It's almost a joke to bring a third room into the equation when we are knee deep in a studio renovation and at the tail end of the family room renovation--but the living room has been stripped of a few items that has forced our attention. You know I love a little Spring tweaking anyway. Our living room, despite what our "house tour" page shows doesn't quite look like this:
It's a little more echoey nowadays, like this:
The storage ottomans we moved up to Greta's room a little while back when they became stained and more in demand for her playtime. As for the lamps? Turns out, the floor lamps flanking either side of the couch in our living room fit perfectly on either really narrow side of our new Lounge sofa in the family room (photos of that to come). And although I had dreams of a big arc lamp in the family room, the proportions were too good to pass up. With the room feeling pretty cleared out, I took the opportunity to swap out the area rug because that's my idea of a good time.
In reality, this space needs an 8x10 area rug (really!), but until I can save up enough pennies for that to happen I am happy to work with the 5x8s we have floating around here. Last year, we got a super soft, gray trellis rug from Rugs USA for the guest room/office that I laid in place of our high pile shaggy rug we bought at a going-out-of-business sale last year:
The change is slight but refreshing and our gray shag rug plays nice with the colors in the guest room, too. I guess that's a major perk about keeping your home in a set color scheme--mix and match all day long. But back to the real task at hand--filling in those missing parts. As for a coffee table of sorts, I'm still brainstorming, but the lamp we have a head start on.
Looks like I'm gonna get that big arc floor lamp I've been dreaming of after all. Two nights ago, we ordered this guy from CB2 and he should arrive early next week:
dyeing Klippan sofa covers. Hmmm. Could be interesting.
Anyone else strip a room to furnish another? Any luck in dyeing large amounts of fabric? Do you love an arc lamp as much as me?
P.S. The race for the ultimate fixture for the studio is tight--as in, way too close to call as this point. So, if you haven't voted yet---do so here. And while you're in the voting mood, drop a quick "love it" vote for our Exterior Melodrama vid here.