Thinking About 7 #7 – Inspired By…

Thinking About 7 #7 – Inspired By…

I haven’t done a 7 in a while and this morning has found me VERY inspired by a number of things to here we go.
1. This photo sealed the deal as far as my plan to move my brass fixture in the living room downstairs over the table and replace it with the Mouille (mine will be  knock off).  I have a medallion (not as fabulous as the one here) as well and the combo just makes me all sorts of giddy.
I have this large urge to masculinate (yes…I made that word up) the living room a bit and a giant praying mantas like light does that in spades me thinks.
Does anyone object to me having the sconces on one floor and ceiling light on another?
Too much of a good thing?

Serge Mouille pendant, Home by Ignacio García de Vinuesa
…pretty sure that’s impossible when we’re talking about Serge.
2. The whole ‘toughening up’ of the living room idea will continue in #projectgetroomsreadyforkids
I was blog flipping this morning and hoped over to one of my faves, 219.
I discovered MANY things of interest.
a. Sarah’s house…she posted about it yesterday….
I mean come on.
The fabulousity of all of this makes me all kinds of crazy.
I adore every single thing and completely want to copy it all.
Starting with these VC Soho Sconces…
…you don’t see them in the rooms above but Sarah just added them to her basement and I’m totally going to steal her idea and put them in mine too- they’ll look SO farking good against the moulding and more girly bits.
Love, love, love.
3. Rugs
I’m working on sorting out the rug situation in the basement.
Thinking of two of these West Elm runners for the hallway…
Kasbah Wool Rug - Ivory
And I just came across this beauty from PB teen that would be swell somewhere…
Alternate View
…too bad an 8×10 is $900 bones- too rich for my blood these days.
PS…is it just me or has RugsUSA wrecked your idea of what rugs should cost too?  They’re amazing selection and ridiculously good prices make all other rug sources seem totally out to lunch.
Moving on.
4. While browsing Pinterest this morning, I hit upon this amazing store called 
Their banner alone was a clue I’d probably love just about everything.
But it’s their wallpaper section that is making my heart really go thump thump…get a load of these 12×10 murals…
This guy has already made its way around the interwebs…
…and then there’s these…

So coolio right?
I wish I was more into colour these days…I’d be all over these.
And if bambino was a girl, she’d totally be enjoying some of that flower goodness.
5. Speaking of babes…I’m on single digit countdown- holy Dinah.
Please pray to the gods that little dude stays put in the belly until at least Sunday.
That is when floors will be in and furniture will be delivered/moved/put downstairs i.e. out of my living room.
My family is all due to arrive early next week and I really don’t want anyone here in the chaos that is my abode at the moment.
Again, please pray.
Also, since little guy is a dude and I won’t be having anymore, I’ll be holding on to my most favourite of all time girl name and giving it to this sort of doogle, when the time is right- many years from now that is…
6. So inspired by Jenny’s latest work…
Cloud Cover
No One Was Looking
Man that girl can paint.
7. Excited to spot my Scarlett in a store magazine…
…makes what I’m about to say a little easier to swallow:)
I’m not sure why all the fuss is made about the terrible 2s…we had none of that business BUT 6…wow…quite sure my hair is graying by the second because of Ms Red locks.
She’s got some spunk in her, that’s for sure;)
For those of you with girls, isn’t it scary when you see your hormonal DNA rearing it’s ugly head in the form of your offspring?
Let’s just say I’m more than a little excited to resume my casual wine habit.


  • Designwali
    Posted at 09:10h, 06 March Reply

    I have a 7 year old…totally know what you mean. she looks adorable & good luck in the next few weeks. You have inspired me again!

  • Katy Costner
    Posted at 09:36h, 06 March Reply

    You sure know how to inspire a girl. Thanks for posting all those beauties! x

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]
    Posted at 09:46h, 06 March Reply

    That PB Teen rug might be just what I’ve been looking for my son’s bedroom! Checking it out! 🙂

  • Albertina M. Cisneros
    Posted at 10:02h, 06 March Reply

    I’m always amazed at how much goodness you can pack into one single blog post! Too good…Loving your changes of the chandelier sconces. Love the west elm rug for the hallway….love the wallpapers….the flowery one is amazing will check on the price of that….and I will keep you in my thoughts for this last week. I’m sure you are thrilled to meet your little boy. ANd yes I love Jenny’s paintings! I have one!

  • Hollie Cooper
    Posted at 10:30h, 06 March Reply

    Good post and lots of great stuff, like the murals.

  • Keira
    Posted at 11:22h, 06 March Reply

    Have you found a nice Mouille knock-off? I’d love to know where! Love the rugs.

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 11:24h, 06 March Reply

    love those rug options! but tell me, how do you keep them clean with kiddos?? i have 2 cats and that’s tough enough 😉

  • The Now
    Posted at 11:34h, 06 March Reply

    I kind of went into a daze after that first picture. I think you said something about masculinating?? haha Christine, I am getting sooooo excited for you!! Wahoooooo!!! Gorgeous post as always!

  • Miranda Rickert
    Posted at 12:50h, 06 March Reply

    Wow, seriously lusting over Sarah’s tufted chaise lounge. I want some tufted leather in my living room stat!

  • {Two One Nine}
    Posted at 13:12h, 06 March Reply

    Yes to the Serge in your living room! I have one on backorder (until SUMMER! boo!) for my dining room and also a white floor lamp version on order for my family room – in my opinion.. you can never have enough SM!!

    And yes to the west elm runners. I love that one!

    Thanks again for posting my home, I’m flattered!


  • Irene
    Posted at 18:59h, 06 March Reply

    LOVING those wallpapers!!! LOVING Jenny’s work ALWAYS! And if Sarah was my neighbor, I’d move in with her! HA!
    Is it time already???? I can’t believe it! #inaweofyou! You’re a rockstar girl!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 20:15h, 06 March Reply

    Love Sarah’s house, dying for a Serge myself, love your redhead in the glossies, and I pray everything happens at the right time for your bambino to appear. God bless you Christine and praying for a smooth delivery for you!
    xo Nancy

  • Erin | Holtwood Hipster
    Posted at 01:52h, 07 March Reply

    As always, lots of goodies here! Store Without A Home murals… way coolio and Yes, RugsUSA has ruined me.

    Lots of happy, happy thoughts for you during this final stretch Christine!

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