The other big change is......NO TV. vamoose, it's gone. summer is too nice to spend sitting indoors.
You can't see it in this shot, but the carpet was dull, safe-- beige.
Here's the old beige witha bit of sage green oriental rug. Sometimes I'd swap it out for a rattan rug. They look great in magazines, but they aren't fun for walking on in bare feet. Chuck's been begging for something kinder.
so.... What's on the chopping block? Couch, rug, TV.
Here's a peak entering from the laundry room. (That's orange zebra stripe. What do you think the conservative doctor will think when he gets home to this?)
It's to-die-for cushy on the feet.
Now, don't get too excited for the AFTER PICTURE--- Life's pretty hectic around here and this was just a weekend project, so a lot remains the same. The thing I love the most is the couch-- I sold the other one,(acutally for more than I paid-- the thing had tuna cans painted black for legs) It was high- time to upgrade. So I did. I really did. And guess what color it is.
As Dill (from To Kill a Mockingbird) says, "It's in my blood." Rooms are so busy that white furniture is always a great palette cleanser. BUT I made a slip cover for this one to give the room an African feel. Don't laugh. I know it's subtle, but I went for a subtle African theme. FYI making a slip cover is easy. buy fabric, pin it on your sofa inside out. stitch. wallaaa, done.
FAm room AFTER
Slip cover on couch is beige raw silk, but super easy to clean and nubby so it hides dirt (texture is the secret). It also gives the vibe of a safari hat.