Yesterday I showed you my copper ceiling and creamy white walls.
That was my first step into my living room madness.
I kind of jumped off here without a real plan in my head.
I just know when I like something
and when I don't
I knew I was over what had been here and it was time for a change.
We actually don't call this the living room.
For years it has been the piano room.
It is not an area where we spend a lot of time.
Piano Room sounds kind of hoity toity.
I don't want to leave you with the wrong impression.
For those of you that think I sit here and play the piano for hours at a time
while sipping Pinot Grigio
or that I am some kind of cultured and refined type person ...
well let's just say
you would be wrong.
( well except for the wine part - and often times martinis)
I do love the piano but haven't really sat down to play for at least two weeks.
I have too many things I like to do.
I will never ever be bored.
Perhaps it really is Adult Attention Deficit.
Anyway, now that I had step one behind me I was ready for step two.
Step two was installed today.
I know this is an unorthodox way of doing things.
Selecting the drapes first probably doesn't make a lot of sense.
In the beginning, though, I thought that if I changed the walls and the drapes I would be happy.
It isn't working out that way.
Once I made these changes
I knew that my old furniture, rugs and accessories really weren't going to fly with the room vibe I was going for.
So for now I have a room with a piano, new paint and new window treatments.
They look silky in the photos but this is the fabric - more of a woven pattern.
I do love how they puddle on the floor.
We did have to allow for the radiators under the front windows and do those two windows in a sill length.
Just another decorating challenge that comes with an old house.
Once the fireplace is flanked by a couple of oversized chairs I am confident that this little flaw will become much less obvious.
I also like that we took the window treatment above the windows to give the illusion of more height -
especially since we had opted for a darker ceiling.
Somehow we were short one set of drapery rings so they weren't able to hang the last panel today.
I'm not in any real hurry.
I don't have any furniture now anyway.
The red rug will eventually be leaving too.
I'm thinking an animal print or maybe a quatrefoil or a stripe.
What do you think?
In the mean time
I am taking the minimalist look to the extreme.
Tomorrow I will decide what can come back in
and what needs to find a new home.
Then my next goal will be
to find a sofa.
Linking up here. I hope you will join me.