I’m going to start participating in the Show Us Your Life tour of homes and fun things with Kelly’s Korner blog now that’s she starting it up again. I loved reading it last year when she did it and it gave me such fun ideas for my own house. Plus…..the heads up a week in advance of what room is on deck is good incentive to get my tush in gear for a deep cleaning and organizing before taking pictures!
So here’s my living room looking in from our foyer. The couch and chairs are by far my favorite things. They were my grandparents from the 60s and started life orange and maize tweed. When we inherited them the first thing I did was have them recovered and skirted. Of course, now they’d be fabulously chic and very “Mad Men.” Who knew? The best part about that couch is that it’s so long four adults can comfortable sit on it at a party, which more importantly translates to Cute Husband and I both being able to nap on it at the same time!
The rug came with us from our previous home and while custom cut to that living room is totally wrong for this house. However, my plans to replace it this year were completely foiled by our need to build a new chimney. Being a responsible grown up totally stinks sometimes. So for now I choose to ignore the fact that it’s boring, the wrong size, and stained from when we had a Newfoundland and he had giardia (feel free to shudder at the thought of a 150 lb dog with giardia. It was not a pretty sight).
Here’s looking back the other direction. We have a LOT of books in our house. I pretty much chose that coffee table for three reasons: one, it’s already distressed, so no one could do any damage to it; two, it had room for all of our many art history and architecture books; and three it weighs so much it can tolerate the Cuties standing on it to perform Hannah Montana numbers over and over and over and over……
That big empty space is awaiting the “perfect game table” since we do a lot of family game nights. The last time we went furniture shopping we went with the sole intention of finding said table, but came home with the armoire you see instead. It opens up to this. I’m pretty sure we’re not writing any parenting books anytime soon.
And this guy was an awesome find. How fun is he? I love tassels and have them all over my house. I am regularly on the hunt for more. However, I strongly recommend you do not do an internet search for “decorative tassels” without being prepared to giggle. Consider yourself warned. 😉
And in uploading pictures, I’ve just discovered that I apparently have a new decorating apprentice in the house. I wonder who is responsible? Any votes whether it’s Cute Husband, Big Cutie or Little Cutie? I think it should stay. That pretty much represents my living room ~ “decorated, but kid friendly.”