Now that we've bought our first home, I'm finding that I'm allowing myself to take that realization to the next level, and have recently been quite literally, obsessing over furniture items that instead of simply satisfying our needs and filling up the space in our rooms, also represent us, and will give our home character - our character.
My parents have a rocking chair in the living room. I love it. I want one. Something like this:
|(this one's courtesy of Pottery Barn, but is no longer available)|
I also want to add another seating option in the living room... something like this, I think, from Ikea:
|(but in dark brown... even though the white is so great... LANIE!)|
|(but maybe not so boring... (this one's from Target))|
I like how substantive it is... wide, and more square, and chunky looking. Then again, two weeks ago, all I wanted was a long oval. So who knows, by the time we get back, I could have a totally different idea in my head...