Here is the evolution of our family room.
This is right when we moved in. We were using our furniture we bought when we first got married and we were living in our 900 square feet rental. That leather chair was our second big purchase with my Pottery Barn discount. We still love it...but in a different room.
Next we have the walls painted and the furniture has been moved around. The sectional was moved to the living room. The sectional moved back and forth from this room about 33 million times. Don't ask me why...it's just something I do. I like to rearrange my furniture when something about the layout is just not working. It makes it feel new without spending money.
Last March, Keith put trim all around our windows. Then he installed some wood blinds too.
Before the work started on the built-ins, I let Sam and Elise paint the inside area and sign their names.
The building begins!
This is the side angle of our coffee table. The rug under it has been returned.
It was fighting with our chairs so it had to go.
The new rug on its way is something like this. Plain and shaggy and thick and soft.
So the rug, one more plant to fill an empty basket and something over the fireplace are the last things we need. Other than that we are done!
I am now the owner of real living houseplants.
Which for me is more frightening and intimidating than owning two little people.
There it is! We love it! It feels very adult....but the kids love it too.
Sam said, "Mommy, that could be in a catalog, I am serious."
Feel free to let me know what you think!