, never check or even heard of their website so I went and found something I really liked and just ordered it not even an hour ago. Went to "like" them on Facebook and found TONS of complaints which really has me worried now so you'll have to keep us posted on your experiance with them...

    1. I haven't, but I'll let you know how it goes. A lot of places have hit or miss shipping, it depends on item a lot too. So hopefully it will work out, hope yours arrives in good shape too!


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