Deep Obsessions

I have some major updates on our house I’ve been wanting to show you for a while now, but it’s been all doom and gloom around here for what feels like an eternity! Seriously today the sun finally peeked through after weeks of being completely MIA. All the cloudy overcast weather makes it impossible to snap decent photos of the indoor projects. Oh, how I wish I had a bunch of professional photography equipment…but I don’t. So instead, I’ve been spending my days daydreaming, because that’s what gloomy days were created for. So what have I been daydreaming about?

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This picture! Seriously, every time I get on Pinterest I find myself staring and staring and staring at this picture. I love it so much. everything about it. So I thought I would recreate it for you by sourcing similar items. If I had room for this little arrangement in my house…trust me I’d have it.

Let’s start with the console table. This is really the star of the show here, but it’s likely one of a kind. Finding something just like it would be tough….and pricey…REALLY pricey. I think I found the next best thing, though. It’s still pretty pricey, but I’m learning recently that I’d rather spend a bit more on a nice piece of furniture that I’ll hang on to for years rather than by something cheap that may only last a few years. Something about nearing 30 (NEARING…I’m still living up my 20’s!!) that makes you start thinking more than a few years ahead…

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This table is from One King’s Lane. Though it’s not the same thing…It definitely has the same feel! It lacks a bit of the hand crafted feel but it’s hundreds of dollars instead of thousands of dollars. It’s still really beautiful! Click the picture to find this table on One King’s Lane!

Next up…The rug! Oh the rug!!! I’m in love with rugs. There’s just no way around it. Rugs make my world go ’round. This rug is no exception….You can actually find this exact rug HERE. Hand woven with Argentinian sheep’s wool. It’s the stuff all of my rug dreams are made of. Except, you have to contact them for the price, (Insert incredibly sad face.) which can only mean one thing… It’s expensive. Like mega expensive. So instead of contacting them, I’ll just cry in the corner. And when I’m done crying I’ll turn to Amazon for the next best thing. By the way, how great is Amazon, guys?! I live in a town where anything besides groceries is at very least a 30 minute drive away. Amazon has changed my life! Diapers, wipes, craft supplies, RUGS…I get everything from Amazon! (End side rant…) So here’s what I found!

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It’s not exactly the same thing either, but it’s got some similarities going for it. It’s brown, which is one of the major things I liked about the other rug. I’ve been obsessing over browns and taupes lately. It’s also sporting a geometric pattern. Its a bit more organic than the other rug’s patters, and it’s not made from Argentinian sheep’s wool, but it still has a worldly sort of feeling. Want to know the best part?! It’s only $175 for a 6′ x 9′ rug. That’s ridiculously cheap! I happen to have it on good authority that this is a nice rug! A certain someone (cough cough…me) has this rug in another color. It’s a super easy to clean and maintain low pile and altogether great rug.

Next up…Pictures!

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Call me crazy, but I just don’t think I could have a picture of a horse in my house. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE horses. They’re just too majestic. I feel like every time I saw the picture I’d have to stop and contemplate life. I don’t need any extra help with life contemplation. Now a llama… I can handle. I just mostly think, “Tina you fat lard, come get some dinner!” It also adds a bit of Argentina back to the scenario that the replacement rug is missing.

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This picture because it felt like the right balance of black and white and because I love a prickly cactus!

So if you are me….you kill all your plants. In my defense….We travel a lot. Like a lot, a lot for months at a time. It just not worth lining someone up to come care for my plants. Surprise, Surprise plants don’t really survive 3 months of indoor solitude. Except cactus..es? Cacti? Both feel wrong, but are apparently both right! That’s why I love them! So, at our house fake plants are a must, NICE fake plants! They have to be realistic.

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I’m a sucker for anything beachy! People often describe my house as sort of beachy. I’m totally ok with that, even if I do live in Indiana! Why wouldn’t I want my house to feel like I’m on vacation?! The inspiration picture has a piece of coral in it.

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Everywhere Shane and I travel we try to pick up something to help us remember the trip. We’ve done a pretty good job except we really dropped the ball in Switzerland and Australia. I wanted to buy a piece of real coral from Australia, but time just got away from me and I didn’t. I’m super disappointed in myself. Oh well, next time. We will definitely be back to Australia in the next few years. While real coral is pretty expensive, you can find faux coral everywhere. This one is from Target.

Las,t but certainly not least….a little brass lovely! I love brass! I’m a huge fan of little totally useless objects/ figurines for styling. One of my favorite possessions is a tiny little brass dodo bird that we picked up when we were in Mauritius. (Did you know Mauritius was the only place dodo birds were ever found? Me either, until I went there!) This little guys is along the same lines.

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And here it is people…my own version on this lovely little arrangement.

 

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It’s embarrassing just how long it took me to source all this and put it all together. So, I won’t tell you how long it took, but just know…the obsession with the original photo ran deep. Like SUPER deep.

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