Space | Living Room
What I Love | Hello amazing natural light!
What I Don’t Care For | The flippers did a horrible job refinishing the floor but that’s so far down my to-do list I choose to ignore it for now.
What I Want To Do Next | Finish painting, hang drapes and weatherize windows.
First, my apologies. With the move and a change in computer this summer, it appears I lost the larger sized photos of this space. Boo!
Regardless, welcome to our living room. Well, this was the living room and how it was staged pre-us. Awkward. Interior designer me shook my head continuously at the bizarre furniture settings in this house. Obviously I was able to look past it though as I instantly fell in love with this space at first glance on my computer in Wisconsin and then again when we saw the house in person.
This is the view of the space looking off of the entry. The light – oh the natural light! – is amazing. Throughout the day it has the most amazing light. (The photo of my smoothie in yesterday’s post? Taken in my living room.) The downsides to the amazing windows? Trying to purchase window coverings and also getting them ready for winter. Waaa, waaa. I have drapes sitting in a box in the actual space but have yet to figure out if they’re going to work.
The doors on the left are to the dining room and are never closed. That is unless Carson is messing with them. I’m paranoid he’s going to destroy them as I’m pretty sure they’re original.
A closer look at the fireplace wall. Which looks nothing like this at the moment. The part of the wall with the fireplace surround is now an accent color that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s dark but as there’s so much natural light, it works. At least in my opinion it does. Hoping to finish painting this weekend so I can get some updated photos.
All of our large frames are also still leaning against the fireplace waiting to be hung. You know, after I paint the entire house.
This is the view looking towards the entry if you were standing in front of the fireplace. Again, the windows. *swoon* I’m going to be making my own drapery rod for this expanse of space.
I’m also a huge fan of the built-ins on either side of the arched doorway. The back of the built-ins is also now painted the same color as the fireplace wall.
Slowly but surely… You’re now starting to get a sense of why I’ve told my husband we need to live here longer than three years. Too many projects, too little time.
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