We have an open (very very open) great room.
Kitchen + Dining + Living + Entry
which is good
bad as well
sometimes it’s hard to photograph and give you sense of the space
For winter – we intentionally try to cozy it up…
because it is so cold outside,
we wrap ourselves in
warm, cuddly colors and textures.
But we are APPROACHING spring (it has definitely NOT arrived here in the tundra yet but it will, it will -
I keep telling myself that!)
we want to
Lighten It Up
I’ll show you the ‘after’ of this great room space soon but thought I’d first show you our
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
dark touches to help us snuggle and cocoon us in
warm brown drapes, touches of black accessories
warm patina-ed woods and cozy throws
lamps and lanterns and candles here and there
(we USE those in the winter since daylight is something
we don’t get enough of)
next to our fireplace is a vintage shelf that holds our bins of firewood and fire-making supplies and
is a great little display space too.
across from the fireplace we have our stairway up to our family room
and on this side of the living room is our antique buffet (scored at a garage sale for..get this.. $15 buckaroos!)
It has a great worn green finish
(I may paint it someday but am liking this for now)
the top of the buffet is another nice display space
At the kitchen window – we have some neutral window coverings
where we keep our extra school supplies, etc., handy for homework
at the dining room table
speaking of the dining room
DINING ROOM BEFORE
ugh ya ready?
(I have to say I’m not loving our dining set and am trying to decide whether to paint (black or creamy white?) or move on to something new – haven’t found anything I like yet but I will – I will I just know it!)
on the plus side – it is a cost savings to use what we have for now and it is very sturdy and in great condition
so we’ll see what happens on that front…
in the meantime, I’m TRYING to be content..
I’ve covered it in a quilted table runner in a soothing brown color
So these are the befores as we head in the spring?
wanna see what I’ve done to
Lighten It Up?
Come on back…I’ll show you soon…
Chat soon -