This year will be Chris and my first Christmas together as a married couple. Rather than giving each other gifts (because honestly, we really don't need anything), we decided that our home needs a gift from both of us. We really want to make our new house feel more like a home...so we've been thinking a lot about decorating and furniture.
For our Christmas gift, we're considering either an area rug or a new dining table and bench. Right now we have no rug. And bare cherry floors make our great room seem too cold. But a new dining set would allow us to entertain better. Our current dining table is a small four seater with an extension from Ikea. And honestly, anyone over the age of 30 should start to graduate from Ikea furniture right? :)
Our wood floors are brazillian cherry and our couch is green and brown. All the furniture we have are a dark mocha/coffee color so I definitely wanted a rug to lighten up the place. This rug is described as "slate blue" even though it looks gray online. I'm in love with the pattern and it fits the old world feeling I'm wanting.
I fell in love with this set when I saw it at Cost Plus World Market. I believe it's from India and it's made of solid wood! I'm sick of veneered MDF glued furniture. I want something resistent and ready to last years. I also like the idea of a bench. This won't actually go into our formal dining room...rather it'd go in our breakfast nook, which is a huge area. And the bench I wanted to position against the set of windows we have along the wall. We wouldn't purchase the chairs because we currently have four mocha leather dining chairs which would work. With the bench, this table can possibly fit eight. :)
We also have a space above our fireplace that's meant to be for a TV I supposed. But I hate looking up that high, so our TV is actually placed on a stand at eye level. To cover that ugly space up, I wanted an old world clock to balance the wall. And this is something we're considering. This would just be a "stocking stuffer" to our house!
Another item we need to think about replacing is our Ikea coffee table. It's currently wood and glass...and I just hate glass tables. I love the look of it, but glass attracts dust easily and smudges way too often. I'm very particular about my surfaces and HATE dust. So the coffee table gives me nothing but headaches!
There you have it. Our family Christmas wish list. :)
I have an OOTD I forgot to post from last week. I debuted the Tucker from Target top I bought a few weeks back. And might I add I love it! It's so comfortable and the design is great.
Blouse - Target
Tights - Nordstrom
Boots - DSW