Piece by piece the Cottage is being furnished.
In the living room area is an Ikea sofa with a chaise attachment.
The chaise feature is moveable so we switched it to the other side of the sofa. Further delineating the living room space is the southwestern-style rug featuring the color scheme: aqua, cranberry, and greige.
Once we got going with the palette, little pops of cranberry gave dimension to the space. The little stepstool is an heirloom from the tenant’s family.
I have been using the Cottage for storage and we still have more to move out. However there’s been a lot of progress in the past 6 months.
Sitting on the sofa the window overlooks the garden. Soon we’ll also diminish the chip pile so the scenery will be even better.
Using old pieces and new pieces allow style to develop. We’re not too eager to replace old furniture before having a better option but downsizing from a single-family home to a single-person home is a big move.
Do you wait to find just the right piece?