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Laura Avirett

2011 Home Goals:

Today the Nester is having a party on sharing our home goals for this next year, which is perfect because I was planning on doing a post on this very topic! My to-do list for my home this year is a bit lengthy, but still quite do-able. We have been in our home 2.5 years now, and my goal is to “finish” all of the rooms. (Is it really ever finished?) My thinking is that if I post my decorating goals for mi casa on my blog, then it will further motivate me to carry those goals out. So without further ado…


  • Get carpets cleaned
  • Hold a garage sale in the spring (proceeds go toward my decorating goals :) )

{not my garage sale}


  • Paint back of bookshelves (I’m leaning toward greige or Black Fox)

Living Room:

  • Purchase this area rug
  • New pillows for couch
  • Hang brass sconces (I already own)
  • Purchase this console (I am in love with this piece!)


  • Add under-cabinet lighting
  • Fix the roman shade over sink (it’s sewn crookedly)
  • Touch up paint on cabinets

{I die!! I am in LOVE with this room by Sarah Richardson}

Dining Room:

  • Buy more Blue Willow plates to fill my plate rack
  • Be on the lookout for an antique persian rug to go under DR table
  • Recover DR seats with a great fabric (Chinoserie-inpsired with floral/peacock/birds and hints of blue, and coral)

Master Bedroom:

  • Glam chandelier to replace existing hideous fan


  • Find a solution for the existing fan
  • Cover bulletin boards in fabric
  • Rearrange accessories

Hall Bath:

{Image via LGN}

So, there it is! I have my work cut out for me, but I’m excited to tackle these projects! I will posting the projects that ensue and pictures of progress!