In case you didn’t realize it, the photos I’ve been posting over the past week are some of the first I’ve shown of the first floor of our house in nearly a year! I can’t believe that much time has passed, but it’s fun to see how much the living room has changed.
This is now:
And this was last year:
The rug has been removed (we still have it, but Fritz wants to eat it, Bruno wants to pee on it, and to be honest, I like the way the new coffee table looks better without a rug—so everybody wins), the old TV cabinet has been replaced with a shelving unit that feels much airier and brings some much-needed vertical interest to the room, the sofa and coffee table are new . . . I really feel like this room is becoming what it’s supposed to be. It’s been a gradual process, just trying to figure out what feels right and what works in our lives.
These shelves need better curating, but that will come in time.
Did you notice I still haven’t properly upholstered the chairs?! We bought them in September 2007 and “temporarily” wrapped the cushions in unbleached linen. Shameful! Interestingly, Fritz has no interest in chewing these cushions. Hmmpf. I’m thinking a cream-colored, nubby wool would be nice for these chairs. I’ll buy the fabric in 2009, the foam in 2010, and by late 2013 the covers should be all ready! Really, why does it take me so long to get things like this done?
Uh-oh, I just noticed it’s 12:30 AM, and I have to get up for work in 4 1/2 hours. Night-night!