My wonderful hubs brought these beautiful flowers home for me yesterday. Aren't they gorgeous? I decided to break up the bouquet into three smaller vases. One of a variety is on my sofa table, one single rose by the window and some daisies on the bar.
|Unedited picture, but this is what I was dealing with the whole time I was taking pictures yesterday. I think they are just really excited that Hobo came home, after a month of being missing.|
|These are only semi-styled rooms; note the mess on the stairs that I thought I got out of the way.|
Oh? Can't see a difference? Here, let me help you.
|Again, bad styling: ignore the batting falling out from under the couch. Please.|
I moved the bottom shelf down about six inches. I should have put it there in the first place, but I was worried some of our taller guests would hit their heads on it when they sat down on the couch. Luckily, the couch is deep enough, and after running it by my father-in-law (who is quite tall) and getting the thumbs up, I moved it.
(Another small change you can see in the picture above: I changed the pillar candle out for a pure white one, and switched the rice [which looked dirty in contrast to the white candle] out with some river rock. I like it much better now.)
I'm thinking of moving all the prints/painting to the currently empty wall in the room (the the right of the stairs) and doing just photographs on the shelves. I think that might look a little more cohesive. For now, though, I'm loving the extra space, and enjoying all the artwork.
That's not the only change in the living room, though.
We did it! We finally found a frame; actually, we found it with a picture already in it at Home Goods, and simply removed the picture and put in our own; again, the picture is one of a school of baby sting rays that Isaac and I took on our honeymoon.
|Yes, I was watching a made-for-TV sci-fi movie. They're my weakness.|
Speaking of the TV, we catty-cornered it, as you can kind of see here. Hopefully soon, we'll have a chair on the other side (where the prints/painting might go) to add some seating to our small-ish room.
Slowly but surely, this room is coming together. Oh, and did I mention we are picking out paint colors for our bedroom and that we took out the bushes in the front of the house? Yeah, we're busy. But loving it!