This week's energies were focused on the most lived-in room of the house, with the exception of the toy landfill in the basement, which is where I throw the kids roughly 77 times a day so that I can
I feel like "open concept spaces" are a tad overly sought after and when we were looking for homes that was not even on my list of wants because I like to do the opposite of what is trendy, and I also love me old homes with lots of partitioned rooms. However, it turns out that this area of the house has been the best. Thing. Ever. And I can totally understand why people are all about open living and kitchen spaces. This is what the room looked like for most of last semester (wife of a college professor will forever measure life in semesters, sorry):
Old super duper cheap Craig's List green microfiber couches which we've sported in our living room for the last 6 years. They were good to us.
Then a few months ago we scored this nice brown leather set on good old CL and I love them- comfy and in great condition, but dark. The only rug we've had in this rather giant room was this little 5x7 which was also very dark and after I painted the mirror such a dark brown I was pretty much done with dark. While perusing Overstock's stellar rug collection I was mostly drawn to blues and greys and in the end this is what I went for.
I was hooked on it as soon as I put it down- I loved how it brightened the room but there was still one more piece to this room's puzzle that was the most important in my opinion- those awful, awful sheer green curtains.
I have been whining like a baby to Mike about them basically since we moved here and finally, FINALLY!
On my weekly grocery trips I always stop into Walmart for any items I can't get at Aldi, and most of the time I take a little pause at their clearance fabric section, just for fun. Several weeks ago, after I was thinking of blues and greys in the living room, I saw this one but since the sale price was still $7/yard I didn't do anything about it. Instead of wasting precious finger energy typing it over again, here's my Instagram screen shot of my fabric excitement:
Also this was the one room that I couldn't do anything with the brass light fixture because it's a ceiling fan and a ceiling fan that works really well so we weren't interested in changing it out, but I've decided to embrace it in this room and add some extra brass pops here and there that I like.