Who knew furnishing a single room would be this complicated? But Im making baby steps of progress. Ive put my positive thinking cap on and Im going to assume that all of my furniture dramas are behind me and its just a matter of ticking off the days until the pieces arrive.
To make me feel a bit better, Im posting this photo of what the room looked like before the renovation started.
See, things could be much worse.
In an effort to move toward normal home life, I ordered the coffee table yesterday. What do you think?
I had seen this table ages ago but ruled it out because it didn't have a lower shelf. (I like to put current books & magazines out of the way but still easy to reach). It wasn't until T at The Stamford Wife (I think its offcial - Im her design stalker) blog mentioned she was considering it that I showed it to Mr. Limestone and he astutely pointed out that there was a bottom shelf! Hooray! Ideally, I would have liked the glass to be on top and the mirror underneath but compromises must be made and its on its way. Naturally, its backordered til August but since I've waited this long, whats the harm in waiting a few more weeks?
So to recap, all of the major furniture has been ordered for the living room. This couch with two matching chairs & side table:
I just need to figure out a rug and accessories and Im done. The accessories will have to wait until my furniture arrives but I'd like to get the rug sorted before everything gets here if possible. Im fairly certain I want a solid color shag to add a little texture but Im not sure if I want to go monochromatic (as nicely displayed in the coffee table image above) or I want to add a tiny bit of constrast by adding a much lighter rug. So Im torn between something like these two options
Or if you have any better ideas, I'd love to hear them.
As for accessories, Im stuck on these frames but I don't have anything else in mind.
I think the large chandelier in here is a pretty big accessory so I don't need a lot more but I think it needs something else.
Who knows, I may have some put together living room photos to show you before the year is out!