Today I decided to cash in on a Groupon that I had bought a few months back for Nadeau furniture with a soul. I had never stepped foot inside their store before I bought the Groupon but one glance around their website and I knew I would love it. My husband had actually sent me the link to this place before the Groupon suggesting that we go check it out sometime.
So today we finally did!
And look what came home with me:
Oh how I’m in love with this big bad mammy jammy. It totally changed my living room and put it back into balance. Before we had a smallish little bookcase from Pier One in that spot. I was never happy with it because it just felt out of place in the room. See what a shorty it was compared to my doorway?
I decided to move it into our bedroom (with a future project idea already in the lineup) and in came this beauty.
The height and width and overall scale of this piece is so much more in proportion now. It totally balanced everything out. I’m so happy with it! And let me say that the price is UNBELIEVABLE. I was blown away by how inexpensive everything was in that store. If I told you what I paid for this you would never believe me.
It’s hard for me to get a decent shot of this piece because my other furniture and/or crap is in the way. We wrapped all of our Christmas gifts in the middle of the living room tonight so if I showed you the wide angle shot it would look like a Thomas the Train convention on my sofas and floor. I’ll spare you the ugly details of that.
The inside of the cabinets doors are just as beautiful as the outside. I may or may not have caressed them lovingly and told them just how beautiful they were (more than once). Furniture with a soul is a great description for the pieces that were in that store. I feel like this bookcase needs a name. Anyone have a good suggestion? Something rugged like Duke. Or Rusty. Too bad Woodrow is already taken around this house. That would have been perfect. In reality I’m calling it my LTL piece of furniture since it reminds me of something my good friend Lisa (aka LTL) would have in her amazing house.
This furniture is chunky and rustic and layered with paint and stain and aged to perfection. Check out all this scruffiness:
These knockers are solid. And sharp!
My pottery feels right at home. The leaf vase came from Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg. The other vase with the grapes and grapevines was a wedding gift from an old family friend. When I was at Nadeau I bought this Blueberry Mountain Lodge platter that looks like it’s made of the heaviest pottery but guess what? It’s made of paper mache. No joke! Can you believe that? And it was a steal of a deal! I just couldn’t get over their prices.
I finally feel like this new house is coming together for me, piece by piece. It’s a huge relief to feel that way after six months of questioning decisions and feeling totally directionless in my design process. I know there I still have a long way to go before it’s finished and by the time I get there my style will have changed again, but I’m really enjoying getting some things put together and standing back with a feeling of “YAY!” instead of “BLARG.”
I’m really loving the warm wood/layers of textures/white walled thing right now.
Here are some of my favorite inspiration photos from my pinterest boards that I find myself gravitating towards:
For a while I was two steps away from jumping on the board and batten train. But since I feel that style lends itself better to the cottage style house, I just can’t pull the trigger on it yet. I think I would be better off painting my walls white and slipcovering my sofas in a nice thick white canvas and calling it a day.
We’ll see how things flow from here… Stay tuned!
And if you happen to have a Nadeau furniture store near you be sure to check it out. I was totally blown away by it! I have no doubt you will be, too.
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