Because Cottage and Vine’s Room by Room Party theme this week is “The Family/Living Room” I decided to straighten ours up and give you a tour. I have ideas for changes and I’ll get to that in this post also.
The living room is on the ground floor of The Glade. There’s no entrance hall (which I would really love). The floorplan is open so it just flows into the dining room.
The room sports a working fireplace and lots of windows and doorways. We’re waiting for the new building and renovation next year before we paint this room which is currently a warm yellow/tan color that I still like even after 14 years.
There’s not much room for furniture and art work unless it’s placed on a window-interrupted wall.
Once the renovation is finished I’m considering moving the 2 love seats to the sun room and replacing them with either a conventional sofa or a sectional that will fit in that corner. Right now an antique oak chest of drawers is stuffed back there but that may be moved into the kitchen.
In the opposite corner is a secretary desk and Windsor chair. I would love to paint this secretary.
Before I do however I want to see where in the house it will end up. I can picture it white or grey or even deep blue.
But I could also go wild and do something like this or the reverse of it.
I have recently replaced my 1950s marble-topped coffee table with this one from Crate and Barrel. It really seems to open the room up because visually it’s much lighter than the other table which we still have, by the way.
I’m ready for the living room to be more
sparsely selectively furnished but some of the furniture in here will be needed in the new rooms we’re adding to The Glade. I’m prepared to be patient, not make any rash moves at this juncture (sound like a politician, huh?) and see what can be let go, what should be painted and what we’ll keep next year at this time.
My quest in the next year is to find stylish but reasonably priced lamp shades. As you can see I have beaucoup de lamps which all have Mandarin hat shades. How about something in the barrel shape, n’est-ce pas?
The next year is going to be very exciting for us: rehabbing the house, moving furniture around, changing the decor, updating pieces we’ve had for decades. Can’t wait!
What are you waiting for?
Sidebar: Happy Anniversary, Charlie!