A few weeks ago I posted a waffle about how best to position my daughter’s bed. I’ve always liked Tessa’s bed under the window, diagonally across from the door (option 1) but I also offered voters option 2 (perpendicular to the window), option 3 (directly across from the window) and option 4 (across from and parallel to the window).
Ken read the waffle the night before I posted it. This was our conversation:
Ken: “Option 3 is definitely going to win. Why haven’t we had her bed like this all along?”
Molly: “Option 1 is sooo going to win. The bed should be diagonally across from the door.”
Ken: “Trust me, Option 3 is going to win.”
Molly: Looks with pity at her colorblind, design-challenged husband and thinks, I’ll try not to say I told you so when Option 1 wins.
Ummmm…yeah, so, um, well, it’s kind of like…Okay, option 3 received 75% of the vote. And option 1 received….zero votes. As in not even one. Does anyone know if there’s chocolate in humble pie?
Actually, I’m really digging the new set-up and I think it will look even better when we buy an actual bed frame. I especially like the green and white chair’s new location near the window.
Remember Kirsten’s waffle about which bag to buy? She was having a hard time choosing between the Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo, the Tory Burch City Messenger Bag, and the Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag. At the polls, the Marc Jacobs bag won with 53% of the vote.
Here’s what Kirsten had to say when I told her the results:
It’s funny–I was leaning toward the Marc Jacobs one anyway. Once the Waffle was posted, I realized that it was the one I wanted to win. So I agreed with your voters! A few days after the poll was posted, I decided to get it. I actually found a used one on Ebay for about $300 less than the retail price, so I ordered it. It doesn’t have the shoulder strap, and there’s a little bit of wear, but all in all, it’s a great bag and I’m happy to have it.
$300 less than the retail price? Go, Kirsten!
In hallway news, Galit was stumped by what to do with hers. She wanted a piece of furniture that could help make the space more welcoming, as well as look stylish and provide some storage. Galit offered us six choices. Voters clearly liked two of them the best: Room & Board’s Kitaro Console Table received 47% of the vote and Ballard Designs’ Antoinette Sideboard garnered 38%.
Galit now feels more confident about her next decorating step. Here’s what she said about the process:
We loved having the chance to get other people’s opinions about this decision. We were waffling between a taller piece and a lower one. The votes indicate the lower furniture option is the clear winner! We aren’t quite ready to actually make this purchase, but when we do, it will definitely be a lower, open option like the Kitaro Console table. Thanks everyone for helping us!
In the meantime, I have
bossily told encouraged Galit to start a Hallway board on Pinterest so she can round up more images like the one below for future hallway decisions. Have a great weekend!
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