This room is one of my favorites in the house, but I’ve had the itch to add a bit more character to it for awhile now. Yes, in addition to the mint piano. 🙂 Although this is the only room in our house that still has any art hanging (I know. I’m self-shaming so hard over here. It’s on my to-do list!), I still felt like the room was missing some spring joy. Well, I found it- check it out! 🙂
First of all, I don’t think I’ve shown this little corner bench. I bought this from a friend, and had (slash have?) really good intentions of giving it a nice chippy paint finish. It’s also still on my to do list. 🙂 It’s a fun spot to sit and listen to Scott play the piano and read.
I spruced up the top of the piano slightly—I picked up that sign on the left from Hobby Lobby and added my DIY faux succulent display just next to it. The IKEA greenhouse that I painted gold used to have a plant in it, but I learned a long time ago that watering plans is real hard, mmmkay? So now it holds vintage books and some gold glitter dipped feathers I made on a whim last year.
The bust on the end is named Jane. After Jane Austen, of course. 🙂 The first time I brought her home the dogs went crazy. They barked and growled at her for almost an hour straight. We could not stop laughing. We put her on the ground for them to sniff, but they still refused to get close to her. So weird. Or maybe she is haunted. 😛
Now for the REALLY GOOD part. Look what came home to mama!
Awww yes. The most gorgeous, softest, wonderful pink rug everrrrrr. I was lucky enough to get this as a gift from Rugs USA, who I had always heard great things about, but never had an opportunity to try. There were several gorgeous rugs I was debating between for this room, but I kept coming back to this pink one, over and over. I told myself–you’re a Texan now. You go big or go home. Yo go, Glen Coco. Or something like that. 🙂
Because I’m a klutz + we have dogs who run circles in our house + friends with small children Rugs USA was also nice enough to send me a non-slip rug pad to go with it. It was super easy to use- just unwrap and lay out on the floor. It also let me try several different placements for the rug before committing without actually dragging a heavy rug around.
Once the pad was down I simply unrolled the rug on top of it for instant color and glam. Boom.
You guys know I am big on form + function. You can have both. A good home has both. I ordered this rug without ever having walked on it, touched it, etc and I was a bit nervous that it’d feel crunchy and hard, or velvet-y (fun fact- velvet makes me want to vomit. i can not stand the touch of it or even the sight of it. so gross. seriously). I was really, really impressed with how soft and thick it felt—and thankfully it didn’t feel velvety to me. Phew.
It’s funny, I used to be drawn to stuff with tons and tons of color. A few years ago I swung the other way and was very into white and pale blues and grays. Now I think I’ve found a balance that I truly love—soft pallet with bright pops and the laid-back fancy feel that is the heart of this blog and our home.
Just look at that texture + color, you guys. Swoon.
Next up for this room is more art! I have a fun idea or two, but we’ll see.
What do you think this room should be called? We’ve been calling it the library, because my original plan was to build bookshelves all around the piano on that wall. All my books are in boxes still and it’s super sad. Sometimes I call it the piano room, because…that’s kinda what it is. When I feel fancy, sometimes I switch to parlor. Maybe I should call it the cocktail lounge where our friends can gather for cocktails before dining at the table? Mmmmyessss, come to my lounge. What do you think? 🙂
The rug and the rug pad were gifted to me from Rugs USA. All opinions + design choices are mine. Rugs USA is awesome- go check them out! 🙂