Have I mentioned that I've been nesting like crazy? My poor husband was put to work after work on Monday night rearranging furniture for me. Here's a "before" shot of our living room taken during the holidays (the wing chair is ordinarily in the opposite corner but its usual spot was taken by the Christmas tree.)
Here's the view of the other side of the room:
the only other photo I could find of this side of the room is outdated (aw, remember the pink fireplace?!) but you get the idea.
Our living room is narrow and long, almost too long to treat as one space. That is why I separated it into two areas- a living room and a reading nook. The problem was, no one ever used the "reading nook" side of the room, and the wasted space was driving me nuts. Also, the fireplace, which I now enjoy looking at, was sort of blocked by the arrangement.
So, here is the new arrangement:
Please excuse the cords and mess in the background!
I'm not sure about the booksellers table. Maybe a simpler console/sofa table there? Or nix it all together?
The only other thing that bugs me about this arrangement is that having the slipcovered sofa in front of the window blocks the window a bit. I'd also like to add some kind of low profile coffee table or bench/ottoman in front of the slipcovered sofa.
What do you think? Do you like it this way or do you prefer the old arrangement?
BTW- here's what I'm thinking for the big blank space on the wall above the sofa:
I've been dreaming of this photo ever since Jenny posted it on LGN a couple of months ago. I think it was originally in Lonny, but I'm not sure. I happen to have a Louis Phillipe bedroom set that I've been wanting to break up, so I think I'll take Jenny's advice and gold leaf the mirror to hang above the sofa with some wall sconces and other pretties on the sides.
BTW- I finished the kitchen chairs and will hopefully have some photos to share soon!
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