I spent a good chunk of last week making getting our first floor to the point that it doesn’t feel like we just moved in. I unpacked the last of the boxes in the living room, hung some things on the walls and we switched out the lamp in the dining room. It was previously a pendant from Lowes (you can see it in this post). It was nice but didn’t make much of a statement. On our last Ikea trip the OTTAVA caught our eye, and for $29.99 we decided we would find a place for it. To finish the lamp we used a traditional Edison Bulb to stay consistent with the old world, industrial style.
I came home today to find my first peony had opened! We have a nasty storm blowing in, so I clipped it and brought it in to preserve it from the wind. It’s so small and delicate. And it looks so pretty against the dark walls. I think I have figured out why I love the wall color so much. Growing up, I always loved the way the trees looked against a dark stormy sky. Everything just looks more vibrant.