Thursday, June 10, 2010

Half moon Hallway

I had been contemplating the idea of a half moon table for the living room "path" just under the mirror. Something needed to go there, besides just the carbon monoxide detector and fake mice.  I was even going to try a different mirror to see if that did the trick since all the tables appeared to stick out too far.  But you know how it goes when you go to return something at the mecca (Homegoods)....you just have to give the store the once-over.  And there she was, the only one, beckoning to me, saying "i will fit, trust me."  So, i did.  And she did!
 




It's like her mug shot!  Turn to the right.



Face forward.


Turn to the left.


I wasted no time decorating her, keeping in mind Bower Power's console decorating breakdown of short and tall. Pulled some blue books and glass vases i already had in this room, and artwork from Vol.25 shamefully still in sleeve, and she looks perfect.




I think it does a nice job of balancing and grounding this side of the room, plus it brings in more white and helps the mirror make sense, and brings the blue to that wall.  Yep, it does a lot.  I can really see how blah and empty it looked with just the mirror, yet i thought it would make it feel smaller with the table and more "stuff" over there.  Clearly i shouldn't quit my day job.




This side of the room needed more white, so i swapped this vase with the turquoise one on the bow window, but it needed to be higher.



Look at me being sneaky-that's an upside down glass bowl from the dollar store elevating it.



I think it was money well spent, but i need your advice on the square black wall art.  Should i paint them white?  Leave them as they are b/c it would be too much white?  What would you do? 

Here's a (dark) pic of the rest of the room if that helps:



 My party link up page, for a cleaner look!

23 comments:

Mrs T said...

what about painting that black wall art a seaglass blue or green?

very nice room

Julie said...

We have the same wall with the same problem. I have the same mirror only black. I have been looking for a table just like that one only black. Funny huh?

Ashley Tremaine said...

Love it!! Great job.

Birdie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Cute room! I have a spot for a half-moon table too, but I haven't seen one cheap enough yet. I came over from Chic on a Shoestring :) (Have you ever thought about painting your bamboo side table white?)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the table - perfect fit! I always like some black in rooms, I feel they ground things. I think the trends are moving on from that, though. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Karla Herrejon said...

I really like that table!

Christina's Creative Side said...

Oh wow that looks great!! Really, I love it! And I'm with Mrs T... maybe paint the art in a shade of blue?

~Visiting from Flaunt It Friday~

Laura said...

What a pretty table. I agree with others that the artwork would look nice blue.

Laura @ alomg for the ride

Decorchick! said...

Love your table and the blue vases! I think the black wall art looks good, but to lighten it up the blue like the others suggested would be pretty too. :) Visiting from Decormamma. :)

Nesty Girl said...

Your tablescape looks great, and I love the blue glass! I have a few walls that need a little "something", now you've given me some ideas!!!

Kuzak's Closet said...

I love the turquoise glass! It looks so cute with the white lamp and table. Please link up to Sister Sister Sunday if you have a chance!

Thanks,
Amanda
http://blog.kuzakscloset.com/2010/06/whats-in-your-closet.html

Prior said...

It fits great and looks wonderfully... I like the way you pulled things from your home to accessorize it, too. Lezlee

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the half moon table! It looks fabulous on your hall wall. What a great find. I like the squares black for the colors in your room! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

La Maison Reid said...

Hello! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!
http://pegaskosmos.blogspot.com/

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpegaskosmos.blogspot.com%2F&lp=ru_en&btnTrUrl=Translate

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That table works great there! I love when that happens ~ like it was just meant for that spot. I agree with eiher the blue {similar to the color of the other accessories in the room} or white on the wall art.

Lisa said...

The table looks great and it fits perfectly! What about painting the wall art blue to match your accessories?

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Love the table. I vote - paint that bamboo table white with spray paint - and spray the black wall art a turquoise blue to tie in to the other side :)

Kendall said...

LOVE! It's so fresh and breezy. Great job! Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

Melissa Miller said...

It looks gorgeous at your charming home! Love the pretty blue vases and table. Great job! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you very much! I really appreciate your kind visit. You are always welcome anytime sweet friend.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Welcome to your new home and thanks for linking up! I love the little "home sweet home" birdy print/card! So cute :).