Monday, June 7, 2010

Two Benches I Ordered and some Feng Shui

I really don't like waiting for furniture to be delivered.  Actually just learned from customer service that there will be more delays and would I like to still keep the order?  Mmmm...I was tempted to say, "No thanks!".  Well, I did start to kinda say that and the nice lady on the phone offered me another discount on top of the sale that was running for the two benches.  OK!  I reconsidered and decided that would make it worth waiting another month or so.  I may get them in July.  I have been searching and searching for a bench for our bedroom which seems like forever.  Finally decided to bite the bullet and go for the Louise bench from Restoration Hardware.  I may put it at the bottom of our bed.  However, our room looks nothing like this and I hope it works!  I really don't like matchy-matchy so I am hopping I will love it.  Bottom line...I feel like I don't know what the heck I am doing!
via Restoration Hardware
Another idea that I am kind of sticking with is to put the Louise bench along side this "lonely" wall we have in our bedroom.  {There is really nothing else that can be done there} Above it I want to hang a really unique mirror.  This useless area will then serve as a place to sit and put on your shoes or to just gaze at our lovely selves in the mirror.  Did you know if you have a mirror in the bedroom that you are supposed to cover it at night?  According to Feng Shui:

Remove or cover any mirrors in the bedroom during sleep.
A bedroom mirror that reflects the bed creates the most serious problems. A single person is less apt to attract a romantic partner -- in fact, the mirror doubles his or her solitude. A couple with a mirror reflecting the bed is more apt to attract a third person who may disrupt their relationship. People with depression -- and related stress and health issues -- also are affected by a mirror reflecting the bed because it disturbs sleep. In all these cases, cover the mirror at night ... during waking hours it's fine to uncover your bedroom mirrors.
{Pay attention!  You may want to listen to this if you are having issues in your life!  Hee!}  Go here to read more.

OK, that doesn't inspire me to hang a mirror.  I guess I will have to cover it at night.  My husband will think I am wacky!  This mirror below is really pretty and I think it would look great above the bench.

Plus...
The bench...I have been waiting for forever!
via Restoration Hardware
Valorie from Visual Vamp blog uses a similar arrangement in her dinning room.  I really love how the mirror and bench look together.  To see more of her fabulous transformation in her dinning room, go here.  This is really the look I am going for in my bedroom.  Don't you just love it?
via Visual Vamp
Here is another arrangement but with artwork above it.  My foyer isn't big enough for this set up so I have to recreate it somewhere in my house!
via Visual Vamp
The other infamous bench I ordered from Restoration Hardware... the linen Toscane nail head bench.  I am not really sure where I am going to put this yet.  It may just serve as extra seating somewhere in my house.  Or just use it as an ottoman by a chair.  This bench was also on sale making it hard to resist!
via Restoration Hardware
Don't you just love how it looks at the foot of this bed?
Anyway, I am off to "try" and make more decisions for our home.  It gives me a brain ache!  Wish me luck!

xojamilyn

{Images via Restoration Hardware, Visual Vamp}

9 wonderful comments:

Visual Vamp said...

Thanks for the shout out!
I love my bench and mirror combo, and I think you will love it too!
xo xo

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Absolutely !
love it will look beautiful

Leah said...

Hang in there! It is so beautiful!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Oh I love it......lovely idea. Thanks for stopping by!!

Red Door Home said...

I have always loved the "bench at the end of the bed look." The bench you picked from RH looks wonderful and will be well worth the wait!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love that bench, we have one at the end of my bed, I love it! Thanks for stopping in!
Take care

5thjoy (Abigail Cahill O'Brien) said...

oh, i'm a sucker for nail head. love both benches but especially the small X shaped upholstered number. give us the update when it's all pulled together!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I feel your pain. I hate when there are delays. I hope it arrives sooner than later!

It's a beauty!

Annelie said...

Jamilyn, you crack me up.

I'm sure you know what you're doing. This bench is gorgeous. Worth the wait - July will be here anyways, and won't July be nicer with the bench, than without?

I learned from this that hesitation, or, indecision, isn't a bad thing. It landed you another discount.

Did not know about covering the mirror at night. I won't say what I'm thinking...

RH has nice stuff, I think the bench mirror combo is nice. The Toscane bench rocks too. I'm just slightly jealous of your shopping opportunities. I have to stick to very budget.

By the way, are you still waiting for those French floor lamps?

Annelie