On Saturday we decided it was time for a solution and rearranged our living room in such a way that we were able to add our entertainment center and television (which is about to grow 10 inches in screen size!!).
Here's the before and after shots of the room:
(After: Don't judge my iPhone pics at night!)
We added a few little pretties:
(This charming magazine rack from TJMaxx)
(A little corner wall art)
As happy as we were with our "new" living room, we were equally uncertain about what to do what with our former sitting room. I mean, we had one giant blank wall and no plans for the identity of that room. Here's what it looks like after a little more rearranging:
(Yes, still blank.)
After a lot of careful thinking and a little consulting, it looks like our plan is to make that space a true study. I think we may create (or pay someone to create!) a built-in desk unit in the corner of the room by our built-in bookcase. We could also benefit from more seating. Not sure how we're going to accomplish that one yet!
All of these changes have just happened so fast though, that I need time to think this through! In the meantime, feel free to give us suggestions for something cool that could go in the sitting room, especially keeping in mind that our family is growing! I mean, we would have never thought to add a bar sink to our bar area if a friend hadn't mentioned it in passing just days before we purchased our granite! So, speak up if you have crafty ideas!!
P.S. We are using the heck out of our new living room this week. I even just created this blog from the comforts of my cozy couch!