Saturday, July 24, 2010
when it's time to change you've got to rearrange
One of the many rewards of blogging is that you tend to chronicle enjoyable pursuits. As mentioned in previous posts, I have been moving the living room furniture around quite a bit but as my iPhoto library shows me, this has been going on for 12 months. Please join me as I review where the couch has been and what color the armoire may become!
The couch and love seat formed a V; the wooden screens are open; there are touches of orange in the room; not digging the placement of things over the screens (too linear?).
Late Winter 2010
New seating arrangement; orange replaced by a few pops of red; dark frames switched out for lighter ones; a canvas print now hangs over the screens.
Weeks later, prepping the room to take photos to send to Fifi. Balloon valances are added; lace panels come off the windows and onto the bookcase and screens; round mirror added to give the room a little shine and curve.
Furniture is completely rearranged in an attempt to make a more Wii-friendly layout for the boys. We all kind of like this arrangement but only kind of.
The furniture returns to a similar layout only this time the couch and love seat swap spots (because we all like the comfy love seat best). The wooden screens get folded.
I realize that the window backed with wallpaper, which is one of my favorite pieces, gets overlooked behind the couch ...
so it swaps places with the wooden screens ...
And beachy elements get put on display.
I am very happy with the impact these small changes have added up to make.
I'm thinking of painting the armoir (scroll up to view) this fall when the weather is cooler, maybe a pale blue.
I am smitten and inspired by this photo of brilliant Maria's at Dreamy Whites. What do you think of Maria's blue for my armoire? Any other suggestions?
Thanks for hanging on through this long post!
Of course this post was titled after the Brady Bunch song ...
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sha na na na na!