My favorite feature though, is the glass mirrored wall in our family room.
The picture doesn't quite do it justice. It is actually a black mirror with tan veins running through it. When we first moved in, I wanted this wall to go. It has since grown on me as Mark and I have debated what we could do with it.
Mark's parents have been living in Japan for the past 5 years. We were lucky enough to visit them one year for Christmas. Since then, Mark and I have looked for ways to incorporate some Japanese style into our home. This wall gave us the inspiration. We'll start with a simple buffet table in the center.
Something like this from One King's Lane Day of Furniture Sale (70% off Home Furnishings now until Thursday 1/31).
A table like this would be the perfect centerpiece for displaying our Japanese Dolls I picked up at the outdoor Mall in Sasebo. We could then store all the china we also purchased inside the cupboard - and let me tell you, we purchased china! From little sake cups to rice bowls. Sadly we've never had a good place to keep them.
Hanging behind the buffet table I would mount my silk Kimono - a must I insisted on purchasing. Really, who goes to Japan and doesn't come home with a Kimono? They were hard to find though in a price range I could afford. Thankfully there were plenty of consignment stores to browse around.
Framing the Kimono would be our Japanese scrolls that Grandma P sent the kids for Christmas.
Can you picture it? Let's go back to our Black Wall - now add the table, dolls, kimono and scrolls. Picture it on a white wall - now go back to the black wall. What a difference right? I can't wait to get started putting it all together. I just have to decide which table I want now...
*This is a sponsored post for One Kings Lane. All opinions are my own. One Kings Lane is having a special Furniture Day Sale from 1/29-1/31. Up to 70% off some amazing home decor items from your living room to your patio.