I do love moving things around, and it’s such a great way to get a new look without buying anything. Or sometimes, I buy one thing, but move several things around after the purchase.
Here’s where this corner started with a chicken bucket and some walking sticks. This was around 2009 right when we bought the farm and how the house built.
Later, I added this table. I found it at an antique auction, then sold it at my booth at Round Top, several years ago. I liked it, but was ready for a new look.
Then I bought this table at Round Top. It’s an antique with a marble top, and I really like it. I actually still love this table, but it’s been moved over by the front door. This space over there is small and I didn’t want anything too big.
This table was actually a left over. It was once a night stand in my daughter’s room, CLICK HERE.
Finally, I decided to move the Julianna chest here. It’s part of my collection at Soft Surroundings, CLICK HERE. This has since sold out, so it’s no longer available.
It’s perfect in here, and I think it really dresses up the farm a lot. I’m trying to make it a bit more sophisticated without spending too much or making it stuffy. What do I like about this piece here? I love how the color works so well with the cabinets. In person, the color is very similar. The other thing I like is that it echoes the Gustavian design of the daybed. This piece is also Gustavian-inspired, and the wall hanging is also Swedish. I love how they pieces tie together, and carry a subtle theme throughout the room.
Should I replace the chicken art? It’s been there a long time, and I think about it, then get focused on another project.
I’ve ordered some end tables that are larger and should be more functional in here. These are really too small from a design standpoint. The daybed really dwarfs these small tables that have been here for a long time. Not only do I think they look too small, they also don’t have any room for someone to set a drink down or a book. More changes coming.