This is how my living room used to look.
It's wide open with lots and lots of floor to ceiling windows. The ceilings are 10 feet and every living area extends into the next.
It's been a real project trying to pull it together. The built ins have been the hardest part to decorate along with the open living space connecting with the dining room and eating area all the way through to the kitchen and family room.
When we built this house I was really excited about the open living spaces but now I am craving cozier spaces. So, I keep trying to cozy up each living space instead of the entire area. Not easy, I'm finding out. I have learned that I do feel more relaxed with four walls and less windows....but for now this will have to do.
As you know I added the blue gray, starting with a garden bench and some accessories..... so here it is after.....
Working with an open floor plan has not been easy and maybe someday I'll get it right. This is the view of the living room from the
family room with the kitchen in the center.
Adding more stuff to the bookshelves has really helped to fill in the starkness. Most of the stuff on the shelves were found in antique shops or places like HomeGoods, Tuesday Mornings and TJ Maxx.
The Venetian Mirror came from Horchow/Neiman Marcus
View from the dining room into the living room....see what I mean
about expansive and open.....
My next project is the dining room. I do not like how it looks right now and I'm planning to redo it.
I don't know why, but dining rooms are always the hardest rooms for me to decorate. How about you. Do you have a room that's been hard to decorate?
Well, it's Friday and time for the weekend. I hope you all enjoy it and if you are out shopping and antiquing here's hoping you'll find a treasure!