our living room is bright, happy, full of light. it's hard to believe it turned out this way when it started off so, so sad. there's no television (it's downstairs in the family room) but rather this room is really where we spend time with the baby on the floor, where we take short naps on the couch with the sun filtering through the windows, where we have fires, where we watch various people + kids walk down the street, and where our doggie bella sleeps on the rug all day long. i love not having a television on the main level of our house.
it's a fairly smallish room and sort of longish, too, making it a bit tricky when it came to layout. i love how the fireplace turned out. it's sort of grand in scale to match the high ceilings. my mom told me about the affordable chairs at pier one and that's where i scooped up the chair on the right. i love it for it's pattern and squatness. the blue ottoman was a yardsale find. it needed some serious cleaning and repair but i just love it now.
the rug is a flowered yellow rug from pottery barn - here's a photo of it in our old house that shows it more clearly. really love, love this rug. although you can only see one in this photo, there are two identical ceiling light fixtures. really love these from schoolhouse electric.
stuff. i like how this room is clean cut in that way. i found this sweet little table at a local antique/junk shop. the lampshade is vintage but the lamp base is ikea. and there's another stained glass window peeking through.
there you have it! big thanks again to andrea for taking all of the photos for this post. i have fond memories of my mom and i unpacking this room, moving the couch in various positions and settling on this arrangement for its good chi. i really really do believe in feng shui furniture arrangement - here's a good article that explains the basics, but it's all about arranging spaces that allow for good energy flow.
the complete remodel