Here’s the reality. I’m a mom. I drive a minivan. I pack lunches, wear sweats whenever I can and avoid makeup and high heels as much as is humanly possible. But once in a while, I still get a wild hair. And my latest wild hair? A green velvet chair…
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Isn’t it gorgeous? And it came with a twin.
It’s Article’s “Matrix” green velvet chair. “Grass Green” to be exact. And the twins brought along a seriously comfy and chic buddy, this Timpani Ottoman in “Charme Tan”. Divine, no? If you haven’t been to Article before, and you like modern and mid-century modern furniture, you will LOVE their collection. It’s legitimately beautiful furniture, super high quality at very reasonable price points.
And now I have a confession. This gorgeous green velvet chair wild hair may or may not have been the reason I suddenly decided to completely evict all evidence that this space is actually the kids’ playroom. Here’s what that room looked like about two weeks back:
Did I say “playroom”? I meant “disaster area”. It is CONSTANTLY in a state of disarray. And normally, that doesn’t bug me too much. Kids have to be kids, of course.
Except when mommy gets a wild hair. In THAT case, everything must be cleaned up.
I was even ruthless enough to evict the guinea pigs.
Then Mommy began her therapy. Painting the walls. It’s cheaper than a for-real therapy session. And pretty effective, at least for me.
We went from Benjamin Moore’s “Nimbus” to “Simply White”. A nice, clean slate.
Perfect backdrop for my beautiful green velvet chair. Or chairs and ottoman, I should say.
As you can tell, I’ve been playing around with rugs and stuff on the mantel, etc. trying to give this the space the right hipster look. That’s hard to pull off for a minivan driving mom. And the reality is, this space is only going to look like this for a hot second. Long enough to get some awesome pics that will provide the illusion to all, myself included, that I have my act together over here. Then, it’s getting converted back to the playroom again.
Mommy’s wild hair green velvet chair will be covered and stored safely in the basement where it will remain intact until we are ready to make this room our office instead of the playroom. Even though this furniture is very sturdy and well made, if we kept it in here, it wouldn’t stand a chance. This is a HARD room to survive in. We don’t send ANYTHING in there that we expect to remain clean or intact.
Truth is, no matter how much I protest, the kids rule this place. Even the guinea pigs refused to be evicted for too long…
And where there are guinea pigs, one can always find children in this house…
Of course, that’s A-OK with me. For now, I’ll just visit these gorgeous green mid-century modern beauties in the basement so I can stroke them every once in a while and enjoy looking at that beautiful color 💚. Then I’ll post these fun pics to Instagram, and no one will know that these babies are locked safely away while this room once again gets overrun train sets and pieces of board games and remnants of the latest crafting projects.
Shhhhhhhh. It’s our secret, k?
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