1. I managed to get the hall table decorated, on a serious budget, with a little help from Instagram friends. I used a $10 decanter from HomeGoods, $3 "rustic" branches from Lady Tess, a West Elm vase that was tucked away in an unused bathroom, and a live boxwood ball from Abide Awhile (impossible to kill, you just spray it 2x/yr.
2. I've always been bothered by the empty space behind this table and chaise lounge chair. I was thinking maybe a simple mirror? Or, I can find something with a lot of height and color to put on the table to fill in the space. I can't do artwork because there's a huge photograph on the fireplace that I don't want to compete with. The mirror image of this space is the huge wall-mounted TV and play area underneath (yes, we're those people). Thoughts?
3. Finally, there's a bare spot on our staircase that makes me batty. Our walls are white, so the fingerprints on the staircase make me see red. I think a huge mirror on the bare wall would detract from them.
I like this one from Restoration Hardware. It's on sale!
The scuff marks on the white treads make me teary-eyed.
I love these tiled staircases from Pinterest. I would go with a very neutral, tonal color scheme.
So help a girl out and tell me what you think?
p.s. My advice to you is that you make the recipe coming to the blog tomorrow!