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Making it Yours 11B: French Modernist Armchair

First, thank you for all the kind words on yesterday’s announcement! It feels great to finally be able to share the news of baby number three.

Now, onward! We’re continuing with Monday’s Making it Yours, featuring the French Modernist Armchair. It was paired with a green sofa the first time around, and plenty of feminine pattern (very much my style). This time, we’re going fairly neutral, with plenty of natural textures to mix things up. Plus one very interesting (read: possibly ugly) rug. I’ll show you at the end of the post the difference that having a crazy rug like that makes compared to something very safe and neutral. I think it makes the room.

MiY 11B - French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Apricot White Paint, Glidden

  2. Bentwood Pendants, West Elm

  3. Wren Curtains, Crate & Barrel

  4. Bronze Candlesticks, Eva Zeisel

  5. American Buffalo Photograph, Sharon Montrose

  6. Pascal Embroidered Floral Pillow, Pottery Barn

  7. Favorite Throw – Ink, West Elm

  8. Mongolian Lamp Pillow – Pebble, West Elm

  9. Graydon Sofa, Jayson Home

  10. Plus Side Table, CB2

  11. French Modernist Armchair, Wisteria

  12. Cortona Bookcase, Pottery Barn

  13. Rococo Floor Lamp, Wisteria

  14. Wavery Rug, Lulu & Georgia

And now for comparison, we have the crazy, bold rug vs. the simple, neutral one from Monday’s design. They both look fine, but I like the off-kilter drama the bold rug brings. Which one do you like better?

Which rug do you like better?

Another Baby on the Way

We’re expecting our third baby this September!

Baby Number Three: Coming Soon! #makingitlovely

I bought these hooks back when Brandon and I had decided to try for another baby, and then tucked them away for a while. I was going to do a whole little setup like in the picture above to surprise him with the news. Instead what ended up happening was that I saw that faint second line on a pregnancy test, I ran and found the ‘number 3′ hook, then thrust it at a still-sleepy Brandon. It might have been a little confusing, being woken up by your wife with a hook in her hand and a very goofy smile on her face.

We told the kids a couple of weeks ago, along with the rest of our family. August is happy, but I don’t know if he really gets it yet. Eleanor, on the other hand, is so excited. She talks about the baby all the time, and has come up with a few name suggestions: Cinderella if it’s a girl, otherwise Super-Boy. Brandon keeps joking with her it’s going to be Maudius or Claudius, and she wrinkles her nose up at the idea. Her ideas are just so much better, you know?

We’re all looking forward to the baby’s arrival in September, but it’s a good thing we still have six months to think of some possible names. Or maybe Eleanor’s on to something?

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