OK, I survived Living Room Decor – Part 1, so here goes Part 2.
I apologize in advance for this photo. We have bright sunlight coming in the living room at all times and it makes it hard to take photos at this angle. So I took the best photo I could and adjusted it on Picasa.
Anywho, this is the view from the entryway into the Living Room.
Starting in the far right hand corner and going counter-clockwise, this is my television armoire vignette. I change it up with the seasons. Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate some of the white ironstone pieces that I have found at garage sales into my decor.
Scalloped edges and that orange-sunburst-swirly-ceramic-thing. It’s not that I absolutely hate it, because I don’t, but I would have thought they would have put in a stove with less of a “distinct” style to it. Is it Norwegian? Pennsylvania Dutch?
The chairs are from Penney’s. I looked high and low for chairs to match the table and when I decided to not be matchy-matchy is when I found these great quirky black chairs.
I bought these when they were on clearance plus I had a 10% discount coupon. They are ridiculously sturdy, have real leather seats and a tapestry fabric back. I don’t know what they were doing at Big lots in the first place, but I was happy to stumble across them.
This stairway leads down to the lower level also known as the basement/family room. Or more precisely, cat bathroom. I had always wanted a finished basement, but we never, ever, ever use it. I can’t tell you the last time I was down there that didn’t involve cat litter.
No, it’s not a decorating decision on my part.
When we were clearing out my Mom’s house prior to it being sold, my husband only wanted dibs on one item. And it was this old deer head. He kept talking about how cool it would look in his man cave of a garage, so I finally gave in and told him to throw it in his car. Who cares if he just sticks it in the garage?
But since it’s hanging above the stairwell I cannot reach it to move it! And hubby is fully and completely aware that I cannot reach it. So this is his contribution to our living room decor. It’s been there a few years, so it’s probably permanent now.
So back to the living room tour – this is a shot from the french doors looking toward the front door. The bright holes in the wall are the two dormer windows that go through the ceiling and up to the 2nd floor.
Hubby is from New York. Which you would realize within two minutes of talking to him. He’s lived in Ohio for almost 30 years and he still has a thick New York accent. Get him, his brother and friends from Rhode Island and Jersey together and I feel like I’m in an episode of The Sopranos minus the whole mob, drugs, prostitution and killing people thing.
I’ll post a tutorial on how I made the subway sign later this week in case you are interested in making your own.