Rustic TV or Media Centers

We have an older IKEA TV console in our living room right now, but it just doesn’t go very well with our modern-industrial look. It’s too modern. So I’ve been on the look-out for a DIY TV console or media center that my husband and I could build. I want something that is more open since we have a narrow (but long) living room with a large sectional sofa in it and I don’t want another large piece of furniture making the room look smaller.

So here are some of my favorite options that I don’t think would be too hard to either build or create our own plans for:

Liz_Marie_BlogDIY Rustic Wood TV Console via Liz Marie Blog

PB_HendrixHendrix Media Stand via Pottery Barn

Ana_WhiteRustic X Console via Ana White

I know, they all look pretty similar but that’s part of why I’m having a problem deciding! Do I want one that’s tall, short, middle-of-the-road? Exes on the sides? Ugh! Too many choices. Though, I guess it’s better to have too many choices than no choices at all, right?

Do you have other ideas of similar TV/media centers?

What about your house? What does yours look like?



Decorating with Wicker Chairs

So I’m a younger decorating enthusiast, and with my youth came a misguided revulsion where wicker is concerned. I always thought wicker furniture belonged in my grandmother’s house, but never mine. HOWEVER, my views on the subject have done a complete 180. Now, I wouldn’t mind adding some wicker chairs to accent my dining room chairs or having a set in my living room.

Isn’t it funny how trends are circuitous and what was once considered less than desirable can make a comeback? Love it!

Still think wicker belongs on the porch of a grandmother’s house only? You might change your mind after seeing these beautiful examples of wicker working it!

caeff643abdc2437b20efe7782ccfeccWicker Dining Room Chairs via BHG

ec407298b536869da2b1cf4b68bf0a2dWicker Accent Chair via BHG

f4134e253353Another Wicker Accent Chair via House Beautiful

Adriana-heroAntique/Industrial-Style Wicker Accent Chair via The Design Files

P1110576Wicker Accent Chair in Master Bedroom via Chateau Chic

So what do you think? Is your mind blown yet? I know, I too had to take a moment to admit I had been wrong all along. And, shockingly enough, my mom and I are working on sprucing up two pairs of wicker chairs right now. Here’s a sneak peak at the “before” pictures:


Two are going to be white and two are going to be grey. I’m really excited and will post the “after” pictures as soon as I’m done. Then, we’ll be selling those babies!

Do you have wicker furniture in your house or have you considered adding a piece or two? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until inspiration strikes again,

#PCOTY: Radiant Orchid

In case you’re unaware…the new Pantone Color of the Year (or #PCOTY) is Radiant Orchid. While I’m not a huge fan of adding this color on, say, every wall in a room, I am a fan of this color in sporadic pieces throughout a room or an accent wall. 

I guess I’m not brave enough to do a whole room in Radiant Orchid.

Still not sure how to use this new, vibrant color? Here’s some inspiration:

original_Brian-Patrick-Flynn-PLUM-FUCHSIA-BLACK-entry_s3x4_lgPatterned Wallpaper via HGTV

e8bb16c892fc8ae8601cead9629bde82Twin Chairs via Home Sweet Home

orchid-rugRug via Vintage Pixie

Are you feeling bold? Do you have plans to add your own “orchid” touch to your home? If so, post links to your blog so we can see pictures.

Do you have other ideas of how to incorporate the new #PCOTY?

Have fun!