Dealing with a Quirky Living Room

Ever since we moved into our circa 1875 house sixteen years ago, I've struggled with the living room. It's somewhat long and narrow and has a lot of doorways in it. It's stuck in the center of the floor plan so you really have to think about traffic patterns in this room. The living room is joined to the family room on the left, with a door to the laundry room on the right. To get from any room to the staircase, you have to walk through the … [Read more...]

Dinner is Served

For the most part, our dining room has been complete for the last few months, with the exception of some minor details ... like stuff to hang on the walls. But after a few shopping trips I feel like the dirty deed is finally done. Here's the dining room the way she looks today ... The walls were changed from Sage Green to Steam White by Valspar. You can see the old dining room in a Christmas post here. I found the script bamboo mat at a local … [Read more...]

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