Hello friends. The kids are out for the afternoon, so I finally have a moment to show you a few photos. Things are shaping up slowly in our new house and it’s so much fun discovering all of the wonderful shops here in Los Angeles. I sold nearly all of our belongings before our cross country move, and I mean everything. All of the furniture, pots, pans, silverware, art work, and most of my collections. I’ve had a few moments of regret, but mostly it’s been really fun starting over. It’s also been a great lesson in letting things go, and I am taking great care to only buy what I really love now. I love to collect, but the danger in such a passion is that it’s pretty easy to fill up your closets, garages and basements with treasures that you may or may not use. So I take my time now and I don’t impulse shop unless I know I have a place for something. Just as fun? Well, of course not, but it is more cost effective. Did I mention it makes my husband happier, too?
One of rooms is nearly “done” and that’s the dining room. I’m sure I’ll add a few more things here and there. I hope you enjoy the photos!
The table and chairs are from Restoration Hardware. I found the table at the outlet marked down 70%. What a score! The chairs are upholstered in white linen.
This old white cabinet was our first purchase for the house and so I designed the room around it. We found it at The Agoura Antique Mart.
This beautiful platter was a housewarming gift from my friend Nikki. It’s from my favorite pottery company in Paris, Astier de villatte.
This beautiful antique crystal chandelier is from The Agoura Antique Mart .
The large antique gold mirror is from Paris, and it’s one of the few things I moved across the country.
This 1920′s pair of iron trellis with old flower pots came out of a house in Santa Barbara.
I love this glass jar in a willow branch basket. I bought this as well as the iron trellis from a wonderful dealer in The Agoura Antique Mart. (Can you tell I love that place?)
The walls are painted Farrow and Ball’s Elephant’s Breath.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week! xo Jennifer