One whole room is finished and I actually like how it turned out. (Shocker, I know.) Shane and I wanted to incorporate colors that were really "us" (don't worry, lot's of yellow in other rooms) and make it feel like a comfortable place to relax. I still have a few things I'm going to change. I'm going to have a green plant replace the flowers on the small table. Also, we have to work on a way to hide the electronic equipment on the mantel. And I want a really cool upholstered chair in the open section. But other than that, it works. Especially compared to the "before" pic.
Another possible arrangement. (Rug will be centered if we go this route.)
Which one do you think?
Sorry these pics are a little dark. I am in a photography funk right now.
Like the big painting on the wall? I had a basic idea of what I wanted there, but I couldn't find it. So I bought a large canvas and painted it. I'm no artist by any stretch, but it's kind of fun to have something "original".
One more angle.
Scroll down to the next post to see how we did the canvas wall.
That photograph in the corner was the first piece of "art" Shane and I ever bought. At an art fair in Salt Lake City. We were newlyweds and the $65 price tag (unframed) was huge for us, but we loved it and decided in years to come we would be happy we bought it. We were so smart.
Room for our books.
My Modern Bird Studios piece has a place.
Finally a place to put our Smashing Pumpkins tribute. Signed by the entire band. I should say "my" tribute, since I was the one who met them backstage. Shane was so mad when he found out I didn't invite him, but we had only known each other a couple weeks at that time. (And inviting him might have tipped him off that I was secretly in love with him, and I was playing that fact close to the chest.)
Bought a new rug. The colors were so perfect, I couldn't resist.
My last living room was all about the family photos. This time, I am limiting it just a couple. Of course, the hallway is going to have a ton. :) That will be my next project....