sit and sip. a design. an inspiration.

Here’s the skinny. We bought a new house. A number of rooms are either half finished or lacking any real furniture. I am one of those girls who really needs to {think} on it before making any real decisions. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. To me, there is nothing worse than rushing to get a room decorated, standing back to admire and not loving what you see. Good news? Polyvore is my new best friend. Yes, it is true, I did get sucked into a deep, dark hole once again. But, I do think I found a source of inspiration for one of our rooms. That’s good, right?

In the next few months, we are going to do a little rearranging of rooms. Moving an office to a more enclosed area {seriously so hard to get much done when you don’t have doors. yowsa!} and hopefully making some time to decorate some of the unfinished rooms.

One of those rooms is what we like to call the {sit and sip} room. A few months ago, I found this ridiculously amazing piece at a flea market. Once we brought it home we realized it was way too big for our family room, so we had to come up with plan b.

Don’t you love it? I am smitten with it each time I walk by.

flea market buffet

Plan b? We are creating the {sit and sip} room in our existing office, which is really meant for a living room. My other half has always wanted to try making wine and this past Father’s Day he got a winemaking kit to check off one of those items on his bucket list. Needless to say, he has been feverishly making some different batches of wine that we will be able to {sit and sip} in the upcoming year.

Where to start? Well, our flea market piece serves as our inspiration and a way to store all of his beloved bottles. The rest of the room? Here is what I have in mind. Kind of love. A lot. I mean a lot, a lot.

sit and sip

What do you think? The bright side is that a majority of the pieces are somewhat reasonable, for once. The chandelier is oh, so gorgeous but I may need to go on a treasure hunt for something similar or find a way to make it myself. I am not sure the husband would love it I spent $2,500 on a chandelier. Right? I love a good treasure hunt, so this is right up my alley.

I will keep you posted on our progress and show off a final look once I have the room finished. When will that be? At the rate I am going, who knows. To find links and specific information about each product follow along and visit my polyvore board here.

May you create some boards of your own. Or, better yet, if you likey what you see  become my follower. Follow along on my Polyvore adventures here. My plan? A board of the month. Are you in?

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4 Responses to sit and sip. a design. an inspiration.

  1. Nicku January 21, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    I love this idea! We just got our house painted and I tried moving things around too (read: the ENTIRE downstairs). I stood back and loved parts of it, but not all of it, so we wound up moving it all (read: three rooms of furniture) back the way it was and toning down all the decor (removing all the pieces/things we weren’t totally smitten with). I was toying with the living room as an office idea as well and I think we’ll end up doing the same thing down the road! Excited to see the finished sit and sip room, it’s going to look cute!

    • lulu & linen January 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      So, so glad it is helpful! We will just have to wait and see how long it takes to get the room done. Sigh. Send me links to your posts from below… would love to see them!

  2. Stephanie January 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Since you posted about polyvore, I have totally been obsessed. I have fallen into the rabbit hole and have no hope of getting out! Super fun, right?

    • lulu & linen January 23, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      I know. I warned you it was dangerous, but oh so worth it!

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