Preparing the parlour

This weekend has been a combination of family time, celebration, and preparation for our new home! I spent a few hours there this weekend measuring the first floor rooms so I can get a good gauge on some furniture I want to buy. This next week is going to be the longest in history! I am only hoping we can get through it quickly, and that the last pieces of paperwork the bank needs arrive on Monday so we can go through free and clear.

The town I will be living in will be having their annual festival the weekend we move in. The town will be all lit up! It will be so fun to experience things like community pancake feeds, hot air balloon rides, parades and pie parlors. I just cannot wait to have that sense of community again – it is something that I am missing in Omaha.

Speaking of parlors, I’ve spent some time putting together a mood board for how I’m envisioning the front parlour to look after we have moved in. The black magnolia wallpaper that was installed in the 90’s is actually quite darling and I’m going to keep it.

black lamp / white lamp / pedestal table / reclinerapothocary floor lamp / built-in bookcase

 I’ve been keeping my eye on the Eton Sofa from Ballard Designs in indigo velvet for the last few weeks in preparation. After we’ve officially sold the other house and everything’s gone back to a new normal, I think I will bite the bullet and make the purchase. Usually I am not so keen on purchasing furniture from the web since I can’t sit on it and feel it out, but the reviews are great. I think it just makes the room!

I’ve ordered a small english arm recliner in a blue gray fabric, and a comfy chair with a matching ottoman in a honey colored herringbone linen. The rest will come together in time, especially the full wall of built-ins I have in mind that can be custom made by my friend Mike. Have you ever had a plan for a room right off the bat because you just knew?


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