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Our living room is slowly but surely coming together.  The biggest To Do's are ordering a new media console, painting the room (which is unfortunately open to the dining room, kitchen, office and breakfast area which means lots of painting to be done!), order a few lamps and a console for the long wall behind the couch.

I realize I haven't shared any pictures of our "new" house (we moved in at the end of last October) with you guys.  So here's a glimpse of the living room before we moved in.

This is what you see when you walk in the front door.  The dining room is on the left, the living room is straight ahead and the office on the right.

A closer look at the living room.  Florida loves their plant ledges...I do not.  You win some.  You lose some.  I also want to replace the tile around the fireplace.  

A view from the back of the living room looking toward the front corner of the house. The room behind the half green wall is the office sans the French door...which I'm happy to say are repainted and now up!  More on that later.

Lastly, here's a view from the living room looking over into the dining and kitchen area (breakfast area on the right).  See what painting one rooms means painting them all?

So here's the plan... or something similar.  Most of the pieces I want in the space, we already- gray slipcovered swivel gliders, neutral couch (although I'd like to put our current chaise one in Jon's soon-to-be "man cave" and get a new one like the one you'll see below), brown tufted cocktail ottoman, accent pillows, peacock mirror, neutral rug, brass candlesticks, milk glass vases and botanicals.

The items still needed are a long console which will go on the long wall separating the kitchen from the living room, new lamps for the console (maybe green for a pop of color?) and a new media console for the TV.  Our current media center will also be making its way into the man cave.  So did you get all of that?  If not, here's a visual...


I really like these Arteriors lamps to bring in some color, but I don't think I can go for their pricetag.  The console is actually a serving table sold by Ballard Designs.  I've looked high and low for a long console (the wall is 91" long) that is narrow and open on the bottom for stool or basket storage, and this is really the only one I've found that  I like.  I also would love to have set a set of black and white photos in offset matted frames like shown above--classic with a twist.

I've yet to order my new rug, but I'm pretty sure the winner is the woven jute one.  It's a great basic, and I can always layer a more colorful flatweave rug on top later if choose.  The walls will be a soft white--my current favorite is China White by Benjamin Moore but that changes every day so we'll see.  Since this room is such a large undertaking for painting, I'm going to start with the smaller rooms in the house first.  I'll share more on those later this week!

So that's the plan!  What do you think?
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