I'm so excited to share my new living room with you. Please come in!
I shared a glimpse into the room during my Fall Home Tour.
At that time I didn't have things finished up enough to share the whole room then. The truth is, it's still not finished, but I've accepted that it's not going to be completely finished for awhile. And it's finally finished enough to share!
Before going any further, I'll show you the Design Board for this room created by the incredibly talented Darlene Weir of Fieldstone Hill Design:
Starting at the entry, I'll give you some views around the room. These were taken at various times over several days, so the light varies from photo to photo. (Lots of pictures here; lots of details and sources listed in this post.)
This room is tricky to work with. It's a large room, but it has six French doors and windows, three built-in bookcases, three doorways leading into other rooms, and a fireplace. With all that, there's only one solid wall in the room!
Darlene was able to see past all the challenges and design a floor plan that works with the room's difficult layout. I'd always loved the idea of having twin sofas facing one another, but I never thought it would work in this room. Darlene made it work!
Darlene gently probed into our family's desires and tastes, designing a room that's reflective of what we like and how we use this space. This room is at the center of our house, so we wanted it to be lovely. But it's our living room, and we use it for everyday living. In fact, here's how the wing chairs look very often:
The room still isn't completely finished. The right artwork for the end wall has eluded us so far. But it's not hurting us to live with some blank space while we wait.
What do you think?
I'm joining these wonderful parties:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at AStroll Thru Life
One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House at No Minimalist Here