We will now start our tour with the new furniture. I would love an armoire style cabinet for the TV but I can live with this.
The pillows on the floor are from the old green couch (they will end up leaving when we sell the furniture), trying to look casually put there, but they are really covering a jillion wires. Not sure what we will do about those yet. Also, the black box under the sofa table is the sound system control to the Bose speakers we have in the room.
Another view, the sofa table I just showed you is to the right of the arched window. Excuse the crate, Lucy has to be there when we leave. Those shelves above the windows are leaving (back from my extreme country decorating), they are going to get painted and put in my daughters room for all her Webkinz critters. And, we definitely need some mistreatments on the windows. With the new arrangement I was able to bring back in the little hutch that had just been neglected in the garage (there hadn't been any room for it at all). I have begged and begged to bring it back, but with all of that large furniture we had it wouldn't fit anywhere. Also, you can see a glimpse of a little drawing desk that Lexi likes to use (in the corner). I have been keeping the blinds down because of the sun streaming in, but I keep those two open a bit for Tangie. Look, there she is in one of the windows now. We purchased a couch and love seat in a creamy leather and there are 4 recliners built in. Now, let me tell you I have never and I mean NEVER wanted leather furniture.....I thought it was ugly and it didn't seem comfortable and a whole host of reasons. Let me tell you, I think this creamy color is beautiful, it is SOOOO comfortable and you just wipe spots off it. As a matter of fact, when we were looking at it there was a couple of pen marks across one of the arms and when we mentioned it, they wiped it right off. I will be able to change out accessories to whatever color I want and they will look great with the couch color.
This is the couch and the love seat is to the left and would be looking toward the fireplace. You can also see our desk......we are on the hunt for a different one that closes up and probably will get black. Excuse the little fan on the fireplace but we had a $300+ electric bill and we are keeping the air (during the day) at about 79 and using several fans. From the couch the TV is in the corner to the left of the fireplace. You can also see my new birdie lamp back there.
Just another view and I'm sure you have noticed there are always animals in our pictures.
Here is one more picture. Do you notice anything different? I didn't like the red candles on the sofa table, so I had been out in the garage looking around for things I forgot I had......you know you use something, then stick it out in the garage, and sometimes it doesn't come back in cause you put something else there. Well anyway, I found this vase with the stick thingys with berries all over it and I love it in that spot. Also, the berries are in oranges and reds so it looks Fall-ish. It is staying now through the Fall season.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed a look around my living room area.