Welcome to my home!
When you step into my house through the front door, you are right in the living room.
There is no foyer. But you do with what you do or don't have, right? So, I made a
foyer-like spot right by the door with a console table and mirror.
Here's the view looking into the living room. Yes, that's a real woodburning
fireplace. I want to re-do that whole wall. It looks too harsh to me. I want to
surround the tiles with white molding to give it a softer look. I also want to get
rid of the black and white artwork on the fireplace wall and replace it with
one, big colorful piece of artwork. That black and white artwork is not "me".
My cousin - who is a terrific designer, don't get me wrong - picked it out for
the wall after we had the living room painted.
Perhaps you noticed the little black cabinet next to the ladder bookcase.
That's actually a piece that used to be at the end of the hallway.
I moved some things around yesterday (what a surprise, I know).
To the right is the kitchen and straight ahead is the hallway, which leads
to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
I also have photobombing kitties.
Here's what the area beside the couch looks like. That buffet has been in my
family for many years. I use it to hold wine glasses and serving pieces.
The top drawers hold bills, take-out menus, envelopes, stamps, notepads,
and thank you notes.
On the whole, this room has always been hard to decorate because it's
small, the door opens right into the living space, the fireplace is
on an angled wall, and you can't block the flow of traffic with furniture
since this room leads into the main hallway and kitchen. It's also too
dark for my liking and doesn't get much light. I'd like some lighter furniture
but since I'm not a furniture painter, that ain't gonna happen anytime soon!
I might paint the coffee table one day and also get a lighter colored rug.
We also need new windows and white window trim...oh, the list never stops
when you're a homeowner!
Monkey, the cat is taking you down the hallway which leads to the bedrooms
and bathrooms...see the red wall at the end of the hallway? That's where
the black cabinet used to be.
This is what the hallway looked like before - with the black cabinet.
Nothing wrong with it. I just got tired of the look!
Here's what I have in place of the black cabinet. Isn't that a delightful
gold trunk? I found it at a local thrift store a few weeks ago for only $15.
Thanks for visiting - hope you enjoyed the tour!