The most impacted spaces are our communal rooms - living room and dining room. I flipped the rooms so that our dining space would be the center of the house, with more room around the edges for my son's wheelchair maneuvers. The living room, in turn, now inhabits the old dining space, which has a lot of natural light. I wanted my living room to be more intimate - a quieter place tucked away from the traffic of day-to-day life.
I repainted the walls, but other than the expense of a can of paint, all of the furniture here was already in the house. I wanted a sitting area, a separate cozy spot to read and listen to music, and my husband needed a quiet office area to grade papers and accomplish his "at home" work. There's also a big canvas hanging over the sofa - an unfinished piece I'm in the process of working on. I'm not quite sure what I want yet, so it hangs there as-is.
Here's the living room new set-up:
Sofa: Craigslist (10 years ago in Seattle), originally Pottery Barn
Channel back chairs: 1940's vintage from Craigslist
Rug: Pottery Barn, a house warming gift from my dad
Tea tray / coffee table: Inherited from my Great Aunt - she got it in India
Stump table: Z Gallerie, found in the damaged section due to crack
Brass bar cart: Lula B's in Dallas
Desk: antique breakfast table my husband bought in California
Metal chair: Overstock.com
Pillows and flokati: Ikea
Brass swing arm lamp: sale section Pottery Barn
Record console and storage: craigslist, originally Ikea
Pair of lamps on console: Target
Blanc de chine lamp: thrift store in Utah