I have been major busy with The Traveling Door Sale.
So busy that everything else in my life just kind of got tabled.
Now that the sale is in my rearview mirror,
I am refocusing on the house.
And when did it become the middle of November?
I just realized, that it is only about six weeks until Christmas and
my living room still looks about the same as it did a month ago.
Other than the piano and a couple of rugs that I want to change out,
this room is virtually bare.
I'm really rockin' the minimalist look these days.
Once I started this metamorphosis I realized that a lot or actually most of the furniture was not going to be coming back into the room.
It is one of the perks of getting older :)
You have the option of clearing out and moving on.
To bring you up to speed,
the room looked like this in September.
I said my good byes to the formal red damask chairs
and the fringed floral swags.
I lost the yellow walls
and had the room painted in creme with a copper ceiling.
( This photo is obviously midway through the paint work)
I'm still going back and forth on whether or not I should paint the fireplace mantel.
I would love for this room to be a show stopper with a touch of the dramatic
since it is one of the first rooms you see.
Hey, there is my yellow front door off to the left.
Still loving that.
Can't wait to decorate it for Christmas.
back to the living room.
Painting finished, I added off white drapery panels.
So far so good.
I am the cheerleader of color so why all this white?
Well, my plan is starting to gel in my head.
I see a lot of neutrals here in the big pieces with the bursts of color coming in the accents and particularly the art work.
The first big piece I need is the sofa.
The sofa I choose will determine what kind of chairs I want.
Then I can think about the side tables, lamps, and rugs.
But first, I need the sofa.
I saw this one in Chicago at Crate and Barrel and really liked the look of it and how it sat.
I like the lines of this one from Thomasville.
I feel like it would be a safer choice - less of a commitment to one style or another.
It is a bit less contemporary and could lean more either more or less formal depending on the case pieces.
I've always liked the cleaner lines of a two cushion sofa. I guess it's just a personal preference of mine. That and we had a three cushion a few sofas back and it seemed like when somebody would stand up the cushions would be all askew. It drove me crazy.
I also saw this one at a local furniture store.
I have always loved a camel back and I have had several couches with that treatment.
I don't know why but I always go back to it.
As I remember, though, it had some very limited fabric options.
None of them very good.
Check that one off the list.
This one I just found on a website of a local store.
(Phelan's - gorgeous things)
I'll have to go look at that.
Even with the three cushions, I would consider it.
I like the lines and the wood trim.
It has a bit of drama don't you think?
This is on the site too.
I love love love the looks of it but I think I saw this the last time I was in the store and it was way too squishy.
Seriously? I sound like Goldie Locks. :)
Maybe I could order a different cushion.
Well, I'd better clear off my desk.
Get some work done
then maybe I will have to time to head out.
It really is fun,
a sofa hunt.
I figured it out.
I've purchased over a dozen sofas in my lifetime.
Most of them I loved.
A few were missteps.
I will never buy floral again -
Yes, I did, twice.
Cross your fingers that I come across the urban myth sofa that is in my head today
or at least I am able to decide on one of these beauties.
Have a great weekend and I hope you will check in Sunday night for the Motivated Monday Linky party here at Be Colorful.