I decided, at the last minute, to link up with Kelly's Korner today when I saw she was doing the Show us your life series again! As most of you know, we recently moved from Kansas to Georgia, and I have spent the last 5 months decorating a new house. So, at the risk of boring my regular readers, I'm going to do yet another post with house pictures!
This new living room is much smaller than the one in our last house, but we prefer to use the term cozy :D
We can comfortably seat about 6 people in here, and in combination with the basement theater area and the hearth room, it really does give everyone enough space to find a comfy spot to relax! Of course, when you have 10 people in your family, space is a prime commodity ;D
We did get a new set of furniture for this room. I knew I wanted leather to stand up to the abuse of 5 boys, so that was the easy part. Finding the right style was a bit more challenging as I really wanted something with a high back and without those big puffy cushions that always have to be straightened and fluffed!
Probably my favorite part of the whole room is the ceiling....
The windows were a challenge. I wanted to ditch the blinds and add plantation shutters, but after pricing them out and realizing I could put one of my kids through college for less, I decided to simply do my best to cover up the ugly blinds while keeping some of the view!
The built-in shelves were a great perk, but they are stark white and desperately need new paint. I plan to paint them to match the trim color- not sure what the builder was thinking!
I hated the fireplace at first, but now that the room is all decorated, I've decided it's not so bad and I won't rip it out and put stone in it's place after all ;D
The back wall was a challenge in this room as well. It's a huge wall, and I knew I didn't want to try to do some sort of picture arrangement, but it needed something that would fill it up. So, after adding this table.....
I hung a large clock, and then added one of my MOST favorite quotes on either side!
Perfect! Here's the view of the living room from the kitchen area looking towards the front entryway....
Thanks for stopping by!!