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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

House Tour: Living Room

And here begins the house tour!  Our house was built in 1908.  I love old houses but they do not come without weird quirky things.  But I think that is precisely why I like them. So much character!

For the most part, the living room has stayed the same as a year ago when I last posted.  We did add the blue chair, the black lamp and a few things to the shelves.  On my list of things to do when come back from the summer is to add more pictures to the wall and to change the layout.  It's way too symmetrical and it's driving me nuts just looking at it!

We also had the hardest time figuring out what to do with the TV.  We have a fireplace in the room, but it doesn't even have a flue so we didn't want to use it.  We thought about hanging it above the fireplace, but then it would be too high...We thought about putting it on the wall where the bookshelf is, but then it would interrupt the flow of traffic to the kitchen.  We even thought about putting it in a corner in between our kitchen and bathroom on a corner TV stand, but that just wouldn't work either.  We finally decided to block the fireplace with the TV, and I like the placement for the most part.  I won't be showing it though because who really wants to see my TV?!

And yes, this coat rack is definitely the Leaning Tower of Pisa after removing the coats.  But just look how cool my front windows are!

*I know I just did a giveaway last week, but stay tuned because I have another fun giveaway coming up this week!*


Anonymous said...

AHH, I love your house, I seriously love this modern take on navy and yellow I too love decorating and I love seeing the stuff you do especially with color and prints. I can tell you have so many custom pillows (you must know how to sew) so jealous, I really need to learn! Love your stuff!

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Can I just say that I think it's awesome that you still have "pretties" out even though you have a child? I am a firm believer that if you teach kids from a young age not to touch (We always told Nate "Don't touch Mommy's pretties!") then they won't.

Your home is beautiful!

Katie Bug said...

Your windows are fabulous!