In this house, I’m aiming for a mix of big-box pieces (the new sideboard, Eleanor’s light) and vintage/antique finds (the striped sofa, the old dresser). It’s a balance between finding what looks best and what’s going to function well with kids around, and there are a lot of empty spots around the place, waiting for just the right mix of furniture. The front parlor, for example, will go back to being fairly empty once the Christmas tree is out of there.
I have a running list of furniture that I would eventually like to add to the house. A pair of chairs opposite the teal sofa. A runner instead of a square rug for the entryway. An armoire or cabinet in the front parlor, and something to fill in that curved window (another small pair of chairs maybe, or a game table with seating?).
I’ve been online window shopping Chairish for vintage and antique finds pretty consistently since I first heard of it. Now that I’ve partnered up with them on a couple of posts since purchasing my sofa there, I have a credit to use that’s calling my name. Some of my favorites that I pulled together for them awhile back are still available, and they’re always adding new things to the site too. And now they have an iPhone app (other platforms are in the works), which is especially dangerous for me now that I have 40 minutes of E’s karate lessons to wait out twice a week. Hello, browsing time!
Ever look for something that you don’t know you’re looking for, and when you find it, you know it’s right? That’s kind of what I’m doing. On my phone. You can buy right through the app, and so far I’ve found a lot of possible contenders. If I didn’t already have that striped sofa from Chairish, I would go for that settee. Heck, maybe I should find a spot for it somewhere else in the house? I’m not sure yet, but I’m kind of looking forward to waiting out E’s lesson later today…