19 April 2012

Living Room :: Before & After


The living room in our house is a huge open space -- it is definitely a central gathering place for our family and friends. Our furniture never quite fit the room. We knew we needed new stuff, but wanted to live with it for awhile, which I'm glad we did. We moved what we had around a lot, trying to figure out the best way to utilize the space. The prior owners replaced the orange shag the original owner had, with a cream shag carpet. It actually wasn't bad, but Brian and I have never been big carpeting fans so knew it was something we wanted to replace. I'm happy to report that exciting things have happened to our living room over the past month and a half!


Gone is the shag carpet -- hello, cork flooring (and Flor carpeting)! And while we still have a phase 2 and 3 in mind for furniture purchases, we absolutely love our new sofa, bookshelves and credenza from Room & Board. Sofas are really challenging, I find. We wanted something not too formal, but that fit our mid-century modern home. I think what we found is perfect. What you can't see in the after photo, is that we moved the brown sofa we had to the left of the bookshelves. It's not ideal, but for now, works really well for another sitting area. It's right next to the loggia, so you kind of feel like you are sitting outside. I use it all the time. We are so happy with our new space.


Mel said...

Love love love.

PAPA said...

Great space...now I have a place to sit myself down

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