I’ve already let you know that all decorating in our home has ceased due to our impending move. In fact, our house lists the Thursday after Labor Day (need a new home in Northern Virginia anyone?). My living room really never got too far off the ground. I managed to paint, do grass shades and drapes and a sofa. But, that is where it all stopped.
I had intended to do a glass top/metal base cocktail table with some patina and some appropriate end tables and lamps……but never got around to it. This is, by far, the least used room in our home.
Recall, I had been working on a custom rug for the space but just couldn’t get motivated to sit down and review the artist’s renderings and select my colors (maybe this should have told me something). And then, once I learned we were moving, I decided to go with seagrass instead….far cheaper and sure to be used somewhere in our new home.
And then, I finally settled on a wool rug to get the natural look but to achieve a better sense of comfort….in case I want to use it in Maddie’s room or a more family friendly space in the new home. Several weeks ago I picked up our new rug. I think it looks quite nice in this room….rather understated and subdued.
If the rug were going to stay in this room, I’d have had it made larger. But, I wanted maximum flexibility for its new home. The oversized slipper chairs (and probably both end tables) will be on Craigslist soon–like the day our house goes under contract. The chairs, I had to have these while visiting Dallas, of all places, about 9 years ago….and never liked them once they were delivered. Not sure why. The coffee table is a hand me down from when my parents had a place in FL…..It doesn’t fit in this space but it cannot be all bad. I had a woman in my home recently purchasing a mirror I’d sold on Craigslist and she asked me to call her if I decide to sell it!
Here is another view of the room. I love the fabric (Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa- “Folie Chinoise”) and how it looks with the Conrad shades.
Speaking of hand me downs from my mom. I LOVE this lamp…..and am seriously lobbying her to allow me to take it to Dallas with me. I think it looks so great with my drapes and the color of the sofa! Mom, are you reading?
I hope you have a great weekend. My husband has been in four states for work this week….and got home last night. I am looking forward to some serious family time (mixed in with two toddler birthday parties)! Cannot wait!