Once upon a time part of our living room looked like this:
But life happened. The blanket got ruined. Art got stolen and put in another area. The table couldn't support the weight of the lamp. ...And I got messy. Seriously. It's like a bomb went off in here.
That's a bone, a deflated basketball [charlie's], and leaves on the ground. Unused workout equipment lying around. Christmas packages on the console table. Keepin it real, eh? And now for the ever elusive before and after...
I basically already had everything on hand. I just had to scrounge around for frames and such.
I found the metal mirrors at the antique store on sale. I love them! The quote is actually a greeting card in a shadow box. I have two Philly postcards I framed.
The fox picture I just bought via Brickyard Buffalo [distracted Christmas shopping] but you can find the artist here. I would love to change out the pillows for something lighter but that's what we have right now. The huge wooden bowl is from here but is no longer sold. The wicker console table is from Linen's -n- Things back when we had one in town. We're a bit rough on it and I can tell it won't last forever but it's one of my favorite pieces.
Yay for nabbin that gold tray on clearance at Target! The above two pieces of art were both bought when we were at Chincoteague Island. The photo was by Egret Moon and the watercolor is by Nancy Hogan Armour.
I love that mother of pearl box. It's from Homegoods and I couldn't believe in what perfect condition it was in. The shell thing is from a beach trip a few years ago. It's been prettying up my office but it was so full of clutter I figured it wasn't doing me much good in there. So I brought him down here to sit on top of my records.
Sorry about the reflections. This is the room with the most windows which is a blessing and a curse in one. There was a lot of awkward positioning involved. Erhm...
The only things I would really like to change would be to include an arched floor lamp on the left. The console table isn't very sturdy and if you place a heavy lamp on it, it will start to bow. But we have no overhead lighting in this room and could use something like that if we found one for cheap that I liked. Lighter pillows in the bowl would be nice. And I would love to make a homemade planter that hangs down on the right from the ceiling. With a fake plant. Because we all know how I am with the live ones.
Regardless, I keep staring at the wall and saying "it feels like a real house!" It's the little things I suppose ;)