Changing it up

     As hard as I try to always get it right the first time, when it comes to decorating sometimes you have to just live in a space and make adjustments.  I was pretty set on using my white table for eating when I first moved in.  I love the idea of all white everything. But with time I realized it felt a little bulky for the space, being to wide to comfortably get around it.  It's width also made my island not very functional since the stools and chairs always felt like they were hitting each other.  

   And then we finished our backyard.... Once I brought out my old patio furniture, I hated the way they went with each other.  I felt like my patio table was too modern and didn't tie in with the rest of my furniture. 

And then I did this...
      My rustic farm table was the perfect solution.  I was using it as my desk in the office, but now I realize I should have done this from word one. It is much narrower, so everything feels so much better, and the gray goes with my outdoor table.

  I picked these babies up at Target.  I feel like they help to perfectly tie my two tables together.  The white metal feels more modern like my patio table, while the wooden tops bring out the rustic in my dining table and whisky barrel planters. 
 With that all is right in the casa Theodossis.  Well downstairs that is..

Don't forget to check back later in the week for my garden reveal!


New Art

Remember my fun travel gallery wall I had in my last place?  Well even though I have yet to hang it in the new casa, you know I had pick up a few new pieces on my last trip. 
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to get anything while in London, but I am pretty happy with the ones I picked up in Paris and Ireland. Now more than ever I think I am ready to find a home for my gallery wall in the new house. 
Everything is currently sitting at the top of the staircase where I had originally thought to hang them...
But now I am leaning toward this wall downstairs in the great room, surrounding the TV.  
What do you think?  Where should I put it?


London Travel Guide

London, London, London.... Oh what I would give to be back right about now. It was my first time visiting this city, although it had been on my list for quite some time.  It felt comfortable, very much like home, but with prettier buildings, confusing intersections and way cooler accents.

Of course I did the typical tourist things like Big Ben, the London Bridge, etc but I decided to put together a round up of my absolute favorite things I did.  I would def recommend all of these places if you are planning a trip soon.

High Tea at The Orangery 

I might say that Tea at The Orangery was my favorite thing we did on our entire trip.  To be honest I don't know if it's super touristy, or if it's remotely authentic, but it surely lived up to my childhood tea time fantasies. The china was gorgeous, the food was tiny and adorable, and the entire place was white!  I mean really, it doesn't get any better.  Oh yea, the tea was delicious too.

The Orangery happens to be at Kensington Palace so be sure to walk the grounds before or after tea!

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Store
OK, so I know I have been to the ones in LA and New York already, but there is just something special about going in London.  I mean, that is where Ms. Ashwell is from after all...

London Bike Tour
Yes this is super touristy.  Yes the locals probably get really annoyed by all these confused bikers on their roads. But it is really fun. You cover so much more ground on a bike than walking and you really get to take in the sights, with the wind blowing through you hair and all. Our tour guide was super informative, without being boring, it was at a leisurely pace, and was a good way to get a feel for the city at the beginning of the trip.

Borough Market

Borough Market was on my husbands list of things to see and I am so glad we went. It is essentially a gourmet farmers market with everything from flowers, to fruit, to cheese to pastries. We went in the morning in place of breakfast.  Lots of yummy things to try!  It is also in walking distance to The Globe Theatre so plan on hitting both.

Normally I only endorse Bravo Burgers, but if you happen to have a craving abroad Patty & Bun is where it's at.  Amazing burgers. As simple as that. 

Have you been to London?  What are your favorite things to do in the city?

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