So my new living room is shaping up nicely. Only one hole remains, as I have yet to procure the round coffee table of my dreams. With my gallery hanging system, I'm sure to be changing art like the tide, and rearranging furniture to increase the "funk-shui."
The beige chair (seem partially on the left of the photo) is from my grandmother and I love it's antique and well-loved style. The orange arm chair came to me from a yard sale where I discovered it with dark wooden legs. I found that painting those legs white gave a "mad-hatter" hint to the piece, and I like it. The two white end tables (hidden) came to me and became white in a similar fashion. Perhaps you all remember the zebra sofa, upholstered by yours truly, two homes ago, for a webinar I taught through Etsy? It is really the crown jewel of the arrangement. The white bookshelf, right, was built for me by Jahred as a birthday present a few years ago. I remain in love with that piece.
As for the art. Center, a photo of Axel with a canine friend; snapped at a wedding in Pittsburgh this spring. I liked it so much that I bought the rights from the photographer and blew it up massively. On the right is a print I bought from an elderly art dealer. The paper itself is a bit wrinkled, but I just LOVE the colors in this city scene, he only had one of these and I like to think it's OOAK (one of a kind). On the left is a print, made by a student of mine from my teaching days. Those days seem long gone, but I've always adored this amateur piece and like to think of "where is she now?!"
So there you have it. I bit of what I've been working on. It's taken a while for this house to tell me how he wishes to be decorated, but we're communicating quite nicely now and I suspect smooth sailing from here on out.
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