There is a slight possibility that we could upgrade from our hodge-podge hand-me-down/college life family room furniture and graduate to something a little more grown-up. I just don't know what direction to go into.
I like this:
and I also like this:
I love my 1950's vintage tablecloths with bright blues and yellows and reds. I like my girls' 1940s Basset shabby white twin beds (found at Salvation Army, no less). But I also go pitter patter for a slick, totally modern Ikea kitchen or living room. I love beach/cottage living, but also French country and also I pore over old house plans. If I could afford it I would love to fix up an old, old house. Maybe a Victorian or an arts and crafts bungalow.
So.....how do I know what direction to go into? Is it possible to put any of these styles together? I wish I had a better interior design brainwave going on, but I just don't. I know what I like when I see it (pretty much), but I am not sure how to put it together.
Add to that the minor consideration that I have children and there's a game changer right there. I need something that's not too delicate and can be cleaned.
Any ideas? Is it possible to have it all??