Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  2012 will always be dubbed the year of major change for our family.  So many wonderful changes and never a dull moment.  I hope 2013 will continue to bring us happiness, but I wouldn't mind slowing things down a bit.  Meanwhile, I really want to focus on tackling the many projects that come with buying a new house.  I'm not talking about big renovation type projects, but smaller organization type projects to get this house feeling comfy and homey.

To keep me motivated, here are some inspiring photos I would like to see influence my home decor in 2013.

A small but impactful entry:

A white living room:

Lots of lighting with cone shaped shades:

And, while we're on the subject of lighting, I would like to add sconces to the mix.  And, lots of them.


Some pretty DIY projects:

I want to paint my sunburst mirror in a matte black color.   

Invest in one or two classic furniture pieces:

I am trying to stay away from trends, but I am still in love with Kartell's ghost chair.  I love the chair paired with the zinc table.  And, I wouldn't mind that pine bookcase, either!

And, have lots of shelf space for family pictures, mementos, family board games and books:

I am looking forward to a 2013 (with less change) and more focus on our home and family.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forwards to a new year!


  1. Happy New Year, Fran! I loooove that entry way design. I can't wait to see what you do with your new place. Cheers to a great 2013!

  2. Happy New Year Fran! These seem like great ways for you to focus on your projects - I'd like some sconces in our next home too. Maybe in the hallway and in our master - ah, a girl can dream, right? I admire the way that you handled everything in 2012 - that was some major change for you guys and you seem to have handled it so well and transitioned your family nicely. When we buy our next home, I'd also like to start buying a piece or 2 that I know we will have for a long time. I'm ready for some grown-up furniture if you know what I mean.

  3. Fran i love your blog so very much imagen inspiration for me

  4. Love all your inspiration pics as usual!

  5. Happy new year Fran! I think our goals are similar this year. Would love to avoid trends as well, make fewer changes, and focus on family. Your images are all spot on for me - timeless.