Just to catch you up...Adam and I eloped last Thursday! There are photo's coming, so I'll save the story until then, but it's official, we're hitched! We woke up Friday morning and after sending off the sneak peeq orders, we headed over to ACL where we enjoyed amazing performances by Weezer, Wild Belle, Florence and The Machine and one of my all time fav bands, The Black Keys. Saturday I was at the market on South Congress where I got caught in the rain and as a result, Sunday I was taken down by a cold. Monday I set up again at the market for a rain day and still managed to make it to Monday Movie Night to see Pitch Perfect, which was hilarious! Tuesday morning we heard that we got the house we love and I tried to catch up in the studio as much as I could before a lengthy board meeting that night. Wednesday we signed the lease for the house and then I panicked thinking about how much has to be packed in the next two weeks...eeek!!
Today I finally had a few minutes to catch my breath, tidy up the house and of course blog. I however can't sit still for too long as I have a hot date at the Restoration Hardware store scoping out beds. We are finally upgrading to a king and I feel there is only so much you can tell about furniture online. I want to stand next to it and touch it. The new house is about 3 times the size of my apartment, and Adam does not have any furniture (a blessing) so the bed is the first in a list of new additions to our home we'll have to make. A tv console, kitchen table and the bed are immediate needs. The rest can be added slowly as I find pieces I love.
It's fun to shop for new furniture, but tough too as sometimes the pressure to find the "perfect piece" in a short amount of time backfires. A few years ago, I moved into an apartment which required the majority of the floors to be covered in rugs. I had to shop lightning fast as this came up only a few days before I was moving in and the result was that I bought an 11' x 13' rug that fit the space and I kind of liked. I paid a lot for and therefore made myself deal with it for the 18 months I lived there, but each day I began to detest it more and more and ended up giving it to my mom when I moved. As I had a massive purge only a year ago, I'd prefer to only buy furniture which I love at this point.
I'd love recommendations of local furniture stores here in Austin! I'm pretty set on online places, and have been obsessively following One Kings Lane, but would like to check out local shops as well.