Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On a Whim

Jonathan and I got into a redecorating frenzy Saturday night — and by night I mean our project didn't get under way until around 10:30. We had both just grown sick of never using our nice, formal living room — and all because it didn't have a television in it. We previously had our television in our less-formal sitting room, but that room has been small and uncomfortable since day one.

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!)

(Another angle)

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!


  1. Do you have a room designated to be a playroom once the baby arrives? You'll want one! lol looks great!

  2. I've thought about that. Only thing is that we enter our home through the side door of our house and as soon as you cross the mudroom, that is the first room you encounter!!

  3. Yeah, I was going to mention you might want to make sure you have some where to put the pack-n-play.... extra seating may not be such a requirement! ;) BUT I can't tell you how THRILLED I am that y'all are finally using that room. I told you, you can't love it if you don't use it! YAY!

  4. I would kill for the extra space for a playroom. Our living room is covered in toys.