Friday, April 8, 2011

He said She said

We've accumulated a lot of furniture and things over the years, being in the antique and junk business.

Here's what He likes. Real antiques. A continental look.

Here's what she likes. Painted shabby furniture and china with bluebirds and roses and funky chalkware lamps. A little bit of lace. An old farmhouse. Your grandmother's house. Maybe your great grandmother's house.

So decorating around here involves A LOT of compromise. On both our parts. So we don't do a lot of it. Our living room has looked pretty much like this for about four years now.

It's nice enough but something about it seems boring to me. So I changed out the table in the middle of the room and persuaded himself that lots of people have stacks of suitcases in their living room so it's ok.

I think I like it better but now that dark screen above the sofa has got to go. Something about the room still doesn't look right. I think we need a couple of big upholstered chairs to fill up some space, the room is too big.

But first I have to go see if I can find something else to go above the sofa. I know we have some old windows lying around.....

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21 comments:

The Cranky Queen said...

Love the chippy table & old luggage is timeless! Tiff

Jenny McClain said...

Well, it is good to know I'm not the only woman with this exact same delima!! I just brought in a chippy old thing I plan to use for a kitchen island and hubby said "you're going to do WHAT with that??!" haha

I found your beautiful blog through SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors and I'm your newest follower.

jenny

faithandpearl.blogspot.com

Diane said...

You have the nicest home...love the antiques and decor. The suitcases look great under the table. Looking forward to more posts. Diane

Miss Kitty said...

I LOVE your living room!!! So full of personality! Thanks for sharing it.

Theresa said...

I have a thing for old suitcases, and I love them under your table! Your home is beautiful, so glad I found you through SNS. xoxo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~What a lovely home!! I love your shabby look but also love his preferences! I think the suitcases are fantastic and love them stacked under that table! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday~ hope you will come back by and share again soon! :)

Shirley said...

Oh My..how do we get along?..I saw a movie once where she lived upstairs in a two family and he lived down..they loved the seperate living space and the marriage lasted forever...I'm happy that my "he said" lets me run the inside of the home..and his "she said" lets him run all the rest! LOL!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the suitcases stacked under the table and your wonderful vignette on top. This room is fabulous! I am now a follower.
Hugs,
Sherry

Patsy said...

Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment. And follow. Hugs-Patsy

ShantyGirl said...

I too try to decorate with my husbanxds taste and interest in mind. It also helps me from not getting things to fru fru.....Love the changes you have made and love the suitcases and they make wonderful storage as well!
Sherry

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I really like the suitcases! And I so understand the conflict. My husband and I are kinda like that, only we both tend to like both styles. Still he leans toward the more formal while I lean toward the painted chippy. And primitive. And fussy. And modern. And... and... and.....

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I really like what you did with the new table and suitcases! I think you're doing a great job with the compromise between his and hers! Love your look!

Mary Ellen said...

Love that old luggage under your great chippy table!! I think you have done a great job mixing both your styles!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower and found you from French Country Cottage. I just have fallen in love with your blog. I'd love for you to come by my Vintage Inspiration Party and link up!
xo,Debra

Patsy said...

Thank you everyone, and Debra I will do that.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I have suit cases......
We just made a compromise......he gets a bigger TV that will sit on top of my chippy table and all the suit cases go under the table........

See it can work........ha

Ido said...

You go girl, you can do it, big fluttery eyes and he'll do as you wish, guys shouldn't have to have the last word on the house decor, my husband is the same way, sigh! He's always I don't like this, don't like that, I just say, I like it and go away, he forgets about it later haha!
I am now your follower.
Have a fantastic weekend!
XXX Ido

Butterscotch Caramel said...

I have a stack of suitcases and I just love them. Great minds think alike.
Check out my first giveaway.
http://butterscotchcaramel.blogspot.com

Laurie

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so happy I stopped by from VIF! Your blog is beautiful and this post is wonderful! Love the table with the stacked suitcases!

Karen said...

Oh, my! I love your stuff. I think your style is fabulous. I'll be back. I'm your newest follower.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Curtains In My Tree said...

I agree with you honey.

Love the chippy cabinet and the blue leather chair or is it grey?

also love the table over the suitcases

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