I’d look like this:
Or at least, so said a reader when I posted that picture on Instagram a few days ago. Now, I may not completely agree (I mostly ♥ that couch, but there are a few patterns in the mix that make me a little crazy…of course, I am a little crazy sometimes, so maybe it’s perfect). But I couldn’t deny that it represented many of the things that I talk about, dress about, and decorate about here on the blog. Patterns? Color? Ringing any bells?
And it brought up another important question: why has the furniture personality test never been done? (or has it?)
After all, I can choose between being a lion, a beaver, a golden retriever, or an otter (lion/otter/retriever mix here, folks). And I can decide that I am a ridiculously long acronym like EEVNP (I just made that up…I think), and that’s supposed to mean something profound. I can even decide which Winnie the Pooh character I am (I’m a Kanga/Rabbit hybrid with a splash of Tigger’s energy).
So, why have I never thought to describe myself in terms of armchairs and armoires? After all, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to cool furniture I see. And I can spend ridiculous amounts of time searching for just the right chair for my craft room (I found it, in case you were wondering…for 1/3 of the Ross price; check out FB or Instagram if you want a sneak peak). Clearly, I have a thing for furniture.
So today, I thought I’d share 5 pieces of furniture that are just so me that I wouldn’t mind being them (you know, if I weren’t already pulling this whole mama/wife/girl-trying-to-live-life-well-and-glorify-God gig).
The Tufted Ottoman
This room is more formal than any room in my house is, ever will be, or could even dream of being (I’m shuddering at the mere thought of jammy little fingerprints all over that beautiful beige fabric). But that aqua tufted ottoman? Swoon. And I can see it working in a wide range of spaces, from subdued and elegant like this one to funky and eclectic (can’t you totally picture white walls and a gallery featuring a Union Jack print?).
The Floral Chair
I’ve loved this Anthro chair ever since I first laid eyes on it. I don’t have a specific place in my house for it (although, I might consider clearing out an entire room and redesigning it just so I would), nor am I willing to foot the bill for it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t adore it.
The Tufted Headboard
Okay, so apparently, I just love tufting. And aqua. But seriously. How could I not love a velvet tufted headboard in a gorgeous wood frame? I really want to make one of these for our bedroom, but my husband keeps reminding me that we have a perfectly good bed that he likes very much. Maybe the guest room. Some day. When I’m 80. (Who am I kidding? I’ll be too busy with my great-great grandchildren!).
The Coral Dresser
I think this version is just divine (especially with the DIY gold confetti on the wall), but I’m also pretty partial to Collette, my very own coral dresser:
The Embellished Piece
It’s no secret that I prefer details to austerity. I can admire clean lines and neutral palettes in others’ houses, but I will always be drawn to something classic with a twist. And the scroll design on that gorgeous gray-blue-green chest above just makes my heart beat a little faster.
So, that’s me in furniture-terms.
What about you? I’d love it if you played along!
If you were a piece of furniture (or 5) what (and what color) would you be?Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):