It may be over 2 years since I had my own wedding - but I can still fully relate to and sympathize with brides who can't sleep because they are up until the wee hours of the morning surfing the web for the "perfect" shoes, bridesmaids dresses, head piece, color combination, invitation suite, etc. Not to mention the "perfect" vendors - i.e. venue, photographer, videographer, florist, and don't forget, planner! :) You are NOT alone! You may even be reading this post when you should be in bed, but trust me, many of my brides have confessed to doing the same. So, you are in good company!
However, I am sorry to say ladies, but it doesn't end with the wedding day! eeps! If you haven't done so already, decorating your own home can be just as much of a consuming obsession! For my husband and myself, we knew that our first "home" was not going to be permanent, so I did not spend too much time or money decorating and designing. However, with a baby on the way, I can't even begin to explain the whole new world that has opened up to me with baby gear and nursery decor!
This is not to say that my blog is going to transition into a booming baby product infomercial. But as I was sharing with my husband the different options of cribs, wallpapers, gliders and area rugs that I have been looking at for the nursery, he laughed and told me that this whole scenario vaguely reminds him of our wedding planning days. I couldn't help but agree! And as I find myself unable to sleep because I am obsessively searching for the perfect pantone color for the walls and a rug to match the wall decal and crib, I can't help but wonder how many of you brides are out there, awake and surfing the net with me. ;) Makes me feel a little better knowing that I am not "alone" even if I am not necessarily looking for the same things you are.
In any case, I figured I would share some of my finds that are not just useful for babies and nurseries. I think some of these pieces are just lovely for any home and the bonus is that they can transition into a nursery if you ever need one! Some of my fave finds have to be the area rugs and prints designed by Katherine Yaphe for Oliver Yaphe, Inc. They are totally out of my price range, but oh so lovely. I look at them at least once a day and have developed a major crush on the artist herself. Check out her blog and stuff she loves. I am sure you will love them too! And here are some of her rugs that I drool over - each one hand-tufted with natural New Zealand blend wool and custom made to order:
In the meantime, maybe you can take weekend off from searching or planning and just enjoy being engaged to the love of your life? I think that is an obsession we can all get behind! Now I am off to sleep because it is way past my baby's bed time... so please excuse any grammatical errors in this post! Have a happi weekend!