January 20, 2011

The One with the New Living Room

I have to confess--I've always been a "rearranger." Growing up I moved everything around in my bedroom every 3 or 4 months. (Until I rearranged it in such a way, that all of the other possibilities were completely overruled by the placement of the oversized dresser. It was impossible to move things around after that. I was sad.) In college, I was lucky to have a roommate who shared my love of rearranging. It was harder work with all of the dorm room furniture and the stacking and lack of space, but every few months we gave our room a makeover. It was great. 

Our living room got a bit of makeover last week. I rearranged a few pieces of furniture about nine months ago, but something was just calling out for refreshment of sorts. When Kevin mentioned for the tenth time that he wanted his computer desk in the living room so we could chill out together in the same room (I'm a tv girl. He's a computer game guy.), I figured I'd make something work. Heck--my husband really wanted to spend time (or at least space) with me. Sweet!

It took me about an hour of envisioning and moving and thinking to come up with something that was totally fresh and new, while remaining functional. I think I like it! 


I'm pretty proud of the room dividing I did. :)


Kevin's space is quite nice for him. 
Please don't look too long and hard at my only wall arrangement on that ginormous wall. It's something I really want changed--just waiting for the right items. 



I love the "bookish/study" look to the leather chair and end table. And that new little lamp, proudly propped on my Greek Lexicon, is turned on by the switch over the piano and adds the perfect amount of lighting which the room was lacking before. 

So, I know it's totally different (and honestly it looks better in person), but what do you think? 


  1. I actually think you did a great job! I have the rearranging thing going too(: I think its fun and neat to make things look a little different sometimes! Right now I am planning a new look for our home-school room, I have through the summer but still I am researching ideas and things online...But you did a great job, and dont worry about your blank walls, you could go to the dollar store in your area get some black frames, and then go by the craft store and get black and white themed cardstock and frame that, or you could frame pics of your family like old wedding photos or you and your hubby as kids...easy fix! Blessings!!!

  2. I think you did a really good job of getting it to just the way you guys like it!! If it works for you guys this way, then it's great.

    Fortunately, it looks great to others too:)

  3. Wow, Thanks, Kris and Lori! I appreciate your feedback and encouragement!

    Kris, I was thinking right along those lines--a photo collage wall is exactly what I've been dreaming of. I just need to see it through. :)


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